Bells Beach Surf Film Festival names event winners
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 January, 2018 - The Bells Beach Surf Film Festival has been run for another successful year featuring eleven surf films over four nights including four Australian Premieres.
BIARRITZ SURF GANG directed by Nathan Curren and Pierre Denoyel was selected by the Festival Jury as BEST FILM for its daring film making and storytelling about the rise of punk surfing at Biarritz in the eighties.
Keith Molloy’s personal surf story film FISH PEOPLE won BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY for its stunning underwater photography and storytelling while THE AGAVE GUN by director Ross Haines won BEST SHORT FILM.
The Festival Awards Committee were excited to announce that Julian Clark’s trvel adventure SECRETS OF DESERT POINT won the prestigious PETER TROY 'SPIRIT OF SURFING' Award. SECRETS OF DESERT POINT tells the story of a group of Californian surfers who ventured to Lombok in the early seventies in search of the perfect wave. They found it at Desert Point and kept it a secret to themselves for as long as they could.
Peter Troy was a Torquay surfer who in 1963 embarked on an amazing three year surf trip around the world visiting dozens of nations and five continents. It was one of the great journeys in the history of modern surfing.
The BELLS BEACH SURF FILM FESTIVAL will be back in January 2019 for a record ninth year bringing the best surf films to the Surf Coast.
2018 BELLS BEACH SURF FILM FESTIVAL
award winners list:
BIARRITZ SURF GANG (France) 2017)
Directors: Nathan Curren & Pierre Denoyel
FISH PEOPLE (USA) 2017
Director: Keith Molloy
BEST SHORT FILM
THE AGAVE GUN (USA) 2017
Director: Ross Haines
PETER TROY 'SPIRIT OF SURFING ADVENTURE' AWARD
SECRETS OF DESERT POINT (USA) 2016
Edited by Julian Clark