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
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
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
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.
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
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:
- Naziv videa
- Godina proizvodnje
- Ime i prezime autora
- Kontakt informacije (e-mail)
- Kratki opis
- Poveznicu na video (youtube, vimeo, ili slični servis)
Prijavnice šaljite na firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Video title
- Year of production
- Author name and surname
- Contact information (e-mail)
- Short description
- Link to the video (youtube, vimeo, or simular servis)
Send your applications to email@example.com.
Official festival teaser
Saturday 20. 9. – Fažana
Caffe bar Stara Fažana
Fažana DIY retrospective
by Alex Pipoz
Crossing the Perth Dimension
by Josh Roberts
by Josh Stewart
Sunday 21. 9. – Pula
International photo exhibition
by Phil Evans
by Jacob Harris
Prize Fighter Cutlery
Pula Film Festival
Na konju smo
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
Download the poster
Friday, 13.09. – Fažana
Pushed by Florian Schneider
Soleil Levant by Magenta Skateboards
Saturday, 14.09. – Fažana
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)
Isaac Mc-Kay Randozzi