9th edition

OmbakBali Surf Film Festival offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected surf documentary features, action films, shorts, animations and media art.

The festival embraces adventurous, innovative and independent film making and it’s focus is on recent work. Both talented newcomers and more established directors are being celebrated during the three-day event. All screenings are free of charge and take place open air under the stars and on the sand of Seminyak beach in Bali, Indonesia.
 OmbakBali is a annual event and ever since it’s first edition in 2008 in Kuta it has become a solid landmark to celebrate surfing and surf lifestyle in its most creative forms.
All films at the festival are World, International or Asian premieres.




Latest Taylor steele

Taylor Steele - everyone who surfs or watches surf films knows the name. Over the past eight editions of the festival we've screened four of his films and we've been highly anticipating his latest work - 'Proximity'. Taylor himself describes it as a visceral portrait of modern surfing. It follows four pairs of the world’s best surfers, each pair made up of a legend and a rising star, as they search for new waves and a deeper understanding of themselves and surfing. From 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and current champ John Florence, to big wave icon Shane Dorian and breakthrough performer Albee Layer, these are the definitive talents from every aspect of the sport. Six-time women's champ Stephanie Gilmore, radical activist Dave Rastovich, and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson complete the cast.
Proximity will be screening at OmbakBali Festival 2017.