Lava Girl Surf and LUNA present the 4th Annual NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival.

This year’s festival, which has grown to a two-night event, will feature a photography show, two full-length films, and a variety of short films from established and emerging directors from around the world. The selections focus on the inspiring lives of women surfers, their unique journeys and passions, and their connections to the ocean.

Poster By: Lava Girl

Surf Pic: Fran Miller Photography

Surfer: Ivy Thomas

The opening reception on Friday, August 12, will feature Prima Donna, a photography exhibit by Australian surfing photographer Frances ‘Fran’ Miller. Fran will be joined by several filmmakers and notable surfers featured in this year’s films for an informal meet and greet followed by a screening of short films.

Saturday evening, August 13, will include screenings of this year’s most anticipated contributions to the genre of women’s surf films. Director Heather Hudson will present Women and the Waves 2, a documentary that celebrates women and the surfing lifestyle, examines the culture of surfing from a female perspective, and showcases six role models who share their love of life and nature both in and out of the water.

It Ain’t Prettydirected by Dayla Soul, is a documentary that follows the female big wave surfers as they battle sexism in the water, in competitions, in the media, and in the surf industry with hopes to empower a new generation of girls to live their dreams and overcome the barriers they face along the way.

The film includes interviews with top female athletes and awe-inspiring big wave surf footage from the icy waters of Ocean Beach, San Francisco and the nearby Mavericks, one of the biggest waves on the planet.

Curated by Lava Girl Surf’s co-founder Davina Grincevicius, a surfer and director herself, this year’s programming will include films from the United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, Norway, United States, Spain and South Africa. Directors include Beth O’Rourke, Jeff Den Broeder, Simon Cotter, Stefan Jose, Tyler Haft, Steven Briand, Theresa Strack, Michael Veltman, The Inertia, 38 Productions, Mathias Kögel and Luca Meril’s LUNAR presented by Seea. “I’m so excited to show these films because they offer a different take on female surfing. What you remember after watching are critical drops, gut-wrenching wipe outs and inspiring commitment, not what the ladies look like in a bikini which is the angle commercial media tends to perpetuate.

These films are so refreshing and inspiring to the surf community,” says Grincevicius.

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