XTreme Video is stoked that Let’s Be Frank won the “Best Film” Award at London Surf Film Festival! The whole XTreme Video team is really proud about this award. Great premiere, great movie and great team!

“There have been a handful of surf films over the years – from Morning of the Earth to Litmus – that have redefined the genre and Let’s Be Frank from Director Peter Hamblin is one of those films. It’s so refreshing to see such a strong narrative with so much craft, creativity and imagination going into a production that is at once both core and culturally savvy. This visceral feast is a real must see and very deserving winner of this year’s London Surf / Film Festival Best Film Award.”

Chris Nelson London Surf /Film Festival Co-Founder.


The 6th annual London Surf / Film Festival x Reef served up six nights of World, European and UK movie premieres, live music, art, talks and the very best in surf culture in four epic venues across the capital.

“Waveriding is such an ephemeral thing. Each moment and each wave is unique, they can’t be re-ridden. It’s what sets surfing apart and this is exactly the spirit of we wanted to bring out in this year’s festival,” says LS/FF Director Demi Taylor


Let’s Be Frank Director, Peter Hamblin Along With Big Wave Charger Frank Solomon and movie crew. Down the line photography – © Peter Chamberlain

“Our closing gala with the live A/V performance of Chasing Zero from composer CJ Mirra and award winning filmmaker Chris McClean, followed by the 35mm premiere of Forbidden Trim and live set from the Forbidden Trim Band blew everyone away. It really encapsulated the surfing spirit and underscored just how special the communal act of a big screen surf movie experience is.”

“Every evening we curated was designed to capture that essence too – from hearing filmmakers and surfers talking about their projects and experiences, including the likes of Argentinian explorers Joaquin and Julian Azulay, British surfers Mike Lay and Elsie Pinniger, Photographer Tim Nunn, Irish charger Peter Conroy and filmmaker Jack Murgatroyd to jokes shared amongst friends, sausages sizzled, art enjoyed, beers drunk and hoots and stoke emitting from the amped audience.”

Let’s Be Frank from XTreme Video on Vimeo.

Thanks to everyone who supported the event, came, watched, hooted, brought the stoke and helped to make it such a great year at the LS/FF. The judges votes are in and here are the results of the LS/FF 2016 Awards…

– LS/FF 2016 Best Film presented by Reef: Let’s Be Frank by Peter Hamblin
– LS/FF 2016 Best Documentary presented by Sharp’s Brewery: Dirty Old Wedge by Tim     Turnham
– LS/FF 2016 Best Cinematography presented by Allpress: View From a Blue Moon by Blake -Kueny
– LS/FF 2016 Viewers Choice presented by Xcel Wetsuits: Chasing Zero by Chris McClean and CJ Mirra
– LS/FF 2016 Shortie of the Year presented by Reef: Call Me Peg Leg by Josh Hine
– LS/FF 2016 Shorties Emerging Talent Award: Ella Kite for Ewen, the Organic Surfer
– LS/FF 2016 Best International Short presented by Magicseaweed: Bruce Gold – Last of the Great Surfing Hippies by Anders Melchior
– LS/FF 2016 Best British Film presented by Carve: The Road to Galicia by Luke Pilbeam
– LS/FF 2016 Yeeeeeeew! Factor presented by Approaching Lines: The Zone by Jack Coleman
– LS/FF 2016 Spirit of the Festival: Forbidden Trim by George Trimm
– LS/FF 2016 Honorable Mention: Peter Conroy for Mistakes Made are Lessons Learnt



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