THE SHORTIES

2017 LON­DON SURF / FILM FES­TI­VAL SHORTIES SHORT FILM COM­PE­TI­TION IS ON!

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Sub­mis­sions to the 2017 Lon­don Surf / Film Fes­ti­val x Reef Shorties short film com­pe­ti­tion are open. En­try forms are avail­able on the web­site.

Now in its sev­enth 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 Septem­ber 10 film­mak­ers from or based in Bri­tain and Ire­land are in­vited to sub­mit their short films of up to five 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.

Mike Lay styling.

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