Featuring the fashion eyewear of Georgetown Optician, we are taken into a world of silence where eyes do the talking and quiet is zealously guarded. Set in the quietest library on Earth (a temple of hush), the film focuses on a tyrannical “Quiet Guard”, punishing patrons for the slightest sound. Unable to stand his harshness and communicating only with their eyes, the library patrons plot to take the library back – sparking a silent revolution! Dean Alexander is an advertising/fashion photographer and film director. His work has taken him to over 60 countries. His still photography has won over 150 International Awards including Communication Arts (Photo, Advertising and Design) Annuals, Archive Magazine, National ADDYS, ONE Show, PDN Photo Annual, SPD Awards, among others. He has been selected by Lürzer's Archive Magazine as one of the "200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide" every year since 2010 and recognized by GRAPHIS as one of the "100 Top in the Americas". His images have been selected as “Runner-Up” for American Photo’s IMAGE OF THE YEAR Award. He is an EMMY Award winning director.
The Strange Story of a Shining Pearl
In the flow of life, daily decisions and choices that we make create alternative universes where there might exist our duplicates who have been through different experiences. Is there any way to reach them? Can we reach through love and family ties? This short film is the story of two young sisters trying to reach a magical and shining pearl through the orders of their deceased grandmother, which will open a portal to parallel universes. Will the grandmother reunite with her dead husband again? Can she show her granddaughters that everything is fine? “The Strange Story of a Shining Pearl” is a fantasy-drama short film taking viewers across time, space, existence and reality. Emir Mavitan He was born in 1993 in Istanbul. He graduated from Yeditepe Radio, Cinema and TV after Eyüboğlu College. He started making short films during his secondary/high school years and continued at university. The film Re-Era, sponsored by Yeditepe University, took the first steps in science fiction and brought many awards and acclaim. Subsequently, he began working on long-feature films. When he was in his final year, he wrote, directed and produced the long-feature film called Göçebe, a co-production with TRT. Göçebe made its world premiere at the Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival and its Turkey premiere at Istanbul International Film Festival. This dystopic, fantasy-themed film was among the few examples of its genre in Turkey. After this, he established the production department of Oflaz Media and for a while he was in charge of the digital platform called Filbox Hemen. He founded Mug Production in 2012 and still continues to work as a director, script writer and producer for cinema, TV series and advertisements.
Fashion Bodies: About Limits, Opinions and War Paint.
Fashion Bodies - About Limits, Opinions and Warpaint is an audiovisual manifesto that brings to the forefront stories from three real people about their relation and experiment with fashion on the way to claim their self-acceptance, image and identity. Through the mix of a semi-documental approach with a fantasy-like atmosphere, this short film shows the constant and unbalanced dance between the constraints and freedoms embedded in ourselves as fashion bodies. Pedro Pontoni I'm a Brazilian/Italian video content creator and director. Over the course of my career, I’ve built my body of work intimately inspired and influenced by themes and subjects within the fashion, lifestyle and LGBTQI+ universe, always trying to shine a light on meaningful issues. Having collaborated and worked with young and stablished professionals in Brazil and Internationally, I now continue to create and direct visual work in London.
A XXI Century Witch
Witches have always seen life from a different point of view. Kornelia tells us what it's like to be a witch today. Born and raised in Madrid, Javier Cortés´s interest in photography and cinema began at an early age playing with his father´s analog cameras. He studied a photography degree and was photography assistant of Isabel Muñoz (Two World Press Photo Winner) and other international photographers and cinematographers in his early years. Some years after he graduated in Cinematography at Cinema School and learn from Bradford Young ASC (Cinematography Oscar Nominated and DOP of Arrival,Star Wars Han Solo,...), Andrzej Sekula (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir dogs..) among others. The great strength of Javier´s works is how he has achieved to mix this two professions, cinematography&directing and the way he develop his projects. After 9 years working on his own, in each project that he is involved, editorials, advertisement or personal, is always represented his love for art, cinema, for the light, the love for color, and the searching for naturalness in storytelling. He is a regular contributor with fashion films or editorials for magazines such as Glamour, Esquire or Vogue and advertisement clients as Oysho, L'Oréal, Estée Lauder, Zara, Toyota, LG, among others. His personal work has been developed during years. Last year he has been awarded and published in a book curated by Magnum photos and British Journal of Photography as part of the selection for Portrait of Humanity, a project that celebrate global unity. He also takes part of a small selection of the images in the book in a collective exhibition around Europe, USA, Africa and Australia
to a broecken image
"Para una imagen rota" ("To a broken image") is a poetic representation of the pressure on women to meet beauty standards in today’s society. Through an elaborately choreographed contemporary dance, our fears and unachievable self-expectations are personified. This way we explore and transmit the suffocation and pain society provokes on 21st century women, in a metaphorical way. Mikaela Guariniello, a 27-year-old female director. I'm half-Chilean, half-Argentinian, with Italian roots, and I am currently based in Madrid, where I've lived since I was 8. I've been working in Advertising since 2015 and have directed both commercials and artistic projects in Mexico, London, Barcelona and Madrid. My work has a strong sense of poetry. I'm deeply interested in exploring and portraying universal emotions through sensory visual language. I like to find beauty in the small details, as well as exploring their profoundness through the camera. I enjoy exploring narrative in different forms, which is why I not only direct but I also write scripts, poetry and short stories. I graduated from the University Carlos III of Madrid in 2015 with a bilingual MA in Film, TV and Media Studies that included an ex-change program with the University of Torino (Italy). I won the Vimeo award at the Sundance Channel Short Contest (European) for my first short film, “Sometimes comes sadness” , which I shot whilst at university. During this time, I also attended various writing courses on poetry and narrative. My collection of short stories, “La Culpa y otros tales”, was selected by the Festival Eñe (Spain) in the section “Four editors in search of an author”.
SHOES SHOES SHOES !
The plot of the film unfolds in an incessant succession of styles and proposals, from the Courbette Bow pumps, with their large removable satin bow, or the new I Love Vivier model, with its small heel and its leopard print, up to the Viv 'Tex boots, whose characteristic curved heel is inspired by the Choc model created by Monsieur Vivier in 1959. And then again the moccasins with metal buckle Viv' Rangers, without forgetting Beau Vivier, the bag of the Fall / Winter 2019 season, which presents as a new icon of the Maison. But to suspend the fashion show is the surprise entrance of the house's ambassador, Ines de la Fressange, who bursts onto the scene with a wide-brimmed hat, dark glasses and that elegance sewn on showing everyone how the true Vivier style. Vittorio Bonaffini, italian director, he cultivates his passion for photography and cinema since he was a child. At the age of 18 he moved to Rome to graduate in Audiovisual Communication at University "La Sapienza" in Rome. From there he began working in the video production departments of advertising agencies such as TBWA and M&C Saatchi London, realizing video and content as filmmaker for Peroni, Carhartt and Nike. He moves to Milan and devote himself entirely to advertising and, also writing the screenplay of commercials. In his reel several collaborations with brands such as Yamaha, Barilla, Unicredit, BMW, Mini, Prada, Save the Children.
A tribute to the Pre-raphaelite brotherhood by telling the story of the creation of some of the most famous paintings, especially the most known "Ophelia" by Sir John Everett Millais. Where we can see nature taking more and more place in the art. The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach. Hadi Moussally was born in Lebanon in 1987. By age 18, he decides to go study film direction in France where he acquires a first master’s degree in “Fiction Cinema” from Paris-Est Marne la Vallée University. Moussally then chooses to take on a complementary masters in “Documentary and Anthropological Cinema” from Paris X Nanterre University, in the course of Jean Rouch. In that respect, Hadi Moussally acquainted himself with reality-cinema. The anthropological and documentary approach accustoms him with the sense of keen observation of his subjects and alerts him to the importance of instantaneous shooting; whereas his fictional background gives him the urge of creating sensual, esthetically pleasing imagery universes. From 2012, Hadi Moussally shifts towards the world of fashion and directs several experimental films some of which received various distinctions in festivals. In 2014 he made his first documentary on the end of his grandmother's life, and in 2016 a docu-portrait on a senior model. In 2018 he completed an experimental project on albinism "Positive" whose photos have been exhibited at the UNESCO, the City Hall of Paris and Beirut Art Fair as well. In 2015 he founded the production unit H7O7 whose main objective is to enable the making and promotion of films and photos with "hybrid" vocation where is privileged the mixture of genres between experimental, documentary, fashion and fiction. In 2020, he founded the collective “Hybrid Wave” with around 30 hybrid artists from around the world.
Lighter than air
Pushing our loved ones away, we turn them into monsters. And the first victim of this monster will be ourselves because we aren't ready to accept what we create. Marina Tolstobrova Born in 1973 Studied Film and Music Video Direction, Film Production at Wordshop Academy of Communications, Moscow Studied Cinematography At Mitta Film School Studied Music history and theory an Moscow State Conservatoire
Transition takes place in the office of a psychoanalyst, where a couple meets to talk about the conflict of the father who does not accept that his son is homosexual. Hipólita (María Barranco), a struggling mother, vindicates the equality and rights of her son. Transition highlights the ability of women to transform, decide, understand, value, help and overcome any adversity in life. Cristina Arana Director, producer and screenwriter, has a union of skills. After specializing in cinematographic photography and analog photography, he studied screenplay at Madrid's Screenplay Factory, dramatic art at Studio Corazza and Studio Recabarren, thus consolidating his theatrical training. She has been the producer of plays such as Fiambres Vardos and ¿El Cianuro, alone or with milk ?, both by Juan José Alonso Millán. With her first short film she has been awarded at the San Diego festival, at LA JOLLA FILM FESTIVAL with the award for Best Creative Concept. He has also directed Workingay, a short film presented at FITUR 2019, and Transición, his latest work starring the famous María Barranco
Looking for a new place to begin.
The short film starring (and voiced) by the incensed actor Johnny Massaro, portrait the life of a young singer who gets explored by the concept of restart and identity through his conflicted life, caused by image ́s overvaluation in social networking times. Amidst his struggle with his own ego, the character creates a platonic relationship with an inanimate version of himself. Henrique Sauer Film Director, based in Sao Paulo https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2124590/.
Fashion film following two actresses. One stays in and never comes out. One stays out and never comes in. Matthew Donaldson, London based, had been shooting fashion, still lifes and portraits for over 20 years when he ventured into moving image work, and counts Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Sony among his clients...
INHUMAN LOVE AW
[INHUMAN LOVE] is a poignant yet poetic, dark yet beautiful love story set in the near future, between a subject “SI” and a soldier, RX. SI, a consultant who works at a dark underground “auction house”, disguised as a museum by day, mistakenly enchants RX and starts a forbidden love story. Although RX’s love and passion for SI is so strong, he is too late in saving her. Our story is a jarring metaphor about saving our vulnerable planet, before we run out of time. #climatechange Our short film, merges fashion, costumes, hair/makeup art, and original music, in hopes to convey a beautiful message, that our lust and the love of life, our planet and civilization is a must. #actnow #inhumanlove Music Composer and Lyrics Written by Alexander King Chen Nick and Adam Hayes are a filmmaking, storytelling, content creating duo, whom direct and shoot commercials, multi-content campaigns and narrative based films. Both have over 20 years of experience in the creative industry. Their films have been screened at prestigious film festivals such as; Cannes, Sundance, LA Shorts, Discover, and the Austin music video Festival. Their commercials have been screened during the NBA finals, the NFL Superbowl, and have graced the billboards of Times Sq and Sunset Boulevard on many occasions.
My plan wants to highlight the neologism coined by the well-known designer of Dominican origin Oscar De La Renta, to indicate the fashion victims as people who, in an uncritical and passive way, follow the dictates of fashion. Vulnerability and transience in the face of materialism leads these subjects to be considered victims, on the one hand of social prejudices and on the other of the interests of the fashion industry itself, two of the main excesses in this field. Excess is the key that transforms a symptom into a pathology. Just as a fashion victim is considered such when she exceeds her looks, leading them to exaggeration, even a slight mental disorder can turn into an obsession when an individual alters his or her thoughts, doubts, hypotheses, fear about a particular topic. This exaggeration connects this concept to the three main disorders, from the psychiatric point of view of obsession: obsessive-compulsive disorder, dysmorphobic disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I'm Francesca Albergo, I'm 24 years old, I live in Paullo (MI), graduated from high school of human sciences and graduated in Fashion Styling and Communication in Naba (New Academy of Fine Arts) in Milan. I am passionate about fashion and cinema, passions cultivated over the years, both thanks to the various workshops and thanks to the theater academy attended in 2016, a choice that I would undertake a million times. Theater changes you deep down, and it's true. Later and during my academic career, I worked as an assistant stylist for 'TheGreatest' Magazine and a dressmaker for the 2018-2019 collection of Prada, Fendi and Armani. I am in love with the world of cinema, which is why I decided to write a short film, as well as my fashion film presented to you which is called Fashion Victim.
A story of two destined souls trying to find themselves in reincarnated lives. La Sister is a Filmmaker born and raised in Baja California. She grew up between Mexican & American culture. La Sister has a BSC in Communication Sciences and Graduated from Film School. La Sister is based in Barcelona. La Sister has lived in Mexico, Belgium and Paris. La Sister speaks Spanish, English, French. Director Statement She loves to create her own films, she has a unique talent to write and special sensitive to guide actors. La Sister is a Director who gets involved in every detail of the project, who lets herself be adviced by her intuition and who never doubt to take risks at a visual and narrative level for the sake of the film. She has an inner world with a background where reality and fantasy come together to create a unique visual style. The images of her head are in constant mutation.
Business as Usual
How old you are was your business... How young you look is our business. Visit Willems Beauty Palace and let us pamper you! Our team is there for you day and night (as long as you pay...). "Business as Usual" is a movie with four episodes that shows what goes on in the rooms of an exclusive beauty salon. Monica Menez is an award-winning fashion photographer and filmmaker born in Stuttgart, Germany. After her apprenticeship at a commercial photographer she started to work as a press photographer for various magazines. During that time, she increasingly came into contact with fashion photography. In 2011, she produced her first fashion film Precious, in which pizza-making becomes a surreal-erotic act. Her unconventional work has won international acclaim, and all of her films have received various prestigious awards.
"+7 HOURS" is a project of IVAN ASEN 22, conceptual designers` platform in Sofia, Bulgaria, aiming to interweave the Japanese and Bulgarian culture through the visual language of contemporary fashion design. The result - an exhibition-a spatial fashion installation of conceptual garments developed by nine Bulgarian fashion designers and four Japanese fashion design students, accompanied by a fashion film is a collaboration between Bulgarian and Japanese artists, featuring actress Irmena Chichikova. The inspiration comes from the traditional Japanese and Bulgarian culture, the personal story of the owners of authentic Japanese kimonos, combined with the phenomena of contemporary urban life and lifestyle in both countries. Two are the main thematic complexes we associate with our understanding of Japan: preservation of tradition and technological progress. "+ 7 HOURS", which literally indicates the time difference between the two countries, Bulgaria and Japan, in transcendent sense carries the breath-taking spirit of overtaking time, futurism and utopia, crossing time and space and their cancellation, the ability to reach out and touch two remote worlds and cultures in a foreseeable period of time. The number 7 is a symbolic number for the project?s participants: this is the number of our seven transitional and insomnia nights, of the hours we spent for our photo- and film-shootings in Tokyo, the seven days full of intense meetings, observation, visits and working during our research travel to Japan, the need for so much more than seven hours in order to get to know more facets from the Japanese ambiance and culture. The motto of the number seven is also not random: Understanding. Understanding and respecting the foreign culture. Understanding of the own one, re-considered anew by its encounter with the distant and magical culture of Japan and the sense of transcendental closeness. Alexander Gerginov graduated in Fashion Design from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2005 he defended his PhD in History of fashion illustration. He works as designer and creative director of ladies' and men's fashion for several fashion brands. Since 2008 he has been teaching painting, fashion design and costume history at the Professional High School of Clothing in Sofia and since 2010 he has been leading classes of fashion illustration and fashion portfolio in the Art Academy in Sofia. Over the past few years he has been lecturing and holding workshops related to fashion illustration and contemporary drawing techniques in Germany, Lithuania and others. As a designer, he is also working on his own brand Ham & Eggs, while he is also involved as co-designer of CSC- Conceptual Sporty Chic, a joint brand with Natalia Jivkova. His passion for fine and applied arts results in a number of exhibitions and art projects shown in Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Russia, the Czech Republic, England, Serbia, Macedonia, South Africa and others.
Matt Shally, the host of Tbilisi's first drag contest show, takes us inside his life in Georgia. Jordan Blady Jordan is a director living between Paris and Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, he attended NYU's Tisch school of the Arts. His work has been featured on Dazed, Nowness and Vogue Italia. Jordan's first feature film, Softness of Bodies, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2018.