Approaching Lines Festival attracts huge crowd in Cornwall
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 April, 2014 - The surf may have pumped in Cornwall at the weekend but even the waves couldn’t tempt the crowds away from the first annual Approaching Lines Festival presented by Reef – a three day celebration of the very best in international surf cinema.
The screenings were packed out and the stoke levels ran high as the UK’s surf communities turned out in full force to enjoy a specially curated line up of the year’s most exciting surf movies including a European Premiere, 4 UK Premieres and 5 Cornish Premieres.
“We were stoked to work with some of the hottest filmmaking talent from around the globe to bring such an awesome line up of movies to the big screen in Cornwall,” says Approaching Lines Festival Director Chris Nelson. “Here in the UK we’re also proud to have a wealth of creative talent and we were stoked to showcase the work of some of the best homegrown filmmakers alongside these international premieres to such an amped audience.”
“Our special guest this year was internationally renowned surf adventurer and filmmaker Kepa Acero,“ says Chris Nelson. “I’ve known Kepa for more than a decade and it was awesome to look out across a sea of more than 200 faces and see everyone captivated and stoked by his tales of solo expeditions to far-flung coastlines. “
After 3 packed nights, 15 eye-widening films, 3 barrels of Rebel Brewing Company’s finest, hundreds of votes cast and prizes from our friends at Reef, X-treme Video and Brittany Ferries, the results are in and the winners are:
Best Film: Cradle of Storms Dir. Ben Weiland and Bryce Lowe-White
Froth Factor: Groove Move Dir. Jack Coleman
Viewers Choice: Under Desert Sun Dir. Kevin Voegtlin
YEEEW! K Film: Atlantic Diversions: The Faroe Islands Dir. Chris McClean
Most Rad: Kepa Acero
Approaching Lines is a creative collective founded by writers Demi Taylor and Chris Nelson. Approaching Lines produces events, happenings, words and images as well as a digital magazine that celebrates the creativity that exists in surfing and champions the UK scene.