The Ventura Film Festival will be featuring surf films from local and filmmakers worldwide. The Ventura Film Festival was started in 2004 by Jordan Older and his father and now is a volunteer based organization on its way to becomming a tax exempt non-profit. The board of directors include Hollywood film executive Dustin Dean and Olympic medalist John Godina, who is one of the most decorated track and field athletes in US history. Ventura Film Festival volunteers join because they want to be part of a fun group who are dedicated to making the world a better place.

Because surfing is such a huge part of Ventura life surf films are a very large part of the Ventura Film Festival. Ventura is the home town of famous surfers like the Malloy brothers, Tom Curren, Sean Hayes, and many other surfers and was the location of the first professional surf contest. It is located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and has many famous surf spots like County Line, South Jetty, the Point, Pipe, Emma Wood, Rincon Point, and more.

Filmmakers are invited to submit shorts and feature films by logging on to the Ventura Film Festival official web site at
The Ventura Film Festival is scheduled to be held at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA during the 4th of July week. A large part of the profits from the Ventura Film Festival will go directly towards environmental issues such as forest and ocean preservation.

Media Contact:

Jordan Older
Tel (805) 655-9981