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ABOUT THE FILM

Standing on Water is a story of overcoming your fears and following your passion. It's the journey of how Casper Steinfath despite his fear of water became one of the best stand up paddle surfers in the world as the only person from Denmark. It's a story of how far passion can take you in life, even if you grow up in a small and isolated fishing village in the middle of nowhere. Strong family bonds, brotherhood, and the birth of a Danish surf community in what today is known as Cold Hawaii set the stage in this meditative portrait of a life lived by and for the ever-changing ocean. 

Casper Steinfath grew up traveling the world with his mom, dad, and younger brother. He was always on a beach somewhere, playing by the waterside and tandem-surfing with his dad. However, as a child Casper developed a phobia of water, especially of his head being submerged. When the family settled down they chose a small fishing village in the north of Denmark called Klitmøller, not suspecting that this isolated community so close to the sea ironically held an even greater fear - parents refused to let their children play in the untamed power of the Nordic sea, in case the waters would claim them. Now at 21 years of age, Casper Steinfath has become the only Danish professional stand up paddle surfer and waterman, a 2-time ISA SUP world champion and surfing for a living. Follow Casper's journey from taking the first steps in his childhood, through youth and adulthood on to a professional career in surfing. Standing On Water - the tides that shape a life. 

Music

Original music composed by Adam McKenzie
Songs by Spleen UnitedMeridian, Ice MC & Quick Quick Obey

see the film


DENMARK: VIMEO VOD JULY 15TH, 2016
+ additional material & deleted scenes
+ subtitles: Danish, English, German, Arabic & Farsi


WORLDWIDE: RED BULL TV JULY 18TH, 2016

 

screenings


Are you the programmer of a film festival?  

To request a screening of Standing on Water give us a shout: weare@standingonwaterfilm.com


SCHEDULE 2016

(Updated regularly)


Oct 28: MIDLANDS, UK @ Trent 100 - GET TICKETS
 

Sept 4: ST. PETERSBURG, RU @ The Otherside Space - GET TICKETS


Sept 2: HVIDE SANDE, DK @ Waterz Festival - GET TICKETS


Aug 27: TAI LONG HAM TIN, HK @ Hong Kong Int. SUP Championship - GET TICKETS
 

Aug 19: KIEL, DE @ Ocean Film Festival Kiel - GET TICKETS
 

Aug 13: OCEANSIDE, CA USA @ Oceanside International Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Aug 5: ERICEIRA, PT @ Portuguese Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

July 17: TORONTO, CA @ Toronto Beaches Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

June 16: PARK CITY, UT USA @ Park City Film Series - GET TICKETS
 

May. 27: SAN DIEGOCA USA @ San Diego Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

May 20: HEILIGENHAFEN, DE @ Island Collective SUP & skate weekend - GET TICKETS
 

May. 20: SAN DIEGOCA USA @ San Diego Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Apr. 27: HVALSØ, DK @ Hvalsø Bio (Red Cross refugee screening) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب
 

Apr. 25: NEWPORT BEACHCA USA @ Newport Beach Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Apr 21: VOLDA, NO @ DOKfilm - Den norske dokumentarfilmfestivalen - GET TICKETS


Apr 21: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC USA @ West Marine Carolina Cup - GET TICKETS


Apr 10: MONTROSE, CO USA @ San Juan Independent Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Apr 4: EDMONTON, ALB CA @ CWRA Alberta Branch Annual Conference  - GET TICKETS
 

Apr 3: KLITMØLLER, DK @ Cold Hawaii Film Festival (with Q&A) - GET TICKETS
 

Mar 6: LLANBERIS, Wales UK @ Llanberis Mountain Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Mar 5: LLANBERIS, Wales UK @ Llanberis Mountain Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Feb. 25: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 (Farsi version) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب
 

Feb. 25: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 (Arabic version) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب


Feb. 24: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 (for the refugee camp) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب
 

Feb. 9: SANTA BARBARA, CA USA @ Santa Barbara International Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Feb. 5: SANTA BARBARACA USA @ Santa Barbara International Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Feb. 4: SANTA BARBARACA USA @ Santa Barbara International Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Jan. 13: OLDENBURG, DE @ umBAUbar / Nordstern Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

schedule 2015


Dec. 11: BREMEN, DE @ KARTONNordstern Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS
 

Nov. 4: HAMBURG, DE @  HansebootNordstern Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS


Oct. 24: ODENSE, DK @ Cafe Biografen - GET TICKETS


Oct. 19: KOLDING, DK @ Nicolai Biograf & Café - GET TICKETS


Oct. 12: KOLDING, DK @ Nicolai Biograf & Café - GET TICKETS


Oct. 6: ESBJERG, DK @ Huset Esbjerg - GET TICKETS


Oct. 5: KOLDING, DK @ Nicolai Biograf & Café - GET TICKETS
 

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 29: BERLIN, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Berlin - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 29: ESSEN, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Essen - GET TICKETS


Sept. 29: HAMBURG, DE @ Cinemaxx Hamburg-Dammtor - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 29: HANNOVER, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Hannover - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 29: KIEL, DE (with intro) @ Cinemaxx Kino Kiel - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 29: MUNICH, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino München - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 29: STUTTGART, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Stuttgart Liederhalle - GET TICKETS


Sept. 21-23: MORS, DK @ Bio Mors - GET TICKETS


Sep 3-21: AARHUS, DK @ Øst for Paradis - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 20: AALBORG, DK (with intro) @ Biffen i Nordkraft - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 19: KLITMØLLER, DK (Q&A with Casper & Simon Kvamm) @ Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 16: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS
 

Sept. 12-13: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS
 

Sep 5-7: COPENHAGEN, DK @ Grand Teatret - GET TICKETS
 

Sep 1: AARHUS, DK (with intro) @ Øst for Paradis - GET TICKETS
 

August

Aug 26: COPENHAGEN, DK (with intro) @ Grand Teatret - GET TICKETS
 

Aug 26: COPENHAGEN, DK (with intro) @ Grand Teatret - GET TICKETS
 

Aug 13-15: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS
 

Aug 1-9: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS
 

july

July 16-31: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS
 

July 15: THISTED, Denmark (release) @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - check out the pics!

 

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