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.
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.
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.
Building DIY skate obstacles on every stop on the way and skating them on the way back while traveling with an Ape Piaggio. Who does that!? Well, Simone Verona and Giovanni Grazzani from Dumb Skateboards just did! Check out Dumb Ape Tour on Friday 28th in Fažana’s old square and see how this endeavor went down!
What we do is skating, trying to film with all the friends from the team, make some videos sometimes, sell to the shops when we have time and use the company as an excuse for our dumb projects!
This project was a collaborative effort between like-minded people I’ve met over the years. The idea behind Simple is that skateboarding, the passion and the culture surrounding it is what’s pushing you forward and laying the groundwork for future generations.
Brothers is about the metaphoric circle that is life and shows specific periods during the day that aren’t complete unless they’re viewed as a whole and shared with your brothers. This film was shot over the last year and a half and uses a mix of older, nostalgic moments with a soundtrack that is closely connected to the theme and the individual personalities of each skater. Shot and edited by Nino Jurlina, Brothers is playing on Friday 30th at the Piazza Grande in Fažana.
Photo; Alex Hallford. BS Noseblunt. Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Rich West
Lovenskate brings you Don’t worry Gordo, the universe will get us there featuring the skating of Lucy Adams, Alex Barton, Ewen Bower, Alex Hallford, Dan Hill, Donald Karbonkel, Robbin Oost, Lee Santer, Jordan Thackeray, Aaron Wilmot, and friends. Filmed and edited by Jackson Davis. Screening in Fažana on Friday 28th.
What with world travel, the comp circuit and wanderlust (refusal to get phone credit), it’s hard to pin our crew down, but filmer Jackson Davis has been hot on their heels throughout the Eurozone and beyond, VX in hand.
South Africa’s tragic colonial history has resulted in extreme inequality, corruption, and record crime rates. Gender equality is written into today’s South African Constitution, but in reality, even Born Free girls and women suffer from a harshly patriarchal tradition. One NGO, however, uses skateboarding to break down barriers…
Check out Get Used to It at the cinema Kino Valli on Saturday 29th. The documentary is produced by Blam Studio and directed by Bemo Lundgren.