To produce a celebration of the cream of international surf, film, art, culture, bringing to the UK the very best surf films from around the globe accompanied by talks from surfing’s leading lights.
Founded by Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor
Founded in 2011 by Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor, 2020 is the 10th Anniversary of the London Surf / Film Festival.
Attended by 2,000 surfers and creatives, it is the largest celebration of surf culture in the UK, a must attend event.
Hosted at iconic and underground venues across the capital, LS/FF curates 4 nights of sell out premieres – a hand picked programme of the hottest films from around the globe to inspire, enlighten and entertain.
Accompanied by talks with waveriding’s most inspiring heroes and icons plus gallery shows, live music and more, LS/FF elevates and navigates the intersection of surfing and culture.
LS/FF generates some 5 million press impressions annually.
We wanted to produce an international festival that celebrated the very best of contemporary surf / film / art / culture / while rooted in the heart of the UK scene. Celebrating and elevating the intersection of surfing and culture, London Surf / Film Festival is a community, a destination event for surfers and surf creatives from the UK and beyond.
Founded in 2011, this annual 4 day event has grown to be the largest celebration of surf culture in the UK. Bringing to the UK the very best movies and projects, we work with the most exciting and relevant filmmakers and creatives from across the globe. Hosting packed out premieres, gallery shows, live music events and audiences we work with some of the most inspiring names in surfing – from world champions like Stephanie Gilmore, icons like Rob Machado, big wave chargers like Albee Layer and Paige Alms and creatives like Alex Knost and Lee Ann Curren.
Alongside the international programme, we established The Shorties. The short film competition is at the very heart of the festival and exclusively showcases emerging and established homegrown talent.
We produce the event from inception to delivery, from programme curation and talent management to sponsorship, PR, marketing and activations as well as hosting live talks and Q+A’s with filmmakers, surfers and creatives at the event. LS/FF is an Approaching Lines Production.
More than just a film festival, LS/FF fully embodies the spirit of surfing – the comradery, the tales of scoring or not; it is the pinnacle of the surfing calendar.Jason Lock, Editor Magicseaweed