Throwback at Fashionclash Fashion Film Festival in Maastricht

Maybe is because toward the end of the year we think and make a resume of what we did during the last twelve months and of course one of our most memorable and interesting event we participated, especially when it comes at supporting the new ideas we have to remember the super interesting “Fashionclash” team and their upcoming “FFFF – Fashionclash Fashion Film Festival”. It is been a pleasure and honor to participate in it and to give little more visibility going live from the “Lumiere Cinema” in Maastricht making LIVE interviews listening to the opinions at “HOT” just after all the professionals and special crowd saw the fashion movies.

We will publicate here during these festivities all the interviews me made live.

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, Dance a Measure by Studio Selvedge & Project Sally Maastricht and MARTAN by Daan Groot and Martan. 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).


Best Fashion Film: A Hommage to David Bowie in Sound and Vision, CANADA

A Hommage to David Bowie in Sound and Vision, CANADA
Catalan director collective CANADA, Sound and Vision is an homage to late pop icon David Bowie for the exhibition ‘David Bowie Is’. A tribute film to David Bowie shot in a dreamlike chinese bazaar.
Best Dutch Fashion Film: III Femke Huurdeman, Suze Milius, Marie-Sophie Beinke

iii, Femke Huurdeman, Suze Milius, Marie Sophie Beinke
In the world of iii, senses double themselves in order to make one woman complete.
iii is produced in the framework of Act!Cut!Play! project.


Best Emerging Talent: Parallel Pyramid Platform, Daniel van Hauten, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Emmanuel A. Ryngaert

The Parallel Pyramid Platform, Dennis Vanderbroeck, Daniel van Hauten, Emmanuel A. Ryngaert
The Parallel Pyramid Platform is a highly aesthetic and witty game show in which sixteen contestants construct a gigantic pyramid shaped sculpture, working with and against each other, in order to make it to the top first. A film that explores the friction between the individual versus the collective. A never-ending universe in which, as the sculpture grows, blue becomes red. How one can only replace the inevitable void by start building.
The Parallel Pyramid Platform is produced in the framework of Act!Cut!Play! project.


FASHIONCLASH One-to-watch: Burning Oceans into Deserts, Emma Westenberg for Hardeman

Burning Oceans into Deserts, Emma Westenberg for Hardeman
A modern Western about the fire of love: A girl falls for the mirage of a cowboy, only to learn that she is one herself. A contemporary take on the classic American Western, the film is the second collaboration between filmmaker Emma Westenberg and fashion designer Sophie Hardeman


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