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October is a magical time for surfers in the British Isles. Our peak swell season kicks in and approaching lines are greeted by warm off-shores that marshal the ocean’s energies into moments that live long in the memory. This October will see the 3rd annual London Surf / Film Festival hit the UK, one of Europe’s most creative and relevant surf happenings.
For 2012, the LS/FF brought to the capital 4 nights of international surfing’s hottest releases, underground hits, independent features and European Premieres from established filmmakers and emerging artists as well as the best short film productions from Britain and Ireland. Alongside the screenings we hosted Q+A sessions, talks and workshops, the ‘Approaching Lines Room’ a curated space for makers and doers to showcase their work, plus a gallery, music and more, making this the must-attend event for purveyors of the glide. Bringing together the cream of contemporary film, art, photography, commentary and design from waveriding’s most exciting creatives, the London Surf / Film Festival is a celebration of surfing, its roots and the unique culture that surrounds it.
“We were stoked with the response to last year’s event,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “For 2012 we grew the event organically, and across the 4 nights we curated a programme of 13 packed out screenings showcasing 2012’s most exciting films to an amped crowd. We showcased work from the most progressive and relevant surf filmmakers, hosting World, European and UK premieres as well as the very best homegrown shorts, Q+A’s and talks with some of surfing’s leading lights. 2012 saw the addition of not just an extra day but an extra creative space, The Approaching Lines Room a place for artists, artisans, shapers, musicians, makers and doers which saw us hosting galleries, talks, work shops and live music sessions. We’re excited about this year and got some some great things in store.”
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