Following the success of the 2023 edition, which attracted numerous applicants from more than 15 different countries, the organization is once again looking to welcome a wide and diverse selection of films. The festival, which will be held from February 28 to March 3, 2024, will once again have its official venues in Bilbao (Itsasmuseum) and Getxo (Muxikebarri).
The Official Selection of the Bilbao Surf Film Festival 2024 will be composed of films selected by a professional jury, expert and recognized in the world of audiovisual and surfing, both at Basque and international level. The chosen films will compete for the prestigious festival awards, which include: Best Film (Best Feature Film), Best Short Film (Best Short Film), Best Local Film (Best Basque Film), Best Action Sports Film (Best Action Sports Film), Audience Award (awarded by audience vote) and Jury Award (special mention from the jury).
In addition, some films that are not part of the main competition will have the opportunity to be screened as guest films during the event.
Winning films of 2023
In the past 8th edition, the films that achieved the support of both the professional jury and the audience were:
BEST FILM - Corners of the Earth: Kamchatka, Spencer Frost · Guy Williment
BEST SHORT - Surfalá, un viaje de vida y vuelta, Iñigo Iraultza
BEST LOCAL FILM - Surfalá, un viaje de vida y vuelta, Iñigo Iraultza
JURY AWARD - Némesis, Mikel Abasolo
BEST ACTION SPORTS - Humanity Stoked, Michael Ien Cohen
AUDIENCE AWARD - Emakumea* Surflari, Ritxi Goya · Emakumea* Surflari
Register your film now!
Those interested in participating can register their films through the festival’s official website until December 15, 2023. The Bilbao Surf Film Festival 2024 promises to be an unforgettable event celebrating surf film and culture, bringing together filmmakers, surfers and surf culture lovers from all over the world in a unique and exciting environment. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this experience!
Check here the BSFF 2024 rules of participation