June 13, 2008: – – New York, NY – The inaugural year of the New York Surf Film Festival will be held at Tribeca Cinemas on September 26th-28th, 2008. Located in lower Manhattan, Tribeca Cinemas is an arthouse rental theater in operation since 2004.
The theater hosts between 12-15 film festivals annually including Tribeca Film Festival, Brazilian Film Festival and the NYC Horror Film Festival. In addition, Tribeca Cinemas hosts a variety of private tastemaker screenings and events throughout the year.
Ayler Young, Manager of Tribeca Cinemas says, “We are excited for the opportunity to host the 1st Annual New York Surf Film Festival. Over the last few years, surfing in New York has exploded and it is exciting to see the east coast surfing community come together to support this event.”
The submissions deadline is less than one month away, closing June 25th, 2008. The New York Surf Film Competition is open to independently produced feature-length and short films in the surf genre. In order to be considered for the Festival’s Film Competition for U.S and International films, submitted films must have been completed after January 1, 2003.
The running time for features must be greater than 30 minutes. Short films under 30 minutes in length are eligible for participation in the Shorts Program. The submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2008 New York Surf Film Festival are available on the New York Surf Film Festival website at NYSurfFilm.com.
New York Surf Film Festival
The New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent surf film. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands.
The New York Surf Film Festival’s aim is to build upon and shape the idea of what a surf movie is, while fostering the growth of this global community in NYC.
The New York Surf Film Festival is an event consisting of three days of independent short and feature films, cult classics, and world premieres from established surf filmmakers. The official Website of the New York Surf Film Festival will bring the festival experience to the surf community through the streaming of trailers, current news, photos and box office information.
The New York Surf Film Festival is pleased to announce support from Board Sports Management, Mollusk Surf Shop, Sundown Surf Shop, NewYorkSurf.com, Surfersvillage.com, NYNJSurf.com, NYBB.com, & Dukestorm.com.
The New York Surf Film Festival is looking for volunteers. If you would like to get involved please email [email protected] to join the mailing list and attend the next volunteer meeting. For submission, media, and sponsorship inquiries please contact: Morgan Berk Don’t Drop In, LLC [email protected] 917.658.2927 Don’t Drop In, LLC P.O. Box 310361 Brooklyn, NY 11231.