I found this today surfing on the net. Too late to come but London Surf / Film Festival, 13-15 October 2011, Riverside Studios. A three day celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture showcasing international surfing’s hottest releases, award winning documentaries, independent features and UK Premieres alongside the best short film productions from Britain and Ireland’s leading surf filmmakers. The next year I´ll be there for sure. Amazing ambient and marvelous films.
The London Surf Film Festival drew to a close last week, but not before its standard fanfare of gongs were handed out to a wealth of budding filmmakers.
After sifting through a diverse range of entries, 2011 saw Keith Malloy and Woodshed Films’ ode to body surfing, Come Hell or High Water, crowned as Best Film following its European Premiere at the festival before going on to receive awards for Best Cinematography.
Following success at this year’s Warsaw International Film Festival, Adam Pesce was awarded Best Documentary for Splinters, his compelling film, which explores the indigenous surfing culture in Papua New Guinea and its impact on a community.
Other categories included the Oakley Viewers Choice Award, presented by Oakley Freesurfer and former English Champion Oli Adams which went to Cyrus Sutton for his film Stoked and Broke, an amusing tale of minimalist surfing, while The Spirit of the Festival Award closed proceedings, going to Aleksi Raij for Finnsurf, the world’s first Finnish surf film.
For more information about The London Surf Film Festival head over to londonsurffilmfestival.com