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

Save the date for the 1st international film festival in the Netherlands focussing on the ‘fashion film’ genre. FFFF – FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival – 3 – 5 November 2017 in Maastricht! 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.



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


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).

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.

The State of the Fashion Film

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.


FFFF is an initiative by the Maastricht based foundation FASHIONCLASH that is known for organizing high-profile projects and supporting emerging talents from all over the globe. One of the projects is the internationally recognized annual FASHIONCLASH Festival. Since the first edition in 2009 more than 900 talents from 50 different countries and 6 continents have joined FASHIONCLASH Festival and were given the opportunity to show their talent and work. Some of their careers really took off from there! FASHIONCLASH strongly believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about controversial issues in our society. By researching and questioning ‘fashion’ we learn to understand the psychology of human behaviour and its role in undermining stereotypes. The central question being asked, “How can we develop the fashion industry to improve well-being and equality?”. Besides the festival FASHIONCLASH platform develops various cross-over projects with other disciplines and also presents master classes, workshops and social design projects. In addition to Maastricht and The Netherlands, FASHIONCLASH has also collaborated in Brazil, China, Poland, Portugal, Mauritius, Germany, Belgium, France, Malta, UK, Ireland and South Africa. FASHIONCLASH is an initiative from the artistic and managing directors Branko Popovic, Laurens Hamacher and Nawie Kuiper.

For more information go to fashionclash.nl/official-selection-fashionlash-fashion-film-festival-2017

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