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Fri, Nov 10


New Smyrna Beach

FLA Surf Flim Fest Q4 2023

November 2023 Florida Surf Film Festival

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FLA Surf Flim Fest Q4 2023
FLA Surf Flim Fest Q4 2023

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – Nov 11, 2023, 11:30 PM

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

About the event

New Smyrna Beach, FL - Our fourth and last event of 2023 is fast approaching on Nov. 10th and 11th at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach. We are beyond excited at the culmination of 10 years of community stoke and surf culture. 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 kick off with a series of short films including a new piece from our very own Eric and Evan Geiselmen from their recent exploits around Bali and the Caribbean. Perry Gershkow’s latest feature Convergence will finish the first segment and is not to be missed as it delves deep into the days and nights of three enigmatic surfer/skaters, shot beautifully in black and white. Nate Tyler, Greyson Fletcher, and Conner Coffin discuss career and life balance with some of their best performances on display.

Our second film segment starts with Steve Barilotti’s short film on 70’s surf artist Rick Griffin and finishes with The Road to Patagonia by Matty Hannon. Matty’s epic solo adventure has him surfing his way from the top of Alaska to the tip of Patagonia by motorbike but takes multiple twists and turns, deepening his appreciation of nature and meeting the love of his life. This 50,000-kilometer journey is beautifully captured over 16 years, and Matty will be joining us from Australia to present his film and rock a Q&A after.

Saturday night, we debut the much-anticipated Trilogy: New Wave, directed by Andy McKenzie, who will be present and joining a Q&A following his film, which features Seth Moniz, Griffin Colapinto, and Ethan Ewing as they scour the globe in search of good waves and good times.

Our 10th year of surf films and community will wrap-up with festival veteran Nathan Oldfield’s short film The Family of Things featuring Dave Rastovich and feature film Corners of the Earth – Kamchatka by Spencer Frost. The film follows surfers Letty Mortensen and Fraser Dovell as they peer behind the iron curtain to discover volcanic cold-water slabs, Mi-8 helicopters, frozen campsites, and frozen bank accounts. This travelogue was almost over before it began with the Russian invasion of Ukraine creating roadblocks left, right, and center, and the trip quickly became far more than they could have imagined. Spencer will be joining us to present his film and host a Q&A following the film.

This 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. Kevin and I look forward to seeing everyone, high fiving the last 10 years, and looking forward to the next 10… Yeeeewwww!

Here’s the anticipated schedule for both nights:

November 10th, 2023:

5:00 PM – Doors Open

6:30 PM –

• 10TH YEAR COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director

Ephemeral – Nisrine Oulalite, 2 min.

A Lesson in Three Images with Grant Ellis – Jack Boston, 8 min.

To Be Frank – Anna Wilder Burns, 12 min.

• Eric and Evan Geiselman short film – 15 min.

Convergence – Perry Gershkow, 44 min.

• Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

8:30 PM –

Rick Griffin Interlude 01, Pacific Vibrations – Steve Barilotti, 4 mins

The Road to Patagonia – Matty Hannon, 91 min.

• Q & A with Matty Hannon

• Raffle – Nixon, Yeti, Cronin Surfboards

November 11th, 2023:

5:00 PM – Doors Open

6:30 PM –

• 10TH YEAR COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director

A14 – Guillaume Rouan and Aurelien Bacquet, 4 min.

Beyond Frames – Samuel Mueller, 13 min.

Trilogy: New Wave – Andy Mckenzie, 84 min.

• Q & A with Andy Mckenzie

• Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

8:30 PM –

In The Family of Things – Nathan Oldfield, 8 min.

Corners of the Earth – Kamchatka – Spencer Frost, 90 min.

• Q & A with Spencer Frost

• Raffle – Nixon, YETI, Cronin Surfboards

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.

Podcast Sponsor: Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation

Principal Sponsors: State of Florida Division of Arts and Culture, Volusia County, Roark, YETI, Sun Bum, Wagner Vasileros - aka The Lawyer Dude, , Anson Stoner, Globe Brand Footwear, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Major Sponsors: Persimmon Hollow, Cronin Surfboards, Florida Virtual School, Brian Layman Wealth Management, Cap'n Lu's - A Health Food Store for Pets, Dragon Alliance, Red Dog Surf Shop, Kembali Board Shack, Café Verde, and Clancy’s Cantina

NSB Sponsors: Flaunt Electric Bicycles, Scott Yurchison Real Estate, Daytona Climbing Company, LunDev Homes, Nixon, Mangrove Bay Design, Biological Consulting Services, Dr. Phil Stephens at MyEyeDr, Funxion IT, Pura Vida Bracelets, Beachside Tavern, Solento Organic Tequila, White Claw, Kula Yoga, Daytona Drywall and Plaster, Dr. Matt Smith at Natural Health Practices, Magnolia Acres, and Surfrider Foundation Flagler/Volusia.

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