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Friday 8 | 1pm


As the night falls on the suburbs of Montréal, the screeching sound of scooters pierce the silence. Hélly and Natthan roams through the streets looking for the best skate spots, dreaming of the best tricks.

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Virgile Ratelle

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Virgile Ratelle

Having grown up with the skateboarding community, Virgile Ratelle has always gravitated towards a camera and the idea of documenting the present moment. Oscillating between filming skateboarding and Nordic surfing, he decided to orient his future in cinema. He completed his bachelor's degree in visual production at UQAM in 2021 with his graduation film Lost Dans l'Paradise, which had have great success at a number of festivals in Quebec and internationally. He nestles in a "neo direct cinema" documentary cinema and confirms his refined and amorous style with Summer Nights (2022), when he captures the intimacy of two best skateboarding friends, during the summer of their 15 years.

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

The call for entries will be from April 10 to June 12, 2024 on

The program will be announced from July 17, 2024

Practical information :

All festival activities are free and open to all.
Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.