Surfing in Iran, the taboo of homophobia, the pitfalls of fame and more.

Surfing in Iran, the taboo of homophobia, the pitfalls of fame and more.

The London Surf Film Festival is back for the fourth year next week, October 9-12, and the line-up looks better than ever.

Always striving to deliver the most exciting and challenging surf-related cinema from across the globe, the London Surf Film Festival organisers have curated a subversive programme this year that asks some big questions of the culture and finds some extraordinary answers.

Here’s are some special features to watch out for.

Out In The Line-Up

Director, Ian Thomson, Australia

A brave exposé on the homophobia taboo in the global surf industry and culture.

Stephanie In The Water

Director, Ava Warbrick, Australia

The turbulent journey of a young record-breaking surf champion that reveals the pitfalls of fame and success.

Into The Sea

Director, Marion Poizeau, France

A sensitive documentary about the growth of surfing in Iran.

What The Sea Gives Me

Director, Pierce M Kavanagh, USA

A philosophical enquiry into the relationship between humans and the ocean.

The London Surf Film Festival runs October 9-12 at The Genesis in Whitechapel, East London.