Florida Surf Film Festival – February 11, June 16, August 18, and November 10-11, 2017

February 11, 2017 – First Quarterly Screening Series 

New Smyrna Beach, FL – The Fifth Annual Florida Surf Film Festival, presented by Monster Energy, is happy to announce programming for our first quarterly screening series of films entered for competition for the 2017 festival year at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Doors open at 6PM. Tickets are $15 for an adult 12 and over. Under 12 is $5.  Tickets can be purchased in advance here and at the door.

7PM:
Bezerke, by Andrew Kaineder (Run time 14 min.)
Beauty and Chaos, by James Skerritt (Run time 7 min.)
Risky Business, by Guy Mac (Run time 25 min.)

INTERMISSION

9PM:
Fields of View, by Cyrus Sutton (Run time 10 min.)
Distance Between Dreams, by Ian Walsh and Rob Bruce (62 min.)

In Distance Between Dreams, the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surfer Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what’s considered ‘rideable.’ With massive El Niño powered swells building across the Pacific, Ian, Shaun, D.K. and Luke Walsh band together in the way only brothers can on a quest to progress surfing to unimaginable heights.

Big wave surfing’s transition from jet ski assists to paddling in raises the stakes, putting Walsh’s intense physical and mental training, the latest technology, swell modeling, and safety team, his brothers, to the ultimate test. Surfers John John Florence, Greg Long, Shane Dorian and more link up with Walsh as he rides an emotional rollercoaster through this momentous winter.

The second feature in Red Bull Media House’s The Unrideables franchise, Distance Between Dreams invites viewers right into the heart of the action with first person perspective, state-of-the-art cinematography, and captivating sound. Through unprecedented access, prepare to truly experience Walsh’s quest to survive and thrive in one of the most hostile environments on earth.

Distance Between Dreams Trailer from Rob Bruce Director/DP on Vimeo.

More information on the other films will be available shortly.

Our mission:

Florida Surf Film Festival’s mission is to invigorate surf culture through film appreciation and artistic expression by exhibiting contemporary films from filmmakers far and wide with surfing as a focus.