Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 London Surf / Film Festival x Reef Shorties short film competition up until September 10. Filmmakers from the UK and Ireland can submit short films up to five minutes in length which focus on surfing in any capacity.
Now in its 7th year, this prestigious annual event has fast become the showcase for homegrown filmmakers and surf creatives.
“We established The Shorties to give emerging and established surf filmmakers from Britain and Ireland a platform on the world stage.“ says London Surf / Film Festival Director Demi Taylor. “While the main festival is open to all The Shorties is exclusively about shining a spotlight on the wealth of creative talent on our shores.“
Until 10th September filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland are invited to submit their short films of up to 5 minutes in length that explore any aspect or angle of surfing through documentary, comedy, action, arthouse, animation or anything in between. It’s not about whether your waves are big or small, it’s about the way you chose to shoot them. Or don’t. After all there’s more than one way to tell a surf story.
“It’s a testament to quality of filmmaking on show that each year the winning Shortie has gone on to make an impact on both a national and global level, including 2011 winner ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Chris McClean, ‘The Shaper‘ from Crayfish Films, ‘Sea Fever’ by Tim Davies, ‘Out of the Black and Into The Blue’ by Luke Pilbeam, Winter Glow from Kev L Smith and last year’s winning short ‘Call Me Peg Leg’ from Mattr. Media which explored the world of adaptive surfer Rik Peg Leg Bennett.”
Shortlisted films will be showcased on the big screen this October as part of the 2017 London Surf / Film Festival x REEF programme. They will also be considered by the screening panel, comprised of some of the most influential names in surfing, for awards including LS/FF Shortie of the Year, Best British Film and Emerging Talent.
For more information www.londonsurffilmfestival.com.
The London Surf / Film Festival
19– 26 October the 7th Edition of the annual London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF hits the UK, bringing to the capital the very best in international surf / film / art / culture. Showcasing surfing’s hottest releases, from underground hits to award winning premieres London Surf / Film Festival is a celebration of contemporary surf culture. Hosted at the iconic Regent Street Cinema, W1 and accompanied by gallery shows, music, talks, workshops pop ups and more, LS/FF is the must attend event for purveyors of the glide. www.londonsurffilmfestival.com.