Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival 6th Edition / 22-25 Sept.22+

PSSFF 2022

Official selection

An international competition of 20 independant movies inspired by surfing & skateboarding.

Opening Film

22 September 20:45

The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez

Stacy Peralta

États-Unis · 100’ · 2022 · Documentaire (vostf)
Produit par Patagonia Films, Monika Mcclure and Jack Mccoy

From award-winning documentary filmmaker Stacy Peralta (Dogtown & Zboys, Riding Giants…) comes Patagonia’s The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez, a film that lifts the veil on one of surfing’s most enigmatic heroes. While “Mr. Pipeline” is famously known for his calm demeanor in the tube, Gerry built his career with aggressive surfing that left behind a trail of blood and tears. Gerry is as radical as he is Zen; he transcends categorization. He’s one of the most influential surfers and surfboard shapers of all time, an entrepreneur, a family man, a movie star and a lifelong yogi who brought surfing to new frontiers. His influence on modern surfing is immeasurable, and for the first time, his story is being told in full.

Surf film competition

23 September 19:00

Ride The Wave

Martyn Robertson

Royaume-Uni · 84’ · 2021 · Documentaire (vostfr)

Having participated in competition surfing worldwide, 14-year-old, under-18 champion, Ben, is prepared to put his life on the line to ride one of the biggest and most dangerous cold water waves in the world at Mullaghmore, Ireland. If he gets it right, he joins an elite group. Danger, opportunity, and dilemma collide, propelling Ben and his family towards an unknown destiny.

23 September 21:00

African Territory

Julian & Joaquin Azulay

Argentine · 112’ · 2021 · Documentaire (vostf)

A 22 months anthropological expedition in the African Continent. Two brothers travel in a 1985 former military ambulance from Spain to South Africa.
The aim is to encourage horizontal human relationships through an unprecedented surf exploration and exchange of cultures in this diverse and endless continent.
The scars left by colonies, civil wars and contemporary social inequality, political instability and exploitation of resources make the continent one of the most intense in the world.

24 September 18:30

Facing Monsters

Bentley Dean

Australie · 90’ · 2021 · Documentary (vostf)

This documentary nous deep into the psyche of enigmatic West Australian ‘slab wave’ surfer Kerby Brown, a man whose connection with the ocean runs as deep as his love for his family. This film is far more than just a surfing story. It’s an unapologetic musing into the essence of Kerby and his family as we join them on his quest to ride a ferocious slab wave in the deep southern ocean that no one on the planet has surfed before. It’s a film about fear, addictions, and family bonds as we explore what drives Kerby, what anchors him and why he’s obsessed with pitting himself against one of nature’s most intimidating forces.

25 September 18:00

Waterman

Isaac Halasima

Etats-unis · 93’ · 2021 · Documentary (vostf)

Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero.
Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport’s first-time inclusion in this year’s Games – a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.

Skateboard film competition

24 September 16:30

The Oski Documentary

Jonathan Lomar

Suède · 107’ · 2021 · Documentaire (vostf)

Oski is an intimate portrait of a young prodigy and the culture that surrounds him.
A film documenting a year in the life of skateboarding sensation Oskar Oski Rozenberg as he transforms from cool street skater to celebrity sportsman competing in the Olympics. The demands of being a sportsman with a shot at the gold medal in Tokyo weighs hard on Oski. It’s obvious that he is not your everyday athlete. Can his sport, and his culture survive the transition from underground to mainstream? And will he loose himself and everything dear to him in the process?
Oski’ explores the history of a subculture at a pivotal point in its history and how a humble and different thinking athlete, loved and adored by thousands of skateboarders all around the world, struggles to find his own path in life as an adult and sportsman.

24 September 21:00

All the Streets Are Silent

Jeremy Elkin

États-Unis · 89’ · 2020 · Documentary (vostf)

In the late 80s and early 90s, the streets of downtown Manhattan were saw two vibrant subcultures collide: skateboarding and hip hop. Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Morgan Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the convergence that created a style and visual language that would have an outsized and enduring cultural effect. From the DJ booths and dance floors of the Mars nightclub to the founding of brands like Supreme, this convergence would lay the foundation for modern street style. “Paris Is Burning” meets Larry Clark’s Kids, All the Streets Are Silent is a love letter to New York examining race, society, fashion, and street culture. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage from the era and interviews with celebrated characters from both worlds and figures from the downtown scene.

25 September 16:00

Boarders

Annika Ranin

Royaume-Uni · 90’ · 2021 · Documentary (vostf)

Following a group of British skateboarders on their journey towards Tokyo 2020, where skateboarding will make its debut as an Olympic sport, Boarders tells the story of skateboarding in the UK - from arriving in the early 70s all the way to its current-day popularity and rise to become an Olympic sport.

Short Films

24 September 14:45

Short film competition #1

65’ · Une séance composée de 6 films surf & skateboard
Compétition officielle

24/09 14:45 · Book your tickets

Springtide - a Burmese Tale

Léopold Bélanger

France · 7’47 · 2021 · (vostf)

In a fishermen’s village of the Bay of Bengal, a group of young Burmese kids live their happy-go-lucky life with a unique obsession: surfing. They are the first, the only ones. Meanwhile in Yangon, a determined craftsman begins to shape the very first teakwood surfboard; a symbol for the future generations breaking the status quo. Just like a tale, Springtide celebrates this instinctive need to follow your dream.

The Dream on the Griptape

Lise Pautonnier

France · 3’45 · 2021 · (vostf)

Two skateboarder girls spend the day doing tricks in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Their new camera is their only chance to promote their talent, in the framework of a serious professional project, with the objective of obtaining sponsors, to be recognized and to be able to live and exist thanks to this common passion. A simple police control is going to derail and will come to destroy their dreams.

We Are Like Waves

Jordyn Romero

États-Unis · 12’ · 2021 · (vostf)

On the south coast of Sri Lanka, surfing is everywhere, yet local girls are discouraged from participating in the sport. Instead, they’re expected to stay home and concentrate on housework, getting married and caring for children. Sanu is challenging the strict gender roles of her village and dreams of becoming the first woman surf instructor. She found a home in the ocean and proves that the young women surfers of Sri Lanka are like waves - You cannot stop them.

Seeking Confort in An Uncomfortable Place

Debora Maité Bottino

Royaume-Uni · 5’07 · 2022

This film follows three neurodivergent skateboarders as they share the challenges they have faced, their coping strategies, and how they have found means of expression, escape and a sense of identity within the sport and its community. From triggers around ignorant teaching at an early age, difficulties with over-stimulation and anxieties with socialising, these three skaters show us the trials of finding a personal balance outside the wider population’s grasp of routine behaviour.

Pig Barrier DIY

Phil Evans

Suède · 31’ · 2021 · (vostf)

Learn how a group of (mostly French) skaters got frustrated with the destruction of some of Malmö’s iconic DIY spots, so they took matters into their own hands and set about building their own space. What makes this space different is that the city has supported it from the start in a new experimental social initiative.

Rawfilm

Aljaz Babnik

France · 6’30 · 2021

Rawfilm is a short film about Ambre Victoire and her passion for life transmitted through bodily expression. It is a quest for the meaning of existence and a personal path influenced by our background, models and society. How to deconstruct the way we have been conditioned, and build a new perception. Amber breaks boundaries in a search for infinite limits to self-realisation.

25 September 14:30

Short film competition #2

68’ · Une séance composée de 5 films surf & skateboard
Compétition officielle

25/09 14:30 · Book your tickets

Janwaar

Danny Schmidt

Etats-Unis · 11’ · 2021 · (vostf)

Janwaar celebrates a rambunctious group of kids whose lives are transformed when a skatepark is built in their small village in India.
Raw talent, creativity, and unadulterated childhood find a home on four wheels, and manage to break down generations of caste and gender barriers in the process.

Vona

Clint Davis

Turquie · 17’ · 2021 · (vostf)

We follow Kepa Acero who finds himself in far East Turkey in an area called Persembe (Vona)), in search of waves and adventure. He meets up with Deniz Toprak, a local who’s moved back home to discover waves and what his region has to offer. Along the way they will meet people who will guide them whilst they traverse around Vona’s beautiful landscape, diving deep into the Turkish hospitality, the people’s way of life, and the turbulent romance of surf.

Robin & Maria

Konstantina Levi

Allemagne · 8’56 · 2021 · (vostf)

The bound of two women creates a prism to see skateboarding in a whole new, female light.

Desert Dogs

Samuel Morris

Suisse · 20’ · 2020 · (vostf)

Aya and Ibrahim are two young Moroccans who live life by their own rules, from one moment to the next. They represent what they call “the new generation of Morocco”, with the uprising Skateboarding culture in its centre.

Avalanche

Myriam Santos

France · 4’32 · 2022

"I met Pilou Ducalme to exchange about his way of dealing with giant waves.It resulted in Avalanche, an immersive visual object that explores the links between body and ocean. It questions the relationship to desire, to encounter, to distance and to the double."MS

Closing Film

25 septembre 20:30

Morning of the Earth

Albert Falzon

Australie · 79’ · 1972

Le classique d’Albert Falzon de 1972, Morning of the Earth, est reconnu internationalement comme l’un des plus grands films de surf de tous les temps. Son imagerie psychédélique et sa recherche audiovisuelle ont capté l’esprit d’une génération et sont devenus une référence du cinéma d’avant-garde. Fantaisie de surfeurs vivant et jouant avec les océans, Morning of the Earth raconte l’histoire d’un groupe d’amis explorant les belles choses : recherche de vagues vierges à Bali, Hawaï et en Australie, shapant leurs propres planches de surf, construisant leurs propres maisons en vivant en harmonie avec la nature. Grâce à une bande-son légendaire de G. Wayne Thomas (la première bande-son australienne a être couronnée disque d’or) et avec des surfeurs parmi les meilleurs au monde, Morning of the Earth est le film indispensable et la base pour tout surfeur cinéphile.
Projection exclusive pour le 50ème anniversaire du film, restauré et remasterisé en 4K.

Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival 6th Edition / 22-25 Sept.22+

L’Entrepôt, Paris 14e