The competition allows you to express what the National Trust means to you as a surfer and how the Trust is involved in a surfers life. ‘We’re on the front row of a surfer’s daily life – managing some of the world’s most unique and important habitats in a 760 mile stretch of coastline,’ says National Trust Water Sports Coordinator and former British pro surfer Robyn Davies.
The National Trust is a partner in the London Surf Film Festival hosted at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. The Trust is specifically the festival’s environmental partner, presenting ‘The Shorties contest’. This is a category for film entries of up to five minutes in length that explore all aspects and angles of surfing and surf culture through documentary, stop-frame, animation or anything in between. ‘The Shorties contest’ is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland. We are offering you a chance to create the trailer for this category and have your film shown at the film festival.
Create a 30 second trailer and upload it to YouTube and copy the link into your entry form.
The winning trailer will be premiered at the London Surf Film Festival as a trailer to’The Shorties contest’. The creator of the winning trailer will receive a ticket to attend the London Surf Film Festival and will also win a week’s holiday in a National Trust cottage of their choice in the South West.
The trailers once checked for content will be published on our South West blog. The best 5 entries will be then judged by a panel to decide the winner. The winner will have their entry shown as the trailer for ‘The Shorties contest’ at the London Surf Film Festival. All entries submitted become property of the Trust and can be used for any purpose deemed necessary.
30 September 2011.
Hosted at London’s iconic riverside Studios the first annual London Surf / Film Festival, 13-15 October 2011, is the premier showcase for international surf filmmaking, bringing to the capital three nights of the hottest releases, independent features, short films, and UK premieres. Fusing together film, art, photography and commentary from waveriding’s most exciting creatives, it is a celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture.
For further information, please visit the London Surf Film Festival,The Shorties contest website.