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New Smyrna Beach

FLA Surf Flim Fest Q1 2024

The past 10 years it has been an honor and a privilege to provide a community event that brings us together and showcases the finest surf films available. We’re looking forward to kicking off another 10 years of stoke…. Yeeeewwww!

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FLA Surf Flim Fest Q1 2024
FLA Surf Flim Fest Q1 2024

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – Feb 03, 2024, 10:00 PM

New Smyrna Beach, 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, USA

About the event

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/florida-surf-film-festival-presented-by-monster-energy-14359649817 

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Our first event of 2024 is coming up February 2nd and 3rd at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach.  We are beyond excited as we launch into our second decade of community stoke, cultural diversity, and documentary filmmaking.  Single and two-night passes are now available, and don’t forget to check out our annual Green Room Membership, which is the only way to roll if you want VIP treatment with reserved seats, meals, and drinks included.

Friday night will be a very special two-parter and a little different as we fire up the time machine for a screening of North Shore with John Philbin who played Turtle in attendance!  Arguably the most quoted character from any surf movie, Turtle factually rendered, “When the wave breaks here, don’t be there, or you’re gonna get drilled,” and, “Nobody listens to turtle,” and “Don’t be a barney, barney.”  John’s surfing background scored him a role in Point Break as Nathaniel, and his acting chops landed him in many other projects like Tombstone and more.  Gregory Harrison, aka Chandler, is also planning to attend, and we’ll know more about his schedule as we get closer.  We’re also thrilled to share his latest work in Cyn Posner’s romantic comedy, Undateable John, (Rated R for sexual situations, profanity, and adult situations) where a surf instructor meets his dream girl at an AA meeting. John and Gregory will join us for a Q and A sit down after the film.

Saturday night will kick off with local legend Michael Dunphy’s (in attendance) latest short film Redline, which highlights the phenomenal hurricane season of 2023 and includes some recent travels to Indonesia and beyond.  Director Dave Fox shared his first feature film Motel Hell, which takes Harry Bryant through a desert dreamscape, stumbling upon a mysterious oasis, a motel hidden in the dunes.  A glass of enigmatic milk becomes Harry’s ticket to a whirlwind of global adventure, riding mind bending barrels in Ireland, Morocco, Indo, and remote Australia.  Lock yourself into Motel Hell.

The final feature of the weekend will be the sailing/surfing adventure Calypte from festival veterans Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell.  With only a handful of days in combined sailing experience between them, Torren, and his partner Aiyana, set off from the east coast of Thailand in early 2022.  They would learn as they go, guided by a few friends with sailing experience, and navigate the South China Sea, up through the Strait of Malacca and around the tip of Sumatra into the Indian Ocean on a year-long expedition in search of waves.  Amidst the sleepless nights, the endless rolling and tossing of the boat, the breakdowns they find some of the most beautiful uncrowded waves this planet has to offer.  This film is visually stunning and with an original soundtrack—not to be missed.

Here’s the anticipated schedule for both nights:

February 2nd, 2024:

5:00 PM – Doors Open

6:30 PM –

  • COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • North Shore96 min. John Philbin, as “Turtle” in attendance and possibly Gregory Harrison, as Chandler
  • Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

8:30 PM –

  • Undateable John – (Rated R for sexual situations, profanity, and adult situations) Director, Demian Lichtenstein, and producer and writer, Cynthia Posner – 82 min.
  • Q & A with John Philbin
  • Raffle – Nixon, Yeti, Cronin Surfboards

February 3rd, 2024:

5:00 PM – Doors Open

6:30 PM –

  • COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • Redline – Michael Dunphy – 13 min
  • Motel Hell – Dave Fox – 46 min.
  • Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

8:30 PM –

  • Calypte – Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn – 98 min.
  • Raffle – Nixon, YETI, Cronin Surfboards

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