LINK TO LIVE STREAM OF EVENT APRIL 28, 2022 at Patagonia Toronto 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Freshest Film Festival On The Lakes

for water, surf and wind-sports films spanning bodyboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, SUPing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, foiling, and winging.

Capture, Edit, Submit Your Story!

2022 Call For Film Submissions NOW OPEN!

Welcome to the 5th annual 2022 Great Lakes Surf Film Festival!

This international surf film festival accepts and features surf and wind-sport films from around the world. It has evolved from a once only local freshwater lake surf film festival to an international surf film festival accepting all surf and wind-sports films. This year it expands once again to include films from all watersports spanning bodyboarding, surfing, SUP-ing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and foiling. The purpose of this surf film festival is to tap into the spirit of watersports enthusiasts, that stoke we all know of, to bring folks in and around the Great Lakes together.

We are now accepting any short films (under 10 minutes), mid-length films (10 – 35 min), and feature length films (> 35 min) made about bodyboarding, surfing, SUP-ing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and foiling around the world! This film festival is open to amateurs and professionals, from home surf and wind-sports videos to professional surf and wind-sports documentaries and films. Capture, edit, and submit your story. Share with us what is going on in your community and neck of the woods. Come share and celebrate with us!

Feature Film: Title:  “Morning of the Earth” (1972), Directed by: Albert Falzon

Produced by:    David Elfick, Music by:  G. Wayne Thomas, Runtime: 80 Minutes


Instagram:         @morning_of_the_earth

Facebook:        @morningoftheearthofficial



Albert Falzon’s 1972 classic, Morning of the Earth, is internationally renowned as one of the greatest surf films of all time. Its psychedelic imagery and audio-visual tour de force captured the spirit of a generation and became an instant benchmark of avant-garde cinema. A fantasy of surfers living in three unspoiled lands and playing in nature’s oceans, Morning of the Earth tells the story of a group of friends exploring the measures of all things beautiful: searching for virgin waves in Bali, Hawaii and Australia, shaping their own surfboards, building their own homes and living off the land in harmony with nature. With G. Wayne Thomas’ legendary soundtrack (the first Australian soundtrack to go Gold) and surfing featuring some of the world’s best, Morning of the Earth is a must-watch and prerequisite for any surfer and cinephile alike.

Now meticulously restored and beautifully remastered in 4K, we celebrate the film’s 50th Year Anniversary with you. This museum-grade restoration off of the original 16mm AB rolls presents a pristine copy which, Albert says, “looks and sounds better than it ever has.”

Director’s Statement:

Morning of the Earth has stood the test of time and perhaps is more important today in view of the increased number of people on the planet and the demands they are having on its resources and ecosystems. We need more than ever to be reminded of this fragile system we have inherited and to a certain extent Morning of the Earth is a reminder that we are all truly responsible for our decisions and actions. It is important that we individually and collectively embody those qualities that will ensure that we live a sustainable life, not one based on overproduction and overconsumption but one based on sensitivity to all life and on all levels on this Earth. Morning of the Earth reflects in a simple way how we can endure and sustain and enjoy our life here and leave a small footprint and a better world in our passing.” – Albert Falzon

2022 Film Festival Teaser featuring surf and wind-sports films
clip of the 2019 event and Canadian Premiere of White Rhino by Brent Storm
clip of the 2020 fully online sofa surfing event with awards and highlights



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