BLOCK10 – ONDE NOSTRE presents the third edition of SKATE AND SURF FILM FESTIVAL, to be held at BASE in the heart of Navigli Area in Milan from the 9th to the 12 of May.

 

Bringing to Italy a showcase of homegrown and international surfing and skate’s hottest releases – documentaries to inspire, travelogues to stir up the wanderlust, cutting edge action to blow minds and cinematography to mesmerise – SSFF is a celebration of the cream of surf and skate culture.

Set against a backdrop of art, talks, contests, music, gallery shows, workshops, community and more this saline and concrete hit of inspiration is an essential cultural happening for anyone of a salt water and cement persuasion.

SSFF is directed by Luca Merli and produced by BLOCK10/ ONDE NOSTRE a collective of surfers, skaters, filmmakers, photographers and cultural commentators dedicated to preserving and communicating the spirit of surfing. Block10 is the production that makes the Onde Nostre project possible. 

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

SSFF 2019 have officially opened up the call for short / long / documentary film submissions to the festival and are encouraging surf and skate filmmakers from around the world to enter the festival competition. Submissions are now open through till Thursday April 12th, 2019.

PROGRAMME

Three days of Skate, Surf, Films, Art and Music.
Full program announced in the end of April.

Register to SSFF for a special gift and VIP treatment

SHAPING CONTEST

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Every shaper in the contest will shape an interpretation of a Lighting Bolt mid-length, single fin, starting from the same blank in four hours. The shaping contest will take place on Saturday and Sunday in a glass shaping room in the courtyard.

SHAPERS

JURY

Craig Hollingsworth

USA
Surfboards shaper since 1973, from Southern California, a world class surfer himself.

Craig Hollingsworth, official Lightning Bolt shaper, has been making surfboards since 1973, he was born and raised in Southern California, and a world class surfer himself. Craig has travelled the world over perfecting his designs.
With his long-time experience and hands-on-approach to testing surfboard performance, Hollingsworth is one of the most versatile shapers in the world today.

JURY

Rory Russell

USA
An iconic surfer and shaper, a living legend who won several world class surf championships.

The Lightning Bolt ambassador, iconic surfer and shaper Rory Russell is a living legend who won several world class surf championships. Known by his surf performance back in the ’70s, Rory also made a name for himself as a worldwide iconic shaper, especially by shaping one of the most emblematic Lightning Bolt surfboards ever – the super pinny performance driven Pipeliner.

Nicola "Nik" Zanella

ITA
Surf-explorer, journalist, coach of the Chinese National Team, the mind behind SurfNews Magazine.

Surf-explorer, journalist, coach of the Chinese National Team, Nik was the mind behind iconic SurfNews Magazine. In 2010 Nik relocated on Hainan island (China) to work at the Olympic Surf Project and research China’s untold wave-riding past. Consultant for ISA (International Surfing Association) and WSL (World Surf League), his exploration trips and articles have featured on magazines such as The Surfers Journal, Surfline, The Guardian and many more.

Claudio Bernardini

ITA
Co-founder of 'bastard', where he covered different positions in the last 25 years.

Claudio Bernardini aka ‘jep’ is a co-founder of bastard, where he covered different positions in the last 25 years. Involved in communication, design and collaborative projects since the nineties, is currently working at the bastard store in Milano. Lifer in skateboarding he considers the laziness a virtue still to be perfectionized and sometimes you can find him grinding and cruising around when he is in the mood.

AIR3

ITA
Italian Directors Guild.

AIR3 Associazione Italiana Registi is the Italian Directors Guild. Its Directors provide their skills to the Advertising, Movie, Music and Television businesses and most likely to every new form of Media Production in the years to come. AIR3 was originated by the will of their members to upgrade their creative and technical skills and to stimulate job opportunities by promoting the quality of their profession through their own work.

Rory Russell

USA
An iconic surfer and shaper, a living legend who won several world class surf championships.

Nicola "Nik" Zanella

ITA
Surf-explorer, journalist, coach of the Chinese National Team, the mind behind SurfNews Magazine.

Claudio Bernardini

ITA
Co-founder of 'bastard', where he covered different positions in the last 25 years.

AIR3

ITA
Italian Directors Guild.

PRIZES

WINS A WEEK ACCOMMODATION AT CASA MACARONI FUERTEVENTURA

Note: Valid for the Director + 1 (dates TBD)

WINS A WEEK ACCOMMODATION AT CASA MACARONI FUERTEVENTURA

Note: Valid for the Director + 1 (dates TBD)

WINS A FREE MEMBERSHIP AT AIR3 FOR 1 YEAR – ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA REGISTI

Note: films on this category should be from an Italian based Director.

WINS A COMMISSION FREE iTUNES DISTRIBUTION DEAL

Note: films on this category should be longer than 24 minutes.

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WINS A WEEK ACCOMMODATION AT CASA MACARONI FUERTEVENTURA

Note: Valid for the Director + 1 (dates TBD), voted during the three days of screenings

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CREDITS

Festival Director
Luca Merli

Head of Production
Yuri Tartari Pucci

Content Supervisor/Production Assistant
Caterina Sforza

Account and Skate Content Creation
Davide Martinazzo

Skate and Art Consultant
Enrico Cerovac

Social Media Communication / account
Stefania Lorini

Graphic Design
Alvvino

Photo by
Matt Power and Luca Merli

WHERE

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BASE Milano
Via Bergognone, 34
20144 Milano, Italia
base.milano.it

JOINING THE TEAM
VOLUNTEERING

SSFF couldn’t operate without a crack team of volunteers. In return for your time, you’ll get exclusive goodies.
Details of the volunteering roles are below so if you have a passion for skate, surf, film and culture and you’d like to get involved and lend a hand this year, we’d love to hear from you.

and tell us a little bit about yourself, your experience plus the role you’d be interested.

ROLES
For all roles we’re looking for outgoing, confident, friendly and reliable people with a love of skate, surf film and culture.

CREW
Front of house, filmmaker/ press/ VIP liaison, merchandiser, runner, marketing assistance, ramp construction, maker/doer – it’s about mucking in, being flexible and being part of the team!