Movies selection 2022

SUSPENSION (France)
17h00 // 52min
Réal: Laurent Etchamendy
Prod: Les Films du Relief

This documentary shows how Covid has changed the world of surfing in 2020 and 2021. It reveals the sense of injustice among all wave sports players, notes the heavy economic impact, and reflects the negative effects of surfers abstaining from the two containment periods. It also shows the inconsistency of the restrictions on medical care at sea. However, salutary behaviours emerge: a different vision of the coastal landscape, an awareness of respect for the environment, learning patience, resilience, and the discovery of daily happiness out of the water. Important personalities from the world of surfing, a surf therapy doctor, a sociologist and many passionate surfers guide us through what will remain a special moment in the history of surfing.

WEDNESDAY JULY 6

FRENCH OU FRANCE (Israël)
18h00 // 19min
Réal: Jorden Raymond
Prod: Siam Nikiritin

My name is Siam I’m 19 years old, a surfer, from Israel. Last year i decided to chase after my dream, I moved from Israel to France Hossegor, to train myself for the QS competitions. It was a challenging year, especially when there’s a global pandemic out there. this is the video about my journey which includes both my struggles, and my best waves from the last winter in HOSSEGOR.

WEDNESDAY JULY 6

LE LONG HIVER DE STIVE LENER (France)
18h30 // 21min
Réal: Simon rey
Prod: Simon rey

In a small village in Normandy, Stive Lener has taken to surfing to forget his worries. But one winter, a shoulder injury prevents him from going in the water for several months.

WEDNESDAY JULY 6

IT’S ON 4 (Polynésia)
19h00 // 56’21min
Réal: Heiarii Billard et Karim Mahdjouba
Prod: KHM Media

This surf movie tells the story of the historic surf day on Friday 13 August 2021 in Teahupo’o. On Friday 13 August 2021, in French Polynesia, « It’s On! » echoed in the streets and was posted on all social networks. Because a never before seen swell was expected that day on the mythical and feared spot of Teahupo’o, at the southern end of the island of Tahiti, where the road ends. And the reality exceeded the wildest expectations.

WEDNESDAY JULY 6

THE PERFECT STORM (Brazil)
22h00 // 84min
Réal: Gustavo Malheiros
Prod: Arte Ensaio Filmes

The film started in 2014, with the photos that are present in the audiovisual work that brings together records from different cities, countries and continents. It was inspired by the first WCT world championship won by a Brazilian, Gabriel Medina, won at Pipeline. Gustavo recorded images and testimonials in seasons in Hawaii, California, Australia, Rio de Janeiro, France, South Africa and Portugal.

WEDNESDAY JULY 6

LES ACORES COMME RENAISSANCE (France) / Out of competition
15h30 // 17’32min
Réal: Elow Prod
Prod: Surf Session Studio

They certainly didn’t expect to surf in these conditions. When Justin Becret and Kyllian Guerin embarked with us for this unknown destination, they had no idea that they were going to score one of the swells of the year on the Azorean archipelago. After a year of Covid, restrictions and daily frustration, the time came to get back on the road, to rediscover the feeling of adventure and to do something fresh. In every sense of the word. An enchanted interlude in the middle of a most unusual landscape, between black rock, volcanic landscape and green meadows.

THURSDAY JULY 7

BY WOMEN (Brazil) / Out of competition
15H50 / 15’50min
Réal: Anna Verônica Ribeiro e Sam Manhães
Prod: Blue Ace Films

Jaci is a twenty-year-old female surfer who dreams of becoming world champion. She is training hard, but realizes that something is missing in her surfing. So, she decides to make a special board, and BY WOMEN is born: a fish twin fins board created entirely by female hands. Its shape, lamination and keel, all molded by women. The board becomes the protagonist of Jaci’s spiritual reconnection to her surfing and to female surfers of past, present and future. A connection between surfer and board is born that takes both of them on adventures of love, hate, frustration and accomplishment on the waves and through life.

THURSDAY JULY 7

ATLANTIC ADVENTURE (France) / Out of competition
16h05 // 5’32min
Réal: Bastien Bonnarme & Gabriel Boin
Prod: Surf Session Studio

 

THURSDAY JULY 7

A LA DECOUVERTE DU PAYS BASQUE SUD (France) / Out of competition
16h10// 12’50min
Réal: We Creative
Prod: Surf Session Studio

Sometimes you don’t need to take three planes and fly to the other side of the world to discover spots and territories with a rich history and culture!

THURSDAY JULY 7

THE DARK SIDE (France) / Out of competition
16H35 // 6min

This is a video made in the Basque Country and the Landes. On the big surf towed and paddled. Filmed by an aquatic videographer: Maxime Mergalet. Different images in the heart of the action, close to the subject. Clément Roseyro is a complete athlete practicing many disciplines such as kite, foil, stand-up, longboard… In this video he highlights his more Dark practice, big surfing.

THURSDAY JULY 7

THE GREEN WAVE HAWAII (Hawaii)
16h45 // 36’44min
Réal: Emmanuel Bouvet & Carine Camboulives
Prod: KnowledgeCotton Apparel

For many years The Green Wave has taken us around the world to show the living at its most beautiful and to honor those who protect it. Throughout these years we knew the day would come to stay home and talk about our mid-Pacific island: Maui. The health crisis was the starting point for an extraordinary experience shared in this film. Seeing Hawaii as only the « Kupuna » (elders) have seen it acts as an eye-opener to the environmental threats facing the island. Our family went to meet a band of die-hard Hawaiians who protect the rain and joined Campbell in leading a brigade of « sea-sweepers. »

THURSDAY JULY 7

JUICE (USA)
17h30 // 21’38min
Réal: Justin Jung
Prod: Rip Curl

JUICE follows 3x World Champion Mick Fanning, World Surf League Championship Tour Surfer Conner Coffin, and 2022 Vans Triple Crown Pipeline Champion Crosby Colapinto on a multi-stop strike surf mission along the rugged Californian coast of the USA.

THURSDAY JULY 7

LE CHEMIN (France)
18h00 // 52min
Réal: Arthur Bourbon
Prod: Hans Studio

LE CHEMIN is both a surfing film and an engaging documentary. It follows the journey by bicycle of Arthur Bourbon, professional surfer and director, from the Basque Country to Brittany. On the road, Arthur meets surfers and ocean enthusiasts with inspiring commitments and life stories, while rediscovering the surf spots of the French Atlantic Coast.

THURSDAY JULY 7

ROZKOŁYS :: SWELL (Poland)
19h00 // 72min
Réal:  Łukasz Ratuski
Prod: Łukasz Ratuski & Grzegorz Wyrębiak-Warabida

The Baltic: cold, dismal, not a place you’d associate with surfing. Waves only form there for a couple of weeks a year. Even though they live 500 km from the sea, Paweł and Artur make sure to be in the water during those days. But not everything goes according to plan. They spend a few years seeking their dream wave. Is it even possible to catch it? And is it only about surfing for the two of them? A captivating story about chasing dreams, friendship, waiting, determination and overcoming barriers, it is the director’s debut feature-length film

THURSDAY JULY 7

AFRICAN TERRITORY (Argentina)
22h00 // 75min
Réal: Julian & Joaquin Azulay
Prod: Gauchos del Mar

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.
 From now on, Africa will set the rules.

THURSDAY JULY 7

OVER THE EDGE (Australia) / Out of competition
16h00 // 58min
Réal: Andrew Kaineder
Prod: 

I’d like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work today. The Budawang people of the Yuin Nation. I pay my respects to the people, the culture and the values of this land that has been nurtured for tens of thousands of years, so that I can learn and continue to support this practice, and walk together.

FRIDAY JULY 8

ORA (France)
17H00 // 53min
Réal: Michel Garcia Samino
Prod: Avalon Creative

Éric Dargent, Jérôme Bonelli and Benoît Moreau: three lives, each their own handicap but more importantly one commun passion: surfing. A documentary taking us along the history of these three peoples discovering how they overcome theirs obstacles through ocean. This hunger of constantly moving forward is going to take the three of them to Tahiti to share their experiences, their knowledge of prosthesis fit for the purpose and rise awareness to make accessible to others!

FRIDAY JULY 8

HONO immersion en terre Watermen (France)
18H00 // 50min
Réal: Alexandre Heitler
Prod: Smog Films

More than an earthly paradise of all surfers, French Polynesia is the cradle of a culture. It is in this ancestral land of board sports that Mathieu Crépel, Ludo Dulou, Pierre Lopez and Ludo and Jérémy Teulade decided́ to live an exceptional adventure. From Tahiti and its Teahupo’o peninsula to the depths of the Tuamotu Islands, the 5 watermen went to meet men and women who all have a unique relationship with nature and its water sports. This journey, charged with Mana, the mystical energy that vibrates in the Pacific islands, is a real return to the roots.

FRIDAY JULY 8

TIGER ISLAND (Spain)
19h00 // 46’20min
Réal: Igor Bellido
Prod:

Tiger Island is a documentary filmed in Angola. Three of Europe’s most famous surfers embark on an adventure to one of the most remote places on earth. In their search for the perfect wave, they discover that in order to get to the island where the perfect wave is supposed to be, they will have to cross the death zone, a dark place where the journey takes an unexpected turn.

FRIDAY JULY 8

NO PLACE LIKE HOME (France) / Out of competition
19h50 // 7’32min
Réal: Gregory Minniard
Prod: Captain Yvon Studio

What if the best session was the one closest to home? That’s how Yoann sees life, surfing close to home, no matter the conditions.

FRIDAY JULY 8

PARTY KID’s (France) / Out of competition
20h00 //3’42min
Réal: Xabi Eyheramendy
Prod: Xabi Eyheramendy

 

FRIDAY JULY 8

TRIP OF LIFETIME 1 (France) / Out of competition
20h05 // 5’51min
Réal: Xabi Eyheramendy
Prod: Xabi Eyheramendy

 

FRIDAY JULY 8

SPINGTIDE – un conte Brimain (France) / Court Métrage
22h00 // 7’47min
Réal: Angèle de Lorme
Prod: Panorama

In a small fishing village on the Bay of Bengal, a group of young Burmese are doing everything they can to make a living from their passion: surfing. They are the first in the country, the only ones. In Rangoon, the capital, a cabinetmaker sets out to make Burma’s first teak surfboard. A symbol for this future generation that is about to break with tradition. In the form of a visual tale, Springtide evokes this instinctive and free need to pursue his dream.

FRIDAY JULY 8

UPWELL (USA) / Short Film
22h10 // 6’03min
Réal: J’Aime Morrison
Prod: Mourning Surf

A vision of surfing, embodied by pro surfer Kassia Meador, appears as in a dream and inspires a woman to return to the water after a devastating loss. Surrounded by a diverse group of female surfers, she paddles out and they perform a ritual of connection to each other and to the ocean that is a refuge for them all.

FRIDAY JULY 8

REPENTE (Brazil) / Short Film
22h20 // 17’33min
Réal: Pedro Scansetti
Prod: Setti Films

A few years ago Pipa entered the classic Brazilian longboard map. Since then, Caio Teixeira has been monitoring the ripples that hit the coast with perfection on a daily basis, and when these are confirmed, everything around unfolds like a sudden search for liquid satisfaction. But unlike a passing wave, the feelings that surround it bring the true value of this poetic improvisation with his log.

FRIDAY JULY 8

VONA (Turkey) / Short Film
22h40 // 17’min
Réal: Clint Davis
Prod: Clint Davis

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 exploration.

FRIDAY JULY 8

Ametsetan Bizitzen (Spain) / Short Film
23h00 // 5’56mn
Réal: Alvaro Varrager
Prod: Vesarte

The documentary narrates aitor francesena’s life (two time world blind surf champion) focusing on something esential in our day-to-day life,something that keeps us alive and will keep us alive as we grow up, but at the same time tends to go unnoticed by most people; for aitor, it is his way of seeing, feeling and living.

FRIDAY JULY 8

AVALANCHE (France) / Short Film
Réal: Myriam Santos
Prod: Myriam Santos

Through exchanges, interviews and shots with the surfer Pilou Ducalme about the means he uses to confront the extreme environment of big waves, I question the relationship to desire, frustration, distance, the double, and the languages we make.I question the means we invent to extend our body: clothing, housing. I explore technical clothing as a tool for accessing environments that are a priori hostile by focusing on activity in extreme environments. By proceeding with a field survey, I take photographs and moving images in order to question the issues and the potential for empathy and fulfillment generated by these spaces of constraint.

FRIDAY JULY 8

Engagé (France) / Short Film
23h20//11mn
Réal: Lucie Francini
Prod: Lucie Francini

Jérôme is a surfer and, for several years, he has been involved in the protection of dolphins. Every year, 10,000 of these mammals are estimated to die at sea and a large part of them wash up on the beaches where Jérôme surfs. For him, we cannot remain indifferent. It is also the fight of the Itsas Arima association in which he works as a volunteer. This is the story of a passion and a commitment.

FRIDAY JULY 8

RAWFILM (France) / Short Film
23h25//6’30mn
Réal: Aljaz Babnik
Prod: Aljaz Babnik

RAWfilm is a short film about AMBRE-VICTOIRE and her passion for life transmitted through expression with the body. This is a life quest of the meaning of existence and personal path influenced by our background, patterns and the society. How to de-construct the way we have been conditioned, and build a new perception. Ambre breaks the borders on a search of endless limits to achieve herself.

FRIDAY JULY 8

RESTART (Brazil) / Short Film
23h35//15’15mn
Réal: Cesinha Feliciano « Little César »
Prod: Bad Monkey Films

In 2016, a wave changed the life of the surfer Pedro Calado. This wave had the power to connect Pedro even more with the ocean and then he became the world vice-champion of giant waves! In the following year his expectations were not met. It was a year of defeats – Pedro didn’t win a single battery and lost his place in the world circle of giant waves – a harsh reality for the surfer. Looking for a new beginning, Pedro found strengths and decided to chase what made him smile. Focused on restarting his life, he took his passport and his board on a quest to find giant and picture-perfect waves all around the world. Teahupoo, Pipeline, Puerto Escondido and Nazaré were the places he traveled to.

Restart is a short film that goes far beyond a surf movie. Restart has a purpose – overcoming our problems and helping us to visualize victory, even in defeats.

The restart is up to you.  Start again as many times as necessary to make you stronger and happier.

FRIDAY JULY 8

RETOUR DU MONDE (France) / Out of competition
16h00//26mn
Réal: Ronan Gladu
Prod: Lost in the Swell

This boat left Brittany 7 years ago with the mission of crossing the seas without using artificial passages (Panama Canal, Suez…) while serving as a base camp for sportsmen, adventurers and scientists. After a series of missions, the Lost in the swell took advantage of Maewan’s passage to Patagonia to find some isolated waves.

Erwan Le Lann aka Gandalf, the captain of Maewan, invited the 3 Bretons to do the last stage of his long journey with him. The Lost saw it as an opportunity to surf with a lower carbon cost and as a great adventure with friends! The meeting place is set in a volcanic archipelago. The surfing potential is high and the sometimes inaccessible coastlines promise discoveries away from the crowds. Erwan and his boat make this exploration possible. The adventure begins with its traditional share of unforeseen events. This time, it was the boat’s autopilot that was not working. It was therefore necessary to ask for the help of another crew member to complete the crossing and it was Benjamin Bertrel, a member of the Lost in the Swell association, who would join the crew on board. This new episode is a mixture of sailing and surfing. The very unstable weather of November imposes complicated strategies and gambles to find good waves but also the right moment to steer the boat towards Brittany. There, Maewan is eagerly awaited! Exploration, sailing, surfing, a nice cocktail for this new episode.

SATURDAY JULY 9

ITZALA (France) / Out of competition
16h30//31mn
Réal: Arthur Picard
Prod: Arthur Picard

Julen has had a passion since he was a child: the ocean. He is a real waterman. He surfs, bodysurfing, longboarding, kneeboarding and lifesaving. He is a top sportsman in lifesaving sport and has been doing it for almost 16 years.

French, European and World Champion, he has expressed his talent and love for the sport on several occasions. Arthur Picard, his childhood friend and training partner for many years, followed his 2020/2021 sports season. Through victories, defeats, joys and disappointments: enter the daily life of Julen, who dedicates his life to this sport and to the ocean. You will discover a sport that is little known to the general public, but which is nevertheless full of talented athletes with real human values. This film is a tribute to the ocean, to lifesaving sport and to its community.

SATURDAY JULY 9

FEMME OCEAN (Germany)
17h//60mn
Réal: Annika von Schütz
Prod: Femme Ocean Production

In Femme Ocean female surfers break conventions on their way to cresting waves around the world.

This documentary profiles six women from diverse backgrounds, all of whom have found success in a sport long dominated by men. They are athletes, adventurers, activists, environmentalists, pioneers, mothers, sisters and daughters. From Portugal to Sri Lanka to Morocco, they share a love for surf and sea. They want equality, and share a concern for the health of the coasts they frequent.

Each woman details her unique journey over gorgeously languid shots of some of the most beautiful beaches on earth. Ultimately, these surfers are testaments to the unique bond between women and the tides that move them. With Joana Andrade, Lizzy, Teresa Ayala, Maryam El Gardoum, Sithmi Nawodya and Devika Salomon, the founder of Sambol Foundation.

SATURDAY JULY 9

SURF VIDA JESUS (Hong Kong)
18h10 //75mn
Réal: Rocco Patella
Prod: A Small Company LTD

Paracuru is a small fishing town surrounded by majestic sand dunes, about 60 miles from Fortaleza, the capital of Cearà, one of the poorest states in Brazil. Life in Paracuru is punctuated by the tides, the swaying hammocks and the wind, which blows with relentless force for more than six months of the year. The sun rises every morning at 6 a.m. and sets at 6 p.m., every day, all year round.

No one is as reliable as the sun in Paracuru. There, an army of children and teenagers, mostly from extreme poverty, wait for five long months for the rainy season. It starts in December and ends in May. With the rain, the wind dies down and the waves come in. The heroes of these children are the Brazilian surfing champions: they train to become one of them. They dream of improving their lives, helping their families economically and getting out of their condition of being invisible among the invisible.

 

SATURDAY JULY 9

SWEET ADVENTURE (United Kingdom)
19h30 //52mn
Réal: Peter Hamblin
Prod: Hamblin

At its very core Sweet Adventure is a film about adventure but it’s about more than that, it’s about travel, and friendship, and great waves – it’s about the things we’ve been missing, the things that matter; all set in the great country of El Salvador.

 

Sweet Adventure wears its heart on its sleeve – it has the soul of a surf travel classic. While Endless Summer may be the landmark of the genre, for most people it’s the follow up that is imprinted on their grommet-hood. And it isn’t long before ES2 protagonists Pat O’Connell and Wingnut appear on screen – The Force clearly still strong with them, the timeless chemistry serving as a spirit animal to drive the film forward.

And it is all tied together by the grand all-seeing, all-knowing narrator – in this case Selema Masekela.

Combining jaw dropping surfing, stunning cinematography, secret spots, helicopters, bowl riding, new discoveries, good times and more, this must-see travelogue stirs the wanderlust, reignites the stoke and reminds us all of just what we’ve been missing – those good times shared with old friends in new places.

SATURDAY JULY 9