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NYC Women's Surf Film Festival

Lava Girl Surf Celebrates the art of filmmaking and the stories being told around the world of women surfers, their connection to the ocean and love for their own communities and those they discover. 

Through surfing, education and art, Lava Girl Surf creates community and inspires women's lives. 


4TH ANNUAL NYC WOMEN'S SURF FILM FESTIVAL

AUGUST 12-13, 2016

The 4th Annual NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival (NYCWSFF), presented by Lava Girl Surf and LUNA, is proud to announce this year’s film selection, partners and event program.

This year’s festival, which has grown to a two-night event, will feature a photography show, two full-length films, and a variety of short films from established and emerging directors from around the world. The selections focus on the inspiring lives of women surfers, their unique journeys and passions, and their connections to the ocean.

Coinciding as it does with the growing recognition of surfing as a New York City pastime, the continued blossoming of the Rockaway community, and the recent accomplishments of female big wave surfing in particular, this festival marks a pivotal moment in the history of women’s surfing.

This year's festival is presented by LUNA and Lava Girl Surf and supported by Milagro TequilaWyeth EyewearRockaway Beach Surf ClubKona Brewing CoWax Surf CoNatures Shapes and Concave Coffee.

A special thanks also to our local sponsors who will also be donating prizes for the raffle drawn on Saturday August 13th: MandaDe La Mer 1981MamazooGoldie’s,ZingaraSeeaSalt Gypsy, Bumble and Bumble, Off Season, BoardersSt. JamesGrinder Girl and Scotty Bags.

Media PartnersThe Inertia,  Eastern Surf Magazine, BoardpornSurf Collective NYCPacific Longboard MagazineSmash Surf, NYC Surf Chicas, Rockaway Summer and Curl Mag.


PHOTO BY: MELISSA GAYLE FULLER @therighttoroam 

PHOTO BY: MELISSA GAYLE FULLER @therighttoroam 

READ ABOUT THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF THE NYC WOMEN'S SURF FILM FESTIVAL | PRESENTED BY LUNA BAR

Australian-born surfer, filmmaker and creative director Davina Grincevicius is never content to sit on the sand. “You’ll never learn anything about yourself standing on the shore,” says the 38-year-old New York City resident. “Sometimes those days when it just doesn’t seem worth paddling out—those are the days you can have a lot of fun.” This passion and bravery resonates into all aspects of her life: as a mother to a young son, as the NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival director, and as the co-founder of the Lava Girl Surf organization at her local break in Rockaway Beach, New York. Read full article here... 


SPONSORSHIP & PARTNERS

We are looking for partners and sponsors who recognize the unique opportunity and experience we present at the NYC Women's Surf Film Festival.

Click below If you would like to learn more about our sponsorship packages.  

VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for a team of volunteers to help out at this year’s NYC Women's Surf Film Festival. We are looking for people who are passionate about surfing, who are confident to work in a team (sometimes under pressure or at a relatively fast pace) and people who have initiative and drive. 


UPCOMING NEW YORK SURF EVENTS


RIGHT COAST - Susannah Ray Photography Exhibition

When: Until August 9th, 2016. Where: Rockaway Beach Surf Club

The Rockaway Beach Surf Club presents Right Coast, photographs by Susannah Ray, from July 21 - August 9, 2016, with an artist’s opening and book signing July 22, 6-8PM. In concert with the exhibition, Susannah Ray will release Right Coast as a monograph, with essays by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs of the Museum of the City of New York,and Joel Patterson, former editor in chief of Surfer Magazine and Transworld Surf Magazine.

Susannah Ray’s Right Coast was made through more than seven years of photographing the surfing community in the Rockaways, from 2004 to 2011. These photographs have been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including the Queens Museum, Alice Austen House, and Bonni Benrubi Gallery, but this is their first solo showing. This exhibition at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club is a unique opportunity to share the series where it was created.

www.susannahray.com


PRIMA DONNA - Fran Miller Photography Exhibition

When: August 12, 2016 - 7-9PM. WhereRockaway Beach Surf Club

This year’s festival poster uses an image by Australian surf photographer Frances Miller, who’s work will be on display from August 11th-17th at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. 

Frances 'Fran' Miller is a Sydney born photographer now living on the Gold Coast of Australia. She will be flying out to New York for the weekend of the film festival. 

 

Specializing in fine art surf and water photography, Fran has been published in a variety of international editorial publications as well as being ubiquitous online and across social media channels having worked with a large number of world renowned surfers. Fran is a regular contributor to The Inertia and World Surf League.

"Instinctively I enjoy taking photographs that leave the viewer with more questions than answers. I am a surfer and I am passionate about the ocean, but I crave creating pieces that explore moods and feelings rather than being solely documentative, whilst still using surfing and the ocean as my medium.

I take diverse and somewhat incoherent inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini and Munch as well as photographers like James Welling and John Chiara. Going forward, I am truly excited to test and explore the evolution of photography in surfing, and hopefully leave my audience perplexed, questioning and reflective."

www.franmiller.com.au


 
 

2015 NYC WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL

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