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

PSSFF 2021

Official selection

An international competition of 15 independant movies inspired by surfing & skateboarding, including 5 french premieres, and 3 films presented out of competition

Opening Film

23 September 20:30

North Hollywood

Mikey Alfred

USA · 93’ · 2021 · fiction (vostf)
with : Ryder McLaughlin, Aramis Hudson, Nico Hiraga, Miranda Cosgrove, Angus Cloud et Vince Vaughn

Michael is a senior in high school, and like all of his friends he is wondering what he is going to do next year. He would like to be a professional skater but his father has other plans for him. Filmed in the neighborhood of the same name, North Hollywood is a teen movie that brings together a cast of famous actors and skaters.

Surf film competition

24 September 21:00

Havana Libre

A Corey McLean movie, filmed by Tyler Dunham & Nicholas Weissman

USA/Cuba/Peru · 80’ · 2021 · documentary (vostf)

After years of surfing being illegal, a diehard group of Cuban surfers rises up against their government to legitimize their biggest passion. Havana Libré chronicles their fight in the face of political oppression, confronting borders and outdated ideologies along the way.

25 September 21:00

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.

26 September 16:00

A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story

Dana Brown

USA · 88’ · 2020 · documentary (vostf)

It’s the fall of 1962. Bruce Brown, a young filmmaker from California, has an idea for new project. The concept: Follow a rag-tag crew of soulful surfaholics as they set out on a quest to live in a perpetual state of summer as they circumnavigate the globe in search of uncrowded beaches, secret point breaks and perfect sets of dream waves. He calls it Endless Summer, and it’s going to be ambitious on his shoestring budget.
Turns out, the film became the most successful surf film of all time. A Life of Endless Summers is the story of a man, a father, a husband, a filmmaker, a pioneer, a legend.

Skateboard film competition

24 September 19:00

Skate or Die

Ryan Ferguson

USA · 84’ · 2020 · documentary (vostf)

Seventeen-year-old Leonardo Castillo uses skateboarding to help escape gang life and generational poverty in his Chicago neighborhood. When a gunshot wound threatens to take away his passion, Leo must face the world as an adult.

25 September 18:00

The Scars of Ali Boulala

Max Eriksson

Sweden/Norway · 100’ · 2021 · documentaire (vostf)

In the 1990s, Ali Boulala is the most fearless and eccentric skateboarder of his generation. After a tragic accident, he discovers that the emotional wounds are the hardest to heal.

26 September 18:00

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.

Short Films

25 September 15:00

Short film competition #1

66’ · Une séance composée de 4 films surf & skateboard

25/09 15:00 · Book your tickets

Little Florida

Tim Bouvette

Canada · 12’ · 2020 · fiction (vostf) Avec : Thomas Derasp Verge, Lévi Doré, Sam-Éloi Girard. En présence du réalisateur

Sam, is obsessed with skateboarding. He spend most of his summer at the skatepark, with his friend Max, practicing tricks, drinking beers and smoking weed. His main goal that summer, is to buy a camera to make a sponsored video. To find the money to do so, he decides to follow his friend to steal weed at a marijuana field.

Live to Sea

Maceo Frost, Henning Sandström & Freddie Meadows

Sweden · 26’ · 2021 (vostf)

A saga that follows Freddie Meadows on his tireless quest along the rugged edges of Sweden, in search of the region’s greatest waves; one of the final frontiers within surfing.

Collectors vol.1

Anthony Gentile

USA · 11’ · 2020 (vostf)

In search of one-of-a-kind, rideable art-3 strangers illustrate a craft surfing community by telling a universal story of friendship and the desire for fun.

Joe Buffalo

Amar Chebib

Canada · 16’ · 2021 (vostf)

Joe Buffalo, an indigenous skateboard legend and Indian residential school survivor, must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro.

26 September 14:15

Short film competition #2

76’ · Une séance composée de 4 films surf & skateboard

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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.

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.

Nocturnal Journey

Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen

Norway · 2020 · 20’ (vostf)

A group of Norwegian metal heads spend the summer of 2007 dealing with the aftermath of their adolescence and the impending entry into adulthood. They are in a limbo between lost innocence and rebellion against everything and everyone.

Maybe One Day (Måske En Dag)

Angelina Owino

Denmark · 2021 · 8’ (vostf) En présence de la réalisatrice

In Klitmøller the sea, is the local community center. It is where all the social life is. Angelina is struggling to become a part of that community. The unconventional surfing film is made by photojournalist Angelina Owino and shows her struggle in the waves.

Out of competition

23 September 19:00

A Look Back, Dogtown & Zboys

Glen E. Friedman

USA · 2021 · Documentary · 26’

A Look Back at DogTown and Z-Boys is the first short documentary by artist/photographer Glen E. Friedman, whom the PSSFF welcomes as President of the Jury.

This film looks back on an essential period in the history of skateboarding, but more directly how the original award winning documentary DogTown and Z-Boys affected the original surviving members of that influential team (Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Peggy Oki, Wentzle Ruml and others) and what they thought about the original film itself, 20 years after its release.

25 September 16:30

The Curious Tales of Italo Ferreira

Luiza de Moraes

Brazil · 2021 · Documentary · 50’
Une coproduction Billabong et O2 Films
Distribution Red Bull TV
Produit par Evan Slater, Rejane Bicca, Luiza de Moraes, Rafael Fortes

De ses débuts à son historique médaille d’or aux J.O. de Tokyo, la vie et le parcours hors-norme du surfeur brésilien Italo Ferreira.
Explosif & audacieux, tout en étant timide et très proche de sa famille ; devenu l’idole d’un nation de surfers et non-surfers. Sur les bords d’une mer dont ce petit village brésilien tire son gagne-pain, lui, il glisse sur les vagues. Et si certains obstacles auraient pu mener vers un tout autre destin, il a prouvé qu’il est essentiel de rêver et persévérer. Premier champion Olympique de l’histoire du sport, l’histoire d’Italo Ferreira est enfin révélée dans ce premier documentaire : Les contes étonnants d’Italo Ferreira. Disponible via Red Bull TV, cette coproduction de Billabong et O2 raconte l’histoire, les réussites et les déceptions du champion du monde professionnel sous un angle original et unique.

25 September 18:00

Wave of Change, A low-tech surfing adventure

Damien Castera, Pierre Frechou

France · 2021 · Documentaire · 40’

Écrit par Damien Castera, filmé et réalisé par Pierre Frechou
Produit par Picture

Le surfeur professionnel Damien Castera rejoint Caroline, Corentin et Guénolé à bord du désormais célèbre Nomade des mers un catamaran en plein tour du monde, à la découverte de l’innovation Low-tech et pionnier de l’innovation durable et solidaire. La « Low-technologie », quésaco ? À la différence de la « High-tech », elle peut se définir comme un ensemble de technologies sobres et propres. Ces dernières se veulent à la fois économiques, fabriquées localement, à faible impact écologique, réparables et font souvent appel à notre créativité. Un ensemble de savoir-faire simples et répondant à nos besoins essentiels : alimentation, énergie, eau, santé. C’est l’innovation, mais d’une toute autre façon. Durant plusieurs semaines, ils associeront leurs domaines d’expertise pour unir le surf et les Low-tech.

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

L’Entrepôt, Paris 14e

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Attend the PSSFF

PSSFF-COVID 19 · Health Pass is compulsory or an antigenic test of less than 72 hours

The PSSFF is open Thursday from 6PM to midnight, Friday from 4:00PM to midnight, Saturday from 2:30PM to midnight & Sunday from 2:15PM to 8:00PM
Single price of 7 euros for theatrical screenings
Preorder tickets online at and at the desk of L’entrepôt throughout the festival
PSSFF’s Off entrance (exhibitions, videos, concerts & dj sets) is free but some sessions require registering.
The PSSFF Bar is open during the festival and Fulgurance, the Entrepot restaurant welcomes you all along the festival. Registering required at

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