Programming Announced for August 28th

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New Smyrna Beach, FL – Florida Surf Film Festival (FSFF), presented by Monster Energy, is proud to announce official selections for the feature and short documentary categories for its second installment of the 2021 festival on August 28th at Atlantic Center for the Arts, in New Smyrna Beach, with doors opening at 5:00PM, and films beginning at 6:00PM.

Filmmakers, cast, and jurors in attendance include Chris Miyashiro, director, of Whistle of Wilderness and Albee Layer, star and editor of his new film Rainbows in the Rearview, with longtime collaborator, Dan Norkunas. Both are hoping to make an appearance.

Saturday night will be accompanied by tacos and poke bowls from our loyal sponsor Clancy’s Cantina, and suds by New Smyrna Brewing Company. We’ll have some giveaways from Firewire, Creatures of Leisure, Roark, YETI, Total Vision, Red Dog Surf Shop, and more! Thanks so much for supporting our mission. 

  • 5:00PM – Doors open
  • 6:00PM – Commencement with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • 6:10PM – Grit and Water, by Dan Norkunas/Take Shelter Productions, and starring Torrey Meister (18 mins.); and Whistle of Wilderness, by Chris Miyashiro (50 mins.)
  • 7:15PM – Q & A with Chris Miyashiro
  • 7:30PM – Intermission
  • 8:30PM – The Shape of Air, by Rob Layton (6 min.); Imogen Caldwell, by Morgan Maassen (8 mins.); Mirage: The Ever Changing Story of Skeleton Bay, by Allen Van Gysen and Will Bendix (18 mins.); and Rainbows in the Rearview, by Dan Norkunas and Albee Layer with Take Shelter Productions, starring Matt Meola and Albee Layer (36 mins.)

We strongly suggest that you and your loved ones ONLY attend this event if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as the blackbox theater is 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.