Kasarna ghetto open

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!

Vladimir 2019

The dates for the 9th edition of Vladimir film festival are out and will take place in Fažana, Pula and Brijuni national park from 26th till 29th of September 2019.

Vidimo se!

VFF 2014 update: Blackcrossbowl documentary!

“It almost feels like the Blackcrossbowl developed a life of it’s own in the six years of it’s existence. It became an almost mythical place because of the crazy party nights during the European Skateboard Championships and the rumour of the 1000€ prize for a successful drop in from the cross. Blackcrossbowl shows the full story from birth to death of one of Europe’s first DIY bowls and offers a glimpse into the life of the skateboarders that created it with the help of the European DIY godfather, Pontus Alv.”

DIY Badel factory: Two days zine

Check out the new zine from Kristijan Smok, featuring famous DIY spot in Fazana!
Be sure not to miss his photo blog!

B/W Oleg Morović

Coping Mechanism by Phil Evans, VFF2014!

Coping Mechanism new documentary film by Phil Evans about Malmö, skateboarding and concrete.


Already got the first video for the VFF 2014! The Croatian premiere will be held at  MMC kino, Studenstki Centar, Zagreb, on 8th February, at 20:00h!

“The people at the heart of the scene here have put in the hard work and made the right decisions to foster a unique relationship with the city council who understand the true social benefits that skateboarding has to offer. Together they have pioneered a skate paradise in an unlikely location. This is something I have tried my best to represent, analyse and celebrate in Coping Mechanism.”

 

Meanwhile, you can buy or rent the movie here.

 

Pushed DVD arrived to VFF unexisting office!

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Grey Area on VFF 2013

Grey area, Polish video that dig some dust last year when it was publish, this year on VFF2013!
Rough, dirty spots, DIY philosophy, pure love and creativity! Keeping skateboarding alive!

Florian Schneider: Pushed on VFF 2013!

Pushed by Florian Schneider is on our wish list since when we started with the festival and finally we have the opportunity to screen it!

Here are few words from the author about the film:

“… this project deals with the links between skateboarding and creative habbits. It is about the point of view you get on your environment because of skateboarding. It deals with love and hate in a piece of wood and all the different kinds of creative output that is produced in skateboarding’s own microkosmos. And it may take a look at the kitschy question of this passion, such as: Is it possible to look at skateboarding as an artform?”

Speaking about the people he picked to portray in his film, Florian says:

“I picked these characters because I have always been impressed and inspired by their work. I like the fact that these guys are going their way without any sell-outs or even selling their motives – which is kind of a kitschy point of view as well. In my eyes, these guys were always up to giving something back to this scene from a very independent attitude.”

Click here to buy the video!

Skaters stopped destroyng pool/skate-sculpture in Zagreb!

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Photos by Kristijan Smok


Local and foreign media on SK8 Pool Zagreb:

Confusion sk8 mag
Thrasher mag
Sergej Vutuc
Dnevnik.hr

Bageri Zagrebačkog holdinga u ranojutarnjim su satima po nalogu sanacijskog upravitelja Studentskog centra (SC) Peje Pavlovića počeli s rušenjem skate skulpture radi proširenja parkirališnog prostora, čemu se svojim tijelima usprotivilo stotinjak skate aktivista koji su prije sedam godina od SC-a dobili taj prostor za spomenutu skulpturu, istaknuo je jedan od organizatora prosvjeda Marin Dundić.

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Dundić ističe kako ih nitko, a najmanje sanacijski upravitelj, za kojeg napominje da sve radi na svoju ruku, uopće nije obavijestio o početku rušenja skulpture, već da su ih o rušenju izvještavali njihovi aktivisti koji su jutros vlakom putovali na posao i koji su to sve uočili iz vlaka.

Pula: Skate rampu srušili ‘jer su je radila djeca’?!

Tako su do dolaska aktivista, po Dundićevoj procjeni, bageri uspjeli srušiti trideset posto skulpture, a nakon što su aktivisti tijelima spriječili daljnje rušenje, bageri su utihnuli. Sanacijski upravitelj pozvao je i policiju koja je aktiviste navodno upozorila da imaju pravo na miran prosvjed, savjetujući ih da ne ulaze u konflikte.

Pobuna subkulture: Odlukom načelnice u blatu

Dundić pojašnjava kako su dobili rješenje da je skulptura bespravni objekt, no isto tako tvrdi da mu to nikako nije jasno jer su prije sedam godina upravo od SC-a dobili prostor. Stoga očekuje da će im se obratiti zagrebački gradonačelnik Milan Bandić, kojega je putem medija pozvao da ih obavijesti hoće li skulptura ostati na tom mjestu. Odluči li se da ju treba ukloniti aktivisti traže drugo mjesto za postavljanje skulpture koja je po njihovim riječima jedinstvena u Hrvatskoj.

Također, ističu i da su spremni svojim tijelima skulpturu braniti sljedećih nekoliko dana, uključujući i noćna dežurstva, jer imaju dovoljan broj aktivista za tu akciju.

‘Nećemo dopustiti da se naša skuptura pretvori u parkirališni prostor’, zaključio je Dundić.

Nikola blunts on no-end quater

Robert Kocjan

Robert Kocjan hits the ex liqueur factory as the night is falling.

Short winter session, 2013, glass factory


Elvis and Zuubs in action.