Abkhazia is a documentary film 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.

duration: 52 min

scriptwriter, director: Vantte Lindevall

producers: Isabella Karhu, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

cinematography and editing: Vantte Lindevall

sound design: Tuomas Vauhkonen

in collaboration with:

Lamina, Hang Up magazine, Finnvox cinepost

AWARDS:

 

MIMPI FILM FESTIVAL 20.11.2017

The best documentary of Skateboarding / Melhor Documentário de Skate

SCREENINGS:

12.6.2020 HELSINKI, FINLAND
 

Kiasma URB Festival for urban art and culture. Kiasma Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Finnish National Gallery.

 

30.7.2019 NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND


Skateboarding in The City, festival of skateboarding and skate culture

 

16.12.2018 HELSINKI, FINLAND


Kontula indoor skatepark, Association of girl skateboarders' X-mas special

 

24.8.2018 TAMPERE, FINLAND


TADA - Tampere Design and Architecture week / Skateboarding and the City

 

26.7.2018 ERICEIRA, PORTUGAL


Portuguese Surf film festival

 

6.5.2018 MILANO, ITALY


Skate & Surf Film Festival Milano

 

5.5.2018 KRASNODAR, RUSSIA


Russian premiere at Cup Off

 

23.3.2018 TAMPERE, FINLAND


Arthouse Cinema Niagara

 

9.3.2018 HELSINKI, FINLAND


Kino K-13

 

20.12. LAHTI, FINLAND


Kino Iiris

 

12.12.2017 JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND


Kampus Kino

 

08.12.2017 OULU, FINLAND


Cinema Star
 
17.-21.11.2017 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL


MIMPI surf and skate film festival
 
25.11.2017 TURKU, FINLAND


Logomo Move2

 

20.11.2017 LAHTI, FINLAND


Kino Iiris

 

10.11.2017 LAHTI, FINLAND


Kino Iiris
Lahti Premiere (2 screenings)

 

28.10.2017 HELSINKI, FINLAND

 


Kontula Urban Film Festival

 

29.9.2017 TSAGHKADZOR, ARMENIA


ACT LAB

 

21.9.2017 BRIJUNI ISLANDS, FAZANA, KROATIA


 

Vladimir Film Festival
International premiere at Brijuni Islands

 

19.9.2017 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Love & Anarchy Helsinki Film Festival

World premierere at Andorra
Other screenings at HIFF 20.9. and 24.9.