Body Glove's Short Film 8-Bit Screening at the 9th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

Redondo Beach, CA- February 1, 2012- Body Glove's film, 8-Bit is showing at the 9th annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. The festival kicks off on March 8th at the Aquarium of the Bay and runs through March 11th.

8-Bit, originally created for submission in the TransWorld SURF Imaginarium contest, received first place overall honors from our surf peers. The idea for the film came from Body Glove team rider Cheyne Magnusson, and the rest of team immediately jumped on board with the Mario Brothers inspired idea. 8-Bit was also selected to screen at the X-Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City and the DigiDay Video Awards in New York City.

The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival is hosting an Opening Night reception at the Aquarium of the Bay on Thursday, March 8th. Films will be shown in Theater 39 right next to the Aquarium until Sunday, March 11th. 8-Bit will be shown on Friday, March 9th with film editor Scott Smith in attendance.

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About Body Glove

Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O'Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Through Reef Check, SIMA's environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.