Amstel Surf Festibal: everyone's anxious to reach June

The dates of the Amstel Surfilm Festibal (June 10-13 2010) are getting nearer and we’ve decided to let you know some bits here and there so you can start frothing.

First of all, and thanks to Patagonia, we will be screening the European première of the much-acclaimed documentary 180º South directed by Chris Malloy.

It tells the journey of Californian surfer, climber, photographer and writer Jeff Johnson from California to the Chilean Patagonia in his quest to climb Pico Corcovado.

The yacht that takes him from México to Chile runs into some problems in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and has to stay put on Easter Island before resuming the trip South.

Although it is not strictly a surf film the quality of the images, the editing and the strong environmental message makes it a sure choice to watch while chilling down right outside the Kursaal, and a stone’s throw of the waves of la Zurriola.
Make sure to attend: Friday 4 June at 21.30.

We can also reveal you the prizes of the different categories of The Surf Film Contest; here they are:

Best Feature Film presented by Amstel: 6000€ + Trophy + Pack Amstel Surfilm Festibal.

Short films:
Best Short Film presented by Amstel: 1500€ + Trophy + Pack Amstel Surfilm Festibal.

Public’s Choice Short Film presented by Volkswagen: 300€ + Trophy + Pack Amstel Surfilm Festibal + Mini van Volkswagen.

Best Environmental Short Film presented by Patagonia: Trophy + pack Amstel Surfilm Festibal + Pack Patagonia + One year subscription to Surfer's Path.

Best Short Film in Euskera presented by Kutxa: Trophy + pack Amstel Surfilm Festibal + Abarcas (Bans) + One year subscription to 3sesenta.

Best Local Short Film presented by Diario Vasco: Trophy + 200€ + One year subscription to 3sesenta.

Best Pornosurf Short Film presented by Stab Magazine: Trophy + Pack Stab + One year subscription to Stab


You’ve got until May 15 to finish your short films and enter through our web and – maybe- take one of these prizes home.

To check the most complete collection of the best surf movies and documentaries ever made from the Big Wednesday and The Endless Summer to North Shore and Blue Horizon, click HERE.


SOURCE: Amstel Surf Festibal