Kickflips over occupation

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Kickflips over occuapation is a short documentary by Maen Hammad that shows the progress of the skate scene in Palestine. Speaking with the local youth Maen shows how skateboarding brings positive thoughts and energy into their lives, freedom of expression and connection to the “outside world”. The film also talks about the work done by the charities Skate-Aid and SkatePal.

“I had very, very limited editing and filmmaking experience prior to this so I essentially learned how to make a documentary while I was making a documentary. I just filmed everything that seemed or looked important to me.”

Quote taken from the interview by Sarah Irving in the Electronic Intifada


Official trailer

Push Periodical by Richard Hart

Richard Hart, a San Francisco based skater and photographer is joining us in person here in Fažana presenting not only his work but also his newest project named Push Periodical, an  independent skateboard magazine, printed periodically in limited editions. Hart’s work has been presented in numerous editions of skate portals and magazines around the world, to name a few: 43 mag, Kingpin, Transworld

I hope I am passing on something of the feeling that I got from skate photos as a kid. That excitement, and that new way of looking at things. (Street) skating is, at best, a creative re-appropriation of a given environment; sort of a re-imagining of objects. Pretty cool really; pretty mind-expanding for me when I was a kid.

From the interview by Vivien Feil at Magenta

Headcleaner

We are very excited to present this unique and mesmerising video on the 5th edition of Vladimir skate film festival. Allowing the intangible to become tangible Headcleaner is an independent recording by Alex Rose, Bryan Reynolds, Matt Creasy and Chris Thiessen filmed on three locations: Long Beach, Atlanta, and Chattanooga. Features footage of James Coleman, Taylor Nawrocki, Jimmy Lannon, Glen Fox, Tyson Peterson, Jim Arnold, Jason Spivey, Fletcher Renegar, Brad Cromer, David Clark and many more.

“We want to show that there are skaters and filmers in the U.S. developing with an open mind, and to “clean the palette” of what is known to be a traditional skate video experience.”

Read more in the interview with Alex Rose by Aymeric Nocus on Minuit

Henry Kingsford on VFF 2015

We are very proud to announce Henry Kingsford’s participation on this year’s fifth edition of the Vladimir skate film festival. Henry is a London based photographer and founder of Grey skateboard magazine. You will have a chance to see his work and look through London’s skateboard magazine of the highest quality. This year’s edition of the festival will be held from 18 – 19th September 2015.

Vladimir support photo programme

We are pleased to announce the supporting programme of the photo exhibition at Kino Valli on Sunday 21.9.2014.


Liu Puli from Osaka, Japan



Tomaž Šantl from Ljubljana, Slovenia



Aymeric Nocus from Bordeaux, France



James Whineray from Perth, Australia


 

Natječaj za VFF’14 Open Call

vffopencall_02 Vladimir film festival objavljuje natječaj za popratni program ovogodišnjeg festivala. Odabrani video uradci prikazivati će se između projekcija glavnog programa. Natječaj je otvoren do 21:00, 15.9.2014. Prijavnice šaljite u jednostavnom tekstualnom formatu (.txt). Video koji se prijavljuje ne smije trajati duže od 3 minute. Prijava mora sadržavati slijedeće informacije:

  1. Naziv videa
  2. Godina proizvodnje
  3. Trajanje
  4. Ime i prezime autora
  5. Kontakt informacije (e-mail)
  6. Zasluge
  7. Kratki opis
  8. Poveznicu na video (youtube, vimeo, ili slični servis)

Prijavnice šaljite na nikolaracan@gmail.com


Vladimir Film Festival announces open call for the festival’s support program. Selected video works will be shown between feature videos. The call is opened until 9pm, September 15th 2014. Applications should be in a plain text format (.txt). Submitted video must not be longer than 3 minutes. Application must contain the following inforamtion:

  1. Video title
  2. Year of production
  3. Lenght
  4. Author name and surname
  5. Contact information (e-mail)
  6. Credits
  7. Short description
  8. Link to the video (youtube, vimeo, or simular servis)

Send your applications to nikolaracan@gmail.com.

Vladimir Film Festival 20.-21.9. 2014.

Vladimir 2014 poster


Poster download
Official festival teaser

 

Program:


Saturday 20. 9. – Fažana
Caffe bar Stara Fažana

19:00
Fažana DIY retrospective
photo exhibition

20:00
Blackcrossbowl
by Alex Pipoz

20:30
Crossing the Perth Dimension
by Josh Roberts

21:00
Static IV
by Josh Stewart


Sunday 21. 9. – Pula
Kino Valli

19:00
International photo exhibition
Allen Ying
Nils Svensson
Jean Feil
Raymond Knives

20:00
Coping Mechanism
by Phil Evans

Galerija Cvajner

22:00
Eleventh hour
by Jacob Harris


 

Supported by:

Magenta skateboards
Prize Fighter Cutlery
Etnies
Basel project
TZ Fažana
Grad Pula
Istarska Županija
Galerija Cvajner
Pula Film Festival
Kino Valli
Na konju smo

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.

 

It’s official! VFF 13-14. 09. 2013.

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Download the poster

Program:


Friday, 13.09. – Fažana
MMC Fažana

Pushed by Florian Schneider
Soleil Levant by Magenta Skateboards


Saturday, 14.09. – Fažana
Glass Factory

Tengu: God of Mischief by Colin Read
Grey Area by Kaczmarczyk & Pawel Piotr Przybyl
The Mandalay Express by Patrik Wallner (last year’s projection due to the late arrival of the video)

Photo exhibition:

Isaac Mc-Kay Randozzi
John Lindsay
James Whineray
Tomaž Šantl
Aymeric Nocus
Yoan Taillandier
Sergej Vutuc
Kristijan Smok
Andy Kuljiš