Pearls by Jim Craven

Photo by Henry Kingsford


Jim Craven is coming to us with Pearls, a project exploring the European works of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Dotted across the continent, Calatrava’s buildings and bridges follow a design style that makes his work uniquely skateable. Featuring an ensemble cast of Carhartt WIP riders including Sylvain Tognelli, Ollie Lock, Joe Gavin, Gabriel Engelke, and Jonas Skroder.

I’m still filming it so I don’t know exactly but it’ll be about 10 minutes long.

Jim Craven

The video plays at the Brijuni island on Sunday the 29th of September.

OriginalCopy no.8 is playing online

Teddie by George Toland

Teddie is the first full-length Serious Adult video, filmed over the last 10 months, loosely based around trips to Marseille and Zaragoza, with some South London crust thrown in for good measure! Featuring full parts from Tom Delion, Jack Soden Sebastian Lemus and Darwin Cranium, alongside appearances from the wider GCSA squadron.

The screening of George Toland’s video is set at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 27th.

Feng Shui

A skateboarding cruise with the artist Raphael Bravin Fumaça, filmed by Daniel Ferreira, going through a couple of neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte. Check it out on Thursday 27th at the Brioni hotel in Fažana.

Daniel Ferreira is a skateboarder, videographer, and artist based in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. His artistic work around skateboarding visual culture started with research on the relation between skateboarding and video histories.

Mustapha

A few short films by Tom Wilk will be presented on Friday 28th in Fažana followed by a photo exhibition. We asked Tom for a few words about him and his project:

Keeping it moving since 1981. Born in Poland, raised in Canada, and currently residing in London UK, when not exploring new countries and continents. Skateboarding, travel, and having fun is the motto! Got hooked on skateboarding in 1996 and can’t stop, won’t stop! Grew up skating the streets of Windsor Ontario, Detroit, and Toronto – and trapped in that Golden Era Forever! Skateboarding is my Fountain Of Youth and Universal Language!!! Never take yourself too serious… and stay positive! Fuck The Rat Race!

These short films called “Mustapha” are just a random idea that I came up with while visiting various countries, most of it was filmed hungover and drunk! Honestly, I really just wanted to showcase the city/country a little bit while have a good laugh and creating some memorable content with friends, in between the tricks and beers! Hopefully these (the short films) will make a great addition to Vladimir Film Festival, especially as little fillers videos between the longer screenings, and to get peeps laughing.

Absurd at the Azov Sea

During the recent trip, the Absurd team explored cities around the Azov region and got full on Russian experience mixed with very special local vibes. Skateboarding by Gosha Konyshev, Philipp Kharel, Trofim Ovchinnikov and Pasha Kuznetsov. Filmed and edited by Khud and Barabaka.

When Russian people mention vacation time by the sea they usually mean the Black Sea. It’s understandable because all the major sea resorts, best Russian beaches and main sea ports are located on the Black Sea coast. But Russia also has an access to an another southern sea called the Azov Sea. It’s way smaller, not as scenic as the Black Sea and its coastline isn’t that well developed. The Sea of Azov is one of the smallest and the shallowest sea in the world.

Absurd at the Azov Sea will be screened at the Brijuni island on Sunday 30th, the last day of the festival. Don’t forget to reserve your boat ride ticket here.

Waltz

Waltz is a short skateboarding film done by Spencer Legebokoff looking through the lens of finesse, quick feet, and style- opposed to hefty drops and massive rails. It looks to loosely parallel skateboarding to forms of dance by following a mainly untraditional soundtrack graced by the genre of jazz, while still retaining the classic skate-film feel and it explores the moods of skating at all times of the day- whether it be a sunny afternoon or a late-night lurk.

You can catch this projection on Thursday 27th at the Brioni hotel in Fažana from 20 h.

Filmed almost entirely in the West Kootenay region of BC Canada, no cobblestone, granite, or marble is in sight- spots are few and far between, rough, and require much more of a hustle to skate. “Waltz” looks to accentuate and beautify skateboarding as individuals manipulate and move through space in ways that are graceful and organic.

Yalla Yalla

We all hear news about Palestine every once in a while. Still most of us don’t realize how tough life out there is. There is nothing simple about this place. The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast at the Middle East. When the founders of the one and only Palestinian skate camp invited the Absurd team to visit their project we didn’t think twice about going there.

Yalla Yalla is a short documentary about the SkateQilya summer skate camp located near the city of Qalqilya, Palestine. Starring Gosha Konyshev, Kirill Korobkov and SkateQilya campers with the guest appearance by Nestor Judkins and Kenny Reed.  Filmed and edited by Gosha Konyshev. Photos by Kirill Korobkov. Screening is set in Fažana’s old square on Friday 28th from 20:00 h.

Dumb Ape Tour


Building DIY skate obstacles on every stop on the way and skating them on the way back while traveling with an Ape Piaggio. Who does that!? Well, Simone Verona and Giovanni Grazzani from Dumb Skateboards just did! Check out Dumb Ape Tour on Friday 28th in Fažana’s old square and see how this endeavor went down!

What we do is skating, trying to film with all the friends from the team, make some videos sometimes, sell to the shops when we have time and use the company as an excuse for our dumb projects!

Keanu Robson’s Hawaiian Peel

Illustration by: Leo Macdonald Oulds


Here are a few words for the edit:

Four of us took a trip to Maui, Hawaii in 2016 with a loose idea to film and document our time there. Filmed on Video 8. Our camera got ran over fisheye forwards in the first week, luckily video 8 cameras are only around $50. Please enjoy the long lens footage we scraped together in the last couple weeks. Featuring Leo Macdonald Oulds, Reuben Cantere, Keanu Robson, Jacob Johnson, Zak Gold. Filmed and edited by Keanu Robson, a skateboarder, and artist aged 23 from Manchester.

That is what Keanu said about the film and we can add that he got a local nickname. From now on you can call him Keanu Reeves. Do that on Friday 28th in Fažana’s old square Piazza Grande.

Brothers by Nino Jurlina

This project was a collaborative effort between like-minded people I’ve met over the years. The idea behind Simple is that skateboarding, the passion and the culture surrounding it is what’s pushing you forward and laying the groundwork for future generations.

Brothers is about the metaphoric circle that is life and shows specific periods during the day that aren’t complete unless they’re viewed as a whole and shared with your brothers. This film was shot over the last year and a half and uses a mix of older, nostalgic moments with a soundtrack that is closely connected to the theme and the individual personalities of each skater. Shot and edited by Nino Jurlina, Brothers is playing on Friday 30th at the Piazza Grande in Fažana.

Don’t worry Gordo, the universe will get us there


Photo; Alex Hallford. BS Noseblunt. Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Rich West


Lovenskate brings you Don’t worry Gordo, the universe will get us there featuring the skating of Lucy Adams, Alex Barton, Ewen Bower, Alex Hallford, Dan Hill, Donald Karbonkel, Robbin Oost, Lee Santer, Jordan Thackeray, Aaron Wilmot, and friends. Filmed and edited by Jackson Davis. Screening in Fažana on Friday 28th.

What with world travel, the comp circuit and wanderlust (refusal to get phone credit), it’s hard to pin our crew down, but filmer Jackson Davis has been hot on their heels throughout the Eurozone and beyond, VX in hand.

Sarcusnevarc presents Photosynthesis

Alien Workshop’s Photosynthesis is regarded as one of skateboarding’s masterpieces, nicknamed the orange tape, overflowing with ledge tech and consolidating the future legendary status of numerous true originals. Joe Castrucci and Bill Strobeck’s stylistic visions perfectly captured the transition from the loose fitted late 90’s to the excitingly evolving early millennium.

Marcus Craven (Sarcusnevarc), artist and animator from Manchester, UK created an animated homage that he will show on Saturday 29th at the cinema Kino Valli in Pula titled Sarcusnevarc presents photosynthesis.

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.