Kent’s first ever Wheels and Fins International Film Festival is all set to announce the inaugural Official Selection to be screened at the Palace Cinema in Broadstairs on August 19th.
Kent’s premiere surfing destination Joss Bay has hosted the Wheels and Fins Festival on it’s beaches for many years, this year for the first time (on top of action sports surf, music and soapbox racing) is a unique film festival.
Wheels and Fins was recently named in the top 7 surf festivals in Europe, and so with it brings a pedigree that has been reflected in this year’s film selection.
The Wheels and Fins International Film Festival is the first Action Sports focussed film festival in the area and has had submissions from 13 different countries spanning across 5 continents ensureing that the festival will be a true celebration of the international appeal and love of Action Sports.
Judging the competition this year is an eclectic group of high achievers and social influencers in the film world. Raindance Winner Marc Price leads the team along with film critic Maxwell Hubbard, Simon Ward from the Independent Cinema Office (and Palace Cinema), director Dom Bridges and Festival Organiser Dave Melmoth.
“We’re so stoked to be hosting our first action sports film festival this year. This has been an incredible addition to the Wheels and Fins brand and a rad opportunity to work with the guys from Bou Mou Productions. The festival is dedicated to providing it’s audience with world class action sports and film is the perfect platform to do this. It allows us to be able to support and showcase the global surf and action sports community with the great people of Kent. Better still we get to support a locally run, independent cinema by the sea. It’s a win win!!” – Dave Melmoth, Event Director at Wheels and Fins
With such a wealth of local and international filmaking talent on offer, it made the shortlisting process exreamlt difficukt. Yet, this years selection for thr first Wheels and Fins International Film Festival are sure to inspire, excite, move and entertai
The film festival will be hosted at the amazing Palace Cinema in Broadstairs, a truly independent cinema run by Simon and Corinna Downing and powered by local boutique production company and creative agency Bou Mou Productions run by husband and wife team Mark and Charlotte Bousfield.
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