Shorties 2015 – OPEN!

London Surf Film Festival Shorties short film contest submissions open!

We’re stoked to announce that submissions to the 5th Edition of the prestigious Shorties short film competition are now open.

“The Shorties is about showcasing the wealth of homegrown talent on our shores, giving emerging and established filmmakers a platform on the world stage,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson.

Until 9th September 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. 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 this October as part of the 2015 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 and Emerging Talent.

“Previous winning Shorties include ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Chris McClean and Mark Waters,  ‘The Shaper by Crayfish Films, ‘Sea Fever’ by Tim Davies and in 2014 Luke Pilbeam’s ‘Out of the Black and Into The Blue,” says Chris Nelson. “Fantastic films, which have gone on to make an impact globally.”

For more information, check out the details on The Shorties.