The O’Neill Sydney Surf Film Festival — a two-week celebration of surf cinema and culture — will hit Sydney’s iconic surfing destinations of Manly and Bondi from 21 January to 1 February 2015. The Festival will launch at ‘The Bucket List’ on Bondi Beach, followed by two weeks of film screenings in Bondi Pavilion and ICMS in Manly.
“We are so pleased to be launching the Festival in the peak of summer across the beach communities of Sydney. Having an international reputation as both a leading city within the global surf industry and as an epicenter for surf tourism, Sydney really is the heart of Australian surfing with incredible surf breaks so close to the city,” said SSFF Event Director Nick Stevenson. “Filmmaking has been at the heart of the surf industry since its inception, with classic films such as Bruce Brown’s Endless Summer to Kai Neville’s Dear Suburbia. We hope that SSFF will become an annual event on every Australian surfers calendar and a key drawcard to come visit this beautiful city and experience the best Australian and international surf films on the big screen,” he said.
The screening panel worked their way through the film submissions to put together a diverse program of Australian and international surf films showcasing spectacular surfing, in depth documentaries and unique surfing experiences. A line up of satellite events, parties and photographic exhibitions are also included in the Festival program.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.ssff.com.au