New York Surf Film Festival - Open For Entries

SECOND Annual New York Surf Film Festival returns in September 2009. The call for submissions is now open. After an extremely successful opening year at the famous Tribeca Cinemas, the 2nd Annual New York Surf Film Festival will return in September 2009. The New York Surf Film Festival is an event consisting of three days of screenings from independent short and feature films, cult classics, and world premiers from established and emerging 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 film trailers, current news, photos and box office information. NYSFF's co-founder, Tyler Breuer, is looking forward to this year's submissions: "Last year's submissions were so incredible and creative, I can't wait to see what submissions come in for this year's event".

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 US and International films, submitted films must have been completed after January 1, 2004. The running time for features must be greater than 30 minutes. Short films under 30 minutes in length are eligible for participation in the Short Film Program.

Submissions open from February 2nd to May 31st, 2009. The submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2009 New York Surf Film Festival are available on the New York Surf Film Festival website at Information is also available through Don't Drop In, LLC at 917.658.2927,, or by regular mail to Don't Drop In, LLC P.O. Box 310361 Brooklyn, NY 11231.

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.

Ed Temperley

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