Held each year at the gorgeous Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna, with juries composed of some of the most celebrated and influential minds in surf media, The Florida Surf Film Festival has become one of the Sunshine State’s most important showcases for most poignant documentary and feature films.
In June, FSFF took the show on the road with a screening of Chas Smith’s Lisa Andersen doc, Trouble (you can read our convo with FSFF cofounder John Brooks about the impetus for putting on the fest and more, here.) This Friday and Saturday, FSFF will present the final entries in the feature and short documentary film categories, as the sixth annual FSFF goes down once again in NSB.
Surf journos and luminaries making up this year’s panel, such as Derek Hynd, David Lee Scales (Surf Splendor Podcast Network), Ashton Goggons (Stab Magazine), Marcus Sanders (Surfline), and—plug, plug—yours truly are all scheduled to attend. Directors Mike Zimbalist, Momentum Generation, and Brent Storm, White Rhino, are also scheduled to attend.
Here’s the full rundown of screenings:
Friday, November 9th:
- Emocean by Tony Harrington, 65 min. – View Trailer
- Cult of Freedom – The New Zealand Part by Joe G., 10 min.
- The Endless Winter II by Matt Crocker and James Dean, 80 min. – View Trailer
Saturday, November 10th:
- Priboi by Rasshivaev Sergey, 80 min. – View Trailer
- Wajung by Nathan Oldfield, 7 min. – View Trailer
- Small Talks with Jack Coleman, 5 min.
- Dancing with Nick Melanson by Jack Coleman, 3 min.
- North Sea Holes by Lewis Arnold and Chris McLean, 6 min.
- Naussica by Luca Merli, 25 min. – View Trailer
- Homebody – Starring Brendan Gibbons by Beren Hall, 11 min.
- Salt of the Earth by Dean Saffron, 5 min.
- No. 04 – Starring Chippa Wilson, Edit by Matt Payne, 12 min.
- Momentum Generation by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist, 105 min. – View Trailer
Florida Surf Film Festival’s jury, comprised of twelve individuals with journalistic, cultural, and/or experiential factors will determine awards in categories such as Best Documentary, Best Surf Movie, Best Cinematography, and Best Soundtrack for both feature films and short films, while viewers will get to choose their favorites as well.