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EVENTS // Surf Film

The best surf films, from the classics to the newest releases will be screened at multiple movie sites over the festival period.

Check out details for all the different sites!

Surfing World film festival @ Starlight Outdoor Cinema, supported by Coastal Watch & mesurf

Surfing World film festival @ Manly Cinemas as chosen by Jack McCoy

Surf Events at Manly Festival of Surfing Starlight Cinema

Surfing World film festival @ Starlight Outdoor Cinema

Supported by Coastal Watch & mesurf

The Surfing World film festival at Starlight Outdoor Cinema is bringing some of the latest and best surf films to the big screen. Each evening you’ll be able to kick back in the open-air with surf films showcasing: The High Performance Crew, Artistic Neuvo, Documentaries, The ‘new’ classics & exploration, to name a few!


Thursday 18 November

Bustin’ Down the Door

Friday 19 November  (double feature)

Just Add Water

Plus Scratching the Surface


Saturday 20 November (double feature)

Little Black Wheels

Plus Castles in the Sky


Sunday 21 November

Modern Collective  

Gate opens at 7pm Films start at 8pm

There’ll be interviews, great music, seating, food and a bar.

Head to Starlightcinema.com.au for info on films, booking details and prizes.

Book online. Limited tickets at the door.

Manly Village Public School

Cnr Darley Road and Wentworth Street, Manly

Starlight Cinema

Surfing World film festival @ Manly Cinemas by Jack McCoy

Nightly, as part of the festival, Jack’s favourite Films will be features at Manly Cinemas, with some double screenings plus special bonuses of Jacks new movie!

We asked Jack McCoy to be a part of this years Manly Festival of Surfing and he not only agreed, but he will be there to introduce the shows. He asked if he could pick 3 programs that he want to share and here is his reply….

“WOW Stoked to be a part of the festival. Let me see, what do I want to come watch also on the big screen.

Well the first would have to be the Green Iguana. I showed it in Hawaii last year at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and it looked so good BIG it will be unreal to share with everyone at the Festival.

We have some extra time before the Harry Potter screening so I’m going to show my award winning short film THE MORNING GLASS. This is the movie I made on the trip to Tahiti with Laird when he rode that wave. I’ve got a interesting story about how I shot that wave and I’ll share that story and TMG film as a curtain raiser before the Iguana.

On Friday night I’m calling for one of my personal favourites, OCCY, The Occumentary. We had so much fun making it and it’s always better seen on the big screen. Can’t wait. We’ll have a few minutes to do a Q&A about the making of the film.

On Saturday I’ve chosen another film of mine, all rockin and little talkin, 9 LIVES. I’ve not seen this film in about 10 years and itchin to see it BIG. Again we’ll have some time on this night also to show THE MORNIG GLASS with the Q & A.

Just want to thank the Manly Festival of Surfing organizers for asking me to share these films and look forward to seeing you all there.   Aloha Jack”

Come one, come all. Your chance to see some classic Jack McCoy films on the BIG SCREEN with Jack giving you some behind the scenes interaction.


Thursday 18 November 5pm

THE GREEN IGUANA Feat. Munga, Luke, Occy, Sunny & PK


PLUS Preview to A Deeper Shade Of Blue


Friday 19 November 5pm

OCCY The Occumentary Feat. Mark Occhilupo

PLUS Preview to A Deeper Shade Of Blue


Saturday 20 November 5pm



PLUS Preview to A Deeper Shade Of Blue


 Films start at 5pm each afternoon.

$10 Tickets! Presale tickets are available, with limited tickets on the door.

Manly Cinemas

25/43-45 East Esplanade, Manly 2095. (02) 9977 0644

For full programming, tickets and information visit: www.manlycinemas.com.au

Wanna know more about Jack? Check out his impressive film catalogue!

Manly Cinema