San Diego Surf Film Festival highlighted by locally-made “Zero to 100”

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sddsff3The San Diego Surf Film Festival will be running from May 8 -12 at Bird’s Surf Shed. Bird’s is a world famous restored Quonset hut filled with an impressive collection of historically significant surfboards and artifacts.

Local film-maker Aaron Lieber’s highly-acclaimed new movie, “Zero to 100” will be shown Sunday, May 12th  at 3 p.m. It will be one of the last films screened prior to the awards ceremony later that night. The film spent  more than a week at the top of the iTunes Sports Movie list in April. The intense documentary charts the rise of professional surfer and 2012 US Open winner Lakey Peterson. Ms. Peterson is considered one of the most progressive women in today’s surfing world.

After it’s highly-anticipated iTunes and DVD releases on April 20th, Lieber’s film has rolled in more than 6,000 downloads. Like the endless summer itself, these downloads have been to all parts of the wired world. The Surf Channel called the movie, “Beautifully shot -don’t miss this! Lakey rocks!.” SurfGirl Magazine described it as “A truly inspiring film.”

Due to the overwhelming amount of film submissions, SDSFF organizers have expanded the number of films to be shown from 35 to 42. Fourteen features and 28 short films will be shown during the festival. The films, chosen by a six-member screening panel, represent a wide variety of cultures and surf destinations on nearly every continent.

LakeyPeterson1The SDSFF will highlight over 35 international films, a surf art gallery, amazing live music, beach clean- ups, shaping demos and surf expression sessions. Welcoming surf enthusiasts and filmmakers from around the world to come celebrate the art of surf cinema in America’s Finest Surf City, San Diego.sdsff1

For a complete list of films presented at the festival, visit

Awards for the following categories will be given: Best Feature, Best Cinematography, Spirit of the SDSFF, Best Short and Emerging Filmmaker.
All-access Nautilus Passes for SDSFF 2013 are now on sale here. The VIP pass, which costs $100, gives access to all five days of the festival, including all films, shaping demos, art lounge, filmmaker panel discussion, surfing expression session, food by Daphne’s and a private VIP party.

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