Surfer Troy Mothershead in action at Malfunction. The next Malfunction will have a film festival added to its itinerary.
Surfer Troy Mothershead in action at Malfunction. The next Malfunction will have a film festival added to its itinerary.

Surf fest making waves at cinema

MALFUNCTION is looking to make big waves on the big screen next year.

The Kingscliff surfing festival will add three days of surf films to its schedule for next year’s event.

The inaugural Kingscliff Surf Film Festival will run throughout the surfing event, with screenings of independent short and feature films as well as cult classics from established and emerging filmmakers.

Malfunction coordinator Sean McKeown said he has wanted to add films to the event’s line-up for years.

“We’ve looked at having it in the park before on a large screen, but it just wasn’t feasible,” Mr McKeown said.

“I think it will bring in a mix of film buffs, die-hard longboard surfers and people just interested in surfing.

“Submissions are currently open and we’re hoping to get a few local entries.”

Categories including feature films, short films and producers under 25 years with prizes for the best films.

Films will be screened at Kingscliff Cinemax Cinema.

Cinema owner Stephen Buge said he looks forward to helping out with the massive event.

“I’m keen to see what surf films are like. I haven’t seen anything like them before,” Mr Buge said.

“The Malfunction organisers approached us and we were more than happy to be a part of the event.

“I think these types of films will really apply to our demographic.”

Mr McKeown said films would be suitable for general viewing. Submissions close March 15.

The Malfunction festival will feature open amateur and aged divisions, a leg of the ASP World Longboard Qualifying Series for men and women, a retro division for boards constructed prior to 1981, stand- up paddle surfing, outrigger canoe and stand-up paddle racing.

There will also be a classic surf vehicle rally, a surf memorabilia auction, markets and live music.

The first Malfunction was held in 1984. Malfunction 2010 will take place between March 24-28.



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