Javier Varillas was born in Salamanca (Spain) where he started skateboarding in 2001. It was in 2007 when Varillas sparked an interest in documenting the life and travels of skateboarders, this is when his journey as an amateur skateboard videographer began. In 2011, his first independent skate video Harder Than It Seems was released, where Varillas showed the incipient state of his audiovisual style. His second full-length, Každýden, came in 2016. This video documented the skateboarding and life of the emerging (and genuine) Pilsen’s Pessertive Crew from 2014 to 2016. During the last two years of his stay in Pilsen (2017-2018), Javier Varillas filmed (with the help of Michal Majer) and conceptualized his new independent skateboard video, The Ultimate Pessertive Remix. The video captures skating by Martin Meliš, Filip Sauer, Javier Varillas, Pavel Hiršl, Michal Majer, Lumír Benda, and Jakub Karlík, and is shot by Javier Varillas and Michal Majer with a Panasonic SDR camcorder.
The 20-minute skate video collects the day-and-night highlights of the Pilsen’s Pessertive Crew and their supporting squad (Pessertivity). The conceptual content is separated into 6 remixed, interconnected sections that meticulously intertwine contemporary bits with the rough sound and movement of street and DIY skating, where creativity and spontaneity are the fundamental audiovisual and skateboarding the identity of the entire film.
The Ultimate Pessertive Remix displays a fresh portrait of not only the Pilsen skate scene but also of the currently healthy state of independent Czech (and European) skateboarding.
Check it out on Thursday 26th at the Brioni Hotel in Fažana starting from 8pm.
The diversity of styles, personalities, and cultures in NYC are what makes skateboarding here exceptional. Ricardo Napoli’s video Ciao, filmed entirely in New York, is dedicated to the creative minds from the five boroughs and across the globe who make this city what it is.
Ricardo Napoli is a Brazilian born photographer and videographer who has called New York City home since a young age. His work over more than a decade of shooting professionally spans from fashion and commercial photography/videography to documentation of works by premier contemporary artists, but his roots stemming from skateboarding run deep and it is a constant source of inspiration for his independent projects. His works can be seen in books and magazine publications worldwide, he has also supplied visual goods for major sneakers and skateboard brands.
Thursday 26th at the Brioni hotel in Fažana. See you there!
Obsession 2009, Tomaž Šantl‘s To Ni Hec is one of the most influential skate videos in Balkan 2000s era. An amazing skating with an even more amazing soundtrack with the Film crew packed all together. We can’t choose a better place to celebrate its 10th birthday right here on Vladimir.
History will be written again on the 26th of September on Thursday night at the hotel Brioni in Fažana.
Krzysztof Godek (1990), a skateboard filmmaker and photographer from Poland.
I hate it but I’m addicted to stack fresh clips.
The idea of this video, titled If You don’t skate – don’t start, was to collect the best possible polish footage during 1 year of shooting and focusing only on that. Living in a van and filming all day, every day, going to various cities all around Poland (mostly Warsaw) and close surroundings like Prague, Ukraine, etc. and shooting skaters from 17 to 40 years old. Quick moves, fresh spots or new ways of skating at popular spots, stylish landings only, quite heavy selection of footage, hip hop…
I try to film only fresh, interesting stuff. I just want to make a video that I’d like to see myself. I hope You’ll like it and find out more about our scene.
Take a look at this independent Poland video on Friday 27th of September at the Piazza Grande. Screenings start from 8pm.
Pandora’s box is volume one of a project Luka Pinto has been working on titled Crew Report. The video documents the Jersey scene between 2016 – 2019. It features Glen Fox, Ryan Cunningham, Dillon Catney, Roberts Krums, Eduardo Da Rocha, Jeremy Jones and Luka Pinto amongst many friends.
The video is called Pandora’s Box and the name is an idea that i had about Jersey looking like a neat little package of a happy clappy island, but in my view, holds a darker side where people are obsessed with money and become bored here so smash the booze and drugs.
Pandora’s box plays on Friday 27th in Fažana at the Piaza Grande.
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 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.