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Thu, 5 November 2015

Enter the Wavescape Shortcuts Film Contest presented by Red Bull Media House and win a film deal with RBMH! The best 3 films will be screened at the Wavescape Festival in Cape Town.


button submit your film here


Direct, shoot and edit footage of an extreme or adventure sport, such as snow, skate, wake, surf, MTB, BASE jumping or wingsuit flying. You can make it doccie style, fiction, or just adrenalin-pumped action to music. Enter here using four simple steps. Your submission will be reviewed, and published on Wavescape.co.za.

Get your Facebook friends to like your video on Wavescape to give the judges a heads up as to just how popular your work is! Make sure that you are legally sorted with the music you use, either with permission by the band, or by sourcing free-to-use music. (For tips on copyright and finding music for your film, see this article)


1st prize
"In line with our objectives of giving wings to up and coming talent in the film industry, Red Bull Media House (RBMH) offers the winner of the 2015 Wavescape Shortcuts Film Contest the opportunity to collaborate on a project in 2016. The genre, timings, scope and budget for the project will be defined based on further discussion with the winners and RBMH (South Africa)."

2nd prize
To be announced

3rd prize
To be announced.



  • Your video must be between 60 seconds and 6 minutes long.

  • Content of your video should contain footage of any adventure sport involving gravity, for example surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and climbing. We reserve the right to decide what constitutes an adventure sport. There is no such thing as extreme tiddly winks. No motorised sports please.

  • Your movie can be shot on any make of camera.

  • Videos must be hosted on either Vimeo or Youtube. On the online entry form you will be prompted to paste the code from the end of your video URL. This will submit your film to us and it will be published on Wavescape.co.za

  • You must be able to provide Wavescape with the original HD video file if you win. If you can't, you will be disqualified and the next closest entry will win.

  • Videos that are submitted without the correct info in the upload form will not be judged.

  • By entering the contest, you grant Wavescape Media and Red Bull Media House a royalty-free licence from date of submission to use your film in its submitted, finished format as content on Wavescape.co.za; to promote the Shortcuts contest on the Internet; and at live screenings at the Wavescape Film Festival.

  • If you want to remove your video from the competition, you may do so by asking Wavescape to delete your video prior to the deadline for entries.

  • There is no limit on the number of videos you may submit.

  • To be eligible you must be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa. Children 13 years or younger must have parents' approval. Employees of Wavescape and Red Bull Media House, and their relatives are not eligible to enter the contest.

  • The competition closes on Monday 30 November 2015


  • After the contest closes, the films will be reviewed by Wavescape and Red Bull Media House to ensure they comply with the requirements of the contest. Films that do not comply will be disqualified.

  • Selected films will be rated by a panel of judges from Wavescape and other experts in filmmaking.

  • Facebook Likes on the video embedded on Wavescape after you upload it (and we have moderated it) are NOT part of the judging process.

  • Winners will be notified by email by the latest on Tuesday 8 December 2014.

  • The short-listed films will be screened at the Labia on Friday 11 December 2014

  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into


  • The personal information you submit on the entry form will only be used to contact you in the event you win the contest or if there is a question or issue regarding your video or its content. We will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about you, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

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