ASFF2024 Short Film Competition

Submissions for our 2024 tour are CLOSED.

All kiwi and international surf filmmakers are welcome, and we would love to see professional, amateur and first-time filmmakers submit. Films must celebrate the art of wave-riding in all its diversity, simple as that.

We like to keep submission as simple as possible. No fees and simple digital film delivery. 


– Call for submissions opens: September 2023
– Close of submissions: Monday December 9th 2023 
– Official selection announced: Monday 31st January 2024
– Aotearoa Surf Film Festival Tour: Mid Feb – Mid April 2024

No film festival would be complete without awards! 

We have three current award categories locked in:
– ‘Kiwi Filmmaker of the Year Award and NZ Grassroots Award: $1,000 NZD Cash & $2,000 Canon voucher for Photo Warehouse
– ‘Most Environmentally Conscious Film’ supported by Patagonia: $1000 Patagonia voucher (NZD value)
– Yeti Presents: ASFF People Choice Award: Massive Yeti Prizepack

For any questions, feel free to contact us or follow our Instagram account for all updates regarding the 2024 festival.