Lights! Camera! Action!
What do you get when you combine the world’s greatest expedition motoryachts with video footage of remote, exotic locales and exhilarating high seas adventure? You get the most exciting film festival ever to hit the boating industry: The Nordhavn Film Festival!
At the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show last year, Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) announced the Nordhavn Film Festival (NFF), a unique way to challenge the scope of Nordhavn cruising video posts. In response, we received commitments from 26 budding filmmakers vying to tell their Nordhavn cruising story. With a $10,000 cash prize at stake, you can bet contestants will be cranking out painstakingly produced documentaries aimed at telling a meaningful narrative, painting a captivating picture, evoking emotion and drawing the viewer into the wonderful world of Nordhavn.
The NFF movie premiere will be a great spectacle, taking place at PAE Headquarters in Dana Point, CA, on Saturday, October 12. The premiere will showcase the films of the 10 finalists, preceded by a sit-down dinner, cocktails and entertainment. The goal of the NFF organizers is to mimic the Hollywood film festivals in terms of aesthetic and esteem. A limited number of tickets are available for Nordhavn owners to purchase at a cost of $50 per person. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
August 13, 2019
What will be the winning storyline?
Two weeks to submit videos; under two months until the Premiere
With less than two weeks left for contenders to submit their Nordhavn films, anticipation is building to see just how creative, how interesting, how well produced and how entertaining a movie these fledgling directors can put together.
Upon the September 1st deadline, all submitted films will be screened for authenticity and then forwarded to our judges who will view, deliberate, and determine the ultimate winner. With a huge cash prize on the line and three exemplary runner-up awards courtesy of Imtra, not to mention the thousands of aficionados across the world who will see the films, the competition is expected to be fierce.
An independent judging panel comprised of marine, television and movie industry experts will review the films, ensuring all aspects – from cinematography to storyline – are thoroughly critiqued. The panel consists of:
Arthur Grace: An award-winning photojournalist whose images have appeared in Life, Time, and Newsweek magazines, featured in major movie posters including “Good Will Hunting” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” and in permanent collections at the Getty Museum and the National Portrait Gallery among others, and his photos are featured. Mr. Grace and his wife Debra also own a Nordhavn 35 Grey Gull.
Kate Humphries: An Australian native and Nordhavn enthusiast who has studied the brand alongside the likes of Nordhavn owners and pioneers James and Jennifer Hamilton.
Bruce Kessler: A television director of many known titles including Mission Impossible, The Commish, The Fall Guy, Hardcastle & McCormick, and Hart to Hart among many others. Mr. Kessler also produced the 2005 Nordhavn documentary Living the Dream.
Andrew Parkinson: Editor-in-chief of Passagemaker magazine
Jo Swerling: A television producer and writer whose credits include Kraft Suspense Theater, Run For Your Life and Wiseguy.
Jeff Swoboda: Vice president of development – marine projects for Short Shoot, Inc., a production and distribution company of short form entertainment.
The NFF will celebrate the films and filmmakers with a lavish premiere October 12th at Nordhavn’s headquarters in Dana Point, CA. We’d like to thank our terrific sponsors for aiding us in our effort to create a celebration worthy of the first – and greatest – marine manufacturer-led film festival ever.
NORDHAVN FILM FESTIVAL TICKET PURCHASE FORM
$50.00 per person. Up to 10 people per boat.