Surfalorus Film Festival – September 15-17, 2016




The Dare County Arts Council announces the official call for entries for the 5th annual Surfalorus Film Festival being held September 15-17 on the Outer Banks.
Surfalorus is a premier collaboration between the Dare County Arts Council and Wilmington, NC-based Cucalorus Film Festival – which will celebrate its 22nd anniversary this fall. Surfalorus is an annual showcase of the year’s coolest surf films and ocean documentaries that started as part of the larger festival and grew into its own event five years ago.

According to Cucalorus Director Dan Brawley, “We’ve been sharing the best surf films with our audiences for over ten years. There’s nothing like watching a film with your friends and then finding out all the gnarly tales about how they got that one shot with the guy on the reef and his board flying through the air or something. We really want anyone who has made a surf film to send us their stuff. This is a showcase for the top talents in surf filmmaking, but also your neighbor who just shot his first little flick. If you make it, we’ll watch it.”

2015 Surfalorus Photo By Mary SchmaderOuter Banks filmmakers, watermen and outdoor enthusiasts can enter their original short and feature film submissions through Deadline for entry is June 23 and “Surfalorus” should be put in the signature section of the online entry form. Contact [email protected] for more info about submitting your film.

The free family-friendly event will feature international, regional and local surf films screenings at various venues on the Outer Banks. Screening locations and times will be released at a later date.

Other aquatic activities will also take place during Surfalorus, including a surf craft exhibit at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo. Sponsors of Surfalorus benefit from aligning their brand with the Outer Banks surf community, one of the most creative of its kind on the East Coast and getting recognition on the Surfalorus and Cucalorus websites. For more information about Surfalorus or on how to become a sponsor, please call (252) 473-5558 or visit and

Photo: Girls at the 2015 Surfalorus surfboard exhibit at DCAC. (L-R): Nadya Williams, Mary Wickre, Katie Kennis, Jess Moody, Fran Marler, Mary Schmader, Kim Franks, Whitney Hines, Patti Hook, and Haley Rae. Photo courtesy of Mary Schmader.

Surfalorus Photo By Chris Sawin

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