Dare County Arts Council and Cucalorus announce a call for entries for the seventh annual Surfalorus Film Festival being held September 20-22, 2018 on the Outer Banks.
The free, family-friendly event will feature international, regional and local surf film screenings at various venues on the Outer Banks. Surfalorus screenings will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head (Thursday, September 20), Dare County Arts Council in Manteo (Friday, September 21), and the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills (Saturday, September 22). Doors will open at 6:30 pm and screenings will start at 7 pm.
New to the mix this year, awards will be presented at the screenings for Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, People’s Choice/Audience Award, Best Wave, Best Wipeout, Best Soundtrack and Lifetime Achievement.
Filmmakers of all kinds can enter their original short and feature film submissions through Surfalorus.com. If your film contains surfing, water sports, or ocean adventures of any kind – please send it our way. Submissions from first-timers as well as salty veterans are encouraged. Submission is free and the deadline is July 1 at midnight. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about submissions.
Another new twist this year, Surfalorus will feature booths from the region’s most talented surf artisans exhibiting their works, including surf resin jewelry, ocean paintings, surf photography, local surfboard shapers and more.
Along with a variety of eclectic surf films, Surfalorus will also feature live music, pop-up performances, and a surfboard exhibit that tells the history of shaping curated by Steve Wise.
Surfalorus is a premier collaboration between Dare County Arts Council and Wilmington, NC-based Cucalorus Festival, which will celebrate its 24th anniversary this fall.
Sponsors interested in being a part of the Surfalorus Film Festival can contact Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com or at 252 473 5558.
This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.