LS/FF 2017




24th OCT  @71A UK PREMIERE: Island Earth Dir. Cyrus Sutton


26th OCT  @ALLPRESS CLOSING GALA with UK PREMIERE: The Scramble Gamble Dir: Nathan Myers


THURSDAY 19th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // 7pm >>

Bunker77 UK premiere London Surf Film Festival 19 October 2017Bunker77 by Takuji Masuda // 19th October 

UK PREMIERE: Hotly anticipated documentary charting the wild and true story of the controversial 1970’s surf star, libertine and self styled international playboy – Bunker Spreckles.  With CR Stecyk, Art Brewer et al.

PLUS Director Q+A with Takuji Masuda

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


THURSDAY 19th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // 9.20pm >> 

Church of the Open Sky UK Premiere London Surf Film Festival October 2017Church of the Open Sky by Nathan Oldfield // 19th October

UK PREMIERE: The imagery is dreamy, the surfing from Dave Rastovich, Lauren Hill, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, Alex Knost et al is loose, the locations from Australia and New Zealand to Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka are lush and the sentiments true. A cinematic masterpiece.

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)

Plus short films:

UK Premiere: THE MAN AND THE SEA Dir: Andrew Kaineder

Inspiring look into the fins free world of groundbreaking pioneer Derek Hynd.

UK Premiere: MAURICE COLE: THE FIRST WAVE Dir: Peter Baker

Insightful and beautifully shot short featuring surf legend Maurice Cole.


FRIDAY 20th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 1 // 7.00pm >>

Endless Winter 2 Premiere LS/FF October 20 2017.Endless Winter 2: Surfing Europe by Matt Crocker, James Dean // 20th October

UK PREMIERE: Mark Harris traces the classic European surf trail from Cornwall to Morocco. Combining pioneering stories from the likes of Kevin Naughton to Kepa Acero, archive footage and perfect surf from Europe’s most iconic surf spots this beautiful doco is must see for surfers and explorers alike.

PLUS Director Q+A with Matt Crocker and James Dean

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


UK Premiere: COLD LINES Dir: Claudia Lederer

Up and coming female charger Lee-Ann Curren finds cold and isolated waves in Iceland.


FRIDAY 20th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 2 // 9.15pm >> 

The Seawolf Dir. Ben Gulliver - European Premiere London Surf / Film FestivalThe Sea Wolf by Ben Gulliver // 20th October

UK PREMIERE: A two-year journey exploring the furthest corners of the globe in search of untapped cold-water waves. The surfing is cutting edge, the back-drops are jaw dropping and the cinematography is crisp. Featuring Chippa Wilson, Noah Cohen, Pete Devries et al. One of the year’s most anticipated films.

Accompanied by Q&A with director Ben Gulliver

UK Premiere: BEZERKE Dir: Andrew Kaineder (16m)

Russell Bierke is one of the hardest charging big wave riders in the world and he’s only 18. Combining stunning cinematography and nail-biting surfing, this film will leave you inspired and amazed.

World Premiere: THE OCEAN DOESN’T CARE Dir: Mikey DeTemple (7m)

Award winning filmmaker and style master DeTemple introduces us to a cross section of surfers from his native New York, brave souls who wash away the stress of life in the Big Apple in the cold and challenging waves of Long Island and New Jersey.


SATURDAY 21st OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 1 // 7pm >> 

Nervous Laughter by Dan Norkunas // 21st October

UK PREMIERE: Lifting the curtain on Albee Layer and his tight-knit crew of friends redefining big wave surfing during a season rife with nerves, injury, triumph and losses. Combining breathtaking cinematography & fearless surfing this truly inspiring documentary explores the heart and soul of big wave riding.

PLUS Q+A with Albee Layer and Director Dan Norkunas

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


UK Premiere: THE BROTHERHOOD Dir: Chris Case

From the award winning director comes an inspiring look at the big wave crew that shape their world’s around Ireland’s most terrifying waves.


SATURDAY 21st OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 2 // 9.15pm >> 

The Perilous Sea UK Premiere London Surf Film Festival October 2017Perilous Sea by Ryan Meichtry / Mike Bromley // 21st October

UK PREMIERE: A trans continental cold water surfing odyssey capturing the raw spirit, glorious landscapes & pure perfection of the North Atlantic fringes –Canada, Iceland, Ireland and beyond with Noah Cohen, Noah Lane, Sam Hammer, Heidar Eliasson & friends. Guaranteed to stir the wanderlust in the explorers.


UK Premiere: CHANGING POINT Dir: Rebecca Coley (17mins)

An inspirational story of a young woman who blazed her own trail and threw off the constraints of society and the traditional role assigned to her to become an Indonesian Women’s Surfing Champion and inspire a new generation of female surfers.

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


UK Premiere: I KNEW JACK O’NEILL Dir: Peter Hamblin

Surfer Poll winning director of Let’s Be Frank returns with this ode to the late great Jack O’Neill, pioneer of the wetsuit and a man who single handedly changed surfing forever.

Accompanied by Q&A with director Peter Hamblin

UK Premiere: AWEN Dir: Anders Melchior

More and more young Chinese pursue their own dreams and seek a higher degree of personal freedom. Awen’s mom wants him to become a fisherman like his ancestors. Awen just wants to surf…


TUESDAY 24th OCT, 71A Gallery, EC2A  // 7pm >>

IslandEarth-CyrusSuttonIsland Earth by Cyrus Sutton //

UK PREMIERE: To feed all the humans on the planet, we’re going to have to grow as much food in the next 35 years as we’ve grown since the beginning of time. From the Emmy award winner, a rich and complex exploration of the effect of GMO crops on the island of Hawaii, featuring surfer Dustin Barca & Cliff Kapono.

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


THURSDAY 26th OCT, Allpress Dalston, E8 2NG // 7pm >>

Scramble Gamble by Nathan Myers // 26th OctoberScramble Gamble by Nathan Myers // 26th October

UK PREMIERE: Four friends set off on an Indonesian road trip without checking the swell, booking reservations or any of that organisational crap. On their bikes, they have everything from a 5’2″ fish to a 9’6″ longboard. The best gamble is the one you take… surfing, scrambling, exploring, whatever.

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)

Plus World Premiere: Headwind Haters Dir: Chris McClean

A super stylish threesome of surfers set of on a cycling and surfing odyssey around the fringes of Scotland’s Atlantic coast in a pedal powered adventure. Featuring Mike Lay, Kepa Acero and Lee-Ann Curren.

Plus Q&A with Kepa Acero, Mike Lay and Lee-Ann Curren