Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 25th - 27th Jan 2019


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 14th - 16th June 2019


Doolin Surf

Surf Festival

Doolin Surf

Event date: 22nd - 24th March 2019


Competitions

The Shorties

First Prize €2000 + Shane Gilmore Commissioned Trophy

Short film entries must not be more than five minutes run time. The entry must be filmed between the period of September- March 2019. Entries are open to Body boarding, Surfing, Wind surfing, Stand up Paddle Boarding and Kite Boarding. To be eligible to enter this competition, entrants must live in Ireland for six months of the competition period. Entries must be submitted no later than the 17th March 2019. One overall winner with spot prizes for runner-up(runner-up prizes to be announced).

The best movie will be selected by an expert panel of judges on the night. Each movie will be examined on specific criteria including but not limited to the feel, surfing, the narrative, the colouring, the effort and the cinematography. If you would like to submit your film please review the conditions below and submit your film through WeTransfer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Doolin Surfest does not charge admin fees nor do we pay screening fees.
  • Submission must only be sent through WeTransfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • There will be no exceptions to the final submission date (17th March)
  • One entry per surfer/videographer
  • Movies must not be over five minutes and must be premiered at Doolin Surfest. Films that have being released previously online will not be considered.
  • Movies must be cinema quality, Min resolution of 1920x1080 with a bit rate of 500mps, a quick time file encoded with H.264 codec.
  • By submitting your entry to the Doolin Surfest you are automatically giving permission to show the film at the festival. We would also appreciate any trailers to be submitted when available to be advertised through the festival social media.
  • It is at the discretion of the entrants but Doolin Surfest would like to publish each entrant’s films online throughout the year for future events.
  • Doolin Surfest and the competition director have full and final say on selections and scheduling of films. There is a designated time for the short film aspect of the festival and a large amount of entries. Doolin Surfest will not enter into discussions as to why an entry was not selected for the competition. There is a finite amount of time and we simply cannot show every entry.
  • We want to hear from you. Tell us about your film (no more than 200 words). Explain the background, the hardship and your efforts to come to the final piece!

 

Tonn Mór

Celebrating hell people in Irish waters! The first Irish Big Wave Award. Entrants are to submit their best waves in three categories. Tonn Mór, Ride Of the Year & Wipeout of the Year, surfed between Sept 2018- March (17th) 2019. We are proud to invite entries from both surfers and body boarders for this competition. We are also inviting both paddle and tow waves. There are no restrictions to the amount of times a person enters but it will be at the discretion of Doolin Surfest and the competitions director whether or not they are published.

Entries are to be sent through wetransfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be published on Doolin Surfest Facebook, with shortlisted entries published on Magicseaweed.com  We are welcoming public opinion but ultimately it will be the expert judge’s decisions. The final five waves in each category will be shown on the night of the 23rd March and the winner will be announced.

Tonn Mór Categories

1. Tonn Mór-

Prize- €1000 + Blue Soup Personalised Upvest + Shane Gilmore Trophy

This award is for the biggest wave ridden. The judges will use techniques which estimate the height of the wave relative to the known height of the surfer while factoring in the distortion caused by the videos angle. The judges are urged to consider sustained performance throughout the entirety of a ride, including the overall quality of manoeuvres or critical positions achieved, and to evaluate the skill of the surfer in a challenging situation above the good fortune presented purely by the unique shape of a particular wave.

2. Ride of the Year-

Prize- €1000 + Blue Soup Personalised Upvest + Shane Gilmore Trophy

This category will be judged on the size, heaviness, difficulty of the ride. This must be a successful ride of a wave from start to finish. It is not limited tow assist or paddle.

3. Wipe Out of the Year-

Prize- €1000 + Blue Soup Personalised Upvest + Shane Gilmore Trophy

Very self explanatory...whatever makes our panel go ooooooh! Size, impact, hold down...they'll look at all the nitty grittys.

Conditions and Terms of entry.

  • The wave must be surfed within the period of Sept 2018- March 2019
  • Entrants must live in Ireland for a minimum of six months of the competition period
  • Entrants must have permission for use of the video of the entry.
  • Video will only be permitted, unfortunately photos are not accepted as entries
  • Videos must be submitted by WeTransfer no later than march 17th 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - then they will be submitted to Facebook for public review.
  • Ultimately the best waves will be selected by the expert judges. Public opinion (through likes on Facebook) will be considered in the criteria.
  • Entrants must include in the submission- Surfers name, location, height and videographers name.
  • By submitting an entry, Doolin Surfest retains the rights to publish the content for advertising use as well as permission to play the entry on the night of the event.

All aspects of the entries will be reviewed by our expert judges.

 

Doolin Surfest Wave of the Winter

First Prize Wave of the Winter: €1000 + Shane Gilmore Commissioned Trophy

This category is open to all sorts of crafts, waves, styles, from longboard to boog to kite to sup, we're hoping to see cross-stepping, hang-tens, air-time, barrels, technically perfect rides on point breaks- we don't care as long as it's beautiful

Conditions

  • To enter in this Contest, a surfer needs to successfully ride a wave from Sept 1st to March 10st 2019.
  • Submissions must be submitted through WeTransfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Only video content is admissible
  • A surfer is only eligible to submit an entry if they have been a resident in Ireland for six months of the competition period.
  • The submitted video must clearly show the start and finish of the wave.
  • The videographer must have consent from the surfer to submit said wave.
  • By submitting an entry, the videographer/surfer grants permission to Doolin Surfest to use the entry for future advertising and to grants permission to be published online.
  • The Final five waves from the entry period will be chosen by the panel of judges and released on the 12th of March and the winner will be announced on the night of the event.
  • Entrants are unable to enter the same wave into ‘wave of the winter’ and the Tonn Mor competition.

 

College Surf Society Competition

Doolin Surfest invites Irelands college surf societies to show their skills and why they love all things water sports! Entrants are to submit a four-minute clip which expresses their love for surfing, wind surfing, river surfing, body surfing…. all things surfing! Whether you are getting shacked on a boog or cruising on a SUP we want to see what gets you amped in the water. No matter the level, no matter craft, get out there and show why you are passionate about the water.

Entrants must submit their entries by the 1st of March 2019. Movies will be shown on the 23rd of March on the main screen at the Doolin Surf Fest. The winner will be selected on the night by an expert panel of judges. Show the stoke, show why you love the water and have some fun!

T&C

  • One entry per college
  • Entry fee of 200euro to be paid at time of entry.
  • Entry fees will be combined to form the prize pot.
  • Must not be over 4 minutes
  • By submitting your film Doolin Surf fest is granted permission to publish online
  • Entries must be submitted by the 1st of March 2019 through wetransfer
  • Movies must be cinema quality, Min resolution of 1920x1080 with a bit rate of 500mps, a quick time file encoded with H.264 codec.
  • Prize will be presented to videographer & director of the film.
  • Doolin Surf Fest and the competition director have full and final say on selections and scheduling of films.

Disclaimer
By participating, Surfers and Videographers acknowledge they are participating at their own risk and that neither Hotel Doolin nor any Sponsor is responsible for any physical harm or death that may befall any Surfer or Videographer as a result of participation in this Contest.