Oneill ASFF kicks off for 2015

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The third annual O’Neill Aotearoa Surf Film Festival kicks off tonight Friday March 6th in Auckland at Studio 230 on Ponsonby Road. Sharing the best international surf films with everyone! Head down for an epic night of surf cinema and good times!

Session 1, 6:30pm:
SHORTS: The Beaten Track (New Zealand), Winter (Brazil), Gathering (Australia)
FEATURE: The Cradle of Storms (USA)

Session 2, 8:30pm:
SHORTS: Rail To Rail (El Salvador), Saturday 6:27am (Australia)
FEATURE: The Old, The Young & The Sea (Austria)

Full Night pass – $25
Come along for both sessions and make a night of the incredible adventure films we have on offer.
Single Session – $16

Tickets available at www.asff.co.nz

PLEASE BRING ALONG YOUR TICKETLEAP RECEIPT, TICKETS ARE ISSUED ON THE NIGHT. LIMITED DOOR SALES IF AVAILABLE, CASH ONLY

A licensed bar will be available in the cinema for the main festival.

FILM DESCRIPTIONS

THE CRADLE OF STORMS (USA)

Director/Producer: Bryce Lowe-White and Ben Weiland
Alex Gray, Josh Mulcoy, and Pete Devries went on a journey through the remote Aleutian Arc of Alaska, the birthplace of storm systems that send swell back to the rest of us in civilization. They braved heavy weather, flew on rickety prop planes, and ate seal meat en route to discovering one of the best cold-water slabs in the world. The film follows the cold-water crew as they traverse the island on quads, tracking pulses of swell to remote bays and never before surfed points. Set against the stunning volcanic backdrop of the Aleutian Islands, The Cradle of Storms is cold-water surf exploration at its finest.

THE OLD, THE YOUNG AND THE SEA (Austria)

Director/Producer: Mario Hainzl and Andreas Jaritz

The Old, the Young & the Sea embarks on an adventurous documentary trip along the Atlantic
Coast of France, Spain and Portugal. The movie frames a vivid snapshot of Europe’s post-modern coastal culture, which is significantly influenced by the hippie heritage of the 1960s, modern surfing popindustry and the vital relationship of coastal inhabitants with Mother Nature. The movie introduces the audience into a world of cultural diversity, surprising encounters and the search for the spirit of traveling. For the movie’s protagonists surfing is a pervading lifestyle.All sorts of ocean lovers have their eyes on a very slim stretch of land and water. Documenting this stretch the documentary captures a schematic picture of vibrant European life through the very personal stories of the movie’s protagonists.

East/West Gallery

Fun waves have drenched both the East and West coasts lately. Here’s a few recent sessions that went down. All photos by Jereme Aubertin

ISSUE 10 SPREADS

In the Summer 2014 issue of DGZ we hang out with Joel Fitzgerald on a journey through NZ and talk to him about being the son of ‘The Sultan of speed’, shaping boards and leading a sustainable lifestyle. We also visit Japan and Samoa. Tom Shand gives us a full run down on the wave bathymetry of some of our favorite spots and the potential dangers affecting them. Auckland’s Amelia Murray of Fazerdaze is our feature musician and our feature artist this issue is the talented Kelly Rule. We extended Intermission into a 20 page photo feature for our tenth issue, as well as department features with Jack Coleman, Alex Dive, Ella Williams, The Rackets and Cale Tolley.

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