Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival 5th Edition / Sept.20+

PSSFF 2020

Official selection

Discover the first films of the Official selection ! New annoucements soon, stay tuned !

Opening film

The Tony Alva Story

26 September 2019 20:30

Rick Charnoski & Coan "Buddy" Nichols

USA, 2019, 50’ (vostf)
French Premiere
Out of competition

At 61-years-old Alva, the oldest professional skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined.

Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.

Cast: Tony Alva, Jeff Grosso, Steve Olson, Shepard Fairey, Gus Van Sant, Josh Brolin, Jeff Ament, Glen E Friedman, Robert Trujillo, Brad Bowman, Pete Ziehnder, Jeff Ho, Stacy Peralta

In the presence of Tony Alva

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Outdeh – The Youth of Jamaica

24 September 20:45

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.

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Documentarys Surf

Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story

28 September 2019 14:45

Chas Smith

USA, 2018, 50’ (vostf)

Lisa Andersen changed surf culture and youth culture forever. Her combination of style, power, drive and attitude ushered in a new framing for female surfing: 4 Time World Champion she was the first woman on the cover of Surfer magazine, six time Surfer of the Year, face of the first women’s surf brand and Outside Magazine wrote, “ the first woman to cross over into surfing celebrityhood.” Writer and cultural commentator Chas Smith brings us a dynamic and honest insight into the life of this enigmatic icon.

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White Rhino

29 September 2019 14:45

Brent Storm

Canada, 2018, 64’ (vostf)

A parallel story from the surfers and photographers who witnessed some of the largest surf ever seen. This story is based on one photographer’s journey to capture the wave of a lifetime. In pursuit, three epic swells hit the South Pacific providing con-ditions only madmen would dream of. Relive the stories behind these historical days from the individuals who dared to challenge the White Rhino.

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Spoons : A Santa Barbara Story

29 September 2019 18:20

Wyatt Daily

USA, 2019, 58’ (vostf)

Dusty archives have been painstakingly tracked down and remastered to bring a new perspective to one of the most crucial periods in surfing’s evolution. This is a film compiled of never-before-seen footage from surfing’s Golden Age, with outtakes and extras from some of surfing’s most well known filmmakers to tell a history that has never been told before. It’s an exploration of how one of the most significant corners of the world produced, and continues to produce, some of the most talented surfers and innovators. Deeper than all is a story of craftsmanship, work ethic, renegades and tradition, a film that goes beyond the time spent in the ocean to define how one spends a lifetime.

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Outdeh – The Youth of Jamaica

24 September 20:45

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.

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Water Get No Enemy

25 September 21:15

Arthur Bourbon & Damien Castera

France · 2019 · 47’
En présence des réalisateurs

Arthur Bourbon and Damien Castera met the first generation of surfers in the country. Among them, former child soldiers who, 15 years after the end of the civil war, want to rebuild themselves through surfing.

Documentarys Skateboard

King Skate

27 September 2019 21:00

Šimon Šafránek

Czech Republic, 2018, 80’ (vostf)
French Premiere

This first feature-length documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia presents a gripping tale of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime.

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Los Reyes

28 September 2019 18:20

Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff

Chile/Germany, 2018, 78’ (vostf)

Los Reyes is the oldest skatepark in the Chilean capital of Santiago. But in its literal sense, the kings in the title of this film can equally refer to Chola and Fútbol, the two stray dogs that have made their home in this open space full of hurtling skateboards and rowdy teenagers. The teenagers around them come from very different, sometimes troubled backgrounds. They each have their own story, which they recount to us in voice-over. But in this almost fairy-tale-like film, the phenomenal, dreamlike camerawork centers almost entirely on the subtle interaction between the two dogs, as they play with a ball, a stick, a stone and each other.

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Don’t Give a Fox

28 September 2019 20:30

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Denmark, 2019, 88’

Don’t Give a Fox is a group of girls passionate about life, parties and skateboarding. To escape the daily challenges they have to face, they party and love spending time together. But when Sofie break her foot and can’t practice her sport for several months, she decide to leave on a trip around the country to learn more about the dreams and the real story of the girls.
Don’t Give A Fox is a coming of age story about a unique friendship in a skateboarding crew and explores the struggles of being young and vulnerable.

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Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad

26 September 20:00

Matt Harris

USA/UK · 2020 · 79’(vostfr)
French Premiere

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.

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Pretending I’m a Superman. The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

26 September 20:00

Ludvig Gür

USA · 2020 · 72’

In 1999, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game Series came out: it shook up the gaming world and changed the skating world forever. Pretending I’m Superman tells the story of skaters and developers who got together to create one of the most lucrative video game franchise ever, bringing the name of Tony Hawk in history.

Short films program #1

28 September 2019 16:20

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Moustic en surf

Étienne Labroue

France, 2018, 9’

Jules-Edouard Moustic goes on to investigate about surfing in the french Basque Country.

A Day in the Life of Cher

Magdalena Wosinska

USA, 2019, 12’18 (vostf)

Growing up as a trans girl in the skateboarding world, through finding herself, Cher is becoming a role model for the youth of today as a skater and on the uprise of becoming an icon in the Oakland punk scene.


Alena Ehrenbold

Switzerland, 2018, 15’

TAN — Creole time, Breton fire — tells the story of Robin Goffinet, a passionate surfer based in Finisterre (Brittany) and dedicated to the creation of great sustainable surfboards.

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Carol Dysinger

UK, 2019, 39’ (vostf)

This film is the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write—and skateboard—in Kabul.

Short films program #2

29 September 2019 16:20

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Sasha Rainbow

UK, 2018, 24’

A single Indian mother fights for her daughter’s empowerment through skateboarding.
Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.


Lewis Arnold

UK, 2019, 5’30

Flux is a lo-fi experimental short that asks questions on the state of surfing today… An Olympic sport? Counter-culture movement? Spiritual release? Commune with nature? Marketeers dream? Whatever it is? The disparate strands of surfing are evolving and in flux.

Bowl de campagne

Olivier Lambert

France, 2019, 21’

With less than 1.500 inhabitants, Chaulgnes is the typical French country village. At the end of the 90’s, the arrival of skateboarding has changed the lives of the inhabitants. And has launched generations of riding and punk-rock music lovers.

How to Learn How to Surf

Tom Sachs

USA, 2019, 32’

Shot in Bali, Indonesia, How to Learn How to Surf is the story of the Ten Bullets Surf Team — a group of bad surfers led by artist Tom Sachs — on the long, painful road to becoming Ok surfers. With the guidance of two seasoned professionals, the Ten Bullets Team discover ten bullets or insights, about the learning process itself.

Closing film

Skate Kitchen

29 September 2019 20:00

Crystal Moselle

USA, 2018, 95’ (vostf)
Closing film (Out of competition)

In New York, the life of Camille, a lonely, introverted teenage girl, will radically change when she joins a group of skater girls called Skate Kitchen. This freedom-loving band and her meeting with a young enigmatic skater will move her away from her mother with whom she gets along less and less.

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