Voting is now open for The 2012 London Surf / Film Festival Shorties Contest Presented by National Trust. “We established The Shorties short film contest as a way to support and showcase homegrown surf filmmakers and celebrate the wealth of creative talent on our shores,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “We’ve been overwhelmed again this year by the quality, diversity and standard of films that have been entered from British and Irish based filmmakers and it speaks volumes about the creativity that is thriving in our surf community. This year 20 films have been longlisted so we are asking the wider surf community to get involved, to support independent filmmaking and vote on their favourite entries in order to help us select the short list.”
The shortlist will decided by a combination of peer votes cast by the wider surf community and votes cast by the screening panel. The selected films will be showcased on the big screen as part of the London Surf / Film Festival 11-14 October 2012. Voting is open until midnight 18th September 2012.
Check out all the longlisted entries and cast your votes HERE.
Here is one of this year’s Shorties entries from last year’s winner (Uncommon Ideals) Chris McClean, entitled Snoozer:
ABOUT THE LONDON SURF / FILM FESTIVAL
11-14 October 2012, hosted at London’s iconic Riverside Studios, the London Surf /Film Festival is one of Europe’s most creative and relevant surf happenings showcasing together the very best of contemporary film, art, photography, commentary and design from waveriding’s most exciting creative’s. Bringing to the capital 4 nights of international surfing’s hottest releases and UK Premieres as well as the pick of The Shorties short film competition presented by National Trust this a must-attend for purveyors of the glide. London Surf / Film Festival is a we are the fold production and tickets will be on sale through the Riverside box office from September.