Our top ten films at Latin America’s biggest surf and skate film festival

Our top ten films at Latin America’s biggest surf and skate film festival

A counterculture carnival — Showcasing the raddest surf and skate movies from across the globe, the riotous MIMPI 2016 kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, November 12-15. Here’s what not to miss.

Carving, concrete and celluloid were always a dream threesome waiting to happen. When you bring surfing, skateboarding and cinema together you get a carnival of counterculture delights. Throw in photography, live music, workshops and partying, and you’re getting close to the shape of MIMPI 2016.

Latin America’s biggest surf and skate film festival returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for its fifth edition – and the organisers, counterculture mag Void, have pulled out all the stops to ensure this makes a bigger splash than ever before.FSC_9400 FSC_7478

Bursting out to venues across the city, this year’s MIMPI will weave together disparate lines of thought and play host to a wider debate on the shape of the culture, from building artificial waves miles from the beach, to the professionalisation of the industry, to considering surfing and skateboarding as art.marques-74IHF_MIMPI_WilmoreOliveira-67

Big name international guests include France’s Benjamin Deberdt, who has documented skateboarding culture on both sides of the Atlantic for the last 15 years; and innovative American skate filmmaker Colin Read, who will be premiering his new film Spirit Quest.

But at the heart of everything are the movies – of course. So here’s our pick of the top ten, but we’ve missed so many bangers off the list, you better make it down to MIMPI to catch the rest.FSC_6845VictorNaine_MIMPI21b-5438


Um Filme de Surfe by Bruno Zanin

Inna Di Caribbean by Arthur Bourbon

Peninsula Mitre by Julian Azulay & Joaquin Azulay

Mares del Sur by Ixa Llambías & Cristian Merello

White Waves by Inka Reichert


All Day All Night by Del Hooligans Collective

Spirit Quest by Colin Read

Valley Of A Thousand Hills by Jess Colquhoun

Putting The Tea In Team by Stuart Smith

Beyond Journal by Ville Leppänen & Juho Haapala

Find out more about MIMPI 2016, Rio de Janeiro, November 12-15.

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