The Surfalorus Film Festival will bring an eclectic array of local, regional, national, and international surf films to the Outer Banks when it returns for its sixth year September 21-23.
The free, family-friendly event will showcase numerous surf films at various venues on the Outer Banks. Surfalorus screenings will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head (Thursday, September 21), Dare County Arts Council in Manteo (Friday, September 22), and the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills (Saturday, September 23). Doors will open at 6:30pm and screenings will start at 7pm each evening.
On Thursday at Jennette’s Pier, guests can enjoy acoustic music by Sensi Trails and frozen yogurt from Nags Head’s Surfin’ Spoon while taking in surf films. Feature film Take Every Wave by Rory Kennedy and LIMITLESS featuring Jesse Hines and Nathan Greenlee by Manteo High School Film Student Logan Marshall will be shown.
Dare County Arts Council will be filled with all things surf art when Surfalorus travels to Manteo on Friday, September 22. A variety of short films will be shown at DCAC, including Maranasati and Protecting the Atlantic by Outer Banks filmmaker Chris Hannant and Fish People by Keith Malloy. A collaborative trailer for a 2018 documentary film honoring the late Mickey McCarthy will also be screened. Surfalorus guests will be treated to vinyl tunes by DJ Ninja, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a book signing by Chris Bickford for Legends Of The Sandbar, a mixed media exhibit honoring Mickey McCarthy, and a longboard exhibit curated by Steve Wise.
Enjoy surf films and local craft beer under the stars in the backyard at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills the final evening of Surfalorus. Feature films Under an Arctic Sky by Chris Burkard and The Church of the Open Sky by Nathan Oldfield will be shown this evening. Alternative rock band The LifeHacks will take the main stage at the Brewing Station after the last screening for the Surfalorus After Party.
All three evenings of Surfalorus will also feature a raffle. Raffle prizes include a Mickey McCarthy shaped New Sun board, a print from Daniel Pullen Photography, an authentic Outer Banks seaglass necklace from Cloud Nine, 3 Pegasorus Passes to the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC in November, a skateboard from Outer Banks Boarding Company and a gallery quality canvas print from Surfline’s Great Breaks Gallery. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for 7 tickets. They can be purchased at the screenings and at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo as of September 1.
Surfalorus is a premier collaboration between Dare County Arts Council and Wilmington, NC-based Cucalorus Film Festival, which will celebrate its 23rd anniversary this fall.
This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.