Nicaragua film and photo exhibition


Remy Taveria / Wallride nollie, Granada

What a great intro for the festival this year! We’re starting with Nicaragua photo exhibition by Henry Kingsford, followed by the film with the same title filmed by Jacob Eliott Harris. Also, there are going to be a few copies of the Nicaragua newsprint magazine laying around. Don’t miss it!

You can check the rest of the program here.

Richard West on VFF2016


On Saturday 24th in the Valli cinema, Pula, you will have the opportunity to see the work of Richard West, a UK-based skateboard photographer and skater. His outstanding photos captured on various skate trips around Europe will be exhibited side by side on the international photo exhibition with the works by Joel PeckKuba Bączkowski and Alexey Lapin starting at 19:00.

“I started shooting photos at about the age of 19 but I have no idea how I got sucked into it. “

Interview with West on Crossfire mag.

Joel Peck

Joel Peck from Northampton, England, was introduced to skateboarding through the infamous Radlands skatepark in ’99. He studied Photography at Manchester School of Art and currently lives and works in Berlin.

We are happy to say that Joel will be joining us on Vladimir and exhibit some of his work at the Valli cinema starting on 24th September at 19:00.

Kuba Bączkowski at VFF 2016


It is truly exciting to have one of the leading photographers form Poland participate on this year’s international photo exhibition in Kino Valli, opening Saturday 24th at 19.00h. Kuba Bączkowski is a photographer based in Warsaw and editor/photographer of Barrier skate magazine. Kuba had publications in many printed and online magazines all over Europe, such as Kingpin, Free Skatemag, Grey Skatemag, Liveskateboard Media and many others.

“I started my adventure with skateboarding in 1996, then in 2008 i started shooting skate photos. I’m in love of black and white analog photography which is my biggest inspiration.”

Alexey Lapin at VFF 2016


Gosha Konyshev – Drop in, Podgorica

Alexey Lapin, a photographer from Moscow, deserves a special mention when speaking about the visitors from Russia. Marko (Zubak) first saw Alexey’s photos in Free Skate Mag #2: Russians hitting up the Balkans and than a year later, he met him in Zagreb with a few guys from Dura and Absurd.

“As in Croatia we know little or nothing about Russian skate scene, I invited them to Vladimir Film Festival as it seemed a good opportunity to start a new friendship. So, less than a year later, here they are coming back to Croatia, to unexplored grounds of Istra!”

We are very honoured to be able to show Alexey’s work, in our international photo section of VFF 2016. He will be exhibiting photos made during the Balkan trip. You can check more of his work at his flickr profile.

Sergej Vutuc on VFF 2016


We are starting hard & strong this year. The first segment of the VFF 2016 program to be announced is the one and only Sergej Vutuc. Skater, artist and photographer known widely to the skate community will be presenting his work with a solo exhibition in the Cvajner gallery as an extension to the standard format of the festival. Vladimir is is going to take place on the 23rd – 25th of September in Fažana and Pula.

“Vutuc’s work reaffirms that the skateboarder is not a detached voyeur of urban modernity. He has to constantly engage with his environment, re-invent and make new use out of it. His gaze, like Vutuc’s, is a nomadic one. It is always searching for things that are usable, beautiful or just plain fun, things he can invest himself in. These fragments become the raw material for stories the „mouth can never say,“ stories privileged for the eye.”

More about his work on his site and shop.

Yoan Taillandier at Kino Valli

The man behind the Minuit audiovisual, Yoan Taillandier, cinematographer and photographer, will exhibit his works at the international photo exhibition in Kino Valli, Pula, on Saturday 19. 09. He is definitely another one of our favourite artists and finally we have the opportunity to welcome him here to Istria!

Be sure to be there at 19:00 and meet all the artists, before the program culminates with video projections and the Cardinal after party!