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Join us for the Flotsam Homegrown wrap party and finalist’s screening night, when everything we love about home explodes on the big screen in a creative tsunami of film, photo and live tunes.

We’ll be screening the finalists and crowning the winners of our Flotsam Homegrown Surf Clip Comp, enjoying visuals for the region’s finest lensfolk, and announcing the winners of two major photography contest drawing on the creme of the local creative crop.

Staged overlooking the superbank at the Kirra Hill Cultural & Community Centre, join us as the sun sets on our major film and photo competitions — with the best

+ 10 Homegrown Surf Clip Comp Finalists films screened, plus local features!

+ Homegrown Photo Winners screened + announced

+ Surfrider Foundation Found Objects Photography finalists screened, and winners crowned!

+ Gallery exhibitions and lightboxes to explore

Join us for the awards night of Flotsam Festival with an evening filled with homegrown local stories and creative brilliance.

The top entrants of the Flotsam surf clip comp will get their moment of glory when we screen the ten finalists then announce the winner of Flotsam’s surf clip showdown.

The winner score prizes and loot, but also some fame – the chance to see their work on the big screen.

PLUS live tunes, food trucks, giveaways, bevy’s + more!

Flotsam: Homegrown is proud to support emerging film and photography talent and telling authentic local stories.

As this event contains film content that is unclassified, age restrictions apply. Viewing is restricted for patrons under 15 years unless accompanied by an adult.

Walkabout : The Songlines of Surfing

This adventure began 20 years ago.
At the age of 19, young Arnaud Mestelan left home to embark on his first solo surf trip. On the platform at the train station in Biarritz, he met Robbie Page, an Australian pro surfer. With his 10 years on the ASP Tour and his Pipe Masters title in 1988, Robbie was a surfing legend. At the time, he was living in France and was on his way home to Australia. After a few minutes chatting together, Robbie offered to take Arnaud with him on his trip. The two new friends spent more than three weeks together, surfing across New South Wales, before Arnaud set off on his own journey.Today, Arnaud is in his forties, has 3 children and runs the Aux Guides Baigneurs’ shop at Biarritz’s Grande Plage. Since they met, Arnaud has always had the dream of one day returning to Australia to meet up with his buddy Robbie.

Two decades after their original adventure together, Robbie and Arnaud are set to meet up again. Arnaud surprises Robbie at the National Aboriginal Surfing Championships at Bells Beach and together, they embark on a new road trip, in search of waves, community and connection to Country.

Produced by OXBOW and directed by award-winning director Matty Hannon with Robbie Page, WALKABOUT: the Songlines of Surfing (42min) tells this story.

Ratings: This film has not yet been rated. Viewer discretion advised. May not be suitable for children, viewers must be accompanied by adult.
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# Sat, May 11 5:00 pm — 8:30 pm


# Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre

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