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2013 NYSFF FILM AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE VOTES ARE IN: NEW YORK SURF FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 JURY AWARDS

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New York, NY, November 8, 2013– The 2012 New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) is pleased to present our Official Jury 2013  Film Awards for outstanding work in both feature and short form film, cinematography,  soundtrack, as well as the viewer’s choice selections. The 6th annual NYSFF welcomed international filmmakers, surfers, friends, and media to Nitehawk Cinemas, NYC on October 17, 2013 for an  arrangement of 17 films from around the world, intimate Q&A sessions, and the Urban Surf Party powered Fiat with libations courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

The 2013 NYSFF Screening Panel Proudly Awards the following films:

2013 BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD: IMMERSION Directed by Tim Bonython

Honorable Mention: THE NORTH CANYON: NAZARE CALLING with GARRET MCNAMARA  Directed by Garrett McNamara, Paulo Caldeira, Polvo Concepts, Gustavo Neves  & INNERSECTION: BLACK Directed by Nathan Myers, Calvin Knowlton, Saul Garcia, Ben Gulliver, Damien Robertson, Adam Chilton, Adam DeWolfe, Joao Rito, Nat Lanyon, Jay Button, Dan Norkunas, Zachary Hill, Toby Cregan

2013 BEST SHORT FILM AWARD: STEP N’ SOUL ; Directed by Toma Jablon

Honorable Mention: SOUL OF A CARNATION, HEART OF A SURFER Directed by Hélio Valentim  & GROUNDSWELL Directed by Chris Malloy

2013 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: IMMERSION Directed by Tim Bonython

Honorable Mention: INNERSECTION: BLACK Directed by Nathan Myers, Calvin Knowlton, Saul Garcia, Ben Gulliver, Damien Robertson, Adam Chilton, Adam DeWolfe, Joao Rito, Nat Lanyon, Jay Button, Dan Norkunas, Zachary Hill, Toby Cregan

2013 BEST SOUNDTRACK FEATURE FILM AWARD: INNERSECTION BLACK Directed by Nathan Myers, Calvin Knowlton, Saul Garcia, Ben Gulliver, Damien Robertson, Adam Chilton, Adam DeWolfe, Joao Rito, Nat Lanyon, Jay Button, Dan Norkunas, Zachary Hill, Toby Cregan

2013 BEST SOUNDTRACK SHORT FILM AWARD: ABYSS Directed by Jay Grant

Honorable Mention: FRICTION FREE FINLESS – musical notes whilst surfing Directed by Chris Duczynski & SUNYATA LAPSE Directed by Yarir Abou

2013 VIEWER’S CHOICE FEATURE FILM AWARD: A HUNDRED MILES TO THE END DIrected by John Beattie

2013 VIEWER’S CHOICE SHORT FILM AWARD: CACTUS WAGON Directed by Denny Aaberg

The New York Surf Film Festival brought together avid surfers, legendary surf journalists, film buffs and New York City audiences fascinated by the sport. It was a celebration of the East Coast surf community but also the artistic integrity of the surf film genre.  Be sure to check out  our Facebook page for official festival photos  BY ISAK TINER for JUMPING HOUSE STUDIOS and highlights from the 6th annual NYSFF and at https://www.nysff.com for 2014 festival and updates.  See you next year!

The 2013 NYSFF isn’t possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

NYSFF WELCOMES THE FIAT 500L URBAN SURF PARTY, a “Silent DJ” party, listen to live music offered in a unique way by Silent Frisco, a cutting-edge San Francisco-based technology company that fuels parties with individual headphones. Silent Frisco enables being “scene not heard” by offering each attendee a pair of custom-designed, festival-optimized wireless headphones to crank the volume as loud as wanted (without disturbing the neighbors), and dance to the grooves of various DJ’s.   Fiat, in partnership with Grind Media is also premiering the last of the ‘day-in-the-life’ series featuring Local NY surfer Balaram Stack. Each of the episodes was filmed in each of the six FIAT Urban Surf Party national stops and highlights the ins and outs of each city from a surfers perspective. 

About the all-new Fiat 500L:With its Italian design and city-friendly functionality, the all-new Fiat 500L five-passenger model expands the appeal of the brand’s iconic Fiat 500 with even more style and efficiency in the growing B-segment. The Fiat 500L — the L stands for ‘Large’ – follows the U.S. introduction of the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth  and a full-electric version of the Fiat 500 at the end of 2012.  The Fiat 500L and 500L Trekking are available in studios nationwide.

NYSFF welcomes back our official media partner Surfing Magazine.
NYSFF thanks our Friends of the Festival NYSurfingBuddies, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Encyclopedia of Surfing, Saturdays Surf NYC, 5Rhythms, Hive SurfunsOund SurfEastVitacoco, East Surf Company and SurfersVillage.

NYSFF is proud to support Stoked Mentoring, RESURF & Waves of Health.

About New York Surf Film Festival:
Founded in 2007, the New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent surf films. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. The New York Surf Film Festival’s aim is to build upon and shape the idea of what a surf movie is, while fostering the growth of this global community in NYC.

For Press Inquiries please contact:
Morgan Rae Berk

morgan[at]nysurffilm.com

917.658.2927

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