The skateboard and longboard are the stars of this film festival in its third year at the Cineteca de Matadero Madrid. The MSFF started in 2012 as an independent event to bring together film, music and sport, and to become an international leader in skate films along with big festivals held in Los Angeles or Biarritz.
This year's edition features the best works from a competition as well as the world premiere of 'Open', by Daniel Etura. The film involves a group of female skaters from 11 countries travelling around Israel on a spiritual and sporty journey. The documentary, starring the Longboard Girls Crew, was made with the collaboration of the Longboarding for Peace collective, who have brought together Muslim, Jewish, Arabic and Catholic children to teach them that skating knows no gender, politics or religion. With a powerful sound track, including groups like Devendra Bahart, Fuel Fandango and Smile, among others, the documentary not only shows a high level of female longboarders but also has high-quality sound and visuals.
In addition, this year the festival has created a category for the best feature film for those that are longer than 20 minutes, whether they're national or international. And if that weren't enough, you'll find various activities and workshops at the screenings, like 'video express' or '1,000 tricks per second'.