Tuesday 17 October 2017

Program - FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival

FFFF – FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival
3 - 5 November 2017 in Maastricht

1st international film festival in the Netherlands dedicated to the ‘fashion film’ genre.

FFFF is the first international fashion film festival in the Netherlands. The 3-day program contains screenings with a selection of more than 60 short fashion films from all over the world. The opening film on 3 November is the anticipated documentary ‘We Margiela’. On Saturday there are inspiring workshops, fashion talks, various screenings and award ceremony at Lumière Cinema. In addition, an exhibition and live performance will be presented in cooperation with AKATAK collective. At de Bijenkorf Maastricht you can discover brand new Dutch fashion films and at Thiessen Wijnkoopers a selection of films produced by FASHIONCLASH.

Entrance & Tickets
FFFF is open to everyone and partly for free. Tickets for the film screenings at Lumière Cinema are on sale from € 9. The screenings at de Bijenkorf, Thiessen Wijnkoopers and two of the film screenings and the exhibition at Lumière Cinema are accessible for free.
Program & Tickets: here

Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88
De Bijenkorf, Achter Het Vleeshuis 26
Thiessen Wijnkoopers, Grote Gracht 18

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What to expect

(dis)connect by Lies Scheps
FFFF showcases both emerging and established filmmakers and designers who experiment with the genre. A unique opportunity to get inspired by the world of fashion film, discover new talents and learn more about the state of the art of fashion film.
The program consists of a cured selection of relevant movies from last year and several premiere screenings including ‘Kill Your Darlings’ by Maarten van Mulken and filmmaker Pascal Baillien, Dance a measure by Studio Selvedge & Project Sally Maastricht and 'ES TUT MIR LEID! by Annie van Noortwijk inspired by Studio M.E.N.
There are a number of special themed screenings including the Dutch Fashion Film, Fashion Makes Sense Movies and the Act! Cut! Play! screening and talk. In collaboration with AKATAK collective, an exhibition consisting of installations, fashion outfits and films will be presented. In addition, you can join the masterclasses by Canon Nederland and Pascal Baillien.

Awards & Jury
Saturday evening 4 November, the award ceremony will be held with the announcement of nominees and winners. There are also two premieres and a selection of must-see international fashion films. Three awards will be presented: Best Dutch Fashion Film, Best Emerging Talent, Best Fashion Film

The jury panel: Diane Pernet (ASVOFF), Leendert Sonnevent (editor-in-chief, Glamcult), Marcel Schlutt (editor-in-chief KALTBLUT Magazine), Michael Daks (photographer, durector), Richard Dols (director DocFest).

More information about the program: FFFF Program

“As an interdisciplinary development platform FASHIONCLASH focuses on presenting fashion in the broadest sense of the word. The growing interest and the rising submissions of fashion film has inspired us to include fashion films screenings in our program. In 2014 and 2015 we have organized the ‘Fashion Film Night Out’ during FASHIONCLASH Festival. In addition, FASHIONCLASH produced several fashion films, such as ‘Aspire’ featuring topmodel Kiki Willems and most recently the Act! Cut! Play! project. – FC artistic team

The State of the Fashion Film
Undoubtingly the fashion film is here to stay as the industry looks further than just clothes and photography. In this era of e-culture, it is one of the best ways to capture a fashion narrative and to reach a wide audience via online platforms and media. Challenging the norms of traditional advertising techniques and moving fashion shoots, designers have embraced film as an art form and have moved away the use of mundane product placement. Technological developments have made fashion films more accessible. Fashion film has become an essential part of the communication strategy fashion brands and more young designers are experimenting with the genre. In this era of rising e-culture, it is one of the best ways to capture a fashion narrative and to reach a wide audience via online platforms.
Film as a medium is an incredible discipline to tell stories. But is exactly a fashion film? What is the future of fashion film and the state of the art of fashion film?

Act! Cut! Play! Project
Recently, the Act! Cut! Play! Project has been organized, an initiative of FASHIONCLASH, Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond and MoMu – Antwerp Fashion Museum. Act! Cut! Play! is an interdisciplinary talent development project with the ambition to lift the quality of fashion films to a higher level. Three teams existing of a designer, theatre maker, and filmmaker from either the Netherlands or Flanders, were challenged to work together to investigate the possibilities and boundaries of their disciplines and the provided ‘format’ of the fashion film. With the incorporation of a theatre maker, the three teams are challenged to make the narrative an important element within the films.

Since December 2016 these three films are on display in the international fashion, theatre-, film- and art world. Meanwhile the films have received nominations and awards in festivals such as ASVOFF, BAIFFF Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival, Bokeh Fashion Film Festival (Cape Town), Mexico Fashion Film Festival and Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival.


Just few examples of films that you can discover...

ASMR, models.com, Tarik Malak & Timothy Douglas

Bello, Monica Menez

Canted Conscience, Thomas Nuyten

We Margiela

How to live together? Karime Salame

Gallivant, Bram van Dijk

#WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove Nike / R.T, Luca Finotti

 Dressed for Protest: The Women’s March and Beyond, Glamour Magazine, Amber Moelter at Noir Tribe

Butt Muscle – Christeene, Matt Lambert

Robots, Blitzwerk Studios

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