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Get creative with the London Surf / Film Festival

July 20, 2012
London Surf / Film Festival

Feeling creative? If surfing and films are your thing, then get a load of the London Surf / Film Festival.

London Surf / Film FestivalThe second London Surf / Film Festival hits the UK this October, bringing to the capital four nights of international surfing’s hottest releases, underground hits, independent features and premieres, as well as the pick of short film productions from Britain and Ireland’s leading surf filmmakers.

Showcasing film, art, photography, commentary and design from international waveriding’s most exciting creatives, the festival is a celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture and the must attend event for purveyors of the glide.

“Short films have a strong tradition within modern surf culture; they’re a creative outlet for sharing stories and inspiring stoke,” says Festival Creative Director Demi Taylor.

While the main festival is open to all entries, The Shorties short film 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 August 26 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.

“It’s a real opportunity for homegrown talents to flex their creative muscles on the world stage,” says Nelson. “Last year’s winning Shortie ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Chris McClean and Mark Waters made an impact globally, going on to scoop up numerous awards as well as nominations in both the Surfer Poll and international Vimeo Awards.”

Want to get involved? Visit www.londonsurffilmfestival.com.

Jessica Whittington, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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