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.
Kirill Korobkov had sent us some photos for Vladimir but he didn’t know about our plan for his exhibition so he is also on the hunt! This show titled Point and shoot is secret! It’s hidden somewhere in Fažana. And you have to find it to check it out. For the duration of the festival, we are gonna give you hints so stay in the loop with our website and facebook page!
Here are a few words about it from Kiril:
I like to think of traveling as the best university. It gives you knowledge and opens you eyes on places you’ve never heard of. It is also the most entertaining way to learn things and facts. Traveling helps you to understand better even yourself. Traveling and skateboarding is a powerful combo that makes both things even better. Skateboarding takes you to different places. Traveling makes skateboarding a better tool to discover our world. The proverb says that traveling is the only thing money can buy that makes you richer. After traveling with skaters for around 15 years I am not going to argue with it. We don’t remember days but we remember moments.
Foto by: Matej Počervina
After the opening of the festival and the screen rolls the credits we know what comes next! Kasarna after mini ramp session! Thursday 26th of September starting from 11pm.
No DJ, only FM!
Last year Vladimir hosted Peter Fettich in Kasarna, where he exhibited a series of more than 100 hand printed photographs taken in Fažana from 2013 on, taking over the whole space. This year he’s coming back with his debut photo book RISPECT THE BOUL!, that premieres in the Fažana DIY skatepark on Friday 27.9. at noon.
It’s in your face and it is unapologetic.
At a glance, his subject and narrative seem simple, even carefree. BW photographs depicting a scene… the making of DIY skateparks and the subculture behind it. But this is his home turf. The spectator dives into the imagery fast and hard. In deviation from mass branding or mainstream influences, the DIY scene is full of friendship, laughs, pain and sweat.
I feel, as if the author shifts me to places I know very well, but have never seen or observed in such a way before.
It’s time we step up the game! Kasarna ghetto open is an official Ping pong competition taking place in the open space near Kasarna on Friday 27th starting from 1pm with the registration of the players and from 2pm the game is on!
Not into Ping pong? No worries, DIY skate park session is near, 2 meters down You don’t skate either? Well fuck you and go for a swim 20 meters down. It’s all there!