Only one more day left to enter your Oscar-prone masterpiece in the London Surf / Film Festival Short Film Competition to be judged by our ed-in-chief among others! It's probably too late if you're still looking for inspiration, but anyway check out this unique ode to shaping by Nicky Woodhouse.
And here's all the official stuff you need to know if you're still working on that footage....
Submissions to the first annual London Surf / Film Festival Shorties Contest presented by the National Trust close tomorrow so there’s still time get your film in. Surfing and surf culture are wide open to interpretation and we welcome film entries of up to 5 minutes in length that explore all aspects and angles 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. Or don’t. After all there’s more than one way to tell a surf story.
"The short film contest is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland,’ explains London Surf / Film Festival founding member, Demi Taylor. “The best submissions will be selected for screening as part of the 2011 London Surf / Film Festival and judged in the category of Shortie of the Year. The winning entry will also have their work premiered in New York in association with SMASH as well as in Canada as part of the Canadian Surf Film Festival. As longtime creative’s within the surf industry, we appreciate that it’s these ‘money can’t buy’ opportunities of credible, international exposure that are key to making the step up and springboarding homegrown talent onto the world stage. We’ve been overwhelmed by the variety and standard of films that have been submitted to the competition so far, it’s a real testament to the creativity that is thriving in our surf community."
For more information about the festival and how to get involved: