Get used to it

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.

Expedition to I-ran by Original Copy

Original Copy is an ongoing experimental skateboard project by Zlatko Đogić (audio) and Tomaž Šantl (video). Each film stands by itself and includes various guests. Expedition to I-ran was initiated by Aleš Mačkovšek.

Can we adapt to the form of a present world to a slow and subjectivity of a skateboard? Can we confront skateboarder and architecture? Can we link reportage and musical? Is this possible? That is why the rock is whistling and the puppets and politicians are singing. It is a melancholic, passing by reality…

The screening will take place at the cinema Kino Valli in Pula on Saturday 29th.

Amazing race

Photo by Paul&Kleme

Brijuni screening documentary Amazing race (Original title: Suuren Urheilujuhlan Tuntua) by Juice Huhtala, a film-maker/cinematographer based in Helsinki, Finland. Sunday 30th at 20:00 h. The boat ride from main Fažana pier at 18:00 h. Reserve your tickets.

It`s not a competition, it`s a race!


On Sunday 30th at the Brijuni island, we are screening the video by Kuba Kaczmarczyk and Paweł Piotr Przybył titled This is not the new Grey Area Video: Neverwhere. All we got from him about the video is this:

The video is an independent project from Poland.

Thank you, Kuba, for this immersive description of the video. People that you can see skating here are Michal Juras, Krzysztof Poskrobko, Tomek Ziolkowski, Danny Fuenzalida, Many Massens, and Danijel Stankovic.

Island by Jim Craven

Jim Craven, a young author from Manchester, is here with us again after last year’s preview of what we today know as the Land video. With great pleasure we are watching his next installment named Island at National park Brijuni on Sunday 24th of September.

‘Island’ is an expansion on a project we embarked on last year, ‘Land’. This summer we have travelled the length of the UK, camping in the wild and skating unique and rural spots along the way. It stars Tom Day and Zach Riley, alongside friends we met along the way.

Jim Craven

Photo: Henry Kingsford

O3EPO project

Photo by Alexey Lapin

Skaters from famous Russian skate brand Absurd Skateboards and skaters from Carhartt WIP got together on this unusual project, a trip from Moscow to Baikal lake in Siberia. They went together through five time zones, crossing more than 6000 km, which took them over three weeks.

The project is called O3EPO, which means lake in Russian, (or “jezero” in Croatian) and after the premieres at Bright in Berlin and Faces and Laces in Moscow, it comes to VFF2017 in Fažana, accompanied with a limited number of free zines, featuring the photographs from Alexey Lapin and Felipe Bartolomé. Come and grab yours!

The video will be shown on Friday, September 22nd in the Fažana old square.

Canasta by Francisco Saco

Canasta is a celebration of a scene that has been brewing for quite a while now, culminating in a mixed bag of expectations and maneuvers, of tackling an urban tropical landscape in all its splendor and ruggedness. It is as a complete overview of a crescent scene, and as such, will be the final work in a triptych of wrecks.

It features a cast of locals: Miguel Castro, Kervin Miranda, Kevin Mejia, Roberto Chaves, Yiyo Obando, Trona, Kako Vega, Bryan Gutierrez along with some visitors: Remy Taveira, Nich Kunz, Manu Etchegoyen.

Canasta is my last wreck. It focuses completely on the scene in Costa Rica, from both a national and foreign perspective under close observation.

Francisco Saco