Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival 8th Edition / 21-24 Sept.23+

PSSFF 2023

2021 Edition


MERCI à vous d’être venus aussi nombreux et enthousiastes pour partager ces quatre jours de cinéma, de culture et de fête autour du surf et du skateboard.

Le PSSFF 2021 s’est distingué par une superbe ambiance, une fréquentation toujours en hausse, des salles pleines et un palmarès international, inspiré et engagé.

Le jury international composé de Glen E. Friedman, Myriah Rose Marquez, Priscilla Bertin, Marion Desquenne et Raphäel Krafft a décerné 4 prix :

Paris Surf & Skateboard Film F

↑ PSSFF 2021 Bande Annonce VF

Paris Surf & Skateboard Film F



Meilleur long métrage Surf

Bangla Surf Girls

Elizabeth D. Costa

Canada · 86’ · 2021 · documentary (vostf)

Shobe, Aisha and Suma break away from the drudgery of their lives by joining a surf club in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The girls fight family pressure and social judgement, for a few hours on the waves. They gain confidence as their natural skill and prowess gains attention and praise. Soon they are poised to make history as Bangladesh’s first women surfers. The odds are stacked against them but the girls refuse to give up. Balancing the freedom of the waves with the restrictive realities of their circumstances, we experience the thrill and struggle of coming-of-age in a developing country.

Meilleur long métrage Skateboard

My Name Is Baghdad (Meu Nome é Bagdá)

Caru Alves de Souza

Brazil · 98’ · 2020 · fiction (vostf) With : Grace Orsato, Karina Buhr, Marie Maymone

Baghdad is a 17-year-old female skater, who lives in Freguesia do Ó, a working-class neighborhood in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Baghdad skateboards with a group of male friends and spends a lot of time with her family and with her mother’s friends. Together, the women around her form a network of people who are out of the ordinary. When Baghdad meets a group of female skateboarders, her life suddenly changes.

Best surfing short film

Charlie Surfer

Pia Strømme

Norway/Ireland · 2020 · 18’ (vostf)

Charlie is 10 years old and diagnosed with aspergers. He is proud of his diagnosis but sometimes wishes he could be more like the other boys in his class. Feeling different makes him feel left out at times. Because of his Aspergers Charlie struggles with team sports. But he has found two things he loves to do, surfing and dancing. We follow Charlie through ups and downs at this years surf camp.

Best skateboarding short film

Trou Noir

Tristan Aymon

Switzerland · 29’ · 2020 · fiction With : Martin Barras, Anthony Maurer, Tilo Kübler, David Evora, Martin Pittet, Stefanie Günther Pizarro En présence du réalisateur

When Vincent, a young skateboarder, meets a vulnerable animal at the bottom of a hole, the encounter will get him to confront his own fears of the unknown.

Official selection

  • Skate or Die, Ryan Ferguson, voir le teaser
  • Havana Libre, A Corey McLean movie, filmed by Tyler Dunham & Nicholas Weissman, voir le teaser
  • The Scars of Ali Boulala, Max Eriksson
  • Bangla Surf Girls, Elizabeth D. Costa, voir le teaser
  • A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story, Dana Brown, voir le teaser
  • My Name Is Baghdad (Meu Nome é Bagdá), Caru Alves de Souza, voir le teaser
  • Trou Noir, Tristan Aymon, voir le teaser
  • A Look Back, Dogtown & Zboys, Glen E. Friedman
  • The Curious Tales of Italo Ferreira, Luiza de Moraes
  • Joe Buffalo, Amar Chebib, voir le teaser
  • Collectors vol.1 , Anthony Gentile
  • Live to Sea, Maceo Frost, Henning Sandström & Freddie Meadows, voir le teaser
  • Little Florida, Tim Bouvette, voir le teaser
  • Charlie Surfer, Pia Strømme, voir le teaser
  • Nocturnal Journey, Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen
  • Maybe One Day (Måske En Dag), Angelina Owino
  • Wave of Change, A low-tech surfing adventure, Damien Castera, Pierre Frechou


Glen E. Friedman

President of the jury

Photographer & Artist - New York

An emblematic figure of contemporary culture, and more particularly of skateboarding, punk and hip-hop, Glen E Friedman is an American photographer and artist with iconic images. He is recognized for having documented the beginnings of skateboarding in Los Angeles period Dogtown & Zboys (Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Stacy Peralta …) in the 70’s, then the heyday of punk and hip-hop in the 80’s and 90’s (Bad Brains, Black Flag, Fugazi, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys…). Co-producer of the documentary film Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001), author of globally successful books (My Rules, Fuck You Heroes, The Idealist, Together Forever…), Glen E Friedman is as active as ever, especially via his Instagram account (@glenefriedman) and his website

It is with pleasure that the Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival welcomes him this year as President of the Jury. He will also come to present his short film A look back, Dogtown & Zboys, and will be here from the opening night to the PSSSF 2021 awards ceremony.

Priscilla Bertin

Producer - Paris

Priscilla Bertin is a producer, and passionate about surfing and the sea. She lives between Paris and Biarritz. In 2009, she co-founded the production company Silex Films, which she runs with Judith Nora, then the Silex Animation studio in Angoulême in 2014. Her productions include features such as Rose d’Aurélie Saada (coming out soon) or series Connasse, Stalk, Culottées. She is currently producing the animated feature film adaptation of AJ Dungo’s graphic novel In Waves, which mixes love, surfing, and mourning.

Marion Desquenne

Filmmaker - Paris

For 10 years, Marion has dedicated herself to making documentaries on the society. These relate mainly to street culture and the reality of the anonymous people of the nation. Her latest films, which she shoots in immersion, address the issue of gentrification, the place of minorities in society, the transformation of skateboarding on the eve of the arrival of the Olympic Games. Her latest production for Canal + entitled Bande de skateuses is a reflection on the massive arrival of female skateboarding and the place of women in 2020.

© Chloé Vollmer

© Chloé Vollmer

Raphaël Krafft

Journalist - Paris

Born in Paris in 1974, Raphaël Krafft is a reporter, radio documentary maker and writer. A surfer, he shares his time between Paris and Brittany. When he does not cycle through France and the world, he mainly investigates the condition of migrants in Paris and in Europe. He recently produced a documentary series on surfing for France Culture.

Myriah Rose Marquez

Filmmaker - Los Angeles

Filmmaker and skater, Myriah is the co-founder of GrlSwirl, a grassroots community who’s focus is to empower others through skateboarding. They currently have 3 "Chapters" and are working on building communities all around the globe. Her film Uncomfortably Comfortable was featured at the PSSFF 2020 and was awarded Best Skate Short.

Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival 8th Edition / 21-24 Sept.23+

L’Entrepôt, Paris 14e

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Attend the PSSFF

Le PSSFF est ouvert :
Jeudi de 18h à minuit / Vendredi de 18h à minuit / Samedi 14h à minuit / Dimanche 13h à 20h
Plein tarif : 8,50 € - Tarif réduit (+60 ans, demandeurs d’emploi, RSA,
personnes handicapées, étudiants et -26 ans) : 7 € - Tarif -18 ans : 5 €

Pass Culture, Cinéchèques et CCU acceptés
Cartes acceptées : CIP, UGC Illimité, Cinépass Pathé-Gaumont
Abonnements l’Entrepôt : 4 places à utiliser en 6 mois : 25 € / 10 places à utiliser en 1 an : 51 € - Ciné Carte des Cinémas indépendants parisiens : Duo (1 ou 2 places par séance) : 5 places à 33 € / 10 places à 60 € Tribu (jusqu’à 4 places par séance) : 20 places à 106 €
Prévente des billets en ligne sur et et en caisse à L’Entrepôt tout au long du festival

Toute la programmation du OFF est en libre accès et ouverte au public.
Venez visiter les expositions photos, les espaces librairies et les stands de nos partenaires tous les jours pendant les horaires d’ouverture du festival.

Restauration :
Le bar du PSSFF sera ouvert le jeudi et le vendredi à partir de 18h, le samedi et le dimanche à partir de 16h.
Le restaurant Fulgurances vous accueille pendant toute la durée du festival.
Réservation obligatoire sur

7 rue Francis de Pressensé, Paris 14e
Informations : 01 45 40 07 50
Métro 13 → Pernety
Bus 62 → Plaisance — Hôpital Saint‐Joseph
Bus 91 → Place de Catalogne