Welcome To Reelers 2017

THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS SURF FILM COMPETITION

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It's back! Corona presents REELERS 2017, the Surfing World short film competition, our global search for the freshest talent in surf movie making today. We invite you to submit a three minute flick to one of three categories and be judged by three of the biggest names in surf cinema history. This is your chance to light up the silver screen and share in $7500.00 AUD of cash prizes. This is your moment to have your movie appraised by three of the most influential surf cinematographers of the past five decades; as Taylor Steele, Kai Neville and Jack McCoy grace our judging panel to unveil the best filmmakers working in our community right now. It could be you... Or your buddy who borrowed your wetsuit, or someone else who once strapped a go-pro to a seagull.  

You can download the Reelers Entry Pack right here. Inside you will find all the assets required to get started. Make sure you check out the rules of entry before you begin. READ CAREFULLY. Then get out there and hit record!

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ABOUT SURFING WORLD MAGAZINE

For over 50 years Surfing World has continued to share the stoke of riding waves. From the Pro Tour to the isolated back beaches, from the characters taking surfing into the future to the legends of yesteryear, from the shaping bay to Byron Bay to Jeffreys Bay to Waimea Bay… there is something for everybody.

ACTION CATEGORY JUDGE

Kai Neville
Modern Collective, Lost Atlas, Dear Suburbia, Cluster. When it comes to melding high performance with an unyielding creative vision, no-one has experienced more critical acclaim, or has been more influential in the realms of high performance surfing in the past decade than Kai Neville. His award winning films have set the benchmark all other action movies aspire to reach.

STORY CATEGORY JUDGE

Taylor Steele
The most influential surf filmmaker of all time? They didn’t name one of surfing’s most dominant eras the Momentum Generation for nothing. Taylor has done it all, from fact paced high-energy hits of the 90s, to beautiful cinematic travel based films, to profile films, music videos, he even chased one swell from Tahiti to Alaska. His latest film Missing showcased a different side to three time World Champion Mick Fanning as he was set loose on the world for three months to get lost. He famously created the clip based viral surf competition Innersection, and his music video for Unwritten Law's Teenage Suicide was nominated for Billboard's Alternative Music Video of the Year in 1999.

YOUTH CATEGORY JUDGE

Jack McCoy
The big daddy legend of classic surf films has at one time or another touched us all. From his earliest offerings McCoy encouraged us to travel to far flung nations in search of perfection. The dream was surfing and we could all be a part of it. Throughout the late 80s and early 90s his tongue in cheek Billabong efforts could be quoted by groms and legends alike and his portfolio of documentary style profile films such as Sabotaj, The Occumentary and Blue horizon are definitive classics of surf film. His latest film, A Deeper Shade of Blue is his opus, a gift to surfing for aloha.

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