The Skateboard film festival

Maybe some of you guys knows the famous Bicycle film festival, but I bet you didn’t know about the existence of a Skateboard film festival.

Am I wrong? Well, on august 14/15 the city of Seattle is hosting the 2009 edition.

The following clip contain a mix of the many films that will be screened during the festival weekend.


The following words are directly taken from the SFF website, where you can check all the films, too:

To enable, nurture, promote and encourage the next generation of skateboard filmmakers to inspire, lead and entertain the world with their stories and creativity.

Skateboard Filmmaking Starts Here
What if you could meet the next Spike Jonze, a skateboarder turned Hollywood producer, when he was 19? Or the next documentary storyteller as prolific as Stacy Peralta? Even the Emmy Award winning actor Jason Lee got his start through skateboarding and grassroots filmmaking. Skateboarding permeates global culture. From Gus Van Sant’s film, Paranoid Park, to the success of MTV’s Rob & Big and national ad campaigns around the world that use skateboarding as a way to connect with the youth culture, skateboarding continues to serve as a creative launching pad for aspiring actors, graphic designers, and filmmakers alike. In many cases it is the common thread that unites – their source of passion.

What is it?
The Skateboard Film Festival is a collaborative effort by some of the industry’s most respected entrepreneurs, filmmakers, photographers, and skateboarders. It was brought about to promote independent film making in the skateboard community at large. It is open to the entire public by way of video submissions, and there will be several categories by which each film maker can submit his or her video short or full-length movie. Videos are carefully selected by a panel of judges and some 40-60 will be shown during the film festival weekend.

In a nutshell, The Skateboard Film Festival’s seeks to celebrate skateboarding and skateboard filmmaking.

When and Where is it?
The festival will span the weekend of August 14-15, 2009 in Seattle, WA at Seattle Center’s SIFF Cinema. There will be an abundance of planned events and contests happening at local parks: Innerspace, Highland Skate Plaza, Marginal Way, and the new Seattle Center Plaza.

Friday, August 14th, the festival weekend will kick off at 7:30pm with a small selection of films in our Creative Short category followed by a local premier of Scott Yamamura’s ‘A Day at the Park‘. Nominated films will be screened Saturday, August 15th with an award ceremony later that evening.

Detailed festival schedule provided at a later date.

Who’s involved?

Eric Burgess – Executive Director

Kirk Wimberley – Chairman

Industry Advisors

Marshall Reid – Co-Owner, Manik Skateboards.

Tom Carter – Videographer, Editor and more.

Lorenzo “LZ” Perez – Shoe Designer, NikeSB.

Kurt HayashiFlip Skateboards videographer, freelance videographer and editor.

Steve Gonzales – Co-Owner, Goods.

Scott Yamamura – Skateboarder, Videographer, and Producer.

Matt Roder – Northwest Sales Rep: Dwindle Distribution and Globe Footwear.

Tony Croghan – Owner, 35th North Skateshop.

Clayton McCune – Northwest Sales Rep: Fallen Footwear, Lifetime Collective, LRG Clothing and Brixton Ltd.

What’s the address?

The Skateboard Film Festival
10115 Greenwood Ave North #146
Seattle, WA 98133-9197