2021 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Submissions for the International section of 10th Annual London Surf / Film Festival are open. 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.
In light of the ongoing impact Covid-19 has had on the creative industries, we are waiving filmmaker submission fees for this year’s event.
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 6 times world champion Stephanie Gilmore, freesurf legend Rob Machado, 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.
SUBMISSION FEES WAIVED FOR 2021
Submission Fee: International Features
over 20mins £25 payable via Paypal to the London Surf / Film Festival
under 20 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 ‘Buy Now’ button below. We allow multiple entries, however a separate submission form and entry fee must be submitted for each
Features Pay here:
International short films pay here:
The Shorties short film contest is open exclusively to homegrown talent with films up to 5 minutes in length exploring any aspect or angle of surfing. If you are a British or Irish filmmaker and are interested in entering the Shorties short film competition, hit the LINK. (Open soon).