Save The Waves Film Festival In SF

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Save The Waves Film Festival on November 12 features “180 South” and “Transparent Sea” in San Francisco: savethewaves.org/filmfestival

Save The Waves Coalition is proud to present Save The Waves Film Festival on Friday, November 12, at the historic Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. This second-annual festival is back by popular demand and features an evening of inspiring environmental films, adventure films and surf films. The evening kicks off with live music by local San Francisco superstars My Peoples, (formerly Kapakahi) and a party to benefit Save The Waves.

Save The Waves Film Festival is excited to announce the US premiere of Australian Dave Rastovich’s newest film, “Transparent Sea.” The festival also features a special screening of Chris Malloy’s 180 South and question and answer sessions with the filmmakers and stars of the films.

The festival short film program will be announced soon but already features Mickey Smith’s “Darkside of the Lense” and short films about the historic 2009-2010 winter at Mavericks.

Australian free surfer and environmental activist Dave Rastovich is a prominent advocate for the protection of whales and dolphins and is co-founder of the group Surfers for Cetaceans. His exciting new surf-adventure film “Transparent Sea” follows Dave and friends as they sail their tiny 1-person sailboats hundreds of miles along the coast of Australia to follow the annual whale migration while drawing attention to the plight of whales threatened by hunting, pollution and over fishing.

Local documentary filmmaker and journalist Sachi Cunningham will be presented with the festival’s 2010 Awesomest Filmmaker Award. This film festival and fundraiser is one night only, with doors opening at 7pm on Friday, November 12 at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. Films screen at 8pm sharp. Please arrive early for best choice of seats as it will fill up quickly. This event is 21 and over and a cash bar will be open for service.

Save The Waves Film Festival is presented by Clif Bar, Honolua and Jim Beam.

Zola Acai, My Peoples, Ocean Vodka, and 21st Amendment Brewery also generously support the film festival.

Tickets are on sale now for this epic evening of films, music, awards and guest speakers. Purchase tickets today at: http://www.savethewaves.org/filmfestival

About Save The Waves Coalition: Save The Waves Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value. Save The Waves is a 501(c)3 California nonprofit. www.savethewaves.org