The 12th annual Surfalorus Film Festival takes place September 18-20, 2023 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This three-day celebration showcases the year's best surf films and takes place during the ESA Eastern Surfing Championship. Surfalorus shares great surf movies from award winning veterans to first-time filmmakers in a supportive and laid-back atmosphere. The festival's primary venue, Jennette's Pier, looks over one of the best breaks on the East Coast. Each evening begins with some tasty beverages, a few snacks, and some live music from notable East Coast bands. Surfalorus is presented by North Carolina Aquariums and is a partnership between Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council.
Visiting filmmakers and VIP passholders can take advantage of a schedule of exclusive events like hang-gliding at Jockey's Ridge and an underwater camera workshop at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Filmmakers get free housing and travel funding.
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Surfalorus accepts surf films and other ocean-themed works by filmmakers of all backgrounds. All films must be OBX premieres to qualify. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.