FROM 26 TO 29





Best Short Film: Merry Kaliyuga by Horace Martins
Best Surfer: A Prima Onda by Paul Joseph Poggi
Best Soundtrack: Wetsuit by João Salgado
Best Editing: Wave Apart by Josh Greene
Best Shot: Corner of the Earth Kamachatka by Spencer Frost & Guy Williment
Audience Award: Anglet, Grandir face à la mer by Christine Diger
Best Film: Liés par l’océan by Paul Lavoine


A PRIMA ONDA (Corsica)
18h30 // 52min
Real. Paul Joseph Poggi
Prod. Mareterraniu

Four Corsican surfers talk about their wanderings on the island in search of virgin waves. Originally from different regions of the island, they each reveal to us in their own way their encounter with a practice that carries within it a true ideal of life. Much more than a simple sport, surfing, with its share of history and legends, has experienced a singular development in Corsica.


22h00 // 93min
Real. Mikey Corker
Prod. Wihpped Dea

Matt Knight, an experienced British sea captain, set out to find a giant wave described in a treasure hunt story. With his wife, their four children and a seasoned big surfer, he begins a journey to the Selvagens Islands, a small Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic, where the waters are particularly dangerous.


WAVES APART (United States)
17h45 // 24’26min
Real. Josh Greene
Prod. Alsan Dalgic & Ela Passarelli

When he was 13, Josh Greene moved with his family to San Clemente, California, a town known for being one of the best surf spots on the West Coast of the United States. Greene had quickly developed a passion for the sport – going so far as to host his bar mitzvah party at a local museum dedicated to him.

As a “frail, absolutely unathletic teenager,” Greene says he was bullied a lot – with some “downright anti-Semitic” bullying, he says. Students at his school compared his physique to that of a Holocaust survivor.

Surfing had been a refuge for the ill-at-ease young man.


22h00 // 89’45min
Réal: Spencer Frost & Guy Williment
Prod: Spencer Frost Films

Follow filmmakers Spencer Frost and Guy Williment and surfers Letty Mortenson and Fraser Dovell as they travel to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east in search of new waves along the frozen, uncharted coast. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk with more than 150 volcanoes (29 of which are active), the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East is as isolated as it is unique.


19h15 // 45min
Real. Christine Diger
Prod. Christine Diger

An epic that tells the story of the Anglet coast from 68 to 80 in several voices.
The film consists of three chapters which follow the course of life: « The sound of the sea » physical sensation of the sea since childhood, « The promise of the ocean: leaving… and returning » adolescence under the banner of the Summer of love influenced by the arrival of American and Australian surfers, and « The Love Room from pleasure to displeasure » which traces the contours of an era with its moments of happiness and disenchantment.

Anglet, Grandir face à la mer, introduces us to the birth of surfing in Anglet and its major role among young people in the 1970s, in which it inspired a singular and original way of life still present today.

Poetry, humour, grief and hope are the colors of this story lulled by the waves of the mother ocean.



  • Mathieu Lefin

    Originally from Pau and passionate about Surfing and Rugby from an early age, he joined Rip Curl in 2009 and held several positions at European and global level in the areas of finance, operations and retail before joining to be named President of Rip Curl Europe in April 2019. Prior to joining Rip Curl, Mathieu spent 9 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in France and California.
    Jury President
  • Romain Laulhé

    Originally from Boucau-Tarnos but having cut his teeth in Anglet throughout his adolescence, Romain has a fine track record including 6 French champion titles, numerous victories on the WSL international circuit including a major on a 4-star WQS in 2008. His frenetic pace of life has allowed him to go on adventures to the four corners of the world and to discover many cultures.After a long career on the international professional circuit of the WSL, Romain has dedicated himself to sharing his experience and knowledge to coach the general public on the beaches of Anglet. He always keeps one foot in the high level world by training some of the best European surfers on the various WSL circuits. ©RiBLANC
  • Marion Desquenne

    Marion Desquenne is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. She began her career as an author developer for production companies. Her latest films, which she shoots in immersion, address the issue of gentrification, the place of minorities in society, the mutation of skateboarding at the dawn of the arrival of the Olympic Games. Her latest production for Canal+ entitled Bande de skateuses is a reflection on the massive arrival of women's skateboarding and the place of women in 2020.
  • Léa Brassy

    French surfer and freediver, Léa lives her passion for the ocean with curiosity and a thirst for adventure. After years of travelling, she settled in the Landes. Advocating simplicity, Léa has adopted a lifestyle close to nature in accordance with her ecological convictions.
  • Nicolas Morin

    A journalist with France 3 Aquitaine in Bordeaux for twenty years, he has covered numerous events on the WSL professional circuit as well as the ISA world shortboard and longboard championships. Since 2021, he has launched a monthly surf and society magazine which addresses the sporting aspect but also the environmental, economic, societal, philosophical, sociological. Tell a story behind the story.
  • Hervé Manificat

    Hervé MANIFICAT had a career as an adventurer that took him to the four corners of the world. For twelve years, he has had more time to devote himself to his passion for surfing, which he associates with his loves of reading and documentary research. An active member of the community, he is considered one of the reference historians of surfing.
  • Hervé Lacastaigneratte

    A native of the Basque Country, he has always had an inconsiderate love for surfing. After having traveled the waves all over the world, and immersed in the surf culture, he made it his job through his two companies: SURFlounge and Greenbush.
  • Erwann Lameignere

    Journalist and publisher, Erwann Lameignère is the publisher of Hotdogger, the magazine of the art of surfing. A film critic in his early days, author and translator of books on cinema, he has directed short fiction films and contemporary art documentaries. He is also the co-founder of the think tank Droit et Surf. ©Boris Romann



This year we are hosting the Sportjam Surftest in France!
From July 7 to 9 from 11AM to 8PM during the Surfilm Festival on the beach at Anglet.
Free trials of surfboards and accessories.

Booking: https://sportjam.com


The festival takes place right on the beaches of the Chambre d’Amour, with 3 projection sites, open-air screenings, surfing, movies, art and concerts – all entirely free and open to the public. From Monday 26th to Friday 29th August 2024, The International Surf Film Festival in Anglet will celebrate it’s 19th anniversary. During four days, Anglet will be home to one of surfing’s major cultural film events, gathering both amateurs and professionals around this year’s best cinematographic achievements. Since its creation in 2004, close to 200 films have been shown during the festival, offering each year an international overview of the best pictures from the surfing world. An international jury composed of members from the surfing world and the media will select 7 winners during the closing night’s awards ceremony.


The International Surf Film Festival has built itself upon a strong goal: give recognition to the artistic merit of surf films and enable a wider audience to discover them. With an ever growing creativity in film-making from directors around the globe and the evident lack of exposure given to these types of films in the past within Europe, the ‘surf film’ deserved a fitting cultural and artistic event in its own right. In 20 years, the festival has progressively imposed itself as such.
The quality and diversity of the films showcased each year, proposing a rich variety of images and stories from the world of surfing, have made it an unmissable key event in the season. Presented by Bruno Delaye Production and the city of Anglet, the festival is entirely free and open to the public – allowing for a moment of exchange and fun for everyone.


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We would like to reduce the environmental impact of our festival as best we can. Several transport options have been put in place to enable you to access the festival; by bus, train, car pooling or by bike if you can. These options will also help you to avoid potential parking and traffic issues during the busy summer month of July!
Accessibility: adapted parking spaces are available in the public parking areas next to the festival, including an easy access to the festival venue.



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