Until 31st 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 and surf culture through documentary, narrative, animation or anything in between. In this competition, 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.
“The Shorties is about celebrating the art of story telling – a tradition embedded deep within surf culture,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “It’s also an opportunity to showcase the wealth of homegrown filmmaking talent on our shores so while entry to the main festival is open to all, The Shorties is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland.”
Shortlisted entries will be showcased on the big screen as part of the 2014 London Surf / Film Festival 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, Emerging Talent and new for 2014 Serial Killers – an accolade which celebrates those filmmakers who provide us with a regular online, saline hit.
For details on how to get involved with The LS/FF SHORTIES www.londonsurffilmfestival.com