Call of the Surf

Surf’s up at the Jetty Memorial Theatre! On Saturday, August 30th, the inaugural Call of the Surf Film Festival is hitting Coffs Harbour to showcase some of the best Aussie surf films, from old classics to modern gems. A celebration of Australia’s iconic surf culture with guest talks from Aussie surfing legends, Q&As with filmmakers, unique silent surf films with live musical accompaniment, and much more! Many of these titles are Coffs Harbour premieres, viewed for the first time with JMT`s new 5.1 Surround Sound and HD Projector cinema experience! Book early to avoid disappointment.


At Screenwave, we believe stories shape and transform who we are as a community – what we do both individually and collectively. We produce, promote and present socially conscious events, in addition to our annual Call of the Surf Film Festival, which celebrate the art of being human and the craft of being an artist and storyteller. We strive to work with filmmakers, storytellers, artists, musicians, communities and change makers who inspire positivity, courage and creativity.

Our mission is to bring members of the community together, to be entertained by the films that inspire and cultivate connectivity with other people. We invite audiences to join us as we share in the unique experience of watching timeless stories together on the big screen.

Come join us as we celebrate community and cinema, from humble to heights, cult to cutting edge!

The Team

Kate Howat: Artistic Director
David Horsley: Sales and Marketing Director
Julie Toussaint: Marketing & Development Manager
Benjamin Toussaint: Digital Development Manager
Kate (Gert) Geyer: Logo Designer
UNO: COTS trailer

Film classifications and age recommendations

(PG) Parental Guidance Recommended
(M) Recommended for mature audiences

Please note: The Call of the Surf Film Festival includes films that have not been officially classified in Australia. These films have been given age recommendations as a guide only. Please contact the festival if you require more information as to the content and suitability of films.

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