9th Annual London Surf / Film Festival x VANS touched down in the heart of the capital last month bringing the to the UK the very cream of international surf culture and the creatives behind it.
Five nights of packed out World, European and UK premieres were curated to reflect the broad spectrum of waveriding and the very best of surf culture in the here and now. Accompanied by special audiences with icons of the surf and screen including the likes of Alex Knost, Lee Ann Curren, Dougal Paterson, Spencer Frost and Rick Wall plus Translate -the breath taking live audio visual experiment from the multi award winning team Chris McClean and CJ Mirra, a charity screening raising £450 for The Ocean Clean Up, live illustrations from artist in residence The Cunning Craftsman, live music, good times and more, London Surf / Film Festival is a celebration of the creativity that exists in surfing and a barometer at the heart of our culture.
London Surf / Film Festival 2019 winners are:
Best Film presented by Vans: ZONE FREQUENCY Dir. Jack Coleman
Viewer’s Choice presented by Vans: TRANSLATE From: Chris McClean & CJ Mirra
Best Documentary: SATORI Dir. Rick Wall
Best International Short: STREET SURFERS Dir. Arthur Neumeier
Best Soundtrack: TAN MADONNA Dir. Alex Knost
Best Cinematography: A CORNER OF THE EARTH Dir. Spencer Frost
Best British: FLUX Dir. Lexis Arnold
Spirit of the Festival presented by Aluna Coconut Rum: SPOONS Dir. Wyatt Daily
YEEEEEW Factor presented by Approaching Lines: WHITE RHINO Dir. Brent Storm
The Shortie of the Year presented by Nixon: TURNING TIDES Dir. Lucy Hawes & Jo Guthrie
Emerging Talent presented by Nixon: MIKEY IN MEX Dir. Matty Snelling
“Huge thanks to everyone who came, made films, watched movies, supported, shared Sharp’s beer and Aluna Coconut Rum cocktails, talked story with friends old and new, helped, hooted, voted and brought the stoke including our partners Vans, Nixon, Surf Ears, Hydro Flask, Venn Creative, Surf Sistas, Allpress Espresso, Cord Surfboards, Carve, Magicseaweed, Surf Girl and Huck Magazine, plus filmmaker Jade Sellick for the edit.
LS/FF turns 10 in 2020, see you there!” London Surf / Film Festival Co-Founder Chris Nelson.