Davy Van Laere

Davy Van Laere photo exhibition is set up on Friday 27th in Fažana at the Piazza Grande, photos taken during the shooting of the video Mockba life by Paul Labadie.

Flamenco concierto

Photo by Marcel Veldman


Flamenco music concert featuring Daniel Lebron Castaños and Ramon Piñas Gracia opens the Friday evening at the Fažana old square, Piazza Grande.

Vladimir guys feeling romantic and shit.

Grinding the country

Grinding the country by Olivier Lambert is a short documentary about skateboarding in a small village in France. With less than 1500 inhabitants, Chaulgnes is the typical French country village. At the end of the ’90s, the arrival of skateboarding has changed the lives of the inhabitants. And has launched generations of riding and punk-rock music lovers.

The screening of Grinding the country takes place in the Valli cinema in Pula on the 28th of September starting from 8pm.

Cottonopolis

Cottonopolis is a manchester skateboard scene video by Sean Lomax featuring Dom Henry, Joe Gavin, Matthew Nevitt, Pablo Aresu, Chris Barrett, Ben Grove, Harry Lintell, Keanu Robson, Jiri Bulin, Mark Kendrick, Eddie Belvedere, Ben Rowles, Tony Da Silva, Tyrone O’Hanrahan and Jethro Coldwell.

The video will be screened at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 26th.

Tabula rasa by Raul Žgomba

Photo by Tedi Korodi / Handsome Matteo Putigna


Croatian video shot and edited by young skater from Pula, Raul Žgomba featuring skating by Zvonimir Mikić, Antonio Peković, Dino Coce, Nino Jurlina, and more. Tabula Rasa is the most awaited Croatian video after Nikola’s Solsticij and Nino Jurlina’s Brothers so be sure to catch it on Friday in Fažana at the Piazza Grande where the screenings start from 8pm.

Dno

Dno is a new video by our Russian friend’s Absurd skateboards. We asked them to tell us a little about this clip.

I took a little break to make sure we have this new Absurd clip. This week we finally went to the destination we wanted. It’s a small city called Dno. Dno literally means botttom. Maybe it’s the same in Croatian. This year with Absurd we were pretty much at the bottom with no boards and no idea how to keep doing but somehow manage to put it together and keep it going. So, we decided to make fun of the situation and go to a city called Bottom which is very small and obiviously quite shit for skateboarding. You got to be at the very bottom to consider this a skate spot.

Dno was filmed by Barabaka and Mikas and edited by Barabaka and it premiers on Friday in the old Fažana square Piazza Grande. Screenings start from 8pm.

Reactions

Dávid Mikulán is an intermedia artist who graduated from the Fine Art University, Budapest. Amongst numerous group and solo exhibitions, he has collaborated with the Conceptual Soundproductions Budapest, Kolibri Theatre and the Hungarian State Opera. His multidisciplinary works reflect on how public spaces have an effect on social structures.

If accidentally we had to explain to UFOs what Eastern Europe means, we are now in an easy position. Simply place them in a comfortable chair and start this video.

Reactions is made by skateboarders in Debrecen and it’s all about the low-key, depression, discomfort, and the compulsive destruction of another’s joy. It draws on a defective perception of the public space, which necessarily leads to a lack of community experience, depression, loneliness, alienation. The movie takes place in a world where everyone has their own panel to get home and get drunk, beat your family members, stare at the TV or cut your blood vessels. Keep the streets quiet, abandoned, let the trash blow in the wind because it can be tossed out the window, because the streets are public, so it belongs to nobody.

Check this one out on Saturday 28th at the Valli cinema in Pula starting from 8pm.

Mockba Life

On Friday 27th at the Fažana old square Piazza Grande we are watching Mockba Life by Paul Labadie.

First you get the brewsky, then you get the bread, then you get the vodka.

Chris Pfanner

Bread in this case meaning clips and photos… It was beer if you were thirsty and vodka to celebrate… That’s pretty much how it went down this past summer when the Vans Europe crew headed to the Russian capital for two weeks. After Pfannman made sure everyone had their Russian visas in order the crew assembled in Moscow on June 21, Go Skateboarding Day. Max Pack and Romain Batard were on hand to film, Davy Van Laere was there shooting photos and the crew was large! We’re talking a big crew of Europeans (and one American) consisting of Daniel Lutheran, Victor Pellegrin, Axel Cruysberghs, Yeelen Moens, Albert Nyberg, Val Bauer, Joseph Biais, Kale Wiehn, Thanos Panou, and Pepe Tirelli all flown in and of course the Russian locals Kirill Korobkov, Roma Ivanov, Alex Krasniy, Boss, Vova Pavlov, Tolia Titaev and others were on hand to share all the amazing new Moscow spots (many built in the past 4-5 years due to the 2018 World Cup). And of course, the crew got that bread! It was like a bread factory… Edited by Paul Labadie (who would have been on the trip also had it not been for the birth of his new daughter) and packed with excitement is “Mockba Life”. So sit back, grab some vodka and enjoy.

Text by Will Harmon

You Slid Through

You Slid Through is capturing the adventures of four back seat drivers – each with an impeccable eye for lane placement in left-hand drive vehicles – through the mountainous vistas, and terrifyingly burly transition of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring Hallford, JThaxx, and Sox. Filmed and edited by Jackson Davis. Buckle up on Friday night in Fažana starting from 8pm!

Branimir after party

When all is done and done for the day it’s time to head for Kasarna because from 11pm Friday 27th starts the Branimir after-party with the local Fažana funk master DJ Kool S!

Slappin’ some vinyls!

Static XX

16MM STILL-TUNNEL SHOT

It is our great pleasure to announce the 20th year anniversary of Static video series multimedia exhibition that will take place at the Kaštel in Pula on Saturday night after the cinema projections.

The first Static was made in 1999 and who would have thought that the project would grow for over 20 years and hopefully even more.

Be sure not to miss it!

Julian Furones

Julian Furones was born in the Spanish city of León in 1984. When he was 17, he left his parents home to experience life in Barcelona where he worked as a pizza chef and dedicated his free time to skateboarding. He had been drawn to photographs as a visual memory aid ever since leaving his parental home. Nowadays he lives in Hamburg and uses photography every day as a personal diary. Julian’s photographic work is composed in a chaotic mix between his personal life and the people of the street.

The exhibition opens the Saturday program, 28th of September at the Kino Valli (Valli cinema) in Pula starting from 7pm.

Skate Nation by Paul Botwid

Stockholm Skate Nation is working with skateboarding as a tool for finding a way into society. On Saturday 28th we are watching Skate Nation by Paul Botwid at the Kino Valli (Valli cinema) in Pula starting from 8pm.

When Sayed, Mohsen, and Hazrat first arrived to Sweden as refugees, they knew nothing about skateboarding – now it’s an important part of their lives.

If you want to know more about the organization Skate Nation check it out here.

Henry Kingsford at the Cvajner gallery

We had the pleasure of having our boy Henry Kingsford with us for the 5 years of Grey exhibition a few years ago. The King is back with some of his new works taken during the shooting of Jim Craven’s Pearl video. The exhibition is taking place at the Cvajner gallery – the fancy one on the main old roman square in Pula – on Saturday, 28th of September starting at 11pm.

Check the interview we got on him here and follow his magazine Grey skate mag.

Brijuni boat ride

The last screenings are taking place at the Brijuni island on Sunday 29th so don’t wait for the last moment to reserve your ticket for the boat ride.

Tickets will be available for purchase during the festival and you’ll be able to buy last-minute tickets at VFF2019 booth at the pier from 4:30-5:30pm. Cash only (exact change preferred). Tickets are 50 Croatian Kuna per person (7 Euros), departure is from the main dock in Fažana at 6pm and screening start at 8pm.