Surf Nite tickets are selling fast, so be sure to secure your tickets to our popular event! Don’t miss the chance to see Brent Storm’s award-winning WHITE RHINO with big wave surfer Dave Wassel traveling from Hawaii for the event. Surf photographer Brian Bielmann, director Brent Storm, producer/narrator Julie Romaniuk and producer Randy Olson all in attendance. Surf Nite will open with Santa Barbara filmmaker Heather Hudson’s new short documentary that about female surfing pioneer, Marge Calhoun. 93 – LETTERS FROM MARGE will be introduced by her colleague and surf legend, Linda Benson.
Presented by Surfing for Hope FoundationCity of Pismo Beach
Also Sponsored by Cliffs Hotel and Spa, Sea Venture, Sycamore Mineral Spring Resort, Apple Farm, Coast 104.5, and Quality Suites San Luis Obispo

Friday, March 20

Fremont Theatre – 7:00pm

Love the ocean? Check out our other water-centric films!

BY HAND
In an attempt to escape comfort, reconnect to the natural world and set a new bar for ocean adventure, SLO County residents and twin brothers Casey and Ryan Higginbotham decided to embark on a 2,200-mile paddle from Alaska to Mexico with 18 foot paddle boards. 
Sponsored by Pacific Eye Surgeons

Screens with short documentary WATERPROOF

This story by Born into Brothels director Ross Kauffman, dives deep into the lifeguards perspective of East Hampton and their crusade to create a safe swimming environment.
Sponsored by Anthony Peckham & Hilary Saner

Thursday, March 19
Fremont Theatre – 7:30pm

SPOONS: A SANTA BARBARA STORY
With never-before-seen footage from surfing’s Golden Age, and outtakes from some of surfing’s most well-known filmmakers, this is a story of craftsmanship, work ethic, renegades and tradition.
Sponsored by Surfing for Hope Foundation & the Nelson Family

Saturday, March 21
Bay Theater -11:00am
Screens with WATERPROOF

Major Thanks to Loyal Sponsors

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa,Sea Venture Beach Hotel, Sycamore Mineral Spring Resort, Apple Farm are proud to be longtime Major Sponsors of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. These hotels offer truly unique accommodations, stellar amenities, and unforgettable memories.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

See you at the movies!

Wendy Eidson & Skye McLennan
SLO Film Fest Director & Associate Director