The Shorties: Fatherhood // A film by Oliver Hegarty

A short surf film featuring the hard charging surfing of Peter Conroy. Having recently become a father, Peter has long been considered the father of safety for tow-in surfing on the west coast of Ireland. Shot by Clem McInerney and a host of other well known camera wizards, and directed and edited by Oliver Hegarty, Islander Visual Films presents Fatherhood.

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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 VANS 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.

9th Annual London Surf / Film Festival is hosted 9 – 18 October at Regent St Cinema and venues across London.

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