Full house for the LS/FF


Submissions for the International section  of 12th Annual London Surf / Film Festival presented by Finisterre are now closed. Surfing and surf culture are wide open to creative interpretation and we welcome submissions from across the globe and across the genres that explore all aspects and angles from documentary to action, stop-frame to animation and anything in between. Submissions for the 12th Edition LS/FF closed 13th October 2023. 

The London Surf / Film Festival is a showcase for the cream of international surf culture. We source the very best in independent films by both leading lights and emerging surf filmmakers to curate a line-up that celebrates the underground while embracing the most hotly anticipated new releases, creating a broad-reaching programme that consists of the very best of independent filmmaking.

Since the beginning we’ve been stoked to work with talented filmmakers from across the world to showcase some incredible premieres at the festival, hosting many filmmakers and surfers from the likes of multiple world champion Stephanie Gilmore, legends Rob Machado and Stacy Peralta, big wave chargers Paige Alms and Albee Layer, plus surf explorer Kepa Acero, multi award winning directors including Keith Malloy, Kai Neville, Ava Warbrick, Peter Hamblin, Marion Poizeau, Chris McClean, Ian Thomson, Julian and Joaquin Azulay, George Trimm plus writers, photographers, commentators, musicians, artists and more.

All screened features are considered for prestigious awards including London Surf / Film Festival Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography – as selected by the Screening Panel, comprising experts from the worlds of surfing, filmmaking and media – as well as the Viewer’s Choice, as voted for by the knowledgeable UK audience. For past winners, see HERE.

Except via prior agreement, the London Surf / Film Festival is only open to those films that have not participated in any UK Festival prior to their presentation at the London Surf / Film Festival.


This ensures we can champion and support each filmmaker and their project that is showcased as part of the festival.

How to submit your international feature and international short film

Submitting your film to the London Surf / Film Festival is quick and easy.

Please read our terms and conditions HERE, then fill in the online submission form HERE.

Submission Fee:

Features over 30mins  – £25 payable via Paypal to the London Surf / Film Festival

International Shorts under 30 mins – £10 payable via Paypal to the London Surf / Film Festival

NB. To complete your submission form you will need to include your PayPal receipt number. It will also help if you include the film title in the ‘Instructions To Merchant’. You do not need a Paypal account, there is an option to pay via credit or debit card once you click the ‘Pay Now’ button below.

We allow multiple entries, however a separate submission form and entry fee must be submitted for each.

Features Entries £25:
(Over 30 mins)

International Shorts £10:
(under 30 mins)  

The Shorties open exclusively to homegrown filmmakers from or based in UK and Ireland. Details and submissions >> HERE

If you are a filmmaker and have any queries please check out our FAQ’s or feel free to get in touch.