A record ten African premieres of surfing and adventure films will be screened in
Cape Town this December as part of the Wavescape Festival 2015, taking place
from 23 November to 13 December at venues around Cape Town.
The festival, which is presented by Pick n Pay, has announced a bumper 2015
edition of its 12th annual festival, with 29 films – from short to feature length –
An ‘all-Africa’ night will be held this year, featuring films by local South African
filmmakers, and Wavescape will also premiere Ocean Driven, starring
local big wave surfer Chris Bertish, as well as No Regrets, the story of
Ricky Basnett by Jason Hearn.
A common theme in the films for 2015 – which include inspiring ocean stories from
Chile to Norway and Iceland – explores the relationship between humans and nature
where people are pushing the boundaries, from conquering icy cold water and
mountain-high waves to exploring the most remote places on earth.
Clifton 4th Beach Film Night: 5 December (free), 21h00
Indoor films: 6 to 9 December, Brass Bell, Kalk Bay (R40, tickets at door),
Indoor films: 10 to 13 December, Labia Cinema, Cape Town (R45, tickets are
available on the festival website),
18h00 and 20h00
Other events taking place during the festival include the popular Artboard Project, an artist-decorated surfboard exhibition and auction between 23 November and 1
December; Fish Fry surfboard market and fish braai contest on 28 November; Slide
Night ocean talks evening on 8 December; and Shortcuts Film Contest with winning
films screened on 11 December.
For the full Wavescape Film Festival 2015 programme visit the festival website.