Shorties 2019 VOTING CLOSED

London Surf Film Festival Shorties contest 2019 x vans


UPDATE: Voting on The Shorties 2019 is now closed.

Stay tuned to see which films have been selected for screening as part of this year’s LS/FF.

Autumn is here, swell is on the horizon… To coincide with this, the most glorious time of the year, we’ve just dropped the longlist for the 9th Annual LS/FF Shorties short film contest, the hotly contested homegrown filmmaking contest at the heart of the London Surf / Film Festival. Peel back your eyelids, grab some liquid refreshment and check out the longlist of Shorties 2019 entries >>HERE << . If you like what you see and want to support independent filmmaking, vote for your favourites!

The Longlist

This year’s longlist features 12outstanding short films, that’s just under an hour of surf movie magic lined up for your viewing pleasure. There is big wave charging, soundscaping, super 8 traveloguing, plus documentary filmmaking, cautionary environmental tales, a parody of music festival gone bad and everything in between from both established names and new talents. We’ve been blown away by the sheer quality of submissions yet again so we need your help in bringing the best to the big screen.

The Big Screen

The top films will be decided by a combination of votes cast by the wider surf community (that’s you!) and votes cast by the screening panel which includes influential names in the surf media and the filmmaking world, from established producers to commissioning editors. The shortlisted films will be shown as part of this year’s LS/FF and will be eligible for the prestigious Shortie of the Year Award and Emerging Talent Award.

London Surf Film Festival Shorties contest 2019 x vans

LOVE SURF MOVIES? Watch the entries >>HERE << Support your favourites by sharing the entries & giving them a vote by clicking on the Twitter or Facebook icons. Voting closes midnight Sunday 22nd September .

9h Edition London Surf / Film Festival x VANS / Regent St Cinema, W1 / 9 – 12 October 2019

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 presented by VANS we wanted to celebrate the short and give homegrown filmmaking talent a platform to bring their visions to the surf world so 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 – from both leading lights and up and coming filmmakers.

Each year we’re stoked to showcase the very best short film entries on the big screen as part of the festival and these shortlisted films are eligible for prestigious awards including: Shortie of the Year and Emerging Talent.

Surfing and surf culture are wide open to interpretation so we welcome film entries of up to 5 minutes in length that explore all aspects and angles through documentary to animation and 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…

London Surf Film Festival Shorties contest 2019 x vans