Dare County Arts Council announces the official call for entries for the sixth annual Surfalorus Film Festival being held September 21-23 on the Outer Banks.
Surfalorus is a premier collaboration between Dare County Arts Council and Wilmington, NC-based Cucalorus Film Festival, which will celebrate its 23rd anniversary this fall. Surfalorus is an annual showcase of the year’s coolest surf films and ocean documentaries.
"Surfalorus has really found its home on the Outer Banks,” said Cucalorus Director Dan Brawley. “The festival showcases a range of films, from super shorties to features, that show how you can translate the pure stoke of surfing onto the big screen. And hidden within these tasty journeys you get to know the surfers, shapers, photographers, beach bums and occasional odd birds who define the lifestyle."
Outer Banks filmmakers, watermen and outdoor enthusiasts can enter their original short and feature film submissions through cucalorus.org. Deadline for entry is June 2 and “Surfalorus” should be put in the signature section of the online entry form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about submitting your film.
The free, family-friendly event will feature international, regional and local surf film screenings at various venues on the Outer Banks. Surfalorus screenings will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head (Thursday, September 21), Dare County Arts Council in Manteo (Friday, September 22), and the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills (Saturday, September 23). Screening times will be released at a later date.
Other aquatic activities will also take place during Surfalorus, including a surf art exhibit at Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery in Downtown Manteo.
“We are super excited to bring Surfalorus to the Outer Banks again this year,” said Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards. “In addition to incredible short and feature length films, this year’s festival will be coupled with an exhibit of historic surfboards curated by Steve Wise, and a photography exhibit honoring the late Mickey McCarthy curated by Daniel Pullen. Surfalorus is going to be an event that you do not want to miss.”
Sponsors interested in being a part of the Surfalorus Film Festival can contact Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com or at 252 473 5558.