The 5th annual NY Surf Film Festival, which happened mid-September, finally announced its 2012 awards last month. Presented again by the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), the NYSFF welcomed international filmmakers, avid surfers, legendary surf photographers, film buffs, and friends to Nitehawk Cinemas, NYC on September 19th and 20th, 2012 for an arrangement of 30 films from around the world, intimate Q&A sessions and charity fundraising.
Film awards were given for outstanding work in both feature and short form film, cinematography, soundtrack, as well as the viewer’s choice selection. There were thirteen sold out screenings, and over 1,500 people in attendance at the numerous premieres and parties.
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 with a forum 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 aim is to program a mix of film views and stories from all over the different parts of the world.
From both Indie as well as established surf filmmakers, The New York Surf Film Festival hopes to foster the growth of this global community in NYC. The New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) is one of the many surf film festivals around the world in the collaborative launch of the Global Surf Film Festival Collective (GSFFC) at gsffc.org, a streamlined one stop submission process to worldwide surf film festivals.
Congrats to the winners:
2012 BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD: HERE & NOW
2012 BEST SHORT FILM AWARD: KOOK PARADISE
2012 BEST SOUNDTRACK AWARD: DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: RAW: THE MOVIE
2012 BEST WAVE SEGMENT: DANE REYNOLDS, DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD FEATURE FILM: DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD SHORT FILM: KOOK PARADISE
Further information about the New York Surf Film Festival and the films are available at www.NYSurfFilm.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail to New York Surf Film Festival LLC 242 President St #3R Brooklyn, NY 11231. Also check in at http://newyorksurffilmfestival.com/ for 2013 festival details and updates.