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The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival, back for its second year in a row October 2nd – 4th, 2015, is announcing its call for entries. The first event last September attracted 800+ filmgoers over three nights, witnessing a flood of enthusiasm and support among the local community, visitors and far-flung filmmakers.

We had filmmakers from as far away as Indonesia and New Zealand attend last year’s festival to present their films

“We had filmmakers from as far away as Indonesia and New Zealand attend last year’s festival to present their films,” said the Festival’s founder and director, Delphine Foo-Matkin. “The 2014 films attracted surfers of all ages and stripes, and the quality of the submissions blew us away. We are excited to once again bring surf movies with amazing stories and cinematography to the surf community.”

The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival aims to foster the exchange of stories, ideas and perspectives among the surf community, and increase independent surf filmmakers’ exposure to one of the world’s largest audiences of surfers and industry professionals.

The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival is seeking both feature-length and short films that spotlight surfing and surf culture. Films with a narrative focus – either examining a specific element of the culture or telling a story – are preferred, but consideration will be given to all surf-related films. To be considered for the Festival, films must have been completed after January 1, 2011. Preference will be given to films that have never had a commercial screening in Santa Cruz County, and are not available online for free. Submissions rules and guidelines can be found on our website.

Films 30 minutes and over are eligible for the Feature category. Any film under 30 minutes in length should be submitted to the Short category.

Entries can be submitted online at www.scsff.com. Deadline for submission is 11:59 pm PDT on Wednesday, July 15th.

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival 2014 Trailer from Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival on Vimeo.

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