Devoted is a documentary by Lucas Beaufort about print media and social networking in today’s skateboarding culture today. In 2016 he traveled across Europe, the United States, Japan, and Australia to discuss with the most influential skate media, as well as legendary photographers and athletes who contributed to what skateboarding is today. The documentary is a tribute to people who spent their lives documenting skateboarding.
Devoted is going to be screened at the 2017 Vladimir on Saturday, 23rd September at the Valli cinema in Pula.
“In our digital age, what is the future of the print media in the skateboarding world?”
If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is, Luka Pinto’s Croatian Shootout video.
Starring, in order of appearance: Gosha Konyshev, Zoe Miloš, Dillon Catney, Tom Day, Jim Craven, Joe O’Donnell, Mikey Patrick, Aymeric Nocus, Luka Pinto, Csucsu Szlavik and Nich Kunz. Music: Joe Evans (banjo), Rory Drinnen (base).
To accompany the release of the video, and the accompanying article in Grey vol. 04 issue 01 (in shops now), here are some photos by Henry Kingsford that did not feature in the new issue.
Mikey Patrick, alley-oop backside 180, Pula.
Dillon Catney, backside nollie 360 flip, Barbariga.
Pula – Robna kuća
Joe O’Donnell, Barbariga.
Mikey Patrick, frontside kickturn, Barbariga.
Mikey Patrick, kickflip, Fažana.
Five years in the making. Filmed in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, France and England. 70 + skaters. Filmed and edited by Nikola Racan, Solsticij is finally here and the premiere is today, 24 September at the Cvajner gallery, 23:00.
Featuring Robert Kocjan, Zoe Miloš, Aymeric Nocus, Tomaž Šantl, Elvis Butković, Nino Jurlina, Marko Zubak, Masaki Ui and many others.
Film is exporting at the moment…
Marquis Bradshaw’s debut documentary film The Blackboard examines what it means to be black in America, through the lens of skateboarding culture, which has become socially acceptable among black people only in recent years.
Pro skaters Jabari Pendleton, Karl Watson, and Ron Allen (one of the first black pro skaters and one of the first skaters to ever receive major corporate sponsorship), are telling their own story, without any filter but their own.
More about the film on the Blackboard website.
Vase is the first full-length video from Isle Skateboards featuring Nick Jensen, Tom Knox, Casper Brooker, Paul Shier, Jon Nguyen, Chris Jones and Sylvain Tognelli. It is filmed and edited by Jacob Harris, who visited us and presented Eleventh hour at Vladimir 2014. Vase will be screened on Day zero, 22nd September at 21:30. Don’t miss it!
“…when asked this question, we just give this dictionary definition of ‘Vase’ that it’s ‘a vessel that beautifies its contents’”
Read the interview about Vase with Jacob at the Green zine.
Documentaries have a special treatment at VFF as they are screened in the renowned Pula’s cinema Kino Valli. This edition of Vladimir has the honor to set to screen the documentary from Japanese filmmaker Katsuya Nonaka, Future is primitive, which puts together two seemingly different worlds, skateboard and shakuhachi.
In his film, Katsuya talks with skaters from all around the world, as well as Japanese and non-Japanese players of the traditional bamboo flute, the shakuhachi, revealing the common things and problems they share, while encountering changing status and a rise in popularity.
Official website of Future is primitive
After the epic European premiere of now already cult film Tengu: God of Mischief shot in 2013 by Colin Read also known as Mandible Claw, we could not be more exited to announce that he is coming to Vladimir film festival in Fažana all the way from New York city to present his latest video: Spirit Quest.
Spirit Quest will be screened at the National Park of Brijuni on September 25th. Is there a better reason not to witness Vladimir 2016 in person.
“I think people need to try to have more fun with what they make instead of sticking to what they think works. If I did stick with my formula for the last video, ‘cause that seemed to work, then it wouldn’t be any fun this time around because I’d be making the same thing. The only thing that’s fun is trying to do something different.”
More of the interview with Colin Read at Jenkem mag and the Green zine