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Submissions to the 3rd Annual Shorties short film competition for this year's London Surf / Film Festival are open through to September 22nd. While the main festival is open to international 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 showcase and support the wealth of homegrown filmmaking talent that is here on our shores," says Creative Director Demi Taylor. Until 22nd September filmmakers are invited to submit their short films of up to 5 minutes in length 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. Or don’t. After all there’s more than one way to tell a surf story.

Shortlisted entries will be showcased on the big screen as part of the 2013 London Surf / Film Festival programme and judged in the category of LS/FF Shortie of the Year by the screening panel, comprised of some of the most influential names in surfing. “It’s a real opportunity for homegrown talents to flex their creative muscles on the world stage," said Festival Director Chris Nelson. “Previous winning Shorties include the humorous ‘The Shaper‘ by Crayfish Films and ‘Uncommon Ideals’ by Chris McClean and Mark Waters and both films have gone on to make an impact globally, scooping numerous awards and accolades".

For details on how to get involved: www.londonsurffilmfestival.com

The London Surf / Film Festival

31 October – 3rd November 2013 sees the 3rd annual London Surf / Film Festival hit the UK, bringing to the capital 4 nights of the very best in international surf / film / art / culture. Showcasing 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 it is one of Europe’s most creative and relevant celebrations of surf cultre. Accompanied by gallery shows, live music, talks, workshops and the Approaching Lines Room - a curated space of artists, artisans and makers and doers, LS/FF is a celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture and the must attend event for purveyors of the glide. Hosted at the Riverside Studios, London, tickets go on sale in October.