London Surf / Film Festival x Reef Shorties go live: 95 minutes of the very best short films

The nights are drawing in and a cruel west wind is whipping up the line ups. Just in time to stoke the fires for the season ahead, London Surf / Film Festival has unleashed the longlist for the 7th Edition LS/FF x REEF Shorties, the hotly contested ‘homegrown filmmaking’ category at the heart of this international festival.

19 short films from the very cream of British & Irish filmmaking talent have made the grade, delivering some 95 minutes of surf inspiration on the LS/FF site. Showcasing every aspect and angle of surfing from surf action, comedy, animation, sick edits, narrative and soundscapes, to travelogues and documentary filmmaking, these short films represent a journey around all corners of the UK and Irish shorelines.

London Surf / Film Festival needs help in selecting The Shorties to be screened at this year’s festival so are asking you – the esteemed surfing community – to support your favourite films by watching and voting for them.

“We founded The Shorties in 2011 to showcase the wealth of creativity and the unique surf culture that exists on our shores,” says London Surf / Film Festival Director Demi Taylor. “This year’s entries certainly do that – we’ve had some awesome submissions from established, emerging and student creatives. We’re asking the surf community to get involved, to spread the word and support independent filmmaking.”

Voting is open now and will run until midnight 24th September. Check out the longlisted entries at and cast your votes.

The shortlist is decided by a combination of votes cast by the surf community and votes cast by the screening panel . The selected films will be shown on the big screen as part of the 7th Annual London Surf / Film Festival x Reef, 19 – 21 October Regent St Cinema, 22 – 26 popping up across the capital. Bringing to the UK the best surf films from around the globe – documentaries to inspire, travelogues to stir up the wanderlust and cutting edge action to blow minds, London Surf / Film Festival is celebration of the cream of international surf culture.