SAS ON BOARD FOR LS/FF
The London Surf / Film Festival is proud to welcome environmental group Surfers Against Sewage on board as friends of the festival for 2012. “Surfers Against Sewage is delighted to partner with the London Surf / Film Festival,” says Hugo Tagholm, SAS Executive Director. “SAS is committed to protecting waves and the coastal environment, the very essence and foundation of the fantastic films screened. With thousands of passionate surfers in London, it’s also a great way for us to reach out with our environmental message, meet new supporters and raise awareness of unique, fragile and threatened surf spots. During the event, we’ll be asking festival devotees to sign the new SAS Protect Our Waves petition calling on the government to better recognize and protect UK surfing heritage.”
Gabe Davies, Alan Stokes, Ben Howard, Celine Gerhart have all signed up…have you?
11-14 October 2012, hosted at London’s iconic Riverside Studios, the London Surf / Film Festival is a celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture from waveriding’s most exciting creatives. Bringing to the capital four nights of surfing’s most anticipated releases, underground hits, independent features and UK premieres as well as the pick of short film productions from Britain and Ireland it is a premiere platform for international surf filmmaking. ‘I’m incredibly excited about the line up this year,” says Event Director Chris Nelson. “We’re showcasing 12 international features including 5 huge European Premieres and 4 UK Premieres. The quality of cinematography is stunning, the sound tracks epic while the surfing pushes things to a whole new level. I can’t wait to see them played out as they were meant – on the big screen to an amped crowd.” Fusing together surf, film, art, music photography and commentary, this is the must attend event for purveyors of the glide. Tickets are on sale now through the Riverside Studios and full programme details can be found on our website www.londonsurffilmfestival.com
“As surfer’s we’ve all benefitted from the campaigning work and pressure SAS has exerted at a local, national and European level,” says Chris Nelson. “When I started surfing in the 1980’s many spots were riddled by pollution. SAS went to the heart of Brussels and helped galvanise a new clean water agenda that changed the way everyone thought about bathing waters. SAS are still working hard to protect and educate and need our support now as much as ever so we are stoked to have them on board at this year’s festival and offer our support.”