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Save the Waves Film Festival

  • Studium 638 Tillery Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Save The Waves is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving  the coastal environment, with a focus on the surf zone.

Save The Waves Film Festival is an international film tour and fundraiser in November of each year – a benefit for Save The Waves’ environmental programs and campaigns. Movies alone can’t change the world – but the people who watch them can. Save The Waves documentary films and the Film Festival educate and inspire audiences to protect the coastline. Our interest is not to make films promoting nor glorifying activism, but rather film as activism.

This is the seventh year of the international festival, which will take place throughout the month in San Diego, Dana Point, Austin, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Ensenada, MX, and Santiago, Chile.

The night will begin with a special performance by Major Major Major and feature world premieres of surf, adventure, and documentary films.  The Save The Waves Film Festival is a fundraiser for the Save The Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves, and all proceeds support their international coastal conservation programs. 

For tickets to the festival, click here.
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