Here comes a small taste of what you can expect at the festival but we suggest that you explore the all program and buy your tickets on www.shoreshots.ie
Far Nørth is a 40 minute film which took Ben Player five years to make, and the end result is Cinematic experience unlike any other. Filmed in 4k with an original music score by the very talented Mickey Smith.
The movie takes the viewer on an epic journey that juxtaposes between the vast natural beauty of Winter in the North, and Ben’s drive to push the limitations of his body, mind and sport, offering a dramatic insight into how far an athlete is willing to go to try and be the best.
It Ain't Pretty
Presented by Easkey Britton
A documentary about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry.
Probing, incendiary and thought-provoking, this film takes you inside a growing movement of women that are shattering the shallow and sexualised images of female surfers in the media.
Featuring awe-inspiring big wave surf footage filmed in the icy waters of Ocean Beach, San Francisco and Mavericks - one of the biggest waves on the planet - this film is meant to empower a new generation of girls to overcome the challenges they face along the way. (1hr 7mins)
Between Land And Sea
A year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.
Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fueled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.
The reality of growing up a surfer in Iceland is different from anywhere else in the world. It’s a harsh place. There are no surf shops, guidebooks or webcams. But being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the known surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the issue they all must face: the North Atlantic wind. (20mins)
From the multi award winning filmmakers, Gauchos del Mar comes this stunning travelogue. Undertaking a 2 month journey on foot to the uncharted South American Tierra del Fuego Province, the two brothers Joaquin and Julian Azulay set out in search of a mysto, world-class wave that has never before been surfed. They must overcome unforgiving terrain, serious injury and a harsh climate but will they find what they are looking for. A true tale of exploration capturing the spirit of surf adventure. An inspirational tale to stir the wanderlust. (1hr 26mins, Spanish with English subtitles)
King Neptune of the Southern Seas
Tasmania has a rugged varied coastline that attracts ocean swells all year round. King Neptune's follows the lives of 3 elderly soul surfers around the grand coastal vistas as they pursue their love for riding waves. Marley, Tony and Shane live and breath the soul surfer ethos. The act of riding wild waves invigorates their souls and keeps them on the edge of what it means to be truly living.
Much more on www.shoreshots.ie