Byron Bay Shorts Competition Nears Finish

The Byron Bay Surf Festival online shorts competition is nearing the finish. Have you submitted? Did you vote for your favorites? ENTRIES are still open until Sep 30th! WIN up to $10,000 in cash and prizes form GoPro, Dafin, House of Marley and more!  Now’s your chance!

ENTER and VOTE – http://surfshorts.byronbaysurffestival.com

Here’s what’s on the ballot:

1. A NEW GENERATION

Synopsis:

On the brink of Takaya’s surfing success, he decided to leave the competition behind.

This is his story…

[Shot in Miyazaki Japan]

Film Maker Bio:

Keita IKawa is from Tokyo and now lives in Byron Bay, Australia. Keita is a freelance film maker who is passionate about surfing and music. You can watch some more of his work on his facebook page.

VOTE FOR A NEW GENERATION HERE: http://surfshorts.byronbaysurffestival.com/shorts/a-new-generation

2. Riders Anthem – 

Synopsis:

Riders Anthem captures the true essence of surfing through visuals and words.

Film Maker Bio:

Creative director and filmmaker at Outer Path Films, Kieran has worked on corporate commercials in Australia and NZ, surf documentaries, international music events, as well as award winning short film projects.

Kieran has a cert4 in Electro-technology and after travelling the world with a handy-cam he discovered that he had a symbiotic relationship with filmmaking and decided to further his education by undertaking a Bachelor of Film Production. Filmmaking is Kieran’s perfect medium of expression.

VOTE FOR RIDERS ANTHEM HERE: http://surfshorts.byronbaysurffestival.com/shorts/rider-anthem

3. Mr Rodgers

Synopsis:

A somewhat average day for surfer Mick Rodgers, living by the beautiful Californian coast.

Film Maker Bio:

Just have a love for the ocean and and a love for trying to capture some of its magic in my small lensed device !

VOTE FOR MR. ROGERS HERE: http://surfshorts.byronbaysurffestival.com/shorts/mr-rodgers

4. Species Dysphoria

Synopsis:

Fractured across the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand sits alone. Internet is the primary source to inhale sub-cultures, sourced and influenced by the media heavy California coast.

Species Dysphoria uses surfing as a vehicle to identify a New Zealand subculture derived by a ‘Malibu’ surfing ideology. This subculture adopts and mimics the characteristics of a Malibu lifestyle although contradistinctive. The dream state is juxtaposed ambiguously as the film cuts between California and New Zealand. Species Dysphoria interrogates this notion of culture identity and the geographical isolation of New Zealand.

This rippled effect is a subtle, yet there is a prevalent Californian love-child-culture born on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.

Throughout Species Dysphonia the anonymous silhouettes dressed head to toe in black neoprene glide an empty surf break in New Zealand’s South Island. No surfing trunks, no white sand, no sun bathing, here.

Film Maker Bio:

Ted Black is an artist and   from the south east cape of New Zealand.

 VOTE FOR SPECIES DYSPHORIA HERE: http://surfshorts.byronbaysurffestival.com/shorts/species-dysphoria

*Slider photo by Robbie Dark