Local is Lekker Film Comp

CityROCK have been screening the Reel Rock Tour in SA for the past 7 years and it’s coming again at the end of September and early October – Click here for a list of the screenings
Initially it was only shown in Cape Town but due to constant calls for it to be shown elsewhere climbers in Jo’burg, Pretoria, Durban and Pietermaritzburg now also get to experience the tour.

And so a few of us thought about creating a “local is lekker” film competition with the 3 finalists will be shown before the main Reel Rock Tour attraction.

The premise:  The idea is to make the “local is lekker” comp a regular, annual event which will be combined with the RRT.

So all you aspiring SA film makers – submit your local is lekker video!!

1st  Prize:  R2500
2nd Prize:  R1500
3rd Prize:  R500

Submission details:

  •   2-5 minutes preferred with a maximum playtime of 10 minutes
  •  Video must be uploaded and viewable online somewhere (Vimeo/YouTube).  If you are one of the 3 finalists you must submit a copy via memory stick


  •  local climbers, local film maker or producer having travelled somewhere and filmed local SA climbers
  •  Not a professional piece of work.  That means it wasn’t made for money by the film maker(s)
  •  There just has to be a very strong local flavour to the whole thing

The top 3 finalist films will be shown at the RRT, then intermission, followed by the main RRT film.


  •   Sunday September 23rd at midnight – we know it’s short notice, sorry.  But better late than never (remember the prize money that is up for grabs!)

Next year, you got more time, a whole year in fact.

Soundtrack / music:
Some people have asked about the issue of legal music. this is a tricky subject  e.g. Amy Daneel has done a film of Matt soloing in Montagu with a Moby sound track.  Her video is on Vimeo, and the organisers are OK with keeping that sound track.  If/when we grow to become a huge thing one day then at some point, then we must make sure that the music is legal.
Right now we are all amateurs.


  • Justin Lawson
  • Robert Breyer
  • Roger Nattrass
  • Josh Pickering
  • Dirk Talma
  • Andrew Pedley

Judges decision is final.
No ifs and buts.  Judges will view submissions, and vote for 1,2 and 3 individually.  Scores will be added, lowest score wins.
If the judge is in the film or wants to submit something then of course judge will not be eligible for voting.


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36 Responses to Local is Lekker Film Comp

  1. Robbie Sep 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    A weeks notice is far too little unfortunately. I know the idea is to screen them with the RRT, but it would make a lot more sense to push the deadline back.

    Chances are people will just submit whatever climbing climbing footage they already have, which will hardly constitute a film.

  2. Craig Sep 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Will a one minute film be acceptable?

  3. Robert Breyer Sep 15, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Yes the deadline this year is really tight so yes people will just edit existing material and submit it. Nothing wrong with that, lots of existing excellent stuff around. Unfortunately I only thought of this competition a few days ago. So Robbie, start working on a new film for 2013.

    Craig, we will view anything that you submit. Whether a 1 minute clip will be a top 3 is a different matter. It will have to be a helluva minute.

  4. Alard Sep 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    not much …. but this is what i would like to submit for now…..


    not sure where else to submit

  5. Jacques Sep 16, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Thats so cool, Alard, nice!

  6. Sheldon Sep 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Well here is mine: https://vimeo.com/49552115 hope you enjoy!


  7. Justin Sep 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Uh oh! There was a problem loading Sheldon’s video.

  8. Terry Walsh Sep 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    how does a person enter?

  9. Sheldon Sep 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Hmm, I will upload it with youtube rather… Vimeo has failed me!!

  10. Justin Sep 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Terry, just upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube and post the link here.

  11. Andy Sep 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Are you only allowed to enter one video, or can you enter many?

  12. Sheldon Smith Sep 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Here we go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDhF7xLle3U&feature=plcp enjoy! 🙂


  13. Robert Breyer Sep 18, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Multiple submissions are fine.

  14. Jono Sep 18, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Here’s my submission: https://vimeo.com/39771821


  15. M@ Sep 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Like a Capie!

  16. Mo Sep 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    heres my submission… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndj-gDF5EHU&feature=relmfu

  17. Jono Sep 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Nice one Mo! Are you going to join parts 1 and 2 for the comp?

  18. Mo Sep 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    thats all im submitting for now… 🙂

  19. Craig Sep 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Here is my entry: http://youtu.be/7pqT6uxsKYE
    Not technically rock climbing… but entertaining…

  20. Cruton Sep 19, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Here is my contribution to the comp: http://youtu.be/6pbPgl3Py3U

    “Extreme Spotting”

    Shot last weekend in The Rocklands and edited last night. Featuring Frederic Nicole!!


  21. Ryan Sep 20, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Haha. Superb entry Crute. The segment on fred nicole really pulled it together.

  22. Jacques Sep 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Keith ees a winna! hahahaaaa

  23. Robert Breyer Sep 21, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Hi there all you aspirant South African film makers.
    I am really impressed and entertained with what has been submitted so far. Some of the stuff is hilarious.
    A few observations:
    Less is more. Julia & co, edit yours down to 3 minutes and it will be really good.
    Get a good camera. RockCandy Inc, a Blackberry does not make a video camera. Unless you compressed it to really low res?
    Lastly, if you going to submit something, please email me so I know who you are and how to get in touch with you.
    – Robert

  24. Muzza Sep 21, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Hey guys, check this out https://vimeo.com/49831233

    Robert, what is your e-mail address??

  25. Muzza Sep 21, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    And this one… https://vimeo.com/34647765

  26. Robert Breyer Sep 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    robert at cityrock dot co dot za

  27. Sheldon Smith Sep 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Here is another one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd6SVSfF5qg&feature=plcp


  28. andy Sep 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    From GASFilms, produced by Sam and Myself:


    Andy Court

  29. Terry Walsh Sep 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Here’s my entry! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGbV0mU1ccY

  30. Phlip Olivier Sep 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    Drove in from De Hoek to Oudtshoorn to meet the sunday night 12pm deadline (its 11h43 now 🙂
    Here is my entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3wRIOaZb8Y

  31. Jacques Sep 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm #


    I know its past deadline, its ok. We don’t mind if its not going into the comp, we decided to put it up anyways. Brace yeyrselves and enjoy!

  32. PaulGoddard Sep 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    10 out of 10 for the City Rock movie….hilarious !

  33. Steveb Sep 27, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    My entry. Sorry for the delay – Just flew back from Alaska…


  34. Caio Salomão Amador Sep 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I know that the deadline is over but here is my video, cheers!!!


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