2013 Shorties Open

Entries for the 2013 Shorties Short Film Contest have now opened and will stay open until midnight on the 22nd September.

While the main festival is open to all entries, The Shorties contest is open exclusively to surf filmmakers from, or based in, Britain and Ireland. “The Shorties is a way for us to celebrate the short and support the wealth of surf filmmaking talent that is coming from our shores,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. Until 22nd September filmmakers are invited to submit their short films of up to 5 minutes that explore all aspects and angles of surfing and surf culture through documentary, stop-frame, 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.

Shortlisted entries will be showcased on the big screen as part of the 2013 London Surf / Film Festival programme. These films will be judged in the category of LS/FF Shortie of the Year by the screening panel, comprised of some of the most influential names in surfing. “It’s a real opportunity for homegrown talents to flex their creative muscles on the world stage,” says Chris Nelson. “Previous winning Shorties include ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Chris McClean and Mark Waters and The Shaper by Crayfish Films, both films going to make an impact globally, scooping numerous awards.”

For more information on the Shorties, click HERE.