Summer Screenings Cancelled & Podcast and Book Line-Up Announced

As expected, our June 20 and August 22 screenings have officially been cancelled due to social distancing guidelines, and of course, your health.  Bummer…  But we’ll hopefully be back in November on the 13th and 14th.  We’ll keep you up to date as things develope.

Some exciting news… On June 9, 2020, we launched the FSFF – Surf Stories Podcast.  Our favorite movies tell brilliant, sometimes scary, always inspiring stories documented for the silver screen.  Since we can’t do that right now, we decided to record some great adventures for your listening pleasure.  In both Q and A and narrative format, we will hear stories from local surfers, filmmakers from around the world, and inspiring and/or charismatic folks who have a story to share.  Our first story comes from local surfer and lightning strike survivor, Frank Gilday, as he recounts that harrowing experience and his subsequent journey back to surfing.

In August, we will also launch the FSFF Book Line-Up – This literary/gab-session with the author will include the public in the Zoom session in an open-ended, but probably an hour long, cocktail chat.  We will host our first with Chas Smith, who is dropping his new memoir, Reports from Hell, in July.  Pre-order here!  The date of the first session will be August 27th.

In the meantime, please continue to stay healthy and sane and remember, we are all in this together so let’s look after one another and spread some love and joy.

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.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Surfing provides our historical and archival needs.


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.