It’s Still Sunny in Winter

The Shorties x Northcore: It’s Still Sunny in Winter // Dir. Charlie Key

A glimpse into the life of British surfer, Barnaby Cox, during the coldest days of winter. I wanted to show the joy that can be found during the winter months by following Barnaby around. We explored the Cornish coast around his hometown of Bude and beyond, we scored incredible waves, spent time with his nearest and dearest, and got soaked through shooting in the worst conditions possible.

Fun was had shooting on a variety of cameras and formats: 16mm film, DV camcorder, Sony FX6 and Panasonic GH5s.

Starring: Barnaby Cox
Film by: Charlie Key
Animation: Bastian Bretecher
Music: “Curtains” by TAURRI; “Give it a go” by Curtis Cole; “Eleven hours by night” by Yehezkel Raz; “Colder” by TAURRI.
Supported by: Spy Optic

Huge thank you to Barnaby and his friends.

It's Still Sunny in the Winter - Barnaby Cox

Barnaby Cox – It’s Still Sunny in the Winter / Dir. Charlie Key


Watch all the longlisted entries to The Shorties 2023 x Northcore >>> HERE <<< Support your favourites by sharing the films & voting for them by clicking on the button or Twitter icon above. Voting is open until 5 November.

The very best shorts will be showcased on the big screen as part of LS/FF 2023 presented by Finisterre hosted 23 – 25 November at The Riverside Studios. These shortlisted films are eligible for two prestigious awards: Shortie of the Year presented by Northcore and Emerging Talent with a £500 filmmaking fund for the winner*.

Head to our Shorties Instagram post >> HERE << and spread the stoke by letting us know which films are your favourites.

The Shorties

Short films are a central pillar of modern surf culture, a creative outlet for sharing stories and inspiring stoke. Here at the London Surf / Film Festival we wanted to celebrate the short and give homegrown filmmaking talent a platform to bring their visions to the surf world so in 2011 we established ‘The Shorties’. It has fast become one of the most prestigious short film competitions for surf filmmakers in the world.

While the main festival is a showcase for international filmmaking, The Shorties short film contest is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland. Learn more.

London Surf / Film Festival 2023

12th Edition London Surf / Film Festival hits 23 – 25 November at The Riverside Studios  bringing to the UK the very best of contemporary surf cinema.  See you there!

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To see this year’s full line up of films, hit the LINK

*The shortlisted and winning Shorties entries are decided on by our esteemed screening panel as well as by the wider surfing world… you!  The public acts as one of our 10 jury members. You can vote for as many different films as you like, only one vote per film will be counted! Spread the surf movie love! The Shortie of the Year will be awarded £500.

Meet Barnaby // It’s Still Sunny in the Winter / Dir. Charlie Key