Top image: Photo by Mike Lay.

Submissions for this year’s London Surf Film Festival x Reef Shorties short film competition are now open. The film festival will take place between 19th – 21st October this year and is being hosted at the iconic Regent Street Cinema in West London. The film screenings will be accompanied by an array of exhibitions, music, talks, workshops and pop-ups.

Below video: 2011 winner Uncommon Ideals by Chris McClean. 

Running for its 7th year, the festival celebrates the very best in surf films from around the globe and has fast become the showcase for homegrown filmmakers and creative of the surfing community. While the main festival presents a diverse variety of work from international film makers, The Shorties short film contest is open exclusively to filmmakers from, or based in, Britain and Ireland.

The Shorties has fast become one of the most prestigious short film competitions for surf filmmakers in the world. For many of the films that are played, the festival is the only chance you’ll get to watch them on the big screen, accompanied by a packed crowd of likeminded individuals.

Photo by Mike Lay

The competition, which closes on 10th of September, invites filmmakers to submit short films – up to five minutes long – that explore surfing via film.

Shortlisted films will be showcased on the big screen this October as part of the 2017 London Surf / Film Festival x REEF programme. They will also be considered by the screening panel, comprised of some of the most influential names in surfing, for awards including LS/FF Shortie of the Year, Best British Film and Emerging Talent.

Entry forms for this years LS/FF x Reef Shorties short film competition are available online here.