Mandurah Filmmakers called on for Australia’s biggest surf film competition

A shot from Nick Jones' 2016 Action Category-winning entry, Previous. Source: Youtube.

A shot from Nick Jones' 2016 Action Category-winning entry, Previous. Source: Youtube.

Organisers of Australia’s biggest short surf film competition, Reelers are calling on aspiring filmmakers from Mandurah to cut their best films as entries officially open for the 2017 competition.

Launched by Surfing World magazine and presented by coastalwatch.com, Reelers is on the search for the world’s most exciting surf filmmaking talent, with a massive prize purse and the involvement of some of the most influential surf cinematographers of all time to boot.

Now in its third year, the competition invites filmmakers to submit a clip of three minutes or less into one of three categories: Action, Story and Youth.

Each category winner will be decided by a celebrated surf filmmaker, with action being judged by the critically-acclaimed Kai Neville, Story being judged by American director and producer Taylor Steele and Youth being judged by surf film godfather Jack McCoy.

Filmmakers have until 5pm AEDT on February 1 to get their entires in to coastalwatch.com/reelers2017, with category winners and runners-up set to share in $7,500 worth of prizes.

To check out any of the videos entered, as well as last year’s winners and finalists, go to coastalwatch.com/reelers2017.

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