Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival

Day 1

Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival

The Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival – very first festival of its kind in France – sets up at la Gaîté Lyrique in June! Expect an exciting program with screenings and exhibitions.

First festival of its kind in France, the Paris Surf & Skateboard Film Festival offers an international selection of independant and rare movies, inspired by the practice of surf and skateboard.  This festival is a special occasion to watch these movies in a cinema, since most of them never make it to french screens. The official selection of PSSFF gathers competing films (judged by a jury of professionnals), as well as non-competing films. Most of the selected films are french premiere (or at least parisian premiere). When it's possible, film crews are invited to the festival for a discussion with the audience after the screening. 

Competing movies

Every film (long and short films, fictions and documentaries) tells stories allowing a reflexion that exceed simple sport practice. Themes adressed in the movies offer new perspectives on the world, creating debate and tackling social questions : women's and minorities' place, ecological questions, portrait of the youth of a country, reflexion on alternative lifestyles... They also present portraits of personnalities that participated in building these two cultures.  
At the end of the four days, a jury composed by skateboard, surf and/or art pros, will award four prizes : best short film surf & skateboard, and best long film surf & skateboard. 

A 3-film pass is available at our ticket office at all time during the festival!


A  cultural event

In parallel to the screenings, PSSFF offers exhibitions (photographies, installations) realised by international artists from these two cultures, lectures on topical issues, and a music programmation featuring artists close to these environment (DJ sets and concerts).

Program - Day 1


by John Edward Makens – USA, 2024, 90’
European premiere
Discover the story of the artist Jim Philipps-the man behind the iconic Santa Cruz logo, the Screaming Hand, and many other iconic visuals from the surf and skateboard cultures.



Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life
by Dan Covert – USA, 2023, 81’ (sub fr)
European premiere
The iconic work of visual artist Geoff McFetridge is everywhere, but his name is unfamiliar to most. He is responsible for creating some of the most recognizable graphic designs of the twenty-first century across a range of media. But this film is more than a primer on his career—it’s about the choices we confront in trying to lead meaningful lives, and how we use our most precious resource: time.



The Road to Patagonia
by Matty Hannon – Australia, 2022, 90’ (sub fr)
Follow the director Matty Hannon on an back to nature adventure along the west coast of American continent from the top of Alaska to the edge of Patagonia: a 50, 000 km surfing odyssey over 16 year, questioning our relationship with the world and the need to slow down.


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