London Surf / Film Festival 2023
The 12th Edition of London Surf / Film Festival hits the UK in 2023.
Bringing to the UK a hand picked line up of the very best surf films from across the globe – documentaries to inspire, travelogues to stir up the wanderlust and cutting edge action to blow minds – all accompanied by Q+A’s, talks, workshops, icons, art, music good times and more, it is a celebration of the cream of international surf culture.
We’ll be opening submissions soon.
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How it started
London Surf / Film Festival was founded in 2011 by surfers and writers Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor. It began, where all the best ideas start life – around the kitchen table, in the deep mid winter, after a few good waves. The aim was to bring together the UK surfing tribes to share the stoke, the storytelling and the cream of surf culture.
How it’s going
After 11 editions, some 265 film premiers, with art shows, live music, talks and a whole heap of good times, it has grown to become a must attend gathering for the global waveriding collective.
We’ve grown the event organically, working with some of the most exciting surf filmmakers from across the globe, hosting packed out premieres and audiences with some of the most inspiring & unexpected names in surf & culture inc. 7x world champion Stephanie Gilmore, icons Rob Machado and Stacy Peralta, big wave pioneers Paige Alms & Albee Layer, chargers Torrey Meister, Chippa Wilson & Dion Agius, explorers like Kepa Acero & Keith Malloy surf creatives including Lee Ann Curren, Alex Knost plus leading filmmakers, musicians, artists, photographers, writers & the most relevant names in surf culture
For many of the films we showcase at London Surf / Film Festival, it will be 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 LS/FF is all about. See you there!
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