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Part Sundance part SXSW: Yallingup Surfilm Fest readies December 18, 2009

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.

I have always firmly believed that musicians should make more of an effort to cultivate friendships in the film industry. Well, here’s another avenue to pursue.

Yallingup Surfilm Festival 2010 – 22-24 January 2010 MadFish Winery

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 December, 2009 : – – Yallingup Surfilm Festival is an eclectic gathering of surfers, artists, film buffs and lovers of all things ocean. Blending elements of Sundance & South By South West with Australian flavors, this diverse and classic event aims to nurture and raise cultural, social and environmental awareness inspired by a collective love for the ocean.

Held in Yallingup, WA January 22-24, the festival’s exploration of Surf Culture will include screenings of international surf films (including several world premiers), live music, surf art and the display of a unique historical surf culture exhibition in a beautiful setting under the summer nights skies at the MadFish Winery.

The YSF10 program is a diverse and classic collection dedicated to oceanic philosophy. With 8 Feature Films, Live Music, Auctions, Q & A sessions with eccentric anecdotes on the making of the films with the film directors and surf legends, the inaugural YSF is an event to truly in the spirit of surf culture.

Every night holds a different program of films, music, fundraising auctions and talks. All films screened will be in competition for the Best Feature Film Award, Best Short Film Award and People’s Choice Award. The screening of short films will be announced in January. Due to the influx of many fabulous films, Samudra is opening its doors for the screening of 2 finalist feature films, on Saturday and Sunday afternoon of the festival weekend, at 2.30pm.

Some of our special guests are:
Dr Dave Jenkins, founder of SurfAid International
Alby Falzon, lengendary film maker of Morning of the earth as well as contributed to surf culture.
Tom Wegener, Alaia Surfboard shaper
Tim Baker, author of best selling surfing books, former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life magazines.
Fil Baker, Director of The Life and Films of Alby Falzon
Stefan Hunt, Director of Somewhere in Tapachula

Schedule of Events

Schedule of events at MadFish Winery
6pm Doors open.
7pm Live Music by Milton Browne and Red Whyte.
8pm Opening of the inaugural YSF on Friday night / individual & unique exibits & forums.
8.20pm The film fun begins!
11.30pm The night winds up.

Friday January 22nd The Life and Films of Alby Falzon
Tom’s Creation Plantation
Searching for Michael Peterson

Saturday January 23rd Hanging 5
Jesse’s Story

Sunday January 24th Somewhere near Tapachula
Musica Surfica

Schedule of events at Samudra, Dunsborough: individual tickets available at Samudra, $15.

Saturday January 23rd, 2.30pm Sofia
Sunday January 24th, 2.30pm The Drifter
Schedule of events at Yallingup Hall, Yallingup; Free Entry

Saturday 23rd January, 10am Surf Culture Forum
Sunday 24th January, 10am Surf Film makers Forum

The Music: YSF will feature live music from the artists including…

Milton BrownMilton Brown

Milton Brown is a surfer /musician/school teacher who has been in the surfing world for over 40 years. He has combined his two lifetime recreational activities to contribute to the social, sporting and artistic sides of surfing life.

This culminated in musical contributions to Steve Cooney’s Ulu32, Andrew Kidman’s Glasslove, Jack McCoys Free as a Dog and Believe by Mick Waters. He also played on “The Spaces in Between” and “GlassLove” by Andrew Kidman and “Find” by Pico and has toured with both these artists. He will be performing his original songs and some personal favourites at YSF.


Red was brought up on a farm 2 km from Bells Beach, amongst family, artists, friends, surfers and farm animals. Doing gigs and selling CDs at night , surfing through the day and feeding up on the home garden, Red seems to have stumbled across longevity in his work and play.

He has many releases under his belt with his bands include Surfusion, Squid and Lionel Lee’s Curse and has a long solo career . Red will be performing his solo material at YSF showcasing his strong celtic blues stomp box energy combined with a lighter chilled psychedelic ambience.

The Tickets, News and Updates Tickets are on sale NOW.

Tickets can be purchased online at our website yallingupsurfilm.com.au or over the counter at the following outlets:

Vintage Surf – Yallingup
Country Waves – Dunsborough
Beach Life Surfshop – Margaret River
Madfish Winery – Cowaramup
Star Surf – Perth, Hillary’s Harbour and Mandurah

Keep tuned to yallingupsurfilm.com.au website for news and updates on the festival and be sure to become a fan on Facebook so you can follow the newest additions to the event!

Sponsors: Principal Partner Canal Rocks Beachfront Apartments; Major Partners Vinten Browning, Sauce Films, Yallingup Surf Museum, Department of Culture and the Arts Mirvac Australia Business Arts Foundation; Partners Shire of Busselton, Bankwest, Woocom – put the web to work! Otis,,Samudra,,Worldwide Online Printing,,Star Surf & Skate,Venue Partners,MadFish Wines, Malt Bar & Kitchen


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