March 2nd – May 21st 2022

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival (ASFF)

ASFF is New Zealand’s annual surf film festival held annually at the end of summer. Celebrating the best of surf culture, surf cinema and our connection with the environment. In true kiwi style, we take a curated selection of international and kiwi surf feature films, documentaries and short films to the masses.

The Aotearoa Surf Film Festival is proudly supported by


Here are the official selection feature films for the ASFF2022 festival program –  short films announced soon. 

Festival Schedule


TOUR UPDATE: After a brief pause during the end of March due to Covid, we are excited to announce we are back with new dates for May 2022. 

Please note our covid policy remains the same: In the event of a screening being impacted by the alert level, you will be given the opportunity to hold tickets to a later date or receive a refund.

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Festival T-shirt

10th Anniversary Edition Festival T-shirt

Designed by the talented Blake Gordon for our 10th anniversary celebration. Available for purchase below or at festival tour events while stocks last.

T-shirts are AS Colour, unisex sizing from Small – XL

$49.99 online incl shipping

PLEASE NOTE: This will be pre-order, with delivery starting in March.

2022 The Slide Show Photo Competition

2022 The Slide Show – Photo Competition

presented by

We are excited to announce New Zealand’s first dedicated surf photography competition ‘The Slide Show’ presented by Canon New Zealand.

Open to both amateur and professional photographers alike, this is an opportunity to showcase your photography skill in video slideshow format, with the core theme of ‘celebrating the art of wave-riding in all its diversity’. Slideshows will be judged on showing the depth of their work and ability to tell a story. Our screening panel will select a handful of the best slideshows to showcase at the ASFF finale.

Photographers can create a 2-5 minute slideshow, set to music and/or script, that will be judged by our panel prior to the ASFF 2022 finale event. The top slideshows will then be selected to play at the ASFF 2022 finale event at the Crystal Palace in Auckland April 8th, where one photographer will take away the top prize of a $2,500 Canon Voucher, presented by Canon New Zealand.

Slideshows must be submitted as a 1080p .mov or .mp4 video file via digital download.
Deadline for submission is: March 15th, 2022
Submission is simple, free and digital delivery. Just fill in the form below.

Photographers may use any photos to create their slideshow, they can be recent or old. This is an opportunity to showcase your photographic craft and journey through slideshow form.
Photographers produce a slideshow using standard video editing software of their choice.
Photographers are free to engage assistance with the creation and editing of their submission, but all photographs must be taken by the photographer only.
Slideshows must be submitted as a 1080p .mov or .mp4 video file via digital download.

To find out more details and Submit your slideshow hit the link:



Have a question about the festival? We would love to hear from you, feel free to drop us an email: