SMASH Festival takes place in the New York area from July 25th, so if you’re near, be there.
Here’s a little teaser to whet your appetite.
One part of this multi-faced festival is a short film competition in which film makers have just 24 hours to make a 2 minute film. For details, see below and then go here.
SMASH Productions LLC is excited to announce the SMASH FEST 24 Hour Short Film Competition presented by KIND Healthy Snacks. In addition to hosting world-class independent films, SMASH FEST & KIND Healthy Snacks will be giving local New York filmmakers the opportunity to participate in New York’s first-ever, 24-hour short surf film competition. Six local filmmakers have been chosen to represent their respective surf communities; Benjamin Potter, Davina Grincevicius, Etan Blatt, James Katsipis, Nate Best, Thomas Brookins. On July 8th, these filmmakers will have their skills put to the test in this unique competition, where they will need to assemble a team to write, film, direct, edit and screen a two-minute short film within 24 hours. The 24-hour short films will be presented during SMASH FEST from July 25th to July 28th, at the start of every official film screening. The winning film will be voted on by SMASH FEST audiences through the festival’s to-be-released SMASH App for iPhone and Android. The winner will walk away with a cash prize of $1,000.
“The SMASH FEST 24-Hour Short Film Competition, presented by KIND Healthy Snacks, should be really interesting and a great test of these filmmakers’ skills. We are excited to give these filmmakers the opportunity to show off their talent, while under pressure, to a large audience.” –Tyler Breuer, SMASH FEST Executive Producer.
SMASH FEST 1 is a month-long series of surf film and art events that will span the New York area from Brooklyn, to Rockaway Beach, to Long Beach and Montauk. SMASH FEST 1 is the first profit sharing surf film festival for independent filmmakers. SMASH FEST 1 kicks off July 13th at The Long Beach Public Library and will run in Brooklyn at The Villain Space July 25th and 26th. SMASH FEST 1 will then tour through the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on July 27th and will finish up at Sole East in Montauk on July 28th.
SMASH (Surf/Movies/Art/Shaping/History) is a production company founded by Tyler Breuer, a native New Yorker who has been actively involved in the New York surf community for more than two decades. The mission of SMASH is to present, in a public forum, a body of emerging and historical work from the local and global surf community throughout the year. SMASH represents the natural evolution of its founders’ individual past projects, which include art exhibits, live musical performances, websites, blogs, movie premieres and film screenings, including the New York Surf Film Festival. SMASH is an ever expanding effort to preserve the roots of surfing and surf culture and to educate both newcomers and established members of the surf community about the rich history of surfing, while maintaining a strong connection to contemporary surf culture.
KIND Healthy Snacks is a brand of delicious, all natural foods made from ingredients you can see & pronounce®. With its lines of snack bars (KIND Fruit & Nut®, KIND PLUS™ and KIND Nuts & Spices™) as well as its line of 100% whole grain granola (KIND Healthy Grains™), KIND has quickly become one of the fastest growing brands in the natural foods space. Beyond crafting award-winning foods, KIND aims to make the world a little kinder through its KIND Movement, which has inspired hundreds of thousands of acts of kindness around the world. Learn more about KIND by visiting www.KINDsnacks.com.
SMASH FEST 1 is proudly supported by: Brooklyn Exposed, Grandview Entertainment, Huck Magazine, KIND Healthy Snacks, Maritime Surf Shop, Picture Farm Productions, Pilgrim Surf Shop, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Sole East, Sundown Surf Shop, The Surfer’s Journal, The Surfer’s Path, TheInertia.com, Unsound Surf Shop and Vita Coco.