Reelers Youth Category

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Open to all young filmmakers aged 21 and under*, the Youth category can feature any style of filmmaking: be it action, arthouse, skit, doco or sci-fi. Anything goes as we attempt to uncover the most original surfing visionary of the next generation.

*Youth category entrants need to be younger than 22 years old as at 12.01am AEDT on 1 February 2017.

Judge: Jack McCoy

Major Prize: $2000.00 AUD + a Nixon Ultratide Watch valued at $429
Runner-up Prize: $500.00 AUD

PLUS - a free wetsuit for each finalist in this category!  

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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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