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    The Shorties 2014 is on!

    London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF is stoked to announce that submissions to the 4th Annual Shorties short film competition are now open!  “The Shorties is about celebrating the wealth of homegrown filmmaking talent on our shores and the art of story telling – a tradition embedded deep within surf culture,” says Festival Director […]

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    2014 Feature Submissions Now Open!

    We are stoked to announce that submissions are now open for the 4th annual London Surf / Film Festival, presented by REEF. “The London Surf / Film Festival is an international celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “The art of story telling and filmmaking is deeply embedded within […]

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    Filmmaker Focus // Andrew Kidman

    The Litmus Test // In an exploration of cult surf cinema, LS/FF’s Chris Nelson talks to filmmaker, musician and artist Andrew Kidman about Litmus and the profound effect his iconic film has had on contemporary surf culture. 1996, the aftermath of the Slater/ Machado high-five at Pipeline. The tail slides and banana boards of the new schoolers had distilled […]

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    LS/FF Presents: A Special Evening of Cult Surf Cinema

    On Tuesday 22nd July we’re delighted to be hosting a very special evening of surf cinema that celebrates waveriding’s rich heritage and a shines a fresh light on some of its most compelling cultural icons. The evening brings together a special big screen showing of Andrew Kidman’s groundbreaking ‘Litmus’, an era defining film that changed […]

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    Colin Macleod // California x Caledonia

    We first met musician Colin Mcleod at last year’s London Surf / Film Festival. Quiet and unassuming, with a flop of brown hair and a salty twinkle in his eye, he’d flown in from Norway, guitar in hand to support friend and British filmmaker Jim Hope and ended up blowing away the closing night crowd […]

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    Filmmaker Focus: Leo McCrea

    Director Leo McCrea’s documentary Kwepunha Liberia highlights the burgeoning surf scene emerging in Liberia a decade after the end of a bloody and brutal civil war, the memories of which still shadow the nation. Here he  shines a light on his project produced with writer and British pro longboarder Sam Bleakley and shares his hopes of a […]

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    Filmmaker Focus: Jeremy Rumas

    Filmmaker Focus: Jeremy Rumas / Hangs Upon Nothing Hangs Upon Nothing is an aesthetic masterpiece, lovingly captured on 16mil by artist/filmmaker/musician Jeremy Rumas. This is the culmination of a six year passion project, an ode to Indonesia and beyond and combines sublime surfing, compelling cinematography and an original score by Turbo-fire to Zenith. It’s been described […]

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    Kepa Acero / A journey through West Africa

    Kepa Acero embodies that spirit of adventure that kick started the waveriding wanderlust – he approaches fresh horizons with an openness and clearness of vision, making the best of what he finds along the way. “Let’s enjoy life and make beautiful things; doing what we really love.” His slide show and talk at LS/FF 2103 […]

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    Surf Cinema Re-Vision Auction

    London Surf / Film Festival teamed up with Approaching Lines, Oakley and some of the UK’s most exciting surf creatives to present ‘Surf Cinema Re-Vision’, a specially commissioned gallery show celebrating the connection between art and celluloid in support of Water Aid. We tasked nine of the UK’s leading surf creatives to reinterpret and redesign […]

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    And The Winners Are…

    London Surf / Film Festival, presented by Reef, is stoked to announce the winners of the 2013 awards. After four nights of packed screenings, 16 premieres, countless filmmaker Q&A’S and talks, 100′s of pints of Skinners’s ‘El Choppo’, live shaping, plus the very best in surf arts and culture, the official screening panel presented the […]

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    LS/FF 2013 Teaser

    31 October – 3 November London Surf / Film Festival  brings to the UK a hand picked selection of international surfing’s hottest releases: 1 huge World Premiere, 3 European Premieres, 12 UK Premieres, and a host of award winning films. “I’m hugely excited by this year’s programme,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “It’s a feast of jaw-dropping action, […]

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    APPROACHING LINES ARRIVE…

    Approaching Lines is a platform, a creative outlet and our daily dose of smelling salts. It is a chronicle of our times; a home for tales, yarns, parables, legends, anecdotes and logs contributed by a burgeoning collective of makers and do-ers, artists and artisans, filmmakers and photographers with a passion for the waveriding culture and the […]

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    LOVE INDEPENDENT FILM…

    Remember how you felt watching Single Fin Yellow and One California Day? Well, the filmmaker responsible for those modern classics Jason Baffa has just finished filming his latest latest project Bella Vita and it’s set to be another sensory delight – super stylish Chris del Moro fronts an all-star cast  of surf travellers including Dave Rastovitch, Lauren […]

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    Beyond The Scars // NEW short from award-winning Director

    ‘Uncommon Ideals‘ from Director Chris McClean won Best Shortie at the inaugural London Surf / Film Festival in 2011 and went on to scoop accolades across the board from Vimeo Awards and Surfer Poll nominations to international film festivals. The evocative short has since been viewed on line in excess of 130,000 times, was showcased by Channel 4 […]

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    Filmmaker Focus // Nicholas Damen

    Filmmaker Nicholas Damen has had a busy year, he’s been on the road shooting his home shores of Tasmania and Australia and further afield from New Zealand and NYC to Cuba, Tokyo and beyond. Nick is part of the team behind ‘Sally‘ – one of the stand out films of 2012 which, with its beautiful […]

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    Filmmaker Focus: Matt Crocker / The Endless Winter

    The Endless Winter: A Very British Surf Movie Directed by James Dean and Matt Crocker scooped Best British Film at this year’s London Surf / Film Festival. As their DVD hits the stores, we caught up with Director Matt Crocker to find out a little bit more about their project to chart British surfing. The […]

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    Filmmaker Focus: Loic Wirth / Intentio

    Loïc Wirth first announced his appearance on the scene in 2010, making the cut in Taylor Steele’s Innersection with his section featuring little known Uruguayan surfer Marco Giorgi. 2012 however has been a watershed year for the young Brazilian filmmaker and has seen him release his first feature film and scoop his first major awards. […]

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    Meet the Filmmaker: Crayfish Films

    ‘Wreckers’ from Crayfish Films was one of the standout entries at last year’s festival, coming Runner Up in The Shorties contest presented by National Trust. The two and a half minute short was dynamic and dark and like all good comedies, played on one of our deepest dreads – finding post surf that your car has […]

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    Meet the Filmmaker: Mikey Corker

    Last year Mikey Corker’s short ‘Footpaths, Peelers and Caves’ won the LS/FF / National Trust surf trailer competition. Produced by Wavedreamer, his 30-second short was showcased across the three nights of the London Surf / Film Festival and captured the essence of what the conservation charity means to surfers. “As surfers we are blessed to be able to spend […]

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    Meet the filmmaker: Mark Waters

    Mark Waters is part of the award winning team behind ‘Uncommon Ideals’ – the short film that touched the global surfing consciousness in late 2011 winning big from the London Surf / Film Festival to San Sebastian as well as being shortlisted for the Surfer Poll Awards and international Vimeo Awards. Unsurprisingly, he’s had a […]

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THE SALT TRAIL

Winner Best Cinematography & British Film 2013: THE SALT TRAIL, Dir: Mark Waters, UK From award-winning filmmaker Mark Waters this visual gem is a sensory and cinematic masterpiece that takes us on a voyage and delves into the true meaning of surf travel. Journeying through Indonesia from the crowded points of Bali to the isolation […]

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LEARNING TO BREATHE

Winner – Best Documentary 2013: LEARNING TO BREATHE, Dir. Rocky Romano, USA (European Premiere) Award-winning documentary exploring the troubled and changing life of professional surfer and legend Anthony Ruffo. Ruffo is a surfer, but he is also an addict, a dealer and a community leader.  An exploration into the oft-overlooked, darker side of surfing. Features Anthony […]

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BELLA VITA

Winner – Viewers Choice 2013: BELLA VITA, Dir. Jason Baffa, USA A much anticipated premiere from renowned film-maker Jason Baffa, chronicling the journey of surfer/artist/environmentalist Chris Del Moro and friends as they explore the burgeoning surf culture blossoming among one the Mediterranean’s oldest civilisations. A visual epic and tavelogue captured in sumptuous 35mm, Bella Vita is an […]

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THIS TIME TOMORROW

Winner – Best Film 2013: THIS TIME TOMORROW Dir: Taylor Steele, USA The pursuit of surfing the same wave twice is every surfer’s dream. Two surfers, Dave Rastovich and Craig Anderson, go the length of the planet in 8 days ( a total of 20000 miles) as they follow that dream chasing a single storm cell […]

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THE FORTUNE WILD

Winner – Yeeew Factor 2013: THE FORTUNE WILD Dir. Ben Gulliver, CAN A small group of surfers set out to seek their own kind of riches on some of the most remote beaches of the Canadian coast. Starring Peter Devries plus Reid and Arran Jackson, this is an expedition to the far-flung shores of Haida Gwaii, […]

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SEA FEVER

Winner – Shortie of the Year 2013: SEA FEVER, director Tim Davies A film by Tim Davies. A film shot in the UK and Ireland Music by Massive Attack – A Prayer for England Poem by John Masefield

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The Shorties 2014 is on!

Posted by on August 11, 2014

London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF is stoked to announce that submissions to the 4th Annual Shorties short film competition are now open!  “The Shorties is about celebrating the wealth of homegrown filmmaking talent on our shores and the art of story telling – a tradition embedded deep within surf culture,” says Festival Director […]

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2014 Feature Submissions Now Open!

Posted by on July 31, 2014

We are stoked to announce that submissions are now open for the 4th annual London Surf / Film Festival, presented by REEF. “The London Surf / Film Festival is an international celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “The art of story telling and filmmaking is deeply embedded within […]

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Filmmaker Focus // Andrew Kidman

Posted by on July 18, 2014

The Litmus Test // In an exploration of cult surf cinema, LS/FF’s Chris Nelson talks to filmmaker, musician and artist Andrew Kidman about Litmus and the profound effect his iconic film has had on contemporary surf culture. 1996, the aftermath of the Slater/ Machado high-five at Pipeline. The tail slides and banana boards of the new schoolers had distilled […]

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RIPPLE EFFECT // CULT SURF CINEMA

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Cult Surf Cinema: World Premiere: THE RIPPLE EFFECT, Dir. Peter Hamblin, SA TUESDAY 22ND JULY: 19.15 BUY TICKETS HERE  Critically acclaimed filmmaker Peter Hamblin, pre-eminent surf writer Tim Baker and Commissioning Editors Tom Howell and Evan Fontaine  have collaborated on an insightful and wry series of series that lift the veil on some of surfing’s most interesting and […]

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LITMUS // CULT SURF CINEMA

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Special Cult Surf Cinema Big Screen Showing: LITMUS, Dir. Andrew Kidman, AUS TUESDAY 22ND JULY: 20.45 BUY TICKETS HERE From ground breaking Director Andrew Kidman, Litmus is an era defining film, a work that set the template for modern surf movie making and changed the way we look at our cultural icons, the boards we ride […]

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LITMUS / REVISION

Posted by on July 15, 2014

A real highlight of last year’s LS/FF was the Surf Cinema Re-VISION Gallery. Nine leading British artists were tasked with  reinterpreting the artwork for an iconic surf movie that resonated with them. The results were mind blowing – revealing facets of the films that hadn’t been considered before, making people ponder the movies from someone […]

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