A Festival of Short Surf Films by International Artists, Inspired by Women
2nd Annual Board Shorts Surf Film Festival 2013
March 9th, 2013 – Bird’s Surf Shed, San Diego, CA
Call for Entries!
For Immediate Release
Event Date: March 9th, 2013
Venue: Bird’s Surf Shed
Film Submissions OPEN
Film Submission Deadline: February 5th, 2013
In February of this year the San Diego Surf Ladies held the inaugural Board Shorts Film Festival to a sold out crowd and rave reviews. The film festival created a platform for emerging and established filmmakers and the female surfers featured as the only global surf film festival dedicated to featuring women on waves. Short films premiered at the festival went on to receive thousands of hits online, features in national surf media and invitations to attend other US Film Festivals!
With a date set for the 2013 Board Shorts Surf Film Festival, the San Diego Surf Ladies invite filmmakers, male and female, around the world to submit their short film featuring
female surf talent beginning October 25th. Entrants will be judged by a respected panel from the world of surf, art & film and screened in an evening celebration at Bird’s Surf
1. Film submissions should be over one (1) minute and under fifteen (15) minutes.
2. Film should be focused on surfing and/or surfing industry and feature women**
3. Entry Fee = $15 per film.
4. Deadline for submissions is February 5th, 2013 at 5pm PST
**Please note: the definition of feature is women surfing and or working in the surfing industry
e.g. photographer, board shaper etc. Token shots of women in bikinis lying on the beach don’t
count! You would be better off saving your $15 for some wax!!
For full guidelines and how to submit visit the submissions page on the website: boardshortsfilmfestival.com/submit
About the San Diego Surf Ladies
As a female surf club established in 2004 the San Diego Surf Ladies recognize and are inspired by the growing population of sisters in the surf industry doing it for themselves – winning world championships, shaping boards, making music & films and catching killer waves! With a growing membership base at over 250, surfers the San Diego Surf Ladies engage in regular surf sessions, volunteer events. In 2012 SDSL returned to contest participation with the Coalition of Surfing Clubs and a revival of our competitive
team – Team SDSL!
Board Shorts 2012
“I loved this film for its ability to reach right into my core-heart and remind me of why I surf.” – Cori Schumacher 3 x Women’s World Longboard Champion – State of Flux Blog on the short film Surf Jam
“When Elizabeth Bradshaw from the San Diego Surf Ladies reached out to us to take part in the Board Shorts Surf Film Festival, the first film festival to feature all women surfers, we couldn’t have been more excited! We loved the idea of mixing art, film, and fun, surf related products for women, and it all came together perfectly in La Jolla last Saturday night!” – Amanda Chinchelli – Seea – retro-modern surf apparel
“You know I quit my job to follow my heart; to dream and create things like this film. I actually made this short during the first month I was unemployed and to see it on the screen made me feel like all I had done and worked for, had purpose.” – Devon Holloway DeMint – Film Maker/Surfer – The Mermaid Chronicles
Media / Submissions/ Event Questions: Liz Bradshaw – VP@sandiegosurfladies.com
Sponsorship: Michelle Ocampo – Pres@sandiegosurfladies.com
Board Shorts Film Festival: boardshortsfilmfestival.com
San Diego Surf Ladies: sandiegosurfladies.com
Bird’s Surf Shed: birdssurfshed.com