Full Program released for inaugural Noosa International Surfilm Festival

Jesca Maas with the Noosa ISFF program

The community-driven Noosa International Surfilm Festival has officially released its exciting program which features eighteen incredible films from across the globe including Iceland, Argentina, France, Indonesia and Australia.

Festival Founder and Director, Jesca Maas, supported by a dedicated committee of surf culture enthusiasts and in collaboration with the Noosa Festival of Surfing said she was thrilled to have such an eclectic range of surf films on offer across four days from August 8 to Sunday August 11.

“We had so many great films submitted that we chose to extend the festival by an extra day. It’s exciting to showcase an international event which showcases the immense cultural value of surf films and it’s now time for Noosa locals and visitors to experience these amazing films,” Jesca said.

The festival will also feature a festival club with a variety of events including Q&A sessions with the dynamic Tommy Alexander as the MC along with facilitators Tim Baker and Tom Wegener.

Jesca said she was stoked to have Tommy Alexander as the festival MC as his extensive experience and passion for the surf film industry make him the perfect fit for this event.

Tommy Alexander began his journey in the surf industry in retail before joining Aerial Entertainment, where he imported surf, snowboard, skateboard, and motocross DVDs across Australia. This role introduced him to surf film creation and connected him with industry legends like Jason Baffa, Thomas Campbell, and Taylor Steele.

He later joined Australia’s Surfing Life, stepping into surf journalism. After a year, Thomas started freelancing, leading him to Noosa on assignment with Pacific Longboarder. Captivated by Noosa’s rich longboarding history, he relocated permanently and worked at Classic Malibu, a renowned Noosa surf factory. While tending their beach stall at the Noosa Festival of Surfing, he was invited by co-founder Phil Jarratt to commentate, marking the beginning of a 13-year role in writing, commentating, and managing media for the festival.

His writing has been featured in magazines worldwide, including the UK’s Carve, Japan’s Nalu, South Africa’s ZigZag, and the prestigious Surfer’s Journal. Recently, Thomas has lived throughout Southeast Asia, continuing to write and maintain his connection to the ocean and its conservation efforts.

Tickets for the inaugural Noosa International Surfilm Festival can be purchased via https://noosaisff.com.au



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