New Smyrna Beach, FL – Photos are up from our weekend with the boys from North Shore and Cyn Posner’s hilarious Undateable John, starring John Philbin and Estella Warren. We’d especially like to thank Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell for sharing their enormously demanding, hard work, Calypte, on what was truly a big-screen event. Redline with local boy Michael Dunphy refreshed our East Coast stoke for backyard waves. Harry Bryant and friends pushed surfing farther in each scene in Motel Hell. We’re so early in the year, and we already have major candidates for awards. What a weekend. We’re excited to share photos from both nights here. Warm thanks to Jade Camacho @iamjadejaris for the wonderful photos from both nights!
Lastly, John Philbin has agreed to join our feature documentary jury for 2024. Welcome to the thunderdome…
SAVE THE DATE:
Be sure to mark your calendars for June 14th and 15th (FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND) for our next event at Atlantic Center for the Arts.
We just released three new Surf Stories Podcasts with Gregory Harrison, LanceO, and Cyn Posner. Check out Surf Stories wherever you listen to podcasts. Spotify, Apple Music, etc… Or see our embedded Surf Stories feed below and listen here.
Recent Surf Stories Podcasts:
Chandler in North Shore is one of Gregory Harrison’s favorite roles. After being passed up for the role of Jack in Big Wednesday, he thought he’d never be cast in a surf movie. Ten years later, after Logan’s Run, Trapper John, M.D., and For Ladies Only, Gregory put his main hobby to work on the screen. Another hard working actor has thankfully agreed to share his stories with us after 50 years in the business with 120 acting credits and 14 producer credits; he’s a natural.
LanceO is a Florida reggae DJ with a deep understanding of what it takes to put a room at ease or on a vacation or just feelin’ good about life. We have worked with him at our festivals when it’s possible, and he’s always willing to share a smile, and on this chat, he shares how he went from a young alcoholic, ne’er do well boy to the joyful man of Rastafari he is today. Enjoy his self-effacing story, as well as a couple quality surf stories….
We are proud to have Monster Energy serve as our presenting sponsor again for this year’s festival, providing travel and lodging for the filmmakers who attend the festival.
Podcast Sponsor: Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation
Principal Sponsors: State of Florida Division of Arts and Culture, Volusia County, Roark, YETI, Sun Bum, Wagner Vasileros – aka The Lawyer Dude, Anson Stoner, Globe Brand Footwear, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Major Sponsors: Persimmon Hollow, Cronin Surfboards, Florida Virtual School, Brian Layman Wealth Management, Cap’n Lu’s – A Health Food Store for Pets, Red Dog Surf Shop, Kembali Board Shack, Café Verde, Gallery 237, and Clancy’s Cantina
NSB Sponsors: Flaunt Electric Bicycles, Scott Yurchison Real Estate, Daytona Climbing Company, Dragon Alliance, LunDev Homes, Nixon, Mangrove Bay Design, Biological Consulting Services, Dr. Phil Stephens at MyEyeDr, Funxion IT, Pura Vida Bracelets, Beachside Tavern, Solento Organic Tequila, Dr. Matt Smith at Natural Health Practices, Daytona Drywall and Plaster, White Claw, Kula Yoga, Magnolia Acres, Jewelry of Joy, and Surfrider Foundation Flagler/Volusia.
Encyclopedia of Surfing provides our historical and archival needs.
Entry fee is $5.00.
Submissions for the 2023 festival are open via our website here.
Florida Surf Film Festival Mission:
Florida Surf Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity, invigorating surf culture and artistic appreciation by exhibiting contemporary documentary films with surfing as a focus from artist far and wide while also producing a story-driven podcast, literary group discussions, and artistic workshops.