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Bells Beach Surf Film Fest names lineup in Torquay



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The festival returns to the Australian National Surfing Museum

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 December, 2015 - The Official Program has been announced for the 2016 Bells Beach Surf Film Festival that will run from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th January, 2016 in Torquay. Now in its sixth year the festival is the longest running surf film festival in Australia featuring ten award winning films from Australia and around the world.

The festival will open on Wednesday 6th January with Jason Baffa’s surf documentary BELLA VISTA featuring Dave Rastovich and Chris Del Moro surfing stunning waves in Italy followed by the Australian Premiere of award winning English short film FREEZING. Opening night will also feature music by local singer/surfer Oscar Lalor and drinks on the night. The festival closes on Saturday 9th with the Victorian Premiere of FISH, Joseph Ryan’s new documentary about the history of the Fish surfboard design.

Festival Director John Foss is excited about the festivals 6th season: “We have an amazing selection of surf films this year including four Australian Premieres. From the huge surf in Hawaii (MAD DOGS) to the stunning surf on the coast of Italy (BELLA VITA) each film presents unique stories about surfing and what makes people around the world passionate about riding waves.”

The festival returns to the Australian National Surfing Museum Theatre in Torquay on Victoria’s Surf Coast. The perfect place to watch a great surf film on a big screen surrounded by surf culture and history. Doors open at 7.30pm each night with films starting at 8.00pm.

The Bells Beach Surf Film Festival is presented by the Bells Beach Surf Film Society with support from the Surf Coast Shire, Patagonia and Blackman’s Brewery Torquay.

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