The annual New York Surf Film Festival has officially opened the 2013 submissions for their 6th edition in New York. The NYSFF is the premier showcase for international independent and established surf films. Their mission is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a broader audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. They not only aim to build upon and shape the idea of what surf movies are, but they also foster the growth of this global community in NYC. The New York Surf Film Competition is open to feature-length and short films in the surf genre. In order to be considered for this fall edition of the Festival’s Film Competition, your film must have been completed after July 2008. The running time for features must be greater than 30 minutes and for short films under 30 minutes, for participation in the Short Film Program. Submissions are open thru June 30, 2013. Follow NYSFF on Twitter and Facebook for all 2013 updates.