Scene from the film Bear Island
Scene from the film Bear Island
Scene from the film Bear Island
Scene from the film Bear Island
Scene from the film Bear Island

Bear Island

  • Norway
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Documentary made by three brothers on a surf trip on one of the coldest islands on earth: Bear Island. They cross country ski in a white, barren landscape. Each has a sled in tow with a surfboard perched on top. The snow whips them as they set up camp in preparation for the day ahead. The next morning, they hit the virgin waves where no one has surfed before. But one brother must stay ashore, vigilant, poised, with a rifle should Bjørnøya‘s natural predator, the Polar Bear emerge.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Inge Wegge
  • DOP
    Inge Wegge
  • Editing
    Inge Lise Langfelt, Inge Wegge, Sindre Sandemo, Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Lars Christian Nygaard Pedersen, Jørgen Johannessen
  • Music
    Erlend Elvesveen
  • Sound
    Aurora Filmlyd AS, Rune Hansen, Øyvind Planting
  • Duration
    82 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Norway
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Aotearoa Surf Film Festival 2016
    • Byron Bay International Film Festival 2016
    • Herne Hill Free Film Festival 2017
    • Nordic film festival 2017
    • The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival 2016
    • Why Not? Adventure Film Festival 2016
    • Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2016
    • Film d'Aventure de la Réunion 2016
    • Festival aventure et decouverte, Val d’sère 2016
    • Nord Nordwest Surf Film Fest Hamburg 2016
    • TIFF 2015
  • Awards
    • Byron Bay International Film Festival 2016 - Best Surf Film Award
    • Nord Nordwest Surf Film Fest Hamburg 2016 - Best Documentary Award is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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