Photography + Film

Love Surfing? Check Out These Awesome Short Films From Five Female Filmmakers

Grab a cup of tea and settle down with these rad short female surf entries to the London Surf Film Festival

Photo: Philly Lewis

As soon as autumn comes around, we’re not only stoked to see the good swell rolling in – but it’s also time for the London Surf Film Festival.

Now in its fifth year, the London Surf Film Festival is a celebration of everything to do with British surfing and beyond. It’s taking place on 16, 17, 23 and 24 October 2015.

As part of the festival, amateur filmmakers from the UK and Ireland can send in their short films – known as The Shorties.

Vote for your favourite entries below

This year, we were totally stoked to see five (yes, five!) female filmmakers in the running for winner of the best Shortie film.

We’ve put together a rundown of these five entries. You can see all the rest of the entries here.

Vote for your favourite by clicking through the link below each video – and they could be shown at the festival this October.

Chasing Lines, Dir: Rosie Milan

Rosie submitted this short film about surfing and localism in Los Angeles as part of her final project at Falmouth University. It gives an insight into the punch-ups and protective side of the city’s secret spots.

Vote for Rosie here

Peony 08/15, Dir: Ornella Hawthorn Gardez

Peony Knight, the little ripper from North Devon, is starting to make waves in the world of female competitive surfing. Ornella beautifully captures this quick glimpse into the 17 year-old’s first WSL QS events in France and Spain this August.

Vote for Ornella here

Embrace The Journey, Dir: Philly Lewis

We all want to take the road less travelled. Philly Lewis (who took these gorgeous photos of British female surfers earlier this year) has made this beautiful short film to the words of Edward Abbey.

Vote for Philly here

We Ride, Dir: Philly Lewis

Philly has put in a second entry this year with a short documentary about British female surfers – and about the fight for equality amongst male surfers. It’s a great watch.

Vote for Philly here

Generic, Dir: Josie Pearce

Who is Angus Scotney? This short film by Josie Pearce is about the up-and-coming  Cornish ripper as he travels around the world. There is some awesome surf footage in there. He’s also got a terrible singing voice. Sorry Angus.

Vote for Josie here


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