2019 SUBMISSIONS OPEN 25TH FEBRUARY 2019
London Surf / Film Festival is one of Europe’s most creative and relevant surf happenings bringing to the UK a showcase of international surfing’s hottest releases and the very best in surf culture from waveriding’s most exciting creatives.
Over the last 8 years, we’ve grown the event organically, working with the most exciting surf filmmakers of our time from across the globe, hosting packed out premieres and audiences with some of the most inspiring names in surfing including the likes of 6 times world champion Stephanie Gilmore, icon Rob Machado, surf explorer Kepa Acero, surfers from Chippa Wilson to Balaram Stack and big wave chargers Albee Layer, Torrey Meister, Paige Alms and Chris Bertish as well as multi award winning directors including Keith Malloy, Ava Warbrick, Dan Norkunas, Ben Gulliver, George Trim, Marion Poizeau, Peter Hamblin, Andrew Kaineder, Ian Thomson, Chris McClean, Joquin and Julian Azulay plus writers, photographers, artists, musicians and more.
The festival is a showcase for the very best independent films by both leading lights and emerging surf filmmakers, premiering award-winning features and underground hits that explore all aspects and angles of surfing and surf culture as well as the best short film productions from homegrown talents.
Features are considered for London Surf / Film Festival awards including Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Spirit of the Festival and London Surf / Film Festival Viewer’s Choice. Check out some of the past winners HERE.
For many of the films we showcase, the festival is the only chance you’ll get to watch them as they were intended to be enjoyed – on the big screen, in surround sound, accompanied by a packed crowd of likeminded individuals.
Surf movie releases have always been community happenings – the original “social media” experience and that is exactly what the London Surf / Film Festival is all about.