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Calling all film-makers! 2013 New York Surf Film Festival submissions are now open through to June 30, 2013 via the Global Surf Film Festival Collective.


The annual New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) has officially opened 2013 submissions for its sixth installment in NYC, coming in the fall of 2013. The NYSFF is the premiere international surf film event, celebrating independent short and feature films, cult classics and world premieres from established and emerging surf film-makers. Continuing its annual tradition for the surf community in New York City, the NYSFF has crafted a global platform that empowers aspiring film-makers with shoestring budgets to expose their work to a wider audience. The New York City surf and general art communities pack the theaters to appreciate the creativity and beauty of surf film, celebrate these selected film-makers, hear their inspirational stories and participate in intimate Q & A sessions with the films’ production teams.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the NYSFF in 2013 – as a creative agency we are inspired by this independent film and artist community and look forward to supporting the showcase of their talents again in New York City” says Dave Finger, Group Director for Action Sports at KBS+.

The New York Surf Film Competition is open to feature-length and short films in the surf genre. In order to be considered for the Festival’s Film Competition, submitted films must have been completed after July 2008. The running time for features must be greater than 30 minutes. Short films under 30 minutes in length are eligible for participation in the Short Film Program. Submissions are open through to June 30, 2013.

The New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent and established surf films. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide film-makers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. The New York Surf Film Festival’s aim is to build upon and shape the idea of what a surf movie is, while fostering the growth of this global community in NYC.

The NYSFF is a proud member of the Global Surf Film Festival Collective (GSFFC), a streamlined one-stop submission process to worldwide surf film festivals. The New York Surf Film Festival joins this association of film festivals to share films and ideas in an effort to unify the global surf film festival community for both film-makers and fans.

The online submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2013 New York Surf Film Festival are available on the website.

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