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

Push Partial World Tour 2

Zach Chamberlin in collaboration with Richard Hart is bringing us the sequel to Push Partial World Tour featuring Bobby Worrest, Roger Krebs, John Baragwanath, Ryan Barlow and Kevin Coakley visiting Antwerp and Lisbon.

We are happy to say that Vladimir will be the world premiere and that we have both Zach and Rich here to present the video on Saturday, September 23rd at the Cvajner gallery in Pula. In this occasion we are bringing you an interview with them done by Aymeric Nocus. Check it out here!

Kompa by Mihael Šandro

Mihael Šandro, a nineteen year old from Rijeka, currently living in Copenhagen, has been creating short video clips for the past few years, documenting croatian skate scene, mostly focusing on Rijeka’s scene in which he oft en participates.

In collaboration with Simple skateboards he created his first featured video Kompa (slang for buddy). Video is gathering all of the prominent skaters from the Croatian skateboarding scene, also featuring few a Slovenian skaters. Video was filmed for the past two years on locations in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

You can catch it on Friday, September 22nd at Caffe bar Stara Fažana.

Look left

Traffic skateboards is the most essential skateboarder-ran company with a core following and little, yet impactful, publicity for those in the know. It is a great pleasure to announce that the newest Trafic video Look Left is going to be part of this year’s Vladimir program. It features Kevin Coakley, Hiroki Muraoka, Brendan Carroll, Joe Yates, Rich Adler, Jimmy Mastrocola, Mark Wetzel, Chris Teta, Luke Malaney and George Hanuschak.

European premiere of the film will be held Friday 23rd at caffe bar Stara Fažana so be sure not to miss it!

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.

Abkhazia on Brijuni Islands

Abkhazia is a documentary about a group of passionate skateboarders who come to question their own behavior and their relationship to non-skaters, as they record their adventure into a former Soviet holiday paradise, that has since been ravaged by a war of independence.

Written and directed by Vantte Lindevall, the film features Samu Karvonen, Olli Ilmonen, Miki Tähtinen, Kirill Korobkov, Gosha Konyshev, Victor Terentyev.

It is an entertaining travel journal and gives the layman an idea of ​​the skate video culture.

Sirje Niitepõld


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