Posted by LSFF on September 14, 2023 | HOT NEWS, News

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Chris McClean x CJ Mirra Static Live // Image: Peter Chamberlain x LSFF

London Surf / Film Festival 2023

The 12th Edition of London Surf / Film Festival presented by the good folk at Finisterre hits the capital 23 – 25 November 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 have some exciting plans in store for this year’s festival – you’re not going to want to miss this!

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

Knost in conversation with LS/FF’s Chris Nelson // Image: Surf Sistas x LS/FF

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 270 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.

Stacy Peralta - Filmmaking Masterclass // Image: Kate Czuczman / Patagonia

Stacy Peralta – Filmmaking Masterclass // Image: Kate Czuczman / Patagonia

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

Facing Monsters: Best Documentary, Best Cinematography...Best shock and awe?

Why come? To experience those moments of inspiration and awe surrounded by crowd of likeminded individuals that other people just don’t get!  Image: Adj Brown x LS/FF

Why come?

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!

LS/FF 2022 Best British Film: Savage Waters Dir. Mikey Corker Featuring the indomitable Knight Family pictured with Producer Ghislaine Couvillat @Whipped Sea, Producer Maia Norman, Composer Anna Phoebe @ Ava Waves // Image: Adj Brown x LS/FF

LS/FF 2022 Best British Film: Savage Waters Dir. Mikey Corker and featuring the indomitable Knight Family served up all of the feels! 

Whose who at LS/FF // Image: Surf Sistas x LS/FF