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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


Watershed pops up in Boxpark

On the 14th July 2014 our friends at Watershed will be journeying up from the southwest of England, bringing their unique blend of surf, boards, apparel and accessories to BOXPARK, Shoreditch for one week only. Sharing the space with L.A brand ‘The Quiet Life’ they will be launching the WATERSHED X THE QUITE LIFE’ glass […]


Commissioners Grand Shaka

Wednesday 28th May we hosted a very special screening of the multi award-winning documentary Splinters. More than 200 people packed into the Riverside Studios for this sold-out cinematic showcase and Q+A with Andy Able President SAPNG. We were honored to have Her Excellency Winnie Kiap, High Commissioner Papua New Guinea join us for the evening […]

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Splinters // A Very Special Screening

On Wednesday 28th May, we are stoked to be hosting a very special screening of ‘Splinters’. Directed by Adam Pesce, this incredible multi-award winning documentary  explores the emerging indigenous surf scene in Papua New Guinea and the issues associated with a very male dominated society coming to grips with a 21st Century world. Accompanied by a Q+A […]



Approaching Lines Festival: The Cinematic Surf Sessions Presented by Reef, have announced their official selection of International features and what a line up it is! Hosted 24th and 26th April, at the state of the art Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay, and 25th April at the iconic Poly in Falmouth, we’ve been delighted to partner with Approaching […]

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Approaching Lines Festival // The Cinematic Surf Sessions

April 24-26  2014 – the first Annual Approaching Lines Festival presented by REEF hits the UK. We’re delighted to be partnering with our friends at creative collective Approaching Lines to bring  to the Southwest ‘The Cinematic Surf Sessions’ – a three-night extravaganza of surfing’s most hotly anticipated premieres, underground hits and award winning features. Hosted at […]

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Shaun Tomson // The Light Shines Ahead

We co-hosted a very special evening with surf legend and former World champion Shaun Tomson last week at Huck HQ – a night of stoke and inspiration in equal measures. “If there’s one existential moment in surfing, it’s when you’re 20 feet back in the tube and you’re racing for the light,” says Shaun Tomson. […]


Shaun Tomson // A very special evening

On Monday March 10, we’re delighted to be partnering with our long-time friends and collaborators, Huck Magazine to host a very  special evening with surfer, legend, orator and inspiration Shaun Tomson. One of the pivotal figures of the Free Ride Generation, former world champion Shaun Thomson redefined the art of barrel riding and helped usher in […]


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 […]


BIG FRIDAY: September Sessions

We were stoked to have our friends at Surf Sistas and Big Friday on board again at last year’s LS/FF; they’ve been running bespoke surf holidays for the last decade, helping people maximise their water time or catch their first wave in some of the planet’s best surf locations. Congratulations to Lindsey Cole who entered the […]


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 […]


Filmmaker Focus: Rocky Romano

LS/FF Filmmaker Q&A – Rocky Romano These are stories that are easy to tell, and there are those stories that are difficult to tell – but often taking the hard road yields the biggest rewards. In bringing Anthony Ruffo’s story to the big screen, Rocky Romano chose the latter, and the resulting film shines a […]


Filmmaker Focus: Matt Westcott

Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Matt Westcott plied his trade shooting ski and snowboard movies before turning his hand to surf cinematography. His opening feature, Good Morning Miyazaki, is a high-paced and aesthetically spectacular film showcasing a unique corner of Japan. From single-fin cruisin’ to heavy typhoon-produced beach-break barrels and featuring Japan’s most stylish + accomplished surfers […]


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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Auction in aid of SAS

  We were delighted to work with such a talented collection of artists at this year’s LS/FF including Chris Dorning AKA Moot. Those who came to festival will have seen his incredible free hand styling fronting the Riverside as well as featured within the gallery. His original poster ‘Litmus’ produced for the LS/FF x Oakley […]