The Centennial Sk8 Festival, now in its 4th year, is an annual longboard push race event held on the scenic and smooth Centennial Trail in Arlington, WA. Longboard racers across the country compete in this two-day event and return year after year. The competition is fierce, but the camaraderie defines the sport.

This year, we've decided to extend the reach to our global friends and add a creative touch to the festival by launching a short sk8 film competition to positively promote skateboarding, longboarding and the overall skate community.

The Centennial International Short Sk8 Film Competition will take place before, and in conjunction with our race event, and winning/select entries will be shown on the big screen at the landmark Olympic Theatre in Arlington, WA, on September 24, 2016 following our 8.5 mile sunset race. You need not be present to win.

Prize Purse is $1000:

- 1st Place: $500
- 2nd Place: $300
- 3rd Place: $200


• Must be the original work of the Entrant.
• All entries must be independently produced and financed. Films produced, financed or developed by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition.
• Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or constitute copyright infringement.
• Must not contain third-party brand names, trademarks, photos, artwork or music, unless specifically credited accurately and completely.
• Must not have been entered in or won previous contests or awards.
• Must be in English or contain English subtitles.
• Must show and support a positive message related to (non-ice) skating, skateboarding or longboarding and address at least one of the following themes:
- "Beyond the Stereotype"
- "This is How We Roll"
- " I Did That"
• Must not show or imply violence.
• Must not show or imply the harming of live animals.
• Must not contain any profanity.
• Must be family-appropriate for all aged viewing.
• Must be minimum 1 minute and maximum 4 minutes in length.
• Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker.
• The entry fee for each submission is $20.00.
• Each entry must be submitted via, where filmmakers must upload each film specifically to the “Centennial Short Sk8 Film Competition” with completed submission form, inclusive of signed competition release which must be uploaded by no later than the deadline of September 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.
• By signing the submission form, the filmmaker gives the Centennial International Sk8 Film Competition and Festival permission to use all submitted promotional materials, including but not limited to film stills, descriptions, director’s biography and film screening history in any and all forms of media for the express purpose of festival promotion and publicity.

Judging, by the Official Selection Panel, will be based upon:
• Capture of theme and originality (35%)
• Capture of relevant, appropriate content and athleticism (30%)
• Quality of creative merit (e.g., story, plot, dialogue, performances) and technical execution (e.g., picture quality, sound quality, editing quality, production value) (35%)

Cash Prizes will be awarded as follows:
• 1ST PLACE: $500
• 2ND PLACE: $300
• 3RD PLACE: $200

SCREENING THEATRE: Select Official Selection films will be compiled and screened by live audience on September 24, 2016 in the landmark Olympic Theatre in Arlington, Washington, USA.

Overall Rating
  • Inti Carboni

    The people at Centennial Short Sk8 Film where incredibly nice.
    Communication was real easy and always to the point, and the other films in the selection where incredibly good.
    Good job for a first year!

    October 2016