In a land of sea, sun and endless beaches it’s hard to believe that this year is the first ever San Diego based film festival dedicated to the sport that is so ingrained in the county's culture, but, this weekend Bird’s Surf Shed will be home to the inaugural San Diego Surf Film Festival and the producing team behind the affair are building the event with the people for the people!
With an impressive number of film submissions entered into the festival you have your pick from a whopping 13 feature films from around the world paired with 22 shorts, all carefully curated by a top notch panel. It’s not just about the films though, it’s about bringing the San Diego community together and sharing the stoke!
To get the full San Diego Surf Film Festival experience check out these extra curricular activities that won’t make a dent in your wallet – they’re free!
Saturday May 12th
Presented in conjunction with H20 Trash Patrol & *enjoy handplanes is for all you earlybirds on Saturday morning who want to keep the beaches clean and learn all about Womping! Trash pickers, buckets and handplanes provided along with coffee and pastries for all of those that come join in. Not to mention they’ll be prizes of 4 pairs of film tickets for those that collect the most trash! Meet the crew on the grassy area of La Jolla Shores, north of the parking lot (look out for the banners).
Following the bodysurfing demo *enjoy handplanes will be hotfooting it to Bird’s Surf Shed to join Grain Surfboards for a board shaping how to session and see the reation of a paipo (Hawaiin belly board!)
Sunday May 13th
Come out and meet the filmmakers! Find out their thought process behind the films they directed and produced, what they think about the surf film industry and what you can expect to see from them next. Confirmed panelists include
Julian and Joaquin Azulay (Gauchos del Mar),
Todd Moreland (Promised Land),
Heather Hudson (Women and the Waves),
John Lynch (Abroad),
Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura (Salmon Theory, Skip Brunette)
Michael Weybret (Margaux)
Get out there and show the beaches, your community and independent surf filmmakers some love this weekend!
Get your tickets for the festival here - SDSFF Tickets - and look out for the Moms bring your groms special offer for Mothers Day!