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San Sebastian’s Amstel Film Festibal

Amstel Surfilm Festibal 7


Grab your video camera or your clips of old surf trips, your little sister’s first communion, lame wildlife documentaries from the TV and put together your entry to the Short Film Competition!!

The first edition of the Short Film Competition, last year, was huge and we were thrilled to discover a small scene full of ideas … and a large public out there willing to watch those ideas on the big screen. We already know of plenty of projects being put together for this year’s competition and we are sure the level will be even higher.

We’ve got some new stuff: you’ll be able to view all the clips on our channels at and, before watching the finalists during the Surfilm Festibal7, June 10-14 in Donosti. We’ve also got new categories, fantastic prizes, a Jury formed by eclectic personalities and we are amped to make your work shine out there!

So, you know: lights, camera and… ACTION!



  • ã Best Short Film as voted by the Public
  • The winner will be decided after counting the votes from the public the day the finalists are screened at the Teatro Principal. We will also take in to account the stoke level that the noise meter will record after each short film is being screened.
  • ã Jury’s Favourite
  • ã Prize for the Best Short Film in Basque language
  • ã Prize for the Best Environmental Short Film
  • ã Prize for the Best Animation Short Film
  • ã Prize for the Best GO PRO Short Film
  • The Jury will be formed by a mix of legendary surfers, freaks and film industry professionals. The organization will announce the members of the Jury shortly.


The organization will check every single short film before it is accepted. The short film will be admitted to the competition when the organization uploads it on the Youtube and Dalimymotion official channels. To be accepted, the short films must comply with the following requisites, which are valid for all the categories:

  • ã The maximum total length of the short film cannot exceed 5 minutes.
  • ã The theme of the short film must be related to surfing somehow, even if it’s not explicitly (check finalists 2008 edition).
  • ã All formats (16mm, 35mm, betacam) are accepted. Please send only .wmv or .mov files and in a 1280×720 pixels resolution. The files cannot exceed 100MB.
  • ã Fill the entry form that you will find on our website ( and send it by e-mail (same address). Please also send a .jpeg or similar file about your short film.
  • ã Send the files by e-mail (via to Upon acceptance the organization will upload the short film to the Youtube and Dailymotion official channels.
  • ã In order to enter the competition all short films must have been received by the organization before the 00:00 hours of the 16 May 2009.
  • ã Any same short film is eligible to win in more than one category.
  • ã There is no limit to the number of short films that a person can send.

  • ã The prizes for each category will be announced on the website on March 15.
  • ã The directors of the selected finalist short films will be informed – once the jury has watched all the short films-, between May 16 and June 1st.

  • ã The Surfilmfestibal shall never be held responsible for any songs, sounds or images copyrighted by someone else but the author of the short film that enters the competition. The author of the short film will be the sole responsible for copyright infringement.
  • ã All the authors, by submitting their short films to the competition, are automatically transferring reproduction rights to the organization so we can all enjoy them in as many ways as possible (media, surfari surf festibal, etc.). If a contestant chooses to hand his/her short clip recorded on a cd/dvd or any other piece of hardware, this item will also become part of the festival and shall not be returned.
  • ã The surfilmfestibal does not endorse nor take as its own the implicit messages contained in any of the short films. These express the views and opinions of the author(-s) of the clip solely.
  • ã As you very well know, the simple fact of submitting a clip to the surfilmfestibal implies the tacit acceptance of its rules. The Organization shall decide about any unforeseen aspects and reserve the right to modify the rules at any time. If you need more information or want to clarify some point, please write us at We’ll be glad to help you.
      Organization: Surfilm Festibal and Donosti Kultura

      With the help of:

    • Presented by: Amstel
    • Official Sponsor: VW
    • Sponsor: El Diario Vasco, Kutxa
    • With the collaboration of:
    • Loreak Mendian, Diputación de Guipúzcoa, Urban House, Moriarty
    • Associated media partners:
    • EiTB, Staf Magazine,, Vice Magazine,, Huck,

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