Images Courtesy of FFFF
Paris, France – The FashionClash Fashion Film Festival recently took place in Maastricht, Netherlands and announced the winners of its very first editions. Category winners are as follows:
Best Fashion Film: A Hommage to David Bowie in Sound and Vision, CANADA
Best Dutch Fashion Film: iii, Femke Huurdeman, Suze Milius, Marie-Sophie Beinke
Best Emerging Talent: Parallel Pyramid Platform, Daniel van Hauten, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Emmanuel A. Ryngaert
FASHIONCLASH One-to-watch: Burning Oceans into Deserts, Emma Westenberg for Hardeman
The FFFF is the first international film festival in the Netherlands dedicated to fashion film. The 3-day program contained screenings with a selection of more than 60 short fashion films from all over the world. The program kicked off with several avant premieres at de Bijenkorf, followed by the screening of the ‘We Margiela’ documentary. On Saturday, there were inspiring workshops by Canon and Pascal Baillien, various screenings and award ceremony at Lumière Cinema. In addition, an exhibition was presented in cooperation with AKATAK Studio.
FFFF showcased both emerging and established international filmmakers and designers who experiment with the genre. The program contained several premiere screenings such as ‘Kill Your Darlings’ by Maarten van Mulken and Pascal Baillien and MARTAN by Daan Groot. Being the first fashion film festival in the Netherlands, there was a special focus on Dutch fashion films.
One of the highlights was the State of Fashion Film Talk moderated by Niccolo Montanari. An inspiring discussion on the state of the fashion film, experiences and future speculations. The speakers of the panel where Kathryn Ferguson (film maker, director), Marie Schuller (film maker, photographer), Raquel Couceiro(head of fashion film Showstudio), Ditte Marie Lund (director Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival).
Niccolo Montanari also modertated the Act! Cut! Play! Screening and talk. Act! Cut! Play! is an interdisciplinary talent development project with the ambition to lift the quality of fashion films to a higher level. Four teams existing of a designer, theatre maker, and filmmaker were challenged to work together to investigate the possibilities and boundaries of their disciplines and the provided ‘format’ of the fashion film.
On Saturday evening the award ceremony concluded the festival with the announcement of nominees and winners. The winners were decided by the jury panel members; Diane Pernet (ASVOFF), Leendert Sonnevelt (editor-in-chief, Glamcult), Marcel Schlutt (editor-in-chief KALTBLUT Magazine), Michael Daks (photographer, director), Richard Dols (director DocFest).