Javier Varillas was born in Salamanca (Spain) where he started skateboarding in 2001. It was in 2007 when Varillas sparked an interest in documenting the life and travels of skateboarders, this is when his journey as an amateur skateboard videographer began. In 2011, his first independent skate video Harder Than It Seems was released, where Varillas showed the incipient state of his audiovisual style. His second full-length, Každýden, came in 2016. This video documented the skateboarding and life of the emerging (and genuine) Pilsen’s Pessertive Crew from 2014 to 2016. During the last two years of his stay in Pilsen (2017-2018), Javier Varillas filmed (with the help of Michal Majer) and conceptualized his new independent skateboard video, The Ultimate Pessertive Remix. The video captures skating by Martin Meliš, Filip Sauer, Javier Varillas, Pavel Hiršl, Michal Majer, Lumír Benda, and Jakub Karlík, and is shot by Javier Varillas and Michal Majer with a Panasonic SDR camcorder.
The 20-minute skate video collects the day-and-night highlights of the Pilsen’s Pessertive Crew and their supporting squad (Pessertivity). The conceptual content is separated into 6 remixed, interconnected sections that meticulously intertwine contemporary bits with the rough sound and movement of street and DIY skating, where creativity and spontaneity are the fundamental audiovisual and skateboarding the identity of the entire film.
The Ultimate Pessertive Remix displays a fresh portrait of not only the Pilsen skate scene but also of the currently healthy state of independent Czech (and European) skateboarding.
Check it out on Thursday 26th at the Brioni Hotel in Fažana starting from 8pm.
The diversity of styles, personalities, and cultures in NYC are what makes skateboarding here exceptional. Ricardo Napoli’s video Ciao, filmed entirely in New York, is dedicated to the creative minds from the five boroughs and across the globe who make this city what it is.
Ricardo Napoli is a Brazilian born photographer and videographer who has called New York City home since a young age. His work over more than a decade of shooting professionally spans from fashion and commercial photography/videography to documentation of works by premier contemporary artists, but his roots stemming from skateboarding run deep and it is a constant source of inspiration for his independent projects. His works can be seen in books and magazine publications worldwide, he has also supplied visual goods for major sneakers and skateboard brands.
Thursday 26th at the Brioni hotel in Fažana. See you there!
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.
Grinding the country by Olivier Lambert is a short documentary about skateboarding in a small village in France. With less than 1500 inhabitants, Chaulgnes is the typical French country village. At the end of the ’90s, the arrival of skateboarding has changed the lives of the inhabitants. And has launched generations of riding and punk-rock music lovers.
The screening of Grinding the country takes place in the Valli cinema in Pula on the 28th of September starting from 8pm.
Dávid Mikulán is an intermedia artist who graduated from the Fine Art University, Budapest. Amongst numerous group and solo exhibitions, he has collaborated with the Conceptual Soundproductions Budapest, Kolibri Theatre and the Hungarian State Opera. His multidisciplinary works reflect on how public spaces have an effect on social structures.
If accidentally we had to explain to UFOs what Eastern Europe means, we are now in an easy position. Simply place them in a comfortable chair and start this video.
Reactions is made by skateboarders in Debrecen and it’s all about the low-key, depression, discomfort, and the compulsive destruction of another’s joy. It draws on a defective perception of the public space, which necessarily leads to a lack of community experience, depression, loneliness, alienation. The movie takes place in a world where everyone has their own panel to get home and get drunk, beat your family members, stare at the TV or cut your blood vessels. Keep the streets quiet, abandoned, let the trash blow in the wind because it can be tossed out the window, because the streets are public, so it belongs to nobody.
Check this one out on Saturday 28th at the Valli cinema in Pula starting from 8pm.
You Slid Through is capturing the adventures of four back seat drivers – each with an impeccable eye for lane placement in left-hand drive vehicles – through the mountainous vistas, and terrifyingly burly transition of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring Hallford, JThaxx, and Sox. Filmed and edited by Jackson Davis. Buckle up on Friday night in Fažana starting from 8pm!
Dorkzone 2 – Le Boxx is an arty evolution of the first Dorkzone project. The idea behind the project is to produce content that gives access to skate culture that isn’t just focused on tricks and good skating. This time around the animations have evolved from stop-motion cardboard cut-outs to hand-drawn flowy cell animations from Mike all once again set against an original soundtrack from Sondre Mortensen. The film stars Gabbe Viking, Mimmi Leckius, Moa Zander, Amandus Mortensen, and Sondre Mortensen.
The Dorkzone videos are the tip of the iceberg to the Dorkzone universe, which has evolved into creative workshops that teach kids animation, giant skatepark murals, books, exhibitions and soundtracks.
Names behind this project: Mike O’Shea, Nils Svensson, and Phil Evans.
We have a pleasure of catching it on Sunday 29th at the National park Brijuni.