Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival 6th Edition / 23-23 Sept.21+

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Palmarès 2020

Best surfing documentary

Outdeh – The Youth of Jamaica

Louis Amon Josek

Allemagne/Jamaïque · 2019 · 79’ (vostfr)

Outdeh is a documentary film that portrays the Youth of Jamaica: a new generation in transition, determined to get out of old and set structures in society and culture – and contribute with their fresh mindset and strength to a new understanding of the island.

Best skateboarding documentary

Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad

Matt Harris

USA/UK · 2020 · 79’(vostfr) French Premiere En présence du réalisateur (à confirmer)

When a tragedy strikes the worlds most unique skatepark, a group of old school skaters, BMX riders and street artists team up to fight for its survival.

Official website : romboys.film

Best surfing short film

Just Go Fucking Surfing

Juul Hesselberth

Netherlands · 2020 · 27’ Screening in the presence of the Director

Although more women are surfing, their stories still remain rarely told. What does the marketed ‘sexy surfer girl’ image do with women who never felt like they suited this image? How has this influenced their career and self-esteem? For her ethnographic documentary Juul Hesselberth spent three months in Australia, where she followed four female pro surfers whom pursue(d) a surfing career. This film moves through the online representations to the lived reality of female athletes.

Best skateboarding short film

Uncomfortably Comfortable

Myriah Marquez

USA · 2020 · 17’

Living life to its fullest, Myriah Rose Marquez, a co-founder of the all-women’s skateboard collective, GRLSWIRL, makes her vehicle her home in Venice. This film is the impressionistic diary of her nomadic adventures. Called "The Ultimate Road Movie (in 13 minutes)” by critic James Kenny, we follow along as Myriah processes her life and tries to shift society’s standards of compassion.

Official selection

    Documentary
  • Outdeh – The Youth of Jamaica, Louis Amon Josek, voir le teaser
  • Water Get No Enemy, Arthur Bourbon & Damien Castera , voir le teaser
  • Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad, Matt Harris, voir le teaser
  • Pretending I’m A Superman. The Tony Hawk Video Game Story, Ludvig Gür, voir le teaser
  • Paddle for your Planet, Sabina Hourcade & Lucie Francini, voir le teaser
  • Sounds of Surfing (S.O.S), Julie & Vincent Kardasik with DJ Molécule, voir le teaser
  • Uncomfortably Comfortable , Myriah Marquez , voir le teaser

Jury

Neels Castillon

Director
Paris, France

Neels Castillon is a Paris based film director & photographer. Named one of the 2018 Young Guns by the ADC/One Club for Creativity, Neels’s style is a refreshing combination of strong visuals and pure storytelling. He has directed award-winning shorts films, music videos, feature documentaries and brought his love for creative challenges to top brands including Lacoste, National Geographic, Nikon or Puma. He also co-founded Motion Palace a creative studio, producing original content for brands, entertainment, arts & cultures. Neels is represented worldwide by the Ridley Scott Creative Group.

@neels.castillon

Emmanuel Cossu

Director
Paris, France

Over the past decade, award winning director Manu Cossu took the world by storm with his groundbreaking music videos (M83, Gesaffelstein, Drake…), short films and commercials (Nike, adidas Originals, Dior…). Manu has a striking ability to immerse his audience in deeply artistic mis-en-scènes by bridging conceptualism with forward thinking. He brings fresh and imaginative components to all of his projects.

@emmanuelcossu

Lee-Ann Curren

Musician / Surfer
Biarritz, France

Daughter of Californian surfing legend Tom Curren, Lee-Ann has found her place in global surfing over the years. Twice European champion and qualified on the World Tour at 19, she moved away from competition to indulge in free-surfing. Now a documentary co-director and musician, she released her debut EP ‘Shapes, Colors’ in February 2020, and her Izia opening act tour is expected to resume this fall.

@lacurren

Benjamin Deberdt

Photographer
Paris, France

Benjamin Deberdt, a 49-year-old photographer, has mostly traveled for and through skateboarding. Founder of Sugar, a French print magazine, in 1998, then co-founder of Kingpin magazine in 2000, he is still involved in the scene today, but in digital, via Live skateboard media, and above all in his photographic practice and subjects that he chooses to document. Among his numerous encounters, we find artists, and other characters such as Thomas Campbell, Mark Gonzales, Barry McGee or Jason Lee…

@benjamin_deberdt_photography

Emmanuelle Lepers

Producer
Paris, France

Recently associated with Carole Scotta in Haut Et Court after 15 years with her production company Petit Dragon (Danger Dave…), Emmanuelle Lepers produces documentaries. With a will to decrypt pop culture, she favors social themes and diversity in order to be able to engage in film and television projects of different genres and formats: feature films, unitaries, documentary series and web-series.

@hautetcourtdoc

Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival 6th Edition / 23-23 Sept.21+

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