The curtains have closed on the 2015 London Surf Film Festival presented by Reef and after two consecutive weekends of stoke and screenings, the votes have been counted and the winners have been announced. The festival included a total of 11 premieres and gave wave riding fans the opportunity to meet the likes of Kepa Acero, Paige Alms, Tim Nunn and Chris Bertish in intimate and relaxed surroundings.
In amongst the films, the Q and A sessions and the Sharp’s Ales the surf movies were also being judged and the results are now in and are as follows
LS/FF 2015 Viewers Choice Presented by Xcel Wetsuits: Freezing Dir. Rob Lockyear + Jeremy Joyce
LS/FF 2015 Shortie of the Year Presented by REEF: Winter Glow Dir. Kev L Smith
LS/FF 2015 Spirit of the Festival Presented by Approaching Lines: Fish Dir. Joseph Ryan
LS/FF 2015 Best Film presented by REEF: Uncharted Waters Dir. Craig Griffin
LS/FF 2015 Best Cinematography presented by Allpress: The Search For Freedom Dir. Jon Long
LS/FF 2015 Best British Film Presented by Carve: Freezing Dir. Rob Lockyear + Jeremy Joyce
LS/FF 2015 Best Documentary presented by POW: Uncharted Waters Dir. Craig Griffin
LS/FF 2015 Yeeeeew Factor Presented by Sharp’s: Attractive Distractions Dir. Dan Norkunas
Best International Short Presented by Magicseaweed: El Chino Dir. Max Esposito
LS/FF 2015 Shorties Emerging Talent: Party at Yours Dir. Jimmy Pinfield
LS/FF 2015 Panel’s Honourable Mention: Sean Collins – The Ripple Effect Dir. Peter Hamblin. “A unique and quality way of documenting a story of a brilliant pioneer. An informative, fascinating insight into something we all take for-granted and into a man who was clearly very respected. Fast-paced and factual, a very emotive ending. Fresh for the genre.” Lauren Davies
For those who weren’t lucky enough to attend the 2015 LS/FF to rub salt in the wounds there is a highlight video embedded below and for those that missed out you can get your next fix of surf film goodness at the Approaching Lines Festival in Newquay in 2016.
Images courtesy of LS/FF and SurfSistas