Surfalorus Film Festival Coming To Outer Banks, Seeking Entries [Exclusive]
For the first time, the annual Surfalorus Film Festival is coming to the Outer Banks this fall for a three-day cinematic celebration of all things aquatic, showcasing the year’s hottest surf films and ocean documentaries with a series of outdoor sunset screenings and accompanying local festivities.
An epic gathering of coastal North Carolina marine culture, Surfalorus began in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2012 as an initiative of the Cucalorus community education and engagement program.
Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by the underground filmmaking collective Twinkle Doon. Today, it is a multi-disciplinary arts organization supporting emerging and innovative creative professionals through an annual film festival in Wilmington, North Carolina, a residency program, a micro-cinema, an extensive community engagement program, and the Surfalorus summer outdoor screening series.
This year, Surfalorus will be held in conjunction with the Design+Art+Science+Humanities (DASH) Symposium, a bi-annual cultural tourism initiative that explores the intersection of art and science. DASH 2015: Boats and Boards, Ripples and Waves will focus on waves and the vehicles humans use to navigate them.
This year’s keynote speaker is Reuben Margolin, a kinetic sculptor who is known for his mesmerizing work with waveforms. Water-soaked attendees also have the opportunity to join in seminars, workshops, meet-and-greets, and of course multiple film screenings. DASH is organized by the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC.
Sponsored by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council, the 4th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival will take place October 1-3, 2015 on the Outer Banks, North Carolina.
In an open call to “all surfers, filmmakers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles, and fans of everything aquatic”, festival organizers are currently seeking original short and feature film submissions for this year’s event.
To submit a film to be screened in this year’s festival, visit www.surfalorus.org for entry details. Film submission deadline is August 21.
Stay tuned to OBXentertainment.com for more details on this year’s Surfalorus Film Festival, including exact times, location, and featured films, coming soon!