Calling all filmmakers to submit your surf movie

On the Judging Panel: Peppie Simpson - Australian Longboard Champion

The Noosa International Surfilm Festival is calling upon filmmakers from across the globe to submit their surf movie for consideration to be played at this year’s festival which will be held at the Noosa Event Cinemas from August 8-10.

Festival event founder and producer Jesca Maas said she was excited to see the quality of films which would all be in the running for prizes including Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Short Film and The People’s Choice Award.

“The Noosa International Surfilm Festival is all about bringing together the best surf films from around the world and delivering them to an appreciative audience in a place like Noosa which has such a rich surf history.

“We are super stoked to provide this platform to all surf film makers wherever they are in the world. Whether they are a short or feature length film, a documentary, an animation or something totally new and wild, we’d like to see it.

“We particularly want submissions that are related to surf culture, particularly those that tell a story. We don’t want the standard wave after wave kind of film, we want stories that can evoque all kinds of emotions, those that inspire, make people laugh or even bring a tear to your eyes. We are accepting all types including short films, feature films, documentaries, travelogues, fiction and animation,” Jesca said.

Submissions are open now until June 1 via the Filmfreeway platform

Filmmakers whose films are selected to be screened on the big screen at the festival will be notified in the week of June 10th.

Judging panel:

Jon Frank  | Renowned surf photographer and cinematographer

Kirra Molnar  |  Professional Longboarder and President of the Noosa World Surfing Reserve

Lauren Hill  |  Acclaimed storyteller and surf culture podcaster

Mick Sowry   |  Award winning filmmaker, producer and writer

Nathan Oldfield   |  Renowned filmmaker

Peppie Simpson  |   Australian Longboard Champion

Spencer Frost  |  Award-winning surf filmmaker

Tim Baker  |   Award-winning surf culture author and journalist

Tom Wegener  |  Surf Culture researcher and sustainable board manufacturer.

For more information on the judging panel please visit:

For more information on the Film Festival please visit: www.noosainternationalsurfilmfestival



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