Finn – Winter

The Shorties x Surfdome: Finn – Winter // A film by Thomas Horig

Finn MacDonald and a few crazy and cold waves from around his home in the Highlands of Scotland.

“‘FINN’ came about actually by accident. It was my third winter in Scotland’s North, and I was filming for another project on one of Finn’s good mates, Dez. The two of them surf together all the time, so invariably I ended up with a stack of footage of Finn, who in my humble opinion is the best surfer in Scotland. It just got to a point where I had all this wonderful footage of Finn, it needed to be seen by the rest of the community. Ben Bettridge was also passing through working on a bodyboard film (Atlantic Migration) and managed to get some epic slab footage, which arrived in my inbox while I was putting FINN together and I think that really made it an epic power edit.”


Surfer: Finn MacDonald

Supported by:
Dark North  @darknorthsurf
Luke Young Shapes  @lysurfboards
North Coast Watersports  @northcoastwatersports

Photography by:
Ben Bettridge
Thomas Horig

Finn Winter Dir. Tom Horig LS/FF 2022 The Shorties x Surfdome

Finn Winter Dir. Thomas Horig LS/FF 2022 The Shorties x Surfdome

Finn Winter Dir. Tom Horig LS/FF 2022 The Shorties x Surfdome


Watch all the longlisted entries to the LS/FF 22 Shorties short film contest x Surfdome >>> HERE <<< Support your favourites by sharing the films & voting for them by clicking on the button or Twitter icon above. Voting is open until 22nd October.

The very best shorts will be showcased on the big screen as part of LS/FF2022 hosted 25 – 26 November at The Riverside Studios and 2 December at The Genesis Cinema. These shortlisted films are eligible for two prestigious awards presented by Surfdome: Shortie of the Year and Emerging Talent with a £1500 filmmaking fund for the winners*.

Head to our Shorties Instagram post >> HERE << and spread the stoke by letting us know which films are your favourites.

The Shorties x Surfdome

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 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’. It 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. Learn more.

London Surf / Film Festival 2022

11th Edition London Surf / Film Festival hits 25 – 26 November at The Riverside Studio and 2 December at The Genesis Cinema bringing to the UK the very best of contemporary surf cinema.  See you there!

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

*The shortlisted and winning Shorties entries are decided on by our esteemed screening panel as well as by the wider surfing world… you!  The public acts as one of our 10 jury members. You can vote for as many different films as you like, only one vote per film will be counted! Spread the surf movie love! The Shortie of the Year will be awarded £1000 and Emerging Talent will be awarded £500 prize.