SöRF FiLM FEST is a filmfestival for landlocked surfers based in Austria that focusses on open-air screenings at lakes and beautiful locations! We are looking for films that deliver surfing, riversurfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Your film can be entertainint, artistic or just inspirational. We select and award a set of films for a one-night-show that will be screened open air in several locations in Austria and Germany. For dates and locations check our website.

- Jury Award
- Peoples Choice

1) Maximum length: 40 minutes
2) Synopsis (Summary, Producer, Cast, DOP, Location, ...)
3) final screener or a close to final version for download or streaming (final screener to be delivered by 1. july 2022;
4) Trailer in HD 15Mbps for download; assets for social media
5) a minimum of 5 photos in hires that represent the essence of the movie plus one portrait of main actor and director;
- cleared rights for presswork and promotional purpose mandatory
- behind-the-scenes pictures are welcome
- filename must be: Athlete_Movie_Location_Photographer
example: JoeTaylor_WaveLife_Island_(c)IanShooter.jpg
- photocredit will always be listed
6) We welcome attendance of director/athlete at screenings;
7) Premieres will be preferred
8) Movie should not be available online for free before 1. September 2021
9) Language: Movies in German and English are accepted. Movies in a different language need to have english or german subtitles.
10) Filmmakers agree to the use of up to 3 minutes of their films for SFF promotion purposes.
11) Officially Selected Films agree to be played on the SFF Tour in summer 2021.
12) By submitting your film you constitute your full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof and acknowledge that no oral representations of any kind have been made by the the Festival.

Feel free to e-mail us in case you have any questions or issues with deadline, uploads or other terms. We really want to try everything to take your movie under consideration.

Overall Rating
  • Miriam Joanna

    One of the best open air cinema events I've ever been to! So stoked I could experience it in person! Great communication, hospitality and venue. Highly recommend submitting your work!

    July 2022
  • Alexandre Ribas

    It was a pleasure to be part of the 2022 edition. Nice fest with a great vibe. Hope to be part again in the future. Cheers

    July 2022
  • Euforia La Pelicula

    Great Festival vibe! Incredible communication and unique people, a must!

    July 2022
  • Gabi Steindl

    I absolutely adoooooore what the organisers of the "Sörf Film Fest" made out of this festival. Epic screening locations in 3 different countries, ensuring the real surfy feel, just awesome.

    Also, the communication with the people in charge was great!

    5 stars as well for how my film was promoted on the socials etc. before the festival and at the festival.

    Plus, I'll always be super grateful for the organisers taking care of my 80-year-old mum, who came to watch my film in Vienna (I live in Australia, thus on the other side of the world). The organisers welcomed her at the gates and took amazing care of her.

    I'd be honoured to have another film screened at this festival one day in the future -- the Sörf Film Fest ROCKS !!! And I feel privileged to have been part of it in 2021.

    Thanks ever so much to everyone involved, awesome team, awesome work !!!

    March 2022
  • Laura Basil Duncan

    Harry and the SoRF Film Fest crew are so lovely and made the whole process smooth with great communication. I felt really supported - the team really cared about the films and filmmakers involved. So stoked to be a part of such a rad festival!

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Dear Laura. We do our best to give the filmmakers the appreciation they deserve, and besides the big screen, that is of course a proper presence on social media.
    Your film has a highly professional signature. Your very emotional portrait of a one-armed surfer Benoit Moreau has impressed and deeply inspired us as a team and also the audience. We hope to see another film from you very soon.
    Thank you for your kind words and all the best.

    "Rebirth" by Laura Basil Duncan
    Official Selection SFF 2021