Girl and Chocolate are Calling all Budding Filmmakers


Most ‘contests’ are a feeble attempt from the ageing execs at out of touch companies to “open the lines of communication to the youth” (insert buzzword here).

This here Girl/Chocolate contest, isn’t that. Well, it kinda is, but there’s a pivotal difference. The “execs” are cool as shit dudes who helped shaped skateboarding, and indeed media in general, as we know it.

The whole premise is this. For those of you who grew up with films like Yeah Right, Pretty Sweet etc., you’ll know that the skating, as pivotal as it was, was just a part of what made the films, and the brands who made them, what they were. It was the in-between moments that really meant something, the pranks, the skits, the altogether dicking around.

To celebrate 25 years of collective filmmaking, Girl Films and Chocolate Cinema want you to write, shoot and edit a short film. Your film has to be an original work (duh), less than five minutes thanks Spielberg, uploaded online, and in by April 1st. Simple concept, difficult to make not shit. Spike Jonze and Cory Weincheque will be picking the winners, so no pressure. And here’s what you stand to win:

Grand Prize

One film will be chosen as the grand prize winner. Winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to Los Angeles, California to hang with the team while they film for an upcoming video project. Grand prize winner will also receive the Girl Films/Chocolate Cinema Prize-Pack including eight skateboards, entire apparel collection, and recognition across Girl and Chocolate social platforms and a featured blog post on crailtap.com.

Two Runner-Up Prizes

Two films will be chosen as runner-ups. Winners will receive the Girl Films/Chocolate Cinema Prize-Pack including eight skateboards, entire apparel collection, and recognition across Girl and Chocolate social platforms and a featured blog post on crailtap.com.

Head here for inspo and to upload your film.

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