About

The Festival

We are happy to establish the 1st edition of the annual Sagres Surf Film Festival. A celebration of the surf culture and a gathering for the local and international surf community.

Together we want to honour and protect what makes Sagres and the whole Algarve become such a world-famous surf mecca:
The ocean with its first-class waves.

Let's celebrate the stoke

And protect
what we love the most!

Entrance fee: 5€/day Door Sale ONLY

Program

1st annual Sagres Surf Film Festival 19th–20th November 2021

Friday, 19th

  • 4 PM Beach Clean Up @Mareta Beach
  • 6 PM DOORS OPEN @Pavilhão Sagres
  • 8 PM Surf Film Program Re/Discover (Denmark)
    Iballa Corazón De Escamas (Spain)
    Rebirth (France)
    Restart (Portugal)
  • 10 PM Live Music // Raposeira Dub Collective

Saturday, 20th

  • 4 PM Beach Clean Up @Tonel Beach
  • 6 PM DOORS OPEN @Pavilhão Sagres
  • 8 PM Surf Film Program Discover To Uncover (Germany)
    Kalani (Portugal)
    Time is NOW (France)
    Mar with Alex Botelho (Portugal)
  • 10 PM Live Music // Ash Radford
IBALLA corazón de escamas (spa)

IBALLA corazón de escamas (spa)
by Jose Hernández

After more than two decades in the world class of sports and overcoming different personal and sporting challenges of great significance, Iballa Ruano Moreno achieved in 2018 an historical landmark unprecedented in professional sports: winning the world championships in the same year the PWA World Circuit of Windsurf and the APP World Tour of Stand Up Paddle. This milestone never before achieved by an active athlete, highlights the level of dedication and improvement that the Moreno Twins and specifically Iballa Ruano, have been successfully reaping for so many years. However, the journey wasn’t easy. # Corazóndeescamas is a short biographical documentary told in the first person and that shows the most intimate part of its history and is dedicated with great affection to the Ruano Moreno family.
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Rebirth (FR)

Rebirth (FR)
by Laura Basil Duncan

A short documentary about an adaptive surfer’s journey to restart.
Rebirth focuses on Benoit, a surfer from the Basque country, fighting for his love of riding waves after a freak accident resulted in him losing an arm. Through deep perseverance and an upbeat spirit, the challenge to adapt develops Benoit both physically and mentally. The journey pushes him to relearn and find freedom from surfing once again, no matter what.
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Discover To Uncover (GER)

Discover To Uncover (GER)
by Friederike Anna Boeckermann

A personal story about a journey within, traveling and surfing as a woman and following a strong passion in life. Friederike Anna portrays surfing not only as an action sport, but rather as a spiritual passion, emotion and feeling motivating the audience in listening to themselves and in walking their own way in life. Discover the world to uncover a passion for your life!
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MAR (PT)

MAR (PT)
by Olaf Crato

Mar is a tale of discovery, triumph and (almost) tragedy, but above all it is a life affirming pledge to positive vibes in and out of the line up.
(Surfing has long ceased to be niche sport. As the mainstream discovers its potential for selling clothes, trips and a whole set of 'lifestyle' products, there are those who appreciate it for what it is in its purest form - a direct connection to mother nature.We accompany Big Wave surfer Alex Botelho and some of his friends to discover that there are surfers out there who balance their love for the ocean and nature with a professional career in the sport.Mar is a tale of discovery, triumph and (almost) tragedy, but above all it is a life affirming pledge to positive vibes in and out of the line up.)
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re/discover (DK) - PORTUGAL PREMIERE

re/discover (DK) PORTUGAL PREMIERE
with Finn Springborn & Philipp Sigmund

This estetic short film brings us to places that need to be re/discovered. From wintry dune landscapes in Denmark to the overwhelming, mystical nature of Norway to the finale in the fierce slabs of Scotland.
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Restart (PT)

Restart (PT)
by Cesinha Feliciano ‘Little César

In 2016, a wave changed the life of the surfer Pedro Calado. This wave had the power to connect Pedro even more with the ocean and then he became the world vice-champion of giant waves! In the following year his expectations were not met. It was a year of defeats - Pedro didn't win a single battery and lost his place in the world circle of giant waves - a harsh reality for the surfer. Looking for a new beginning, Pedro found strengths and decided to chase what made him smile. Focused on restarting his life, he took his passport and his board on a quest to find giant and picture-perfect waves all around the world. Teahupoo, Pipeline, Puerto Escondido and Nazaré were the places he traveled to. Restart is a short film that goes far beyond a surf movie. Restart has a purpose - overcoming our problems and helping us to visualize victory, even in defeats. The restart is up to you. Start again as many times as necessary to make you stronger and happier.
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KALANI (PT)

KALANI (PT)
by Nuno Dias

For the past 3 years, filmmaker Nuno Dias has been busy capturing the life of one of the most enigmatic phenomenons of the Big wave Scene, Kalani Lattanzi. Filmed in Nazaré and Rio de Janeiro, this documentary portrays Brazilian waterman Kalani Lattanzi's route, all the way from his origins and first contact with the ocean in Brazil, to Nazaré in Portugal, where ultimately, with only with his body and a pair of fins, no vests, no boards or jets, he faces the biggest waves in the world, in the most pure form of wave riding: bodysurf. The film counts with the participation and testimonies of some of the biggest names in the big wave scene, including names like Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton, Ross Clarke- Jones, Maya Gabeira, Lucas Chumbo.Featuring unreleased big wave imagery of Nazaré, including historic footage of the biggest waves ever attempted by a bodysurfer. The result is enriched by a variety of different angles in what is a particularly difficult sport to capture on camera.
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Time is NOW (FR)

Time is NOW (FR)
by Aljaz Babnik & Marie-Therese Pfisterer

The short film TIMEisNOW outlines the cruel reality of human behavior and its consequences for our planet. featuring Andy Nieblas and Ria Mondo.
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Location

To a new begining at
»the end of the world«

Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres
Rua do Mercado, 8650-372 Sagres, Portugal

Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

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