Over the last thirteen years The Byron Bay International Film Festival has earned a reputation for being the ultimate collaboration between location and cinema culture. Showcasing a diverse array of highly original documentary and feature films, at a host of venues across Byron Bay, the festival is the ideal setting for those who like to ride waves and get lost in front of the big screen. While surfers will enjoy many of the films being screened, there are a couple of good ones with a distinctly salt-water flavour. Check the trailers below:

        Byron Bay Film Festival 2019 is on Oct 18 - 27.

For more information and tickets go to www.bbff.com.au

Full programme available at tix.bbff.com.au

Nordurland, a film about surfing in the harsh, cold waters of the Arctic. It follows local surfers Torren Martyn, Laurie Towner and needESSENTIALS founder Ryan Scanlon as they travel to isolated, snow-covered coastlines in search of remote waves. Vast and stunning glaciers, mountains and powerful icy surf all come to life in this adventure to the far north.

Nordurland Trailer from needESSENTIALS on Vimeo.

She is the Ocean, is a documentary film that examines nine extraordinary women from the four corners of the globe who share one thing in common: a profound love for the sea. With Ocean Ramsey, Coco Ho and Dr. Sylvia Earle.