Amble Dir. Seth Hughes LS/FF 2022 The Shorties x Surfdome

Amble Dir. Seth Hughes, featuring Izzy Henshall  LS/FF 2022 The Shorties winner 

Entries to 12th Edition London Surf / Film Shorties short film contest presented by Northcore are now closed.

While LS/FF is a showcase for the cream of international filmmaking, The Shorties short film strand is open exclusively to filmmakers from or based in Britain and Ireland.

This year, as part of LS/FF’s on going support for British and Irish filmmaking talent, a £500 filmmaking fund will be awarded to the winning short. The Shorties submissions close: 23rd October 2023.

Finn Winter Dir. Tom Horig LS/FF 2022 The Shorties x Surfdome

It’s not just about the size of your waves, it’s about the scale of your creativity // Image: Finn Winter Dir. Tom Horig LS/FF 2022 The Shorties


Surfing and surf culture are wide open to interpretation. We’re inviting emerging and established filmmakers to enter their shorts of up to 5 minutes in length exploring any aspect and angle through documentary to animation and anything in between.

In this competition, it’s not about whether your waves are big or small, it’s about the way you chose to shoot them, or don’t. After all there’s more than one way to tell a surf story.

In 2011 we established THE SHORTIES as a platform to showcase the wealth of talents we have here on our shores. This hotly contested strand at the heart of the festival has fast become one of the most prestigious competitions for surf filmmakers in the world. As always we’ll be seeking out those projects that bring a fresh perspective to our culture, whether that’s through exceptional story telling, surfing, cinematography or creativity.

Entries to The Shorties 2023 presented by Northcore closed 23rd October.

Shortlisted entries will be premiered as part of the London Surf / Film Festival programme and considered by the screening panel, comprised of some of the most influential names in surfing and media, for awards including the prestigious The Shortie of the Year and Emerging talent.

Shortie of the Year x Surfdome Seth Hughes & Izzy Henshall Credit Adj Brown x LS:FF

LS/FF 2022 Shortie of the Year Seth Hughes & Izzy Henshall //Credit Adj Brown x LS:FF


“LS/FF is a joyous celebration of surf culture and a showcase for talent, both in front of the camera and behind it,” says Northcore’s Lauren Garner. “It’s a fantastic space for new and established filmmakers to express themselves in shorter form – we can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.”


12th Edition London Surf / Film Festival presented by Finisterre lands 23rd – 25th November at iconic Riverside Studios. Bringing to the UK a hand picked selection 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 good times and more, it is the must-attend for saltwater aficionados.

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