After the underground success of their first film, the super 8mm skateboard classic Fruit of the Vine (1999), Coan “Buddy” Nichols and Rick Charnoski founded the independent production company Six Stair, which operates under the same DIY ethics of the subculture that raised them: skateboarding and punk rock. Since 1999 Nichols and Charnoski have charted an unorthodox path, making a broad range of films that consistently go beyond tired tropes to illuminate deeper truths. Currently, they produce and direct the popular web series “Love Letters to Skateboarding” for Vans and are in development of their first narrative feature (Warm Blood) and continue to work on a variety of both independent and commercial projects out of their back alley studio in Hollywood, CA.
On Vladimir they are presenting a video installation, mixing skateboarding with contemporary art. On Saturday 29th you will have an opportunity to see it with your own eyes on the fort Kaštel in Pula.
Southern California is the home of the backyard swimming pool. In some neighborhoods every house has one. Sometimes the pools are empty. That’s when we hop the fence and ride them before the owners come home, neighbors complain or someone calls the cops. There are never spectators- no one who is not skating is there watching. About 15 years ago we came up with an idea for how non skaters could be a part of this secret experience.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Will Jivcoff is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany who takes a documentary approach to his work. He’s a co-founder of Medium Skateboard Magazine.
I love to capture genuine moments between people through portraiture and takes great interest in the Middle East, Russia, geopolitics and human rights.
Insha’Allah is a photo essay that explores Moroccan culture through the lens of skateboarding and is a staple phrase in everyday life there. An Islamic country on the northern tip of Africa, Morocco is one of the more liberal states in the Muslim world and considered unique from other African countries.
If you don’t want to miss this interesting photo exhibition check it out on Saturday 29th at the Cvajner gallery in Pula.
Don’t wait for the last moment, reserve your ticket for the boat ride to Brijuni island for the last screening on Sunday 30th.
Tickets will be available for purchase during the festival and you’ll be able to buy last minute tickets at VFF2018 booth at the pier from 17:00-17.30 h. Cash only (exact change preferred). Tickets are 35 Croatian Kuna per person (5 Euros), departure is from the main dock in Fažana at 18:00h and screening start at 20:00 h.
You can also pre-book your ferry ride ticket by filling out the form and we’ll get back to you!
Photo by Paul&Kleme
Brijuni screening documentary Amazing race (Original title: Suuren Urheilujuhlan Tuntua) by Juice Huhtala, a film-maker/cinematographer based in Helsinki, Finland. Sunday 30th at 20:00 h. The boat ride from main Fažana pier at 18:00 h. Reserve your tickets.
It`s not a competition, it`s a race!
On Sunday 30th at the Brijuni island, we are screening the video by Kuba Kaczmarczyk and Paweł Piotr Przybył titled This is not the new Grey Area Video: Neverwhere. All we got from him about the video is this:
The video is an independent project from Poland.
Thank you, Kuba, for this immersive description of the video. People that you can see skating here are Michal Juras, Krzysztof Poskrobko, Tomek Ziolkowski, Danny Fuenzalida, Many Massens, and Danijel Stankovic.
On Sunday 30th after the Brijuni projections, we are preparing a late night barbecue in Kasarna, some drinks and music to close the festival. Tibor (wok and rakija king) is at the grill so now you know where you need to be at 23:00 h!
Another love letter for Vladimir at Medium skate mag.
Every time, the most important part of the experience is the human factor, consisting in meeting not just the locals but also crossing paths with packs of other visitors from different horizons.
An article about Vladimir on Solo skate mag. Text and photos by Stefan Schwinghammer.
You know what is beautiful? People coming back.
Vladimir film festival documentary filmed and edited by our dear friend Aymeric Nocus. There is nothing more to add that has not been said in the film. Enjoy!
Vladimir is now a crucially federating event, abolishing geographical and political borders for a moment just long enough for as many skateboarding enthusiasts as possible to share energies by the means of underground skate video premieres, documentary screenings or various types of performance shows and exhibitions in – more often than not – odd locations in a region best described as lost in, if not completely out of, time.
Free skate mag did a great article on VFF 2017 with words by Aymeric Nocus accompanied with photos by Tomaž Šantl. Here it is!
If you aren’t familiar with the yearly Vladimir Film Festival already, sorry to say you’ve been sleepin’ and slippin’.
Great shots taken by Stefan Schwinghammer at the Vladimir 2017 on Solo skate mag.
A good skate session, chilling at the beach, good food, Ping Pong, Rakija (other better not) and screenings and photo exhibitions in the evening. What more do you want?
Connor Kammerer’s concept came to life on day zero of Vladimir 2017. Skating famous spots here in Fažana was a thrill for everybody who got the chance to witness this simple yet complex idea. Congratulations to the winners.
Black hubba / best trick – Dino Coce
Keenan Milton prize – Nich Kunz
Best overall – Gosha Konyshev
Taufek Asmarak, the founder of independent magazine Waxfeather, is bringing us Quit KL, a skate video from Kuala Lumpur by Tep York. At Vladimir Film Festival, Taufek is showing a photo exhibition documenting underground skate scene from Malaysia (Singapore) and Indonesia, made during the filming of the Quit KL video.
The exhibition and the screening are set for Friday, 22nd September at Caffe bar Stara Fažana from 19:00.
Interview with Marko Zubak for Carhartt about Vladimir film festival. Check it out here.
It stared totally spontaneously, with the idea to screen some local edits and skate videos with projector, in the small local skate park in Fažana, as an event after the whole day skate session.