SMASH FEST 1 is a curated collection of films, art, and culture, centered around the thriving surf community of NY and the greater area. SMASH’s aim is to bring together surfers both far and near to celebrate the contemporary and historically significant aspects of surfing, and NYC culture.

This four-day event will span the NY area, from NYC to Rockaway, to Long Beach, and Montauk. The Film Festival is a  profit-sharing surf film festival for independent filmmakers.  Profits from screenings will be shared with each filmmaker, allowing  an opportunity for directors and producers to help recoup the costs for their hard work on each film.

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A Hundred Miles to the End

by John Beattie

Saturday, July 13th – 7:00 PM
Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY

Thursday, July 25th – 7:00PM
The Villain Space, 50 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY

Sunday, July 28th – 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Sole East, 90 Second House Rd, Montauk

Follow a lifelong surfer as he revisits the places he used to surf over his 48 years of surfing on Long Island. Starting in western Long Island and heading east to the end for the past two and a half years. Featuring some of New York’s best surfers: Mikey DeTemple, Will Skudin, TJ Gumella, Balaram Stack, Trip Patterson, Jesse James Jockel, Chris Tomlin, Alex Fawess and more. Shot exclusively on Long Island and featuring Long Island surfers and Long Island musicians.

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Russia: The Outpost Volume 01 and Slideshow

by Chris Burkard & Trevor Gordon

Thursday July 25th – 7:30 PM  |  The Villain Space, 50 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY

Join legendary photographer Chris Burkard and surfer/artist Trevor Gordon for this one-of-a-kind interactive slideshow and film premiere of Russia:The Outpost. Chris and Trevor will lead you through their incredible journey of exploration in Kamchatka, Russia in search for surf. This unique event, presented by Patagonia, will also be a benefit for Wave for Water.

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Bending Colours

by Kai Neville and Red Bull Media House:

Thursday July 25th, 8:45 PM   |  Villain 50 North 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

Pairs Jordy Smith with friend and filmmaker Kai Neville, in a new project that provides a candid look into the South African surfer’s life. The film follows Smith as he travels from one wave-rich exotic locale to another, showcasing his world class talent — in signature Kai Neville fashion — with heavy doses of surf action blended with a certain element of tasteful artistic flair, while set against a solid soundtrack.

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Rio Breaks

by Justin Mitchell and Vince Medeiros

Thursday July 25th 10:00 PM  |  Villain – 50 North 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

“Rio Breaks” tells the story of two best friends, Fabio and Naama, as they navigate their way between life in the slums and surfing on their favorite beach. Thirteen-year-old Fabio and twelve-year-old Naama live in a huge favela near Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What will happen to these best friends? Will their friendship survive the pressures of life in the favela? Can surfing offer a way out and the possibility of a better life?

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Learning to Breathe

by Rocky Romano

Friday July 26th 7:00 PM  |  Villain – 50 North 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

The film explores the troubled evolution of professional surfing legend Anthony Ruffo. Ruffo’s legendary surfing ability and charismatic personality made him a role model in the Santa Cruz surfing community. But when he fell into a spiraling addiction and criminality, he took a portion of the surfing world with him. Facing a failing reputation and five years in prison, Ruffo must finally understand the impact he has made on his community. He strives to repair his broken life though there are no guarantees that the court will sympathize with Ruffo’s efforts.

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Daughter: The Movie

by Tin Ojeda

Friday July 26th 9:10 PM  |  Villain – 50 North 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

This will be the world premiere of “Daughter: The Movie,” an experimental film shot entirely on Super 8 and 16mm black and white film. Featuring Mikey Detemple, Kassia Meador, Derek Hynd, Robin Kegel, Scotty Stopnik, JJ Wessels, Corey, Andy Findlay, Rob Kulisek, Erin Wormhead, Kyle Lightner, Billy Death, Terry Simba, Brothers Marshall… and many more. Music by Ty Segall, Ariel Pink, Raw Thrills, NAVE, Monster Rally. Filmed in New York, New Jersey, California, Japan and Mexico.

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Minds in the Water

by Justin Krumb

Friday July 26th 10:35 PM  |  Villain – 50 North 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

An award winning documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales, and the oceans they all share. Through Rastovich’s journey – a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan – we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

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Discovering Mavericks

by Josh Pomer

Saturday July 27th 7:00 PM  |  The Rockaway Beach Surf Club
3-02 Beach 87th St, Queens, NY

For generations, California has long been a surfer mecca, but never seriously considered for its big waves. However in 1975, a Half Bay high school kid named Jeff Clark surfed a 20+ foot wave outside of Pillar Point Harbor, just south of San Francisco. His pioneering achievement single-handedly gave birth to the legend of Mavericks. “Discovering Mavericks” captures the passion and dedication of surfers like Jeff Clark, Peter Mel, Flea, Shane Dorian, Nick Lamb, Zack Wormhout, Brock Little and Mike Parsons. This film also honors the sacrifice of men like Mark Foo, Jay Moriarty and others who dared to take on the unforgiving waves at Mavericks.This is their true story.

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