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New Smyrna Beach is one of the top 10 surf towns in the world and this weekend it welcomes a film festival to celebrate its designation.
The inaugural New Smyrna Beach Surf Film Fest will be March 22-24, at the Coronado Civic Center, 223 Flagler Ave.
Producer Joel Paige, with the help of curator Keiko Beatie, have assembled a wide variety of award winning surf films, and also some trailers of soon to be released films, including one by award winning cinematographer Jack McCoy -- "Deeper Shade Of Blue."
Film maker Mike Clancy, formerly of New Smyrna, and now of Santa Cruz Calif., will be appearing on both Friday night at the screening of his film "Costa Rica Calling," and at the special presentation of the first New Smyrna Beach surfing lifetime achievement award on Sunday prior to the premiere screening of Kem McNair, local film maker, artist and photographer's film, "No Hodads Allowed."
Tickets will be available at the door. Show begins at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.
For information, visit www.newsmyrnabeachsurffilmfest.com.