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Seeking Shelter

The Shorties: Seeking Shelter // A film by Harry Bower

We selected clips from Ben’s most memorable sessions and trips over the past few years to create a story that takes us all over the UK. This coast to coast journey shows off some of our finest beaches, reefs and barrels being tamed by Skindog. His love for the sport and what it means to him shows throughout. Massive thanks to Roger Sharp and Nick Atkins

Featuring: Ben Skinner

Edited by: Harry Bower

Filmed by: Sharpy

Additional footage: Nick Atkins, Gavin Walsh, Paul Gallagher

The Shorties entry: Seeking Shelter // A film by Harry Bower. Ben Skinner's most memorable UK sessions - a coast to coast journey. The Shorties entry: Seeking Shelter // A film by Harry Bower. Ben Skinner's most memorable UK sessions - a coast to coast journey.

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The Shorties

Short films are a central pillar of modern surf culture, a creative outlet for sharing stories and inspiring stoke. Here at the London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF we wanted to celebrate the short and give homegrown filmmaking talent a platform to bring their visions to the surf world so we established ‘The Shorties’ which has fast become one of the most prestigious short film competitions for surf filmmakers in the world.

While the main festival is a showcase for international filmmaking, The Shorties short film contest is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland – from both leading lights and up and coming filmmakers. The very best short films entries on the big screen as part of the festival and these shortlisted films are eligible for prestigious awards including: Shortie of the Year and Emerging Talent.

7th Annual London Surf / Film Festival is hosted 19 – 21 October at Regent St Cinema, London.

To see this year’s full line up of films, hit the LINK