Calling out all aspiring fashion film makers and fashion film lovers! The Milan Fashion Film Festival has just announced itself open for submission to this year’s festival. The festival will this year be the sixth of its kind, which each year receives over 800 submissions from all over the world. Each year 200 fashion films are selected and presented on FFFMilano, which is held during Milan’s women’s fashion week in September. The Festival presents up-coming talents as well as well-well-established names such as, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Balmain, Nike, Gosha Rubchinsky and many more. The festival jury is open for submissions until the 25th of June and in case you are in lack of inspiration, we’ve listed some of the previous year’s winners below.
Best Documentary: Muxes directed by Ivan Olita
A strong short film documenting the outer parts of the southern state of Oaxaca, where to some the world can’t be divided into two genders, but needs a third: “muxes”, men who think of themselves as women.
Best Green Fashion Film: Who Made My Clothes directed by MJ Delaney
A strong environmental political film which confronts its audience with the poor conditions in the fashion industry and encourage its audience to take action and join the #FashionRevolution.
Best Director: “Paused by” directed by Wim Wenders for Jil Sander
A series of small fashion film and a success at last year’s FFFMilan, being the winner of four categories. Each film is plausible to be the beginning, the midst or the end of a movie – the viewer decides and is thereby taken into the shaping of the film’s universe.
Best New Fashion Film: Runaway Baby directed by Lola Bessis
The story of a young and talented writer who leaves the noise of the city in order to get inspiration and understand her fictional character, Cholé, better. What she hadn’t planned was to entrance a house and meet a very factual girl called Chloé.
Best New Designer/Brand: Kilon Shele Gan Gan directed by Dafe Oboro
A fashion film that presents designer Mowalola Ogunlesi’s graduate collection Psychedelic. The film profiles the Nigerian Youth with all of its vibrant, warmth and cultural diversity.
For more information see Fashion Film Festival
Words by Mathilde Nielsen