Dates for the British Surf Film Festival have been announced today. Taking place 22 and 23 September, the festival, to be held at the new Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay, will combine an iconic mix of old classics and contemporary flicks alongside independent films and surf photography.
The festival is now open for entries into the Homegrown Board Shorts Surf Film Competition, in association with the Cornwall Film Festival, which allows surf filmmakers to present their work to a larger audience. There’s a sweet first prize up for grabs courtesy of Errant Surf Holidays, consisting of a contract to be their official videographer, a holiday in Morocco and £500. In addition, an award for ‘Rising Star’ talent, an HD Bullet camera, will be sponsored by Dogcam.
Lerryn Rowe, Lighthouse Cinema Manager, said, “We are thrilled to be hosting the first British Surf Film Festival at Lighthouse Cinema. Being right in the heart of Newquay it is the perfect location for surfers and film makers to see surf films on the big screen. This is an event that we have wanted to run for some time and we are really pleased to be working with professionals within the industry to help make this an unmissable event on the surfing calendar.”
Watch this space for updates on the British Surf Film Festival, how to get hold of tickets and a rundown of all the films they’ll be showing. In the meantime, check out the BSFF website britishsurffilmfestival.com or find them on FB facebook.com/britishsurffilmfestival