Waltzing in Croatia

A big thanks goes to Spencer Legebokoff for writing this article about Vladimir 2019 that was published at the King skateboard magazine

The normally culturally homogenous town was quickly taken over by the sounds of powerslides and Ollies, and I quickly realized why Fažana was the perfect place for skaters to gather: the sea was warm, coffee breaks were long, and nobody ever felt the need to lock their doors.

Vladimir 2018 program

Vladimir film festival 2018 program:


27. 9.  / Thursday
Fažana

Brioni Hotel

19:00
Photo and video exhibition
Dornelândia

19:00
Photo exhibition
Sarah Parson Texas

19:00
Skate market
Palomino
Low life
Simple skateboards
Dumb skateboards
Absurd skateboards
Marko Zubak

20:00
Skate video projections

Feng Shui
Daniel Ferreira, Raphael Bravin

Josh Cox and Joe Sivell
Chris Morgan

Ostalghia
Guillaume Périmony

Waltz
Spencer Legebokoff

Teddie
George Toland

Kasarna

23:00
Photo exhibition
Peter Fettich


28. 9. / Friday
Fažana

Piazza Grande

19:00
Street food stand
REPeat

19:00
Photo exhibition
Tom Wilk

20:00
Skate video projections:

Mustapha
Tom Wilk

Yalla Yalla
Absurd skateboards

Don’t worry Gordo, the universe will get us there
Jackson Davis

Hawaiian Peel
Keanu Robson

Dumb ape tour
Dumb skateboards

Brothers
Nino Jurlina

Kasarna

23:00
Branimir after party
DJ Figlio


29. 9. / Saturday
Pula

Kino Valli

19:00
Photo exhibition
Louisa Menke

20:00
Get used to it
Blam studio

20:25
Photosynthesis
Sarcusnevarc

20:30
Expedition to I-ran

Original Copy

Kaštel

21:30
The Skatrix (installation)
Rick Charnoski, Coan Buddy Nichols

Galerija Cvajner

23:00
Photo exhibition
Will Jivcoff


30. 9. / Sunday
Fažana

National park Brijuni

18:00
Brijuni boat ride

20:30
Amazing Race
Jucie Huhtala

20:40
Absurd at the Azov Sea

Absurd skateboards

21:00
This is not the new Grey Area Video: Neverwhere
Kuba Kaczmarczyk

Kasarna

23:00
After party w/ BBQ


You can check the locations of the festival on the map.


Supported by: TZ Fažana / Grad Pula / TZ Pula / Istarska Županija / NP Brijuni / Pula Film Festival / Kino Valli / Galerija Cvajner / Kasarna prostor urbane kulture / Piazza Grande / Nakonjusmo / Six Penelope
Media partners: Grey skateboard magazine / Solo magazine / Live skateboard media / Free skateboard magazine

Dornelândia

We are hosting an exhibition all the way from Brasil at Vladimir 2018. Dornelândia is a collaborative project between skaters and artists. The product of this collaboration is going to be presented at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 27th of September starting from 19:00 h.

During four months, Alexandre Cotinz, Murilo Romão e Renato Custódio occupied an artistic space named Esquesso, located in Largo da Batata – one of the most iconic skate and culture spots of São Paulo.

An experimental project of investigation and resignification of the relationship between skateboarding and sound.

Kaštel fortress – addition to the festival

Part of the program is set at a new location thanks to our new partner The Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria. The new location is the wonderful hilltop fortress Kaštel situated in the heart of Pula.

On Saturday 29th we will be premierly presenting The Skatrix, a video installation made by Coan Nichols and Rick Charnoski. Don’t miss out on this one!

You can find more information about the fortress and the location here.

Festival locations

Find your way around Fažana and Pula. We made a map. It’s a treasure hunt from now on! You can find it in our festival newspaper or download it on to your phone.

Skate market

Photo by: Stefan Schwinghammer (Solo)


Skate market is not so new of a concept for Vladimir as it is an extended version of what we had in previous editions of the festival. This year we have Palomino from the UK, Dumb skateboards from Italy, Absurd skateboards from Russia, Simple skateboards from Rijeka, Low Life from Zagreb, Marko Zubak from Rovinj and some new Vladimir goodies!

So if you are looking for some new t-shirts, hoodies, DVD’s, zines and more don’t miss out on this bundle of joy at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 27th!

After the fact, before the deluge

Sara Parson Texas is an analog photographer and illustrator born in Paris and living in Berlin since 2011. Her on going project called After the fact, before the deluge was at first a mix in between a zine/blog where she would have all kind of photos, and it is going to be presented on Vladimir as an exhibition on Thursday 27th in the Brioni hotel in Fažana.

This project is my own “in between” space i would say. All this moment when you are with so many peoples/friends on trip and nothing crazy happens but just normal life and suddenly you focus and notice all this little nothing. Suddenly the photo is not only a portrait/a gesture or so but just an emotion that you know you can only capture at this very second.

Teddie by George Toland

Teddie is the first full-length Serious Adult video, filmed over the last 10 months, loosely based around trips to Marseille and Zaragoza, with some South London crust thrown in for good measure! Featuring full parts from Tom Delion, Jack Soden Sebastian Lemus and Darwin Cranium, alongside appearances from the wider GCSA squadron.

The screening of George Toland’s video is set at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 27th.

Peter Fettich photo exhibition

On Thursday 27th we are hosting a great photo exhibition at Kasarna in Fažana. Peter Fettich from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has captured some of the amazing moments at Vertbrant mini ramp contest and Vladimir film festival, intermittently, since 2013.

I have been heavily immersed in skate/snowboard culture since the mid 90s. As most information during the 90s was through magazines and movies, I developed an interest in photography towards the end of the millennium. For the past 7 years my main focus in photography has been traditional analog black and white darkroom imagery.

Feng Shui

A skateboarding cruise with the artist Raphael Bravin Fumaça, filmed by Daniel Ferreira, going through a couple of neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte. Check it out on Thursday 27th at the Brioni hotel in Fažana.

Daniel Ferreira is a skateboarder, videographer, and artist based in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. His artistic work around skateboarding visual culture started with research on the relation between skateboarding and video histories.

Repeat

If you had a chance to try some of the recipes by Tibor Rep than you know why he is coming again this year to cook for us on Friday 28th. If you didn’t try it, well, now it’s your chance. Don’t miss out on it and if you are lucky you will get your hands on his new foodzine!

I’m a food person and I craft thoughtful and inspired dishes for you – the people who enjoy food. When you eat my food you just might wanna do it again. That’s how the name REPeat was born.

Mustapha

A few short films by Tom Wilk will be presented on Friday 28th in Fažana followed by a photo exhibition. We asked Tom for a few words about him and his project:

Keeping it moving since 1981. Born in Poland, raised in Canada, and currently residing in London UK, when not exploring new countries and continents. Skateboarding, travel, and having fun is the motto! Got hooked on skateboarding in 1996 and can’t stop, won’t stop! Grew up skating the streets of Windsor Ontario, Detroit, and Toronto – and trapped in that Golden Era Forever! Skateboarding is my Fountain Of Youth and Universal Language!!! Never take yourself too serious… and stay positive! Fuck The Rat Race!

These short films called “Mustapha” are just a random idea that I came up with while visiting various countries, most of it was filmed hungover and drunk! Honestly, I really just wanted to showcase the city/country a little bit while have a good laugh and creating some memorable content with friends, in between the tricks and beers! Hopefully these (the short films) will make a great addition to Vladimir Film Festival, especially as little fillers videos between the longer screenings, and to get peeps laughing.

Absurd at the Azov Sea

During the recent trip, the Absurd team explored cities around the Azov region and got full on Russian experience mixed with very special local vibes. Skateboarding by Gosha Konyshev, Philipp Kharel, Trofim Ovchinnikov and Pasha Kuznetsov. Filmed and edited by Khud and Barabaka.

When Russian people mention vacation time by the sea they usually mean the Black Sea. It’s understandable because all the major sea resorts, best Russian beaches and main sea ports are located on the Black Sea coast. But Russia also has an access to an another southern sea called the Azov Sea. It’s way smaller, not as scenic as the Black Sea and its coastline isn’t that well developed. The Sea of Azov is one of the smallest and the shallowest sea in the world.

Absurd at the Azov Sea will be screened at the Brijuni island on Sunday 30th, the last day of the festival. Don’t forget to reserve your boat ride ticket here.

Waltz

Waltz is a short skateboarding film done by Spencer Legebokoff looking through the lens of finesse, quick feet, and style- opposed to hefty drops and massive rails. It looks to loosely parallel skateboarding to forms of dance by following a mainly untraditional soundtrack graced by the genre of jazz, while still retaining the classic skate-film feel and it explores the moods of skating at all times of the day- whether it be a sunny afternoon or a late-night lurk.

You can catch this projection on Thursday 27th at the Brioni hotel in Fažana from 20 h.

Filmed almost entirely in the West Kootenay region of BC Canada, no cobblestone, granite, or marble is in sight- spots are few and far between, rough, and require much more of a hustle to skate. “Waltz” looks to accentuate and beautify skateboarding as individuals manipulate and move through space in ways that are graceful and organic.

Yalla Yalla

We all hear news about Palestine every once in a while. Still most of us don’t realize how tough life out there is. There is nothing simple about this place. The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast at the Middle East. When the founders of the one and only Palestinian skate camp invited the Absurd team to visit their project we didn’t think twice about going there.

Yalla Yalla is a short documentary about the SkateQilya summer skate camp located near the city of Qalqilya, Palestine. Starring Gosha Konyshev, Kirill Korobkov and SkateQilya campers with the guest appearance by Nestor Judkins and Kenny Reed.  Filmed and edited by Gosha Konyshev. Photos by Kirill Korobkov. Screening is set in Fažana’s old square on Friday 28th from 20:00 h.