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The Inertia

It was an exhaustive process. We tabulated votes from the public, our editorial team, and an expert film and photography panel with assistance from legendary lensman Zak Noyle to determine the winners of The Inertia Film&Photo Challenge 2021 presented by White Claw with support from Manera. The voting panel has spoken: here are the winners.

In many cases, it came down to decimal points. We can’t emphasize enough how absolutely blown away we were by the level of talent on display with nearly 1,000 submissions. Creativity is alive and well in surf photography and filmmaking. A sincere thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners. We can’t wait for next year.

And now, the winners are:
Lineup: Austin Mullen
Short Film: Empanadas for Sale by  Jinna Yang
B&W: Tanner Olthoff
Aerial: Nick Gruen


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