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(Tuesday) 1.20.15

San Diego Surf Film Festival

SDSFF 2015 to Showcase Surf Filmmakers Around the Globe

This will be Solspot’s 4th year supporting SDFF and we are happy to announce it’s return May 20-23, 2015.  The fourth annual, multi-venue festival will include 25 international surf films, a VIP party, dozens of filmmakers and producers in attendance, in-depth Q&As, filmmaker panels, live art, music, great food, epic surf sessions and raging after-parties.

The San Diego Surf Film Festival has also announced it’s open call for submissions. For a direct link to submit films, go here.  Submissions will be accepted NOW thru April 1st with the officially selected films being announced April 20.  The SDSFF focuses on strong narrative films from international surf cultures and has presented many films that have won awards worldwide.

In addition, the SDSFF 2015 featured artist will be Andy Davis, whose unique and whimsical surf art and designs casually capture surfing’s iconic culture.  “It’s an honor for us to have Andy join us for the festival.  Andy is a great human being and we have always loved his artwork.  He is the perfect addition to our festival and we couldn’t be happier,” said founder and director Pierce Michael Kavanagh, who along with his wife Petra, created the festival in 2012.

The San Diego Surf Film Festival has quickly become one of the largest of its kind in the world.  Last year’s festival sold out all four days and attracted more than 2,200 people, who came from all over the globe to celebrate the art of surf cinema.

“Every year we strive to present the finest in international surf cinema and award-winning filmmakers to a very enthusiastic hometown crowd and everybody has an amazing time,” Kavanagh said.  “The response we have received right from the festival’s inception has been nothing short of amazing.  We set the bar pretty high for ourselves and work really hard because San Diego deserves a surf film festival of this caliber.”

Argentina filmmakers Joaquin & Julian Azulay, whose film Tierra de Patagones won Best Feature at SDSFF 2014 summed up their experience perfectly: The SDSFF was like being in Argentina in a soccer match – people enjoyed every film, they shouted, felt things, suffered, clapped and hooted.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

For more information about the San Diego Surf Film Festival, please visit: http://www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com/. Also stay tuned for more info from us at Solspot. Every year we’ve given away tickets to the event and this year will likely see more of the same.

 

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