On Friday July 28th, the Save The Waves Film Festival, presented by Corona x Parley, kicked off the 2017 tour with our first dual world premiere screenings in Bali, at Drifter Surf Shop Uluwatu, and in Europe’s only World Surfing Reserve in Ericeira, Portugal, at the Portuguese Surf Film Festival. Both events hosted enthusiastic full house crowds who were jazzed by this year’s lineup of films, featuring an eclectic mix of filmmakers representing Australia, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Indonesia, Chile, Hawaii, New Zealand, and beyond.
The Balinese event raised funds for our friends at Project Clean Uluwatu who have been working divert waste water and trash from the cliff-side warungs in eco-responsible ways; while the Portuguese screening raised funds for ongoing stewardship of the WSR in Ericeira.
The STWFF tour comes to Europe next, with screenings in Amsterdam in partnership with the SeaSickSurf Festival 8/19 – 8/20, and in Valdovino, Spain in partnership with Costa das Ondas on 8/26. For more information about these events, our featured films, and the rest of the international tour visit the official web page.
Special thanks to our supporting sponsors for making the STWFF, the world’s only internationally touring environmental surf film festival, possible. Please support the good folks that support us – Patagonia, Clif Bar, Peak Design, Klean Kanteen, The Inertia, Barefoot Wines, Escape Campervans, Tito’s Vodka, Suerte Tequila, and Firewire Surfboards.
Another special thanks to Ryn Tanaka for donating the amazing kelp illustrations for our ‘Official Selection’ laurels.