NCASFF 2012 Film Lineup!

Posted by sfindie November 5, 2012 3643 views

These Are The Real Action/Adventure Films!With beautiful cinematography, fascinating real life characters and stories of triumph over adversity, action sports and adventure films are some of the most entertaining and thrilling films around.  The Festival will present films with surfing, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, bouldering, downhill skateboarding, slacklining and environmental issues related to surfing and mountaineering.

SF IndieFest Presents:
Northern California Action/Sports Film Festival
Sept 28-30, 2012

San Francisco:  Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St
Walnut Creek:  Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Sunnyvale: Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave
Santa Cruz: Grind Out Hunger Headquarters, 912 41st Ave
Party venue: Mission Cliffs: 2295 Harrison St at 19th, San Francisco

FILMS PLAY SIMULTANEOUSLY in all venues (except Sunday’s noon program) and are suitable for all ages. $5 admission/donation, SF, WC, SV proceeds benefit SF IndieFest. SC proceeds benefit Grind Out Hunger. Both organizations are 501c3 non-profits. Patrons under 21 are FREE (online RSVP recommended). The full festival pass is $25.  Buy a pass and receive a $10 Sports Basement Gift Card!  Seating is limited so advance tickets/passes recommended.

Festival attendees will receive 10% discount on all purchases at Sports Basement AND Sports Basement will match the total amount of savings and contribute that to SF IndieFest as well! You get new gear, you get a nice discount and IndieFest gets a donation based on your purchases. Everybody wins!


1230p: ON THE TRAIL OF GLACIERS, Mountaineering
The purpose of this film is to determine, on the basis of historic photographs, to what extent the most delicate and important system on earth, the cryosphere, has changed over the past century.

Three years in the making, Defy is a visual overdose of wakeboarding at its highest level, starring four-time X Games gold medalist Danny Harf and his crew of progressive riders.

330p: FRONTIER, Kayaking
Rush Sturges’s film Frontier breaks new ground for whitewater kayakers, a story about extreme kayakers chasing their turbulent dreams to such exotic locations as Mexico, China, Iceland, Norway, Northwest U.S.A., B.C., and Quebec.

445p: FORMAT PERSPECTIVE, Skateboarding
Filmed on super 8, this film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the work, lives and opinions of six European skate photographers and the skating that these guys like to shoot, as well as the resulting photos that emerge from these sessions.

Opening Night Film
This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing’s deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man’s perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world.  In famed surf photographer Jack McCoy’s latest film, today’s leading surfers are linked to those who came before, for a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the soulful underlying power of modern surf culture.

DJs, drinks, nibbles and climbing plus Snowboarding and Climbing short films by Standard Films and Reel Rock.  Plus Sugarbowl lift ticket giveaways and pro snowboarder Kimmy Fasani in attendance!


12p: 40 DAYS AT BASE CAMP, Mountaineering
Dianne Whelan captures a fascinating, intimate portrayal of life at the base of Mt. Everest, the “goddess” to the local people and a place of staggering physical and spiritual beauty. The film sheds a provocative light on a community of people that are brought together in their quest to reach the top of the world and the challenges that journey brings.

2p: LOST AND FOUND, Surfing
This is about the discovery of an epic collection of some of the best surfing photographers from the period of time that shaped the sport as we know it today.

330p: WYOMING TRIUMPH, Ski/Snowboarding
Take a journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of hard-charging, dedicated skiers and watch as they explore the state with the most rugged and remote terrain in the lower forty-eight.

Centerpiece Film
Surfers are directly connected to the earth’s pulse and yet a majority of the materials used are environmentally toxic. Amid timid efforts from the industry’s biggies, a plethora of grassroots up-and-comers is redefining what a surfer is able to ride.


Sun Matinee at San Francisco and Santa Cruz only –  1230p: SHORT FILMS
Bouldering, Slacklining, Surfing, Skating

215p: DROP, Downhill Skateboarding
DROP propels you into the rush of flying down mountain roads with the world’s best downhill skateboarders.

340p: FREEDOM RIDERS, Mountain Biking
A story of a core group of riders who evolved from covertly building rough illegal trails to creating a precedent setting relationship with the Forest Service and building the best Freeride trails in the country.

5p: SOLITAIRE, Ski/Snowboarding
Closing Night Film
With beautiful cinematography, SOLITAIRE fuses western-inspired tales of backcountry gambles into landscapes never before visited on film.