ISFF Starts Today

The International Skate Film Festival starts today, Thursday, December 6 with official selections then two pre-release screenings of Waiting For Lightning followed by a Q&A with Danny Way and Jacob Rosenburg. Click through for all the details.


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.