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As a small pacific nation with our roots deeply connected to the native forefathers of surfing and an infinite coastline, New Zealand is a country of surf enthusiasts and ocean lovers. In order to keep the surf masses happy across our small coastal communities, we are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Aotearoa Surf Film Festival for 2013 with an open call for film submissions to national and international surf filmmakers. It will become the first dedicated surf film competition in New Zealand with the aim of promoting the surf film genre and inspiring future surf filmmakers.


“We are very excited to establish the festival and aim to attract a high calibre of national and international film submissions. Our team will be working hard over the next 3 months leading up to the festival and will be making further announcements for towns and venues on the tour in early 2013”. Says festival director Nick Stevenson.


The first annual ASFF will commence in March 2013 and will run in true kiwi style, taking a curated selection of internationalsurf feature films, documentaries and short films on a summer roadtrip to coastal towns celebrating the best of surf culture,surf cinema and our connection with the environment.



We have officially opened up the call for submissions to the festival and we encourage surf filmmakers from around the world to enter the festival competition. Submissions are now open through till January 31st, 2013. So get your film in today! Please visit for all entry details.

In the mean time check out the ASFF Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date on all festival announcements.

We hope to see you all at the festival in March!


One comment

  1. The Wheats

    I can’t wait to see these films. Do you know if anything will get posted online? I love a surf film like no other.

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