Posted by LSFF on August 22, 2012 | News

So, we’re nearing the deadline for The Shorties presented by National Trust, our short film competition that’s about showcasing homegrown filmmaking talents on the world stage. The last few weeks aside, it’s not been an ideal season on our fair isles in terms of the weather (confused) or waves (intermittent) and a number of filmmakers have been in touch to say a little extra time would really make the difference to their cinematic masterpieces in the making. We’re not ones to let bureaucracy stand in the way of creativity so we’ve extended the deadline for Shorties submissions to 31st AUGUST 2012.

While the features section of the festival is open to all, The Shorties is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in the UK or Ireland. Surfing and surf culture are wide open to interpretation so we welcome entries of up to 5 minutes in length that explore all aspects and angles of our lifestyle through any film genre from documentary to stop frame and anything in between. The pick of the films will be screened as part of the programme during the London Surf / Film Festival which takes place 11-14 October at the iconic Riverside Studios and judged by some of the most influential names in surfing in the category of Shortie of the Year. For details on how to submit, click HERE.

If you’re looking for some tips or inspiration, check out this awesome short ‘How to Make a Surf Video’ from Korduroy TV founder and friend of the festival Cyrus Sutton, whose feature ‘Stoked & Broke’ won Viewers Choice at the 2011 London Surf / Film Festival.