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‘Vladimir’ – documentary by Aymeric Nocus

Ever thought about visiting an independent skate film festival in Croatia?

Aymeric Nocus (with contributions from George Toland, Rémi Luciani and Mario Fanuko) has put together a rad documentary highlighting the work of Nikola Racan and the August Senoa Skateboard Club in putting together their yearly event in Croatia, the Vladimir Film Festival. Taking place in the small village of Fažana, the film festival highlights the rawer, independent end of the skateboarding spectrum and each year premieres a selection of skateboarding scene videos from across the globe (including this year the first premiere of Jim Craven’s incredible video for Grey Skate Mag, Island and a premiere of Lucas Beaufort’s full length ode to print media Devoted).

Aymeric decided it was high time to cover this most legit of events in the form of a full length part documentary/part skate video which sees interviews with the events organisers interspersed with footage of the event itself. This footage ranges from drunken premiere antics to shredding everything from rickety miniramps to abandoned pre-WW1 fortresses and does a commendable job of showcasing what a few people can do with the right levels of motivation and passion for skateboarding – alongside the inevitable struggles of working around the red tape of small town bureaucracy when putting on an event like this. Just the fortress sessions alone would have us exhorting you to press play, while the video as a whole will have you getting straight online to look up prices for flights to Croatia, a cheap VX camera and a ripped version of Final Cut or all of the above…

Check out Aymeric’s own words about the documentary project via Medium Skate Mag, find out more about Vladimir Film Festival via their website and keep an eye out for dates of what will this year be their 7th annual party!

It’s raw, it’s beautiful, it’s 100% independence.

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