Connor Kammerer best trick contest

Connor Kammerer’s concept came to life on day zero of Vladimir 2017. Skating famous spots here in Fažana was a thrill for everybody who got the chance to witness this simple yet complex idea. Congratulations to the winners.

First place:
Black hubba / best trick – Dino Coce

Second place:
Keenan Milton prize – Nich Kunz

Third place:
Best overall – Gosha Konyshev


Taufek Asmarak

Taufek Asmarak, the founder of independent magazine Waxfeather, is bringing us Quit KL, a skate video from Kuala Lumpur by Tep York. At Vladimir Film Festival, Taufek is showing a photo exhibition documenting underground skate scene from Malaysia (Singapore) and Indonesia, made during the filming of the Quit KL video.

The exhibition and the screening are set for Friday, 22nd September at Caffe bar Stara Fažana from 19:00.

Connor Kammerer at Vladimir

Connor Kammerer is bringing along spots that are familiar to him for the public to interact within the form of 35mm slide projections. In a primitive, performative version of “photoshopping” themselves into pictures, guests are asked to document their perspectives on the displaced locations, creating skateboarding photos with a different relationship to space and time.

So on September 21st, Vladimir Day zero at the Brioni hotel in Fažana, come and check it out.

Olman Torres photo exhibition

Olman Torres is a skateboard photographer based out of San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica. He has been shooting professionally for over 15 years, covering mostly Central and South America and runs his own zine called Standby Project.

The exhibition is taking place at the Cvajner gallery on the main old roman square in Pula on Saturday, 23rd of September starting at 10pm accompanied by Canasta, a skate video by Francisco Saco.

Print exchange on Vladimir

It is with great pleasure that we are presenting to you the exhibition that we are hosting at the 2017 Vladimir: Film Por Vida Print Exchange Program.

The project started by Jai Tanju is an international exchange of photographic prints through the mail by all sorts of photographers from around the world. Jai has sent out thousands of photos to hundreds of photographers and received almost as much in return, and all the photographers exchange amongst themselves as well.

On display will be hundreds of photographs that Jai received through the Print Exchange Program accompanied with photographs by some of the major players of the P.E.P. the likes of Joe Brook, Tobin Yelland, Sam Milianta, Dave Schubert, Dan Boulton, J. Siega, Takeshi Abe, B. Fonville, Ross Rogers, Ken Nagahara, Weston Colton, Brad Westcot, Greg Hunt, Dennis McGrath, Bryce Kanights, Taro Hirano, Amanda Lopez, Tim Irwin, Isaac Randozzi, Ben Mistak, Jason Duffany, Dave Franklin, Kingsley Ifill and Ed Templeton.

Be sure to check the site filmporvida where all of the postcards are digitaly archived, and who knows, maybe you get inspired and join the program.

The Print Exchange is an international exchange of photographs through the mail. You basically put a stamp and somebody’s address on the back of a photograph, send it away, and hopefully, they’ll send you something back.

Jai Tanju

The Print Exchange is opening the festival on Day Zero, Thursday 21st of September at 19:00 pm at Brioni Hotel in Fažana and it is going to be opened thru the duration of the festival every day from 17:00 – 22:00 pm.

Nich Kunz at Vladimir

With no solid plans and nothing he had to do, Nich Kunz went on a trip to visit friends and skateboard while traveling in Europe. The exhibition of 12 photographs, accompanied by a book, recaps the solo 3 month trip leading up to the Vladimir Film Festival in 2016.

This solo exhibition by the San Francisco based photographer is going to be shown at the Valli cinema in Pula starting from 19:00 on Saturday, 23rd of September 2017.

Vladimir at Isola

The last year’s Vladimir photo exhibition was presented in Isola, Slovenia as part of the Kino Otok film festival with the works of Kuba BączkowskiJoel Peck, and Richard West filling up the walls of Salsaverde gallery.

The opening was followed by the surprise cooking of the gastro king himself Tibor Rep aka REPeat on what we are eternally grateful and also, big thanks to Edi Miandrušič for inviting us to be a part of the Kino Otok festival.

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!

Presentation of “Dick skinners” book, by Tadej Vaukman

Tadej Vaukman’s seven-year journey, enclosed in a photo book, is the latest novelty coming from the RostFrei Publishing, creators of the famous trans-Balkan street magazine called Kontejner. Printed and handcrafted in their own backyard, “Dick Skinners” book is a photo documentation of everyday life, skateboarding and freedom, moments are captured in a rough way, straight to the point, without any embellishment.

Be sure not to miss the presentation of “Dick skinners” book, by Tadej Vaukman himself!

More about Tadej on his blog.