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London Surf / Film Festival x REEF is delighted to announce that submissions to the 6th Edition of the prestigious Shorties short film competition are now open.

“We established the Shorties to showcase for the wealth of homegrown creatives on our shores, providing filmmakers – from emerging talents to established names – with a platform on the world stage,” says Festival Director Demi Taylor.

Until 29th August 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, narrative, 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.

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Tia Blanco Image Reef/Bonnarme

“Each year, the entries continue to raise the bar and explore new genres from arthouse to action to side splitting comedy,” says Festival Co-Founder Chris Nelson. “It’s a testament to the quality of filmmaking that each year, the winning Shortie has gone on to make an impact globally, films like ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Chris McClean and Mark Waters,  ‘The Shaper‘ by Crayfish Films, ‘Sea Fever’ by Tim Davies,‘Out of the Black and Into The Blue’ by Luke Pilbeam and Winter Glow from Kev L Smith.”

Shortlisted entries will be showcased on the big screen this September as part of the 2016 London Surf / Film Festival x REEF programme and considered by the screening panel, comprised of some of the most influential names in surfing, for awards including LS/FF Shortie of the Year and Emerging Talent.

For more information regarding the London Surf / Film Festival 2016 Shorties www.londonsurffilmfestival.com.

Main image: Mike Lay Image Reef/Bonnarme

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