Kook Paradise big at New York surf film fest
'Hear and Now' and 'Dear Suburbia' big winners as well
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 October, 2012 : - - The 2012 New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) presented by Barbados is pleased to present our Official Jury 2012 Film Awards for outstanding work in both feature and short form film, cinematography, soundtrack, as well as the viewer’s choice selections. With thirteen sold out screenings, over 1,500 people in attendance and numerous premieres and parties, the 5th anniversary of the annual NYSFF welcomed international filmmakers, surfers, friends, and media to Nitehawk Cinemas, NYC on September 19th and 20th, 2012 for an arrangement of 30 films from around the world, intimate Q&A sessions and charity fundraising with libations courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon. The 2012 NYSFF Screening Panel Proudly Awards the following films:
2012 BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD: HERE & NOW An Innersection Film, Directed by Nathan Myers, Produced by Taylor Steele; “Here & Now” was shot in one day. More than 25 filmmakers and surfers worked in unison to document the world of surfing in a single 24-hour period: May 2, 2012. From world champs like Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore to free spirits like Dave Rastovich, Ozzy Wright and AlexKnost, this project brings together shapers, photographers, legends, beginners, third world, first world and surf world. Some scored big. Others couldn’t find a ripple. It’s all part of the surfing experience. From contests to camping, hanging at home or hitting the road, veteran surf filmmaker Taylor Steele pulls together an epic, international cast to prove the best place to be is here and now.
2012 BEST SHORT FILM AWARD: KOOK PARADISE; Directed by Danny Dimauro and Tin Ojeda; Kook Paradise is one part social commentary, one part comedy and one heaping spoonful of reality. Kook Paradise is filmed on location at Ditch Plains Beach highlighting the surf culture in and out of the water. It is shot in the style of the surfing films from the 1960′s , bringing levity and humor to that which surrounds surfing’s current popularity in NY in particular.
2012 BEST SOUNDTRACK AWARD: DEAR SUBURBIA; Directed by Kai Neville, With Dane Reynolds, John John Florence, Kolohe Andino, Yadin Nicol, Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson, Dillon Perillo, Conner Coffin, Mitch Coleborn, Dion Agius, Evan Geiselman, Taj Burrow and Jack Freestone; Website: www.whatyouth.com; Filmed on location in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Caribbean, Dear Suburbia, is the latest release from Kai Neville and is the follow up to his previous films Modern Collective and Lost Atlas. It is a high-performance, location-based surf film set against exotic landscapes, objects and personalities juxtaposed with the traditions of suburban life. Spontaneity versus routine. The unknown versus the familiar. An interpretation of our lifestyle, culture, riding waves, traveling the world — a pirouette into the absurdity of it all. The result is a graceful, often schizophrenic glimpse at modern life with a surfboard and a passport.
2012 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: RAW: THE MOVIE; Directed by Cohan Banfield and Mark Brightwell; Website: www.rawthemovie.com; RAW THE MOVIE is a new vision in surf film making, combining surfing, the art of cinematography, and a mindful use of editing that synchronizes vision and audio. The film showcases a diverse range of the world’s best surfers. RAW THE MOVIE will inspire, motivate and just amaze surfers, enthusiasts and non-believers alike.
2012 BEST WAVE SEGMENT: DANE REYNOLDS, DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 VIEWER’S CHOICE FEATURE FILM AWARD; DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 VIEWER’s CHOICE SHORT FILM AWARD; KOOK PARADISE
The New York Surf Film Festival brought together avid surfers, legendary surf journalists, film buffs and New York City audiences fascinated by the sport. It was a celebration of the East Coast surf community but also the artistic integrity of the surf film genre. Be sure to continue to check in at http://newyorksurffilmfestival.com/ for images, highlight & filmmaker Q&A video clips, and 2013 festival and updates.
Author: Morgan Rae Berk
Tags: Surf Film, New York, Cinema