Tuesday, January 20, 2015

San Diego Surf Film Festival Announces Submission Dates and Artist Andy Davis

                          SDSFF 2015 to Showcase Surf Filmmakers Around the Globe

Misfit Pictures welcomes the return of the internationally-acclaimed San Diego Surf Film Festival May 20-23, 2015.  The fourth annual, multi-venue festival will include 25 international surf films, a VIP party, dozens of filmmakers and producers in attendance, in-depth Q&As, filmmaker panels, live art, music, great food, epic surf sessions and raging after-parties.  

The San Diego Surf Film Festival has issued an official call for submissions for this year to filmmakers around the globe.  For a direct link to submit films, go here.  Submissions will be accepted from Jan. 16-April 1st with the officially selected films being announced April 20.  The SDSFF focuses on strong narrative films from international surf cultures and has presented many films that have won awards worldwide.
In addition, the SDSFF 2015 featured artist will be Andy Davis, whose unique and whimsical surf art and designs casually capture surfing’s iconic culture.  “It's an honor for us to have Andy join us for the festival.  Andy is a great human being and we have always loved his artwork.  He is the perfect addition to our festival and we couldn’t be happier,” said founder and director Pierce Michael Kavanagh, who along with his wife Petra, created the festival in 2012.
The San Diego Surf Film Festival has quickly become one of the largest of its kind in the world.  Last year’s festival sold out all four days and attracted more than 2,200 people, who came from all over the globe to celebrate the art of surf cinema.  
“Every year we strive to present the finest in international surf cinema and award-winning filmmakers to a very enthusiastic hometown crowd and everybody has an amazing time,” Kavanagh said.  “The response we have received right from the festival’s inception has been nothing short of amazing.  We set the bar pretty high for ourselves and work really hard because San Diego deserves a surf film festival of this caliber.”
Argentina filmmakers Joaquin & Julian Azulay, whose film Tierra de Patagones won Best Feature at SDSFF 2014 summed up their experience perfectly: The SDSFF was like being in Argentina in a soccer match – people enjoyed every film, they shouted, felt things, suffered, clapped and hooted.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

For more information about the San Diego Surf Film Festival, please visit: http://www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com/.

About Misfit Pictures:
Misfit Pictures is a San Diego-based award-winning production company that creates thought-provoking, visually stunning pieces. The company’s goal is to capture stories that are shot beautifully and will inspire people to make the world a better place. Misfit pictures’ projects have included the critically-acclaimed films Manufacturing Stoke (2011) and What the Sea Gives Me (2014).  For more information please visit http://misfitpictures.com/.

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Andrea Siedsma

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