Feb. 5th – Ben Gravy and More!

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New Smyrna Beach, FL – We are excited to announce programming for February 5th, including the World Premiere of the Ben Gravy (in attendance) documentary, For The Dream, narrated by Chris Cote (in attendance), with Ben and Chris in attendance to meet and greet our fans and answer questions.

Also screening will be a new Keith Malloy (Bimarian Films and YETI) short documentary called Beyond Sunset, showcasing the life of Hawaiian, female, big wave surfer Emi Erickson.

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SWEET ADVENTURE TRAILER.m4v from Hamblin on Vimeo.

In addition, Sweet Adventure, will premiere on the East Coast, the latest offering from festival alumni Peter Hamblin, featuring Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Nora Vasconcellos, and narrated by NBC Sports Commentator Selema Masakela.

Peter, Albee, and Selema are planning to attend what is sure to be a legendary night of film and friendship.

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Here’s the schedule for the Amphitheater at Atlantic Center for the Arts:

  • 5:00PM – Doors Open
  • 6:00PM – Commencement with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • 6:10PM – Beyond Sunset, by Keith Malloy, Bimarian Films, YETI; and Sweet Adventure by Peter Hamblin, starring Albee Layer, Matt Meola, and Nora Vasconcellos
  • 7:25PM – Q & A with Peter Hamblin, Albee Layer
  • 7:35PM – Raffle – Roark, Creatures of Leisure, and more!
  • 7:40PM – Intermission
  • 8:30PM – For the Dream, by Sean Davis, Starring Ben Gravy
  • 10:00PM – Q & A with Ben Gravy
  • 10:10PM – Raffle – Cronin Surfboard, YETI Cooler, Creatures of Leisure

Clancy’s Cantina will be serving up tacos and poke bowls and our full bar will feature NSB Brewery beers along with wine and cocktails.

We strongly suggest that you and your loved ones ONLY attend this event if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, since we may end up in the blackbox theater, as a backup plan, and it’s an indoor venue. We also strongly suggest that you wear a face covering while inside the venue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Following Executive Order #21-102 from Ron Desantis dated Monday, May 3, 2021, which suspends all local Covid-19 restrictions and mandates on individuals and businesses, the festival will not require the use of a face covering when inside a building at Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA). This applies to all guests. While impossible to monitor who’s been fully vaccinated and who hasn’t, we respectfully ask that you please continue to wear a face covering while inside an ACA building.

If you are experiencing symptoms or you’ve been exposed to someone who’s tested positive or experiencing symptoms, please contact us for a full refund before the date of the event.

We are proud to have Monster Energy serve as our presenting sponsor for this year’s festival, providing travel and lodging for the filmmakers who attend the festival.

Principal Sponsors:  Roark, YETI, Surfline, Globe Brand Footwear, Anson Stoner (Advertising and Creative), and Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Major Sponsors: AdventHealth, Buell Wetsuits, Cronin Surfboards, Florida Virtual School, Brian Layman Wealth Management, Red Dog Surf Shop, Kembali Board Shack, Café Verde, and Clancy’s Cantina

Sponsors:  SurfYogis Sunscreen, Scott Yurchison Real Estate, Dragon Alliance, LunDev Homes, New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company, Nixon, Mangrove Bay Design, Biological Consulting Services, La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, Total Vision, Funxion IT, Holistic Movements, NSB Spine and Injury Center, Beachside Tavern, Pura Vida Bracelets, Daytona Climbing Company, Surfrider Foundation (Cocoa Beach and Flagler/Volusia Chapters).

Media Partnerships include:  Surfline, Stab, The Surfer’s Journal, Surf Splendor Podcast Network, Beach Grit, The SurfNetwork, and Encyclopedia of Surfing.

Encyclopedia of Surfing provides our historical and archival needs.

Entry fee is $5.00.

Next Dates:  February 5, 2022

Submissions for the 2022 festival are open via our website here.

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Florida Surf Film Festival mission: 

Florida Surf Film Festival’s is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to invigorate surf culture and artistic appreciation by exhibiting contemporary documentary films with surfing as a focus from artists far and wide and operate featured-artist workshops in journalism, photography, and filmmaking.