International Skate Film Festival Starts Next Week

The International Skate Film Festival gets started in Santa Monica, CA on December 6. Check out the flyer and be sure to make it out for one of the days!

“WHAT: 2nd Annual ISFF to screen 2012 Official Selections and present two Pre-Release Screenings of Waiting for Lightning followed by Q&A with Director Jacob Rosenberg and Danny Way.
WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2012
WHERE: Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 TICKETS: Available through the Laemmle theater box office or

1:30–7:00 pm: Official Selections screenings− from the Best Documentary, Best Brand Movie, Best Independent & Emerging and Best Short or Web Video categories.

1:30-3:00 pm
Second Nature by Yves Marchon for Element Brand (Best Documentary Category; Switzerland, 19 mins) −The story of former professional skateboarder Janne Saario turned environmentalist extraordinaire building skateparks out
of industrial rejects.
Cinematographer Project (Chris Ray) by Chris Ray (Best Short or Web Category; USA, 4:25 mins) − Style, color, imagery and forms leak image after image from the screen down into your seat.
Feedback to the Future by Sebastien Abes (Best Short and Web Category; France, 3:52 mins)
− From VHS to HD, Abes explores the range of skateboard cinematography over a couple of decades of technology.
Breathless by Arthur Bourdaud (Best Independent & Emerging Category; France, 48 mins) − Never a dull moment in this aesthetic chronicle of French skateboarding.
Filter by Russell Houghten for Gravis (Best Commercial; USA, 1:31 mins)
− A fast-paced adrenaline injection between Japanese daydream fantasy and razor sharp skateboarding.
Hill Street Blues 2 by Yoan Taillandier for Magenta Skateboards (Best Brand Movie; France, 16 mins)
− The best tie you can imagine between Bordeaux and San Francisco delivered by some of the most underground street
skate rats in the business.

3:30-5:00 pm
Ejkei by Javier Viqueira Keller & Hector Hugo Hernandez (Best Documentary Category; Puerto Rico, 56 mins) − Believe it or not, Puerto Rico has its fair share of Dogtowners and Bone Brigaders a la salsa mode. A must see.
Misiles de Racimo by Kidwell Colon (Best Independent & Emerging Category; Puerto Rico, 36 mins)
− Unlikely skate-able spots annihilated by some of the raddest skating. A colorful and poetic picture of contemporary Puerto Rican skateboarding.

5:30-7:00 pm
This Ain’t California by Marten Piersel (Best Documentary Category; Germany, 90 mins)
− What if the desire for freedom in East Germany sparked within a kid’s love for skateboarding and his lust for life? This
mockumentary tells more about modern history than most books will ever do.

7:30 pm & 9:55 pm: Pre-Release Screenings of Waiting for Lightning
The International Skateboard Film Festival (ISFF) and Samuel Goldwyn Films will present two pre-release screenings of Waiting for Lightning, the widely acclaimed documentary on the life of athlete extraordinaire Danny Way. For this very special occasion, the 7:30 pm screening will be followed by Q&A with Director Jacob Rosenberg, Danny Way and select cast members.” – ISFF