People all over the world are coming up with increasingly-creative ways to keep us feeling connected and stimulated, even if many of us are isolated in our homes. The latest case in point: The Lockdown Surf Film Festival.SURFER MAGAZINE
As a response to the unprecedented times we’re living in with lockdowns and self isolation we wanted to quickly create an online event to unite the surf community, to support surfers and creatives and to keep the stoke fires going.
Founded by Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor
Launched Friday 27th March 2020, Lockdown Surf x Film Festival is a free, rolling, online festival & celebration of surf culture. This remote festival brings together a handpicked line up of the very best films, available free, online for 24hrs in an event screening, accompanied by talks and Q+A’s with the filmmakers.
Keeping the creativity rolling The Found Footage Files short film competition is an outlet for filmmakers, and celebrates breathing new life into old, archive footage while the Surf Cinema Re-Seen is a creative brief for artists.
We wanted to to create a space to help the surf community through what might be a long period of life on hold, and produce an international online festival that celebrating the very best of contemporary surf culture.
Lockdown Surf Film Festival is a community event for surfers and surf creatives.
A remote surf culture happening Lockdown Surf Film Festival is a rolling, evolving festival. We’re delighted to be working with the most exciting and relevant filmmakers and creatives from across the globe to host a series of free film screenings.
Alongside the international programme, we have established The Found Footage Files. The short film competition is about showcasing the creativity that exists in surfing. Many of our filmmaking community currently have projects on hold due to lockdown restrictions. Filmmaker are invites to enter a short film 1-5 minutes in length using old, found footage from their files, repurposed into something shiny and new that we can share with the global waveriding community.
We are producing the Lockdown Surf Film Festival with help and support of our international network of surf creatives.
These are unprecedented times. Self-isolation. Surf bans. Lockdowns. So, the fine folk over at London Surf / Film Festival have assembled a motley crew from all corners of the surfing world, to bring you the Lockdown Surf Film Festival.Jason Lock, Editor Magicseaweed