About Florida Surf Film Festival:
Florida Surf Film Festival’s mission: invigorating surf culture and artistic appreciation by exhibiting contemporary documentary films with surfing as a focus from artists far and wide and operating featured-artist workshops in journalism, photography, and filmmaking. The Florida Surf Film Festival, established in December of 2012, is held at Atlantic Center for the Arts and is open for submissions. Florida Surf Film Festival, LLC is a Florida limited liability company.
Both short and feature length films will be considered for the following recognition:
- Best Feature Documentary Film
- Best Feature Surf Movie
- Best Short Documentary Film
- Best Short Surf Movie
- Best Cinematography – Feature
- Best Soundtrack – Feature
- Best Cinematography – Short
- Best Soundtrack – Short
- Viewers’ Choice Award – Feature
- Viewers’ Choice Award – Short
Florida Surf Film Festival was founded by Kevin Miller and John Brooks. Kevin Miller is a CPA, who works with non-profit institutions like Atlantic Center for the Arts, Inc., Images, A Festival of the Arts, Inc., and Himalayan Youth Foundation, and is an adjunct instructor in the Master of Accountancy program at Stetson University. Surfing has been a hobby since discovering surf movies in 8th grade.
John Brooks is a firefighter/EMT in Ponce Inlet, FL, former professional surfer, has held industry sales representative positions for large brands, and moonlights as an EMT at Kandui Villas in the Mentawai Islands. He loves surf movies.
Our venue and partner, Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.