Voting is now open for The 2012 London Surf/Film Festival Shorties Contest Presented by National Trust. Here's some details-and one for the weekend.

‘The Shorties short film contest is a way to support and showcase homegrown surf filmmakers and celebrate the wealth of creative talent on our shores," says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “We’ve been overwhelmed again this year by the quality, diversity and standard of films that have been entered from British and Irish filmmakers and it speaks volumes about the creativity that is thriving in our surf community.

This year 20 films have been longlisted so we are asking the wider surf community to get involved, to support independent filmmaking and vote on their favourite entries in order to help us select the short list."

The shortlist will be decided by a combination of peer votes cast by the wider surf community and votes cast by the screening panel. The selected films will be showcased on the big screen as part of the London Surf/Film Festival on 11-14 October 2012.

Voting is open until midnight 18th September 2012. Check out all the longlisted entries and cast your votes HERE.

Meantime, here's one to give you a taste:


One of 6 short surf films shot in Indonesia during the filming of the fictional ‘Sink Swim’. This short aims to capture the raw energy of the Grajagan surfing experience. John is surfing a 7’4" singlefin gun reminiscent of the boards which were around at the time of Grajagan’s discovery, circa 1972.

Directed by: John Eldridge

Cinematography: Mathilda Friström

Featuring: John Eldridge

Edit: Karmakaze

Music: Niels Nielsen – Brown

Vote Now!

To support your favorite shortie click the like button next to your favourite film here.


11-14 October 2012, hosted at London’s iconic Riverside Studios, the London Surf/Film Festival is one of Europe’s most creative and relevant surf happenings showcasing together the very best of contemporary film, art, photography, commentary and design from waveriding’s most exciting creatives. Bringing to the capital 4 nights of international surfing’s hottest releases and UK Premieres as well as the pick of The Shorties short film competition presented by National Trust, this a must-attend for purveyors of the glide. Tickets will be on sale through the Riverside box office from September.

London Surf/Film Festival is a We Are The Fold production.