Action Sports Films
The Newport Beach Film Festival, located in the center of Orange County’s thriving beach community, has been proud to screen films celebrating the rich tradition of Action Sports. Ranging from skateboarding to surfing, from snowboarding to skydiving, these adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-your-seat films have both thrilled and educated NBFF audiences for over fifteen years.
Having partnered in the past with such mainstays of the Action Sports community as Hurley, Quiksilver and Red Bull, the NBFF has screened such films as THE GRANITE STOKE, ION THE BARREL, as well as retrospective classics like FIVE SUMMER STORIES.
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Time Well Spent To escape harsh upbringings and terrible backgrounds, many use sports to claim their attention and draw them away from growing darkness. For those who live along the shore, they turn to surfing, allowing the waves to wash over them and take them to new heights. In this incredible documentary, four surfers are given the trip of a lifetime to carve the legendary waves of Panama. While there, they reach out to others in need and show that…Find out more »
At the far reaches of the world, beneath the radar of fame and popularity, lives a surf community few have had the privilege of seeing. Along the coastlines of Africa dwell many who have found a way to mesh their traditions with 21st century ideals and surf in some of the most vicious waves on the planet. Throughout these harsh environments live dreamers and innovators who are not afraid to break away from tradition and tell their story to the…Find out more »
Forty years ago during the Cold War, Eastern Bloc athletes dominated women's sports. But that would change with the introduction of Joan Lind Van Blom, a former high school flag girl who received the chance of a lifetime. With the help of a determined coach in Long Beach, California, she made her way to the ’76 Olympics as one of the first female competitive rowers in US history. With grace and grit, she carved a new path and altered the…Find out more »
Open water swimmers constantly face the unknown that lies beyond the safety of sandy coasts: rough waves, unpredictable weather, and creatures lurking in the deep. Out in the beyond, one accomplished and determined swimmer hopes to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through shark-infested waters in the frigid waves off the coast of San Francisco.Find out more »
Masterful, award-winning documentary on the art of big wave riding from veteran Australian surf filmmaker Tim Bonython. For five years, Tim followed a tight-knit crew of the world’s best big wave surfers as they each attempted a personal goal – to ride the world’s biggest wave. Featured surfers include Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Mark Healy, Ryan Hipwood, Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker and Billy Kemper.Find out more »
Sports are a language that speaks to each of us differently, but there is something universal about the spirit of competition and challenge.Find out more »