Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival
3rd edition Ombak Bali opening night
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 July, 2010 : - - The 3rd edition of Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with an awesome night full of films, music and surf photography. Over 750 people attended the opening night ceremony which was held outdoors in the amfitheatre on Kuta Reef beach.
First film was the short documentary Gum for my boat which tells the inspirational story of street children on the Bangladesh south coast who join the local surf club. After the film the award ceremony of the Ombak Bali/ Surf Time Magazine photo contest was held.
Out of 50 internationally submitted photos a jury selected 2 winning shots: a self portrait of pro-surfer Mikala Jones in a barrel somewhere in Bali and runner up was a stunning photo by Brad Masters. Mikala Jones was there himself to receive the first prize. An exposition with 14 photos from the surf photo contest can be visited daily at the festival venue till July 24.
The main film of the evening Fiberglass and Megapixels started right after the event and gives a spectacular insight in the Hawaiian surf photography scene. 7 piece reggae band Marapu from Yogyakarta topped of the evening with their positive vibes. They just launched their new album Peace, Love & Freedom and are on tour in Bali this week.
The surf film festival has 3 more days to go, till Saturday July 24 the public can enjoy the latest surf films, groovey music and visit the photo exposition.
Date: 21-24 July 2010, daily 6pm-11pm
Venue: Discovery Mall Sea side, jl. Kartika, Kuta, Bali/ Indonesia
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