Sydney Surf Film Festival

Rebecca Varidel
14th Jan 2015

Filmmaking has been at the heart of the surf industry since its inception with classic films such as Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer to Kai Neville’s Dear Suburbia. Surf films shape and influence generations of surfers and part of the vision for establishing the festival was to share a wide and diverse line up of Australian and international films with the public of Sydney.

“We are so pleased to be launching Sydney Surf Film Festival in the peak of summer across the beach communities of Sydney. Having an international reputation as both a leading city within the global surf industry and as an epicentre for surf tourism, Sydney really is the heart of Australian surfing with incredible surf breaks so close to the city. Surfing is part of the lifestyle many of us live everyday,” said Sydney Surf Film Festival Event Director Nick Stevenson.

“We hope that Sydney Surf Film Festival will become an annual event on every Australian surfers calendar and a key drawcard to come visit this beautiful city and experience the best Australian and international surf films on the big screen. It’s an exciting time for surfing and the city of Sydney. Having Sydney Surf Film Festival finish the week before the Australian Open of Surfing, this summer is going to be huge!”

The inaugral O’Neill Sydney Surf Film Festival will kick off in the peak of Sydney summer on 20th January, 2015 and will be staged at iconic Sydney beaches. Sydney Surf Film Festival will hit the original surf city for two weeks of incredible surf film screenings in the Bondi Pavilion and ICMS in Manly , photographic exhibitions and live music events as part of the citywide festival and annual celebration of surf culture.

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