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Vans Off The Wall Surf / Film / Art / Culture 9 - 12 Oct 2019 Regent St Cinema, W1

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LS/FF 2019 x VANS AWARD WINNERS

World Premiere Translate From Chris McClean & CJ Mirra / Lee-Ann Curren performing as part of this award winning live audio visual experiment / Image: Owen Tozer

Surfing is a community: a family. At times of social divisions and fracturing borders, it’s important to come together and celebrate the things we have in common, to stop and look around and see what an awesome culture we’re privileged to be part of – both here in the UK and also the wider global network of diverse salty souls. And so it was with this spirit that we approached this, the 9th annual London Surf / Film Festival x VANS.

Alex Knost in conversation with LS/FF founder Chris Nelson following the UK premiere of his directorial debut Tan Madonna / Image: Surf Sistas

We wanted to curate a line-up of films that reflect the broad spectrum of waveriding and represent the pinnacle of surfing here and now – from the biggest days ever ridden in WHITE RHINO, to the small community of chargers based around South Africa’s most challenging waves in SATORI, from the most stylish and cutting edge waveriding in ZONE FREQUENCY, to films that remind us of just why we surf like A CORNER OF THE EARTH,  to the immersive, live audio visual experiment TRANSLATE and of course The Shorties – the competition we established to celebrate and elevate the very best homegrown filmmaking talents.

Award winning Australian filmmaker Spencer Frost and his crew in town for the World Premiere of his epic ‘A Corner of the Earth’ / Image: Surf Sistas

After sold out World, European and UK Premieres, special audiences with stars of the surf and screen including the likes of Alex Knost and Lee Ann Curren, live music from CJ Mirra and his band and live quick draws from our resident artist Chris Dorning AKA The Cunning Craftsman, plus good times and more London Surf / Film Festival would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who came, made films, watched movies, supported, shared Sharp’s beer and Aluna Coconut Rum cocktails, talked story with friends old and new, hooted, voted and brought the stoke including our partners Nixon, Surf Ears, Venn Creative, Surf Sistas, Cord Surfboards, Carve, MagicSeaweed, Surf Girl and Huck. The results of the screening panel are in and here are the London Surf / Film Festival 2019 x VANS winners:

Director Rick Wall walked away with the award for Best Documentary for his beautiful film of fellowship Satori with Big wave surfer Dougal Paterson / Image Surf Sistas

Director Rick Wall walked away with the award for Best Documentary for his beautiful film of fellowship Satori with Big wave surfer Dougal Paterson / Image: Surf Sistas

LS/FF 2019 x VANS AWARDS

Best Film presented by VANS: ZONE FREQUENCY Dir. Jack Coleman

Viewer’s Choice presented by VANS: TRANSLATE From: Chris McClean & CJ Mirra

Best Documentary: SATORI Dir. Rick Wall

Best International Short: STREET SURFERS Dir. Arthur Neumeier

Best Soundtrack presented by Surf Ears: TAN MADONNA Dir. Alex Knost

Best Cinematography: A CORNER OF THE EARTH Dir. Spencer Frost

Best British: FLUX Dir. Lexis Arnold

Spirit of the Festival presented by Aluna Coconut Rum: SPOONS Dir.  Wyatt Daily

YEEEEEW Factor presented by Approaching Lines : WHITE RHINO Dir.  Brent Storm

Shortie of the Year presented by Nixon: TURNING TIDES Dir.  Lucy Hawes & Jo Guthrie

Emerging Talent presented by Nixon: MIKEY IN MEX Dir.  Matty Snelling

Director Chris McClean has the camera turned on him by filmmaker Jade Sellick / Image: Surf Sistas

Director Chris McClean has the camera turned on him by filmmaker Jade Sellick / Image: Surf Sistas