Palomino pop-up shop

We are happy to announce that this year Vladimir Film Festival will once again feature Palomino Pop-up shop. Nick is visiting us from London, bringing the shop with a bunch of amazing skate brands, books, DVDs, and magazines, but more than anything, we look forward to his contagious smile.

Who hasn’t already should check Palomino store online because he is taking over Stara Fažana square on Friday, September 22nd from 7-11PM where you will be able to choose from the variety of brands at friendly prices.

Olman Torres photo exhibition

Olman Torres is a skateboard photographer based out of San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica. He has been shooting professionally for over 15 years, covering mostly Central and South America and runs his own zine called Standby Project.

The exhibition is taking place at the Cvajner gallery on the main old roman square in Pula on Saturday, 23rd of September starting at 10pm accompanied by Canasta, a skate video by Francisco Saco.

Skate, Vladimir, REPeat

This year we are preparing something new and special. Well, not so much we as it is the one and only: Tibor Rep, the gastro king & slow food guru, but most of all, a big friend of the festival. His fresh new brand: REPeat and the food that comes from it is something you don’t want to miss out on. Check his facebook or instagram page if you don’t believe us.

Eating is about feeling good, not following rules. I’m so ecstatic to see simple cooking gaining ground everyday. Simplicity sure is my key to creativity whenever there’s food involved. I’ll make a great effort to please your taste buds at this year’s edition of Vladimir Film Festival. We all know it is hard to focus on a skate video on an empty stomach. See you all there on Friday evenenig!

Tibor Rep

You heard the man! Friday 22nd from 19:00 – 22:00 pm at the Stara Fažana square. Be there!

O3EPO project


Photo by Alexey Lapin


Skaters from famous Russian skate brand Absurd Skateboards and skaters from Carhartt WIP got together on this unusual project, a trip from Moscow to Baikal lake in Siberia. They went together through five time zones, crossing more than 6000 km, which took them over three weeks.

The project is called O3EPO, which means lake in Russian, (or “jezero” in Croatian) and after the premieres at Bright in Berlin and Faces and Laces in Moscow, it comes to VFF2017 in Fažana, accompanied with a limited number of free zines, featuring the photographs from Alexey Lapin and Felipe Bartolomé. Come and grab yours!

The video will be shown on Friday, September 22nd in the Fažana old square.

Boat ride to Brijuni screening

On the last day of the festival, Sunday 24th of September, the screenings of Abkhazia and Island is going to take place  at the Brijuni National Park, an archipelago in Fažana Bay.

Ticket price is 25 Croatian kuna per person, departure is from the main dock in Fažana at 6PM and screening starts at 8PM. Make sure to pre-book your ferry ride ticket by filling out the form and we will get back to you with your reservation. Tickets are limited.

Ticket pickup is going to be available in VFF2017 booth near the ferry from 5-5.45 PM. Cash only (exact change preferred).

*We kindly remind those who booked accommodation through our website that the ferry ticket was included in the price.

Photo: Tomaž Šantl

Print exchange on Vladimir

It is with great pleasure that we are presenting to you the exhibition that we are hosting at the 2017 Vladimir: Film Por Vida Print Exchange Program.

The project started by Jai Tanju is an international exchange of photographic prints through the mail by all sorts of photographers from around the world. Jai has sent out thousands of photos to hundreds of photographers and received almost as much in return, and all the photographers exchange amongst themselves as well.

On display will be hundreds of photographs that Jai received through the Print Exchange Program accompanied with photographs by some of the major players of the P.E.P. the likes of Joe Brook, Tobin Yelland, Sam Milianta, Dave Schubert, Dan Boulton, J. Siega, Takeshi Abe, B. Fonville, Ross Rogers, Ken Nagahara, Weston Colton, Brad Westcot, Greg Hunt, Dennis McGrath, Bryce Kanights, Taro Hirano, Amanda Lopez, Tim Irwin, Isaac Randozzi, Ben Mistak, Jason Duffany, Dave Franklin, Kingsley Ifill and Ed Templeton.

Be sure to check the site filmporvida where all of the postcards are digitaly archived, and who knows, maybe you get inspired and join the program.

The Print Exchange is an international exchange of photographs through the mail. You basically put a stamp and somebody’s address on the back of a photograph, send it away, and hopefully, they’ll send you something back.

Jai Tanju

The Print Exchange is opening the festival on Day Zero, Thursday 21st of September at 19:00 pm at Brioni Hotel in Fažana and it is going to be opened thru the duration of the festival every day from 17:00 – 22:00 pm.

Abkhazia on Brijuni Islands

Abkhazia is a documentary about a group of passionate skateboarders who come to question their own behavior and their relationship to non-skaters, as they record their adventure into a former Soviet holiday paradise, that has since been ravaged by a war of independence.

Written and directed by Vantte Lindevall, the film features Samu Karvonen, Olli Ilmonen, Miki Tähtinen, Kirill Korobkov, Gosha Konyshev, Victor Terentyev.

It is an entertaining travel journal and gives the layman an idea of ​​the skate video culture.

Sirje Niitepõld