There is no process.
We just invite whoever comes to mind each year, usually a mix of returning veterans and a handful of fresh faces.
If you haven’t been invited, and wish to be, you need to know this: there are no criteria whatsoever that you can achieve to be qualified or considered for an invitation.
Just do your thing, make your art, and be yourself. That’s how all of the past event invitees were chosen.
If you absolutely need to do something to get our attention? Glazed old-fashioned and good black coffee- bring plenty of both next year for sharing.
It’s true that this event runs in conjunction with the San Diego Surf Film Festival, but they tend to leave the selection process to us. Please stick to the donuts and coffee approach, the SDSFF team is putting on a film festival and have enough on their plate already.