Berlin – May 3, 2016 – Berlin fashion Film Festival announced today its 2016 shortlist. 142 fashion, lifestyle and beauty-driven films, from independent to mainstream, will screen on June 2 & 3 in Berlin at Alte Teppichfabrik. Out of the 821 submissions received for the fifth edition, 100 are nominated in 20 categories, including ten craft categories, three special categories, four film categories for TV & Cinema and Online content, as well as Best Emerging Talent, Best Local Production and Best Film for Major Brand.
The nominated films include Snowbird – KENZO Spring-Summer 2016 directed by Sean Baker, nominated for Direction, Original Music, Major Brand and Best Film (Beauty & Cosmetics), i-D – Bowie’s Berlin directed by Matt Lambert, nominated for Casting, Use of Fashion, Best Local and Best Film (Personal Work), X directed by Rankin, nominated for Editing, Direction, Major Brand and Best Film (Clothing, Footwear & Accessories) and “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” Charlotte Simone AW15 directed by Lucie Beecha, nominated for Idea / Script , Emerging Artist and Best Film (Clothing, Footwear & Accessories).
As part of a collaboration with international film festivals and video-focused platforms, Berlin fashion Film Festival will also host curated guest screenings by Buenos Aires Fashion Film Festival, Hunger, Medellin Fashion Film Festival, Mexico Fashion Film Festival, Nowness and Stash.
“This year we’ve really focused on providing additional visibility to all filmmakers working in fashion film by exporting Berlin fashion Film Festival’s content internationally, through collaborations with other film festivals and platforms and our BFFF-on-Tour screenings and meet-ups, and by curating content that goes beyond the traditional definition of fashion film. The work showcased at BFFF 2016 aims to show that fashion is more than just clothing” – states Niccolò Montanari, co-founder of Berlin fashion Film Festival.
This year’s Berlin fashion Film Festival will consist of the BFFF Summit, featuring talks, panels, case studies, fashion film screening, exhibitions, masterclasses and creative speed dating, as well as the BFFF Awards and After-show Party and public screenings.
About Berlin fashion Film Festival:
Since 2012, Berlin fashion Film Festival recognises, embraces, and rewards exceptional branded video content focused on fashion, beauty and lifestyle. The event takes place once a year in Berlin, followed by selected international screenings and meet-ups. Focusing on celebrating talent and discovering upcoming creative trends, BFFF connects filmmakers, producers, creative agencies, brands, labels and designers.