New York Women's Surf Film Festival

by Shanti Sparrow

The New York Women's Surf Film Festival, a project of Lava Girl Surf, celebrates the filmmakers and female wave riders who live to surf, highlighting their sense of adventure, connection to the ocean and love for their own communities and those they discover. The design for the 6th annual film festival was inspired by Van Hamersveld’s iconic Endless Summer film poster. The 2018 Festival design features an abstract landscape in vibrant contemporary colours combined with female surfer silhouettes. Abstracting the colours of the horizon removes context of time allowing the scene to be both dusk and dawn. The horizon – a symbol of endless possibility, is a repeated motif throughout the branding – represented in the form of colour blocks, underlines and featured within photography.


Gold in Branding 2019

Created by:

Design Director

Shanti Sparrow

Design Company

Shanti Sparrow


Lava Girl Surf


Individual Credits

Featured Photographer: Luki O'Keefe
Featured Photographer: Fiona Mullen
Event Photographer: Kait Ebinger