As we swing into autumn thoughts turn to real waves and for the next ten days perusing a brace of exceptional British and Irish short films in the LS/FF Shorties film competition. The standard is high as ever and making the short list to be shown on the cinema screen at the Regent Street Cinema alongside the main features is an honour for any filmmaker.
60 minutes of the very best short films
London Surf / Film Festival has just unleashed the longlist for the 8th Edition of The Shorties short film competition, serving up some 60 minutes of surf movie magic for your viewing pleasure over on the LS/FF site.
The hotly contested ‘homegrown filmmaking’ category at the heart of this international festival this year features 13 outstanding shorts from the very cream of British & Irish filmmaking talent. The longlist is a mix of surf action, comedy, sick edits, sublime soundscapes, travelogues and documentary filmmaking from both established names and new talents showcasing every aspect of surfing and surf culture from all corners of our shorelines.
London Surf / Film Festival needs your 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.
Voting is open now and will run until midnight 17th September. Check out the longlisted entries at londonsurffilmfestival.com 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 which includes influential names in the world of surf, media and filmmaking, from photographers and producers to commissioning editors.
The selected films will be shown on the big screen as part of the 8th Annual London Surf / Film Festival x Reef, 10 – 13 October at the iconic Regent St Cinema and 14 – 19 October popping up across the capital.
London Surf / Film Festival is a celebration of the cream of international surf culture. 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, and accompanied by talks, live music, gallery shows, workshops and more it is a must attend for saltwater aficionados.