Move West for Irish SurfFilm Festival
Move West for Irish SurfFilm Festival





Starts: 15-04-2016

Ends: 17-04-2016

Venue: The Model, Sligo


Shore Shots, the only festival to celebrate the crossroads of film and surf in Ireland, is set to move west for 2016. The event, taking place over the weekend of April 15th - 17th, moves to the natural home of cold-water surfing in Ireland, County Sligo. Further details on the programme and how to book tickets, from €30pp, are available from



The film programme confirmed to date includes the following, with more to be announced online in the coming weeks:

Faroes (2015)

Directed by Chris Burkard and Ben Weiland


Chris Burkard and Ben Weiland bring us the premiere of their exciting new Outposts feature, from a land that defies adjectives – the Faroe Islands.

Bear Island (2015)

Directed by Inge Wegge


From the makers of North of the Sun, three brothers set out to explore and surf one of the most remote islands on the planet - Bjoynoya. Motivated by the classic surfers’ quest for the perfect wave they spend two and a half years preparing to visit the ice-cold waves and dangerous slopes of a forgotten island in the icy tundras off the coast of northern Norway.

Run time 1hr 22m

Gathering (2015)

Directed by Nathan Oldfield


Gathering is a short film featuring the enigmatic and free-thinking Dave Rastovich at home in the sacred playgrounds of the Far North Coast of New South Wales. The movie celebrates how diversity and difference in ecosystems, relationships and surfing contribute to the preciousness of life.

Run time 22m


Now in its fourth year, Shore Shots features surf films and video edits from the world of surf's leading artists and athletes, with a special emphasis on the art and creative work inspired by the cold and ferocious waves around Ireland’s west coast.


Key film screenings will take place at The Model, the world-class arts centre in the heart of Sligo, with various fringe events taking place throughout the weekend including surf photography exhibitions, food and surf trails, a surf market and beach yoga. Key surfers, content producers and music makers who will be in Sligo as part of the festival include: George Karbus, Tim Nunn, Liquid Therapy, Easkey Britton, Barry Mottershead, Peter Clyne, Peter Conroy, DJ Donal Dineen and February & Mars.


The festival is now accepting submissions for this year's event, and in celebration of being invited to the #AdventureCapital that is County Sligo, a new competition is being added to the film festival; Best Adventure Film, with short films from outside the world of surfing set to be accepted for the first time.