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CAWA’s WA Climbing Film Festival 2022

Sun 27th Nov 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WA Film Festival, hosted by Portside Boulders Osborne Park!

Come along to see what other climbers and adventures have been up to in Western Australia while enjoying Portside Boulders’ hospitality, with pizzas and beer available on the night and possibly even win a door prize!

Audience award: Everyone with a ticket and present on the night can vote for their favourite movie.
Door prizes: Everyone with a ticket and present on the night will be included in the pool for door prizes.
Have you captured some awesome climbing footage and put something together on iMovie, but never had anyone to show it to? This is your chance as a budding local WA filmmaker to submit your movie for the screening at Osborne Park! Don’t worry if it’s not cinema quality – we love to see people with all kinds of movie-making abilities submitting their hard work.
Movies should be 40min or less and include WA climbers and/or WA climbing. Indoor and Outdoor movies will be considered. New movies are preferred, although previously screened movies and movies available online will also be considered and can even include other outdoor activities (MTB, Trail Running, etc.)
Submit your movie via this form for a chance to be featured and win the People’s Choice Award. Submissions are accepted until Thursday, 24th, at 23:59 pm.
People’s Choice Award
  1. $300 Portside Boulders Gift Card
  2. $200 Portside Boulders Gift Card
  3. $100 Portside Boulders Gift Card

Plus, every screened movie and CAWA’s bolting found will get a split from ticket sales.


  • Contos Weekender by Jon Pettas (9 mins)
    A visual poem and documentary exploration of the Merchant Rock boulders at Contos Beach – a favourite amongst West Australian climbers. Contos Weekender is a short doco by Jon Pettas following a day of send-less bouldering for local climber Chiara Blundell.
  • 8 Days Bouldering in Kalbarri by Zachary Illingworth
    short film follows the day-by-day bouldering adventure throughout the Kalbarri NP.
  • The Passion of The Climb by Jacqueline Damasco
    A short montage-style documentary initially made for a school project. It stars some of the young climbers of WA and promotes the sport of climbing.
  • Above the Waves by Brenna Day
    Above the waves, beneath the sky, against the rock. Moving against a staggering vertical cliff face, suspended above a wild crashing ocean, two artists dance with the roaring wind and each other in a celebration of human connection, our experience of nature and the vast wilderness of the Wilyabrup sea cliffs. A choreographed performance of two bodies in gravity-defying motion tethered to the rockface, this vertical dance frames the artform against truly wild nature that shows the beauty, fragility and resilience of the human body and the environment—filmed on Wadandi land in the southwest of Western Australia.
    While not technically climbing, this film explores vertical dance, a discipline fusing climbing and abseiling techniques with dance and circus. Both Brenna (producer, director, and performer) and Ben (rigger) are climbers.
  • Andy’s Special Birthday by Andy Adams
    For his birthday, Andy wants to pack in a weekend of adventure, culminating in pancakes on the top of Bluff Knoll for sunrise. And obviously, walking up is not an option. Only issue: he last did a trad climb over six years ago. Oh, and his crew forgot to bring a frying pan.
  • The Story of Jackpot Crag by Zak Hogen-Eschen-Esh
    Two friends, Zak and Greg, accidentally find and later develop a new Boulder crag after a botched attempt at rafting down the Murchison River gorge in Kalbarri on inflatable mattresses.
27 November 2022
7:00 PM