22 - 23 Apr. 2017
Shore Shots Film & Surf Festival
The Shore Shots Surf and Adventure festival is a weekend of Discovery, Adventure, Inspiration and Creativity taking place on April 22 and 23. Featuring all the latest movies from the world of surfing, music and a range of inspiring talks from designers and creatives, it’s a special gathering to celebrate all that’s great about the Wild Atlantic Way.
Acclaimed artist Dorothy Cross will be one of the headline speakers. She’ll be interviewed by Jim Carroll from the Irish Times in the Niland Gallery at the Model Theatre to talk about representing Ireland at the Venice Biennial and what inspires her work. Contemporary art will also be represented with street artist James Earley talking at length about his process and inspiration while screenprint studio Damn Fine Print will be live-printing and and exhibiting their work in the Create room.
For environmentalists and those interested in food and farming, the festival will host a special screening of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story on the Sunday afternoon, followed by an interview with Aoibheann O’Brien, founder and CEO of the incredible Food Cloud initiative. Big wave surfer, environmentalist and adventurer Easkey Britton will be hosting a unique storytelling workshop on the Saturday morning while they’re also be live music from David Kitt on Sunday night and special guests throughout the weekend. Food blogger Finn Ni Fhaolain will be on hand to discuss her new book while farmer, surfer and campaigner Matt Smith will be talking about his role in the Moy Hill Community Garden project.
Pro surfer Ollie O’Flaherty will be exhibiting an Oculus Rift 360 degree video project where users can surf the infamous Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way in 3D from the comfort of the festival venue.
The highlight for most people at Shore Shots is the infamous edits competition – a rowdy, fun and action-packed night at the cinema where every surfer worth their salt in the UK and Ireland meets up to showcase their latest video work from the last season and shout, laugh and cry as they watch the heroics and drama go down on the big screen.