Danger Dave

Danger Dave

Last year VFF’s collaboration with Kino Valli was a screening of Phil Evans’ documentary Coping Mechanism. This year the collaboration continues with an unusual documentary, Danger Dave is a film about a professional skateboarder from France, who is on his last legs, yet still has no desire to end his career.

Over a five year period, the filmmaker Philippe Petit explores the demise of a man who is unable to maintain a professional career as his life descends into a downward spiral of parties and debauchery.

On the occasion of his personal attending to the festival, we made a small interview with the author. Check it here!


This is the teaser for the new upcoming video under the working name Solsticij. Behind this project, stands Nikola Racan, from Fažana, who has been working on it for several years already.

It’s the first skate video from Croatia that goes beyond national boundaries and takes this task seriously, which means it’s not just another local skate video. You’ll catch the glimpse of the Croatian skate scene, but what really moves the whole project is the strength of one of the biggest social tools: skateboarding.

Allen Ying on Vladimir Film Festival 2014

We are proud to announce another great name in the skateboard photography, documentarist of NYC’s independent scene, a founder of 43 Magazine, Allen Ying!

Bobby Puleo, switch backside nosegrind,  Lower Manhattan, 2007

For more photos visit Allen Ying’s website, blogspot or 43 magazine.

VFF 2014: Eleventh hour

Eleventh hour from Jacob Harris, is one of the most exiting skate video projects that came out in 2013. Theories of Atlantis web page ranked it as the best independent skate video from last year.
Hopefully, Jacob and the rest of guys from the film will join us this year on Vladimir Film Festival to present their video. If you want to know more about his work and “Eleventh hour”, check his interview from Gray skate magazine.

VFF 2014 update: Blackcrossbowl documentary!

“It almost feels like the Blackcrossbowl developed a life of it’s own in the six years of it’s existence. It became an almost mythical place because of the crazy party nights during the European Skateboard Championships and the rumour of the 1000€ prize for a successful drop in from the cross. Blackcrossbowl shows the full story from birth to death of one of Europe’s first DIY bowls and offers a glimpse into the life of the skateboarders that created it with the help of the European DIY godfather, Pontus Alv.”

DIY Badel factory: Two days zine

Check out the new zine from Kristijan Smok, featuring famous DIY spot in Fazana!
Be sure not to miss his photo blog!

Coping Mechanism by Phil Evans, VFF2014!

Coping Mechanism new documentary film by Phil Evans about Malmö, skateboarding and concrete.

Already got the first video for the VFF 2014! The Croatian premiere will be held at  MMC kino, Studenstki Centar, Zagreb, on 8th February, at 20:00h!

“The people at the heart of the scene here have put in the hard work and made the right decisions to foster a unique relationship with the city council who understand the true social benefits that skateboarding has to offer. Together they have pioneered a skate paradise in an unlikely location. This is something I have tried my best to represent, analyse and celebrate in Coping Mechanism.”


Meanwhile, you can buy or rent the movie here.