1st day of the festival is here and there are a lot of stuff going on: Henry’s Nicaragua photo exhibition and Jacob’s film with the same title, Absurd and Dura edit’s, Pinto’s Conexiones but also, Nick’s Palomino outlet expo with all sorts of goods! DVD-s. clothes, zines, skate publications and a lot more. We have to say this one more time: We’re so excited!
Vladimir was never packed and full with program as it is this year, so for the first time we are having a Day zero of the festival. On Thursday, 22nd of September, in the backyard of the Brioni hotel in Fažana, we are starting the screenings with Polar’s I like it here inside my mind…, Pathways by Brett Nichols, Vase by Jacob Harris and a few short edits.
For those of you who don’t know the location of the Brioni hotel in Fažana here is a map to help you locate it. See you there!
On Saturday 24th in the Valli cinema, Pula, you will have the opportunity to see the work of Richard West, a UK-based skateboard photographer and skater. His outstanding photos captured on various skate trips around Europe will be exhibited side by side on the international photo exhibition with the works by Joel Peck, Kuba Bączkowski and Alexey Lapin starting at 19:00.
“I started shooting photos at about the age of 19 but I have no idea how I got sucked into it. “
Interview with West on Crossfire mag.
Marquis Bradshaw’s debut documentary film The Blackboard examines what it means to be black in America, through the lens of skateboarding culture, which has become socially acceptable among black people only in recent years.
Pro skaters Jabari Pendleton, Karl Watson, and Ron Allen (one of the first black pro skaters and one of the first skaters to ever receive major corporate sponsorship), are telling their own story, without any filter but their own.
More about the film on the Blackboard website.
Vase is the first full-length video from Isle Skateboards featuring Nick Jensen, Tom Knox, Casper Brooker, Paul Shier, Jon Nguyen, Chris Jones and Sylvain Tognelli. It is filmed and edited by Jacob Harris, who visited us and presented Eleventh hour at Vladimir 2014. Vase will be screened on Day zero, 22nd September at 21:30. Don’t miss it!
“…when asked this question, we just give this dictionary definition of ‘Vase’ that it’s ‘a vessel that beautifies its contents’”
Read the interview about Vase with Jacob at the Green zine.
Joel Peck from Northampton, England, was introduced to skateboarding through the infamous Radlands skatepark in ’99. He studied Photography at Manchester School of Art and currently lives and works in Berlin.
We are happy to say that Joel will be joining us on Vladimir and exhibit some of his work at the Valli cinema starting on 24th September at 19:00.
Documentaries have a special treatment at VFF as they are screened in the renowned Pula’s cinema Kino Valli. This edition of Vladimir has the honor to set to screen the documentary from Japanese filmmaker Katsuya Nonaka, Future is primitive, which puts together two seemingly different worlds, skateboard and shakuhachi.
In his film, Katsuya talks with skaters from all around the world, as well as Japanese and non-Japanese players of the traditional bamboo flute, the shakuhachi, revealing the common things and problems they share, while encountering changing status and a rise in popularity.
Official website of Future is primitive