2017 London Surf/ Film Festival Shorties Short Film Competition Is On!

Applications are open for the 2017 London Surf / Film Festival x Reef Shorties short film competition which is due to take place on the 19th– 21st October at the iconic Regent Street Cinema in W1. Those films that are shortlisted will be presented on the big screen and will be judged by a panel of judges from various sectors of the surf industry. 

Press Release: Submissions to the 2017 London Surf / Film Festival x Reef Shorties short film competition are open. Entry forms are available online HERE.

Now in its 7th year, this prestigious annual event has fast become the showcase for homegrown filmmakers and surf creatives! 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 choose 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.


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