Thursday, 14 June 2012

SAL - Surf At Lisbon Film Fest

Today sees the kick off not only of Ireland v Spain but also the kick off of SAL, the Surf At Lisbon Film Fest. Running for four days (until 17 June) in Lisbon's iconic Cinema São Jorge on Avenida da Liberdade, the city's main boulevard, Surf at Lisbon screens a number of documentaries, features and shorts exploring surfing, along with exhibitions and gigs around the city.

For the first edition of the festival, talented designer and proud Lisbonite Armando Costa Gomes has produced a bright eye-catching identity full of movement and energy. Equally enticing is the series of teasers which show a surfer walk (and take the tram) through beautiful Lisbon, passing through old streets, miradours, grand plazas and finishing his journey in  São Jorge.

Tickets to the festival are great value, at €4 for a regular ticket and discounted rates for lunchtime screenings, under 25s and over 65s. Now to figure out what to go see this weekend...