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San Diego Surf Festival announces diverse lineup

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San Diego Surf Festival slotted for 20 - 23 May in La Jolla

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 May, 2015 - San Diego, California - The 2015 San Diego Surf Film Festival has announced a diverse line-up of 24 international films – from big-wave surfing in South Africa to an epic adventure down the Ganges River to bridging cultural and gender divides in a remote part of Iran.

The festival, May 20-23 at Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, will feature many films this year that are San Diego, California, and world premieres.

“Our majestic blue marble is made up of 71 percent water, which lends itself to an abundance of surf-related films and stunning cinematography. We are stoked to showcase surf films from around the planet, from popular surf destinations such as Hawaii, California, France, Australia and the Maldives, to Rio de Janeiro, the south of Portugal, and even a small village of El Salvador,” said Pierce Kavanagh, the festival’s co-creator and director.  “Every year we work diligently to create a festival that visiting filmmakers are proud to be a part of and that the San Diego surfing community can claim as its very own. This year we even had to move to the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla to accommodate the growing crowds. The 500-person theater overlooking the ocean is the perfect venue and the response has already been overwhelming.”

The SDSFF is unique in that it includes films, art and music that embody the entire culture. This year's festival will include 24 international surf films, a VIP party at Green Flash Brewing Co., dozens of filmmakers and producers in attendance, in-depth Q&As, filmmaker panels, live art and music, great food, epic surf sessions and raging after-parties. Special events happening during SDSFF 2015 include a tribute to late surf cinematographer Sonny Miller, and a presentation by well-known surf and nature photographer Chris Burkard.

Below is a list of the SDSFF 2015 official film selections:


Behind the Tide
Into the Sea
Ocean Driven
Oney Anwar: Chasing the Dream
Strange Rumblings in Shangra La
RICO - 60 years of Rico de Souza and surfing in Brazil


Always on the Road: Algarve, Portugal
Behind the Seen
Bird's Surf Shed
El Chino
Icon: Alex Gray
June Gloom
Mike Coots
North to Noosa
Out of the Black and into the Blue
Rail to Rail
Saturday 6:27am
The Coast
What Does Freedom Mean to You?
Willow Creek

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