California Surf Festival Hot Grom Shorts Film Contest

Entry deadline November 9, 2009

The California Surf Festival is coming once again to Oceanside and this year will feature the Hot Grom Shorts Film Contest. Kids 19 years and under can try their hand at making their very own surf or skate film that will play if chosen for the festival. Films must be made by kids and be under 5 minutes in length.

Hot Grom Short Films shown at:

Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA

November 21 and 22, 2009
noon to 1:00pm

  • You must be 19 years and under on November 22, 2009.
  • Your surf and or/skate film must be 5 minutes or less.
  • Download an application from, or pick one up at the California Surf Museum located at 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
  • Submission deadline is November 9, 2009; filmmakers will be notified by November 13, 2009. Send entry in or drop off in person to Keiko Beatie at the California Surf Museum.
  • Accepted films will be screened at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre in downtown Oceanside noon to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 21, 2009 and noon to 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 22, 2009.
  • Awards presentation will be Sunday November 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm at the Sunshine Brooks Theater.
  • Prizes to be awarded for Best Film, Best Story, Best Production, Grand Prize winner will receive a surfboard from Fire Wire and lots of swag for all winners.
  • Tickets: Filmmakers will receive a Filmmakers Pass — an all screenings pass to all films shown during the California Surf Festival — and 2 complimentary tickets for your family or friends to the Hot Grom Shorts screenings.
  • For questions and more information contact or call Keiko at 949-388-1966 or California Surf Museum at 760-721-6876.

Film Tickets:

All Screenings Pass
general seating to all feature and short films including the Hot Grom Shorts.
$40 members of CSM
$60 non-members

Individual film tickets
general seating to feature and short films and Hot Grom Shorts.
$8 each members of CSM
$10 each non-members

Buy online or or call (760) 721-6876

California Surf Festival Feature Films
SHAPED* by Walter Georis. Historical look at the history and art of shaping surfboards.
The Drifter* Taylor Steele and Rob Machado do Indonesia on a motor bike.
Dear  Yonder by Tiffany Campbell. All girl time here as top professional surfers Sofia Mulanovich, Kassia Meador and the icons rip it up.
Hanging Five by Chris Cutri. Five surf artists: Wolfgang Bloch, Andy Davis, Alex Knox, Tyler Warren and Julie Goldstein.
Still Filthy by Jarrod Tallman. Billabong continuation of the popular film; Surf Poll Winner 2009.
Hot Grom Shorts Short films by kids 19 and under, under 5 minutes.
Waveriders* by Joel Conroy. Ireland Big Surf.
Sea of Darkness* by Michael Oblowitz. A modern day pirate tale concerning the ship “The Indies Trader” and the men who sailed it. A tale of exploration, adventure, and the discovery of jungle surf spots off the remote Indonesian coastline in the 1970s.
BS! Volcom
Lost Prophets* by Nathan Apffel. Dave Rastovich and Hans Hagen wave riding Alias to tow in.
HighWater Dana Brown’s story of the Triple Crown surfing competition on the North Shore of Hawaii.
Echo Beach During the 1980s, 56th Street in Newport Beach was the dawn of a new era in surf culture.

* World, U.S. or West Coast Premier

California Surf Festival Short Films
Shaping A Life Gary Linden story. (20 minutes)
Tom’s Plantation Creation* by Cyrus Sutton. A short film on how to build Alia boards. (20 minutes)
All Points South* by Josh Berry. Surfers are a litmus test for the health of our oceans. This new film from Save The Waves Coalition relates how surfers and fishermen in Southern Chile are joining together to fight against rampant pollution. (20 minutes)
Verve* by Suyen Mosley. Black surfers’ contest in Malibu. (10 minutes)
Gum For My Boat* A story of hope focusing on the Bangladesh Surf Club and its members. The club consists of more than 30 boys and girls and is helping to introduce surfing. (22 minutes)
El Día Despues* Surf film from Chile about surfing big waves in South America. (5 minutes)
MADERA* by Kepa Alvarez Ruiz. This short film shows the audience the whole process of building a hollow wooden surf board with this board building method by legendary board builderTom Blake. (10 minutes)
INUNDATION* by Chase Fin and Douglas Anderson School of Arts. Faced with the challenges of a new international economy, the surfing community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, must adapt to market change or face virtual extinction. (12 minutes)
Kelly Slater’s new IMAX film trailer* (5 minutes)

* World, U.S. or West Coast Premier
Feature and Short Films shown at:

Grace Theater
102 North Freeman St.
Oceanside, CA

Sunshine Brooks Theatre
217 Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA

California Surf Festival
All Access Pass
includes all feature films, short films, Hot Grom Shorts, special events, all VIP receptions, and awards ceremony

$125 members of CSM
($45 savings)

$200 non-members
non-member price also includes a 1-year membership to the
California Surf Musuem
($90 savings)

Buy online or or call (760) 721-6876

In addition to films The California Surf Festival presents the following Special Events

An Evening with Nat Young
Thursday, November 19th, 7:00 pm

Champagne Reception with Photographer Clark Little
Saturday, November 21st, 1:30 pm

Surfer Magazine 50th Anniversary Tribute
Saturday, November 21st, 8:00 pm

1st “Silver Surfer Award” to Gary Linden
Sunday, November 22nd, 3:00 pm

Hot Grom Awards Ceremony
Sunday, November 22nd, 4:30 pm

The California Surf Festival is a benefit for the California Surf Museum. The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.

The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054.

Open daily 10am-4pm with extended hours Thursdays to 8pm. Admission is free to members, $3 for general admission, $1 for seniors, students and military, and free for children under 12.