2012 Feature Submissions Open!
We are stoked to announce that submissions are now open for the 2nd annual London Surf / Film Festival. The London Surf / Film Festival is a celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture and following on from the success of our inaugural year, we cordially invite filmmakers from across the globe and across surfing genres to submit their films for consideration for this years festival programme. Surf culture is wide open to creative interpretation and we welcome films that explore all aspects and angles of surfing from documentary to stop-frame to animation and anything in between.
Features will be screened across four nights from the 11th to the 14th October 2012, showcasing international surfing’s hottest releases. The programme will consist of the very best in independent films by both leading lights and emerging surf filmmakers, features by internationally acclaimed directors and UK premiers.
Features will be considered by the Screening Panel – comprised of experts from within the worlds of surfing, filmmaking and media – for prestigious awards including London Surf / Film Festival Best Film, Best Documentary and Best Cinematography, as well as eligible for the London Surf / Film Festival Viewer’s Choice, as voted for by the knowledgeable London audience.
In 2011 the sold out festival hosted 10 packed screenings including 8 UK premieres, 1 European premiere and 1 World premiere. We were also stoked to host Q&A’s with celebrated directors Adam Pesce, Taki Bibelas, Vince Medeiros and Keith Malloy. Our award winners included Come Hell or High Water, Stoked and Broke, Splinters, Finnsurf and Uncommon Ideals.
Alongside a curated programme of screenings, for 2012 we are again hosting Q+A sessions, conversations and workshops with directors, producers and waveriders of note allowing the audience to get closer to the action and meet the heroes and legends of screen and surf.
Image: Keith Malloy winner of 2011 LS/FF Best Film and Best Cinematography awards for ‘Come Hell or High Water.’