FEATURE FILM: The annual fashion film festival A Shaded View on Fashion Film has announced the jury and program for its 14th edition, which will take place from November 10-13 at 3537, the cultural center operated by Dover Street Market Paris.
Its four-day program includes the presentation of the 43 fashion films participating in this year’s official competition, as well as documentary screenings, thematic curations showing an additional 60 films, panel discussions and performances.
Eighteen prizes will be awarded this year, including the grand prize, with five prizes being awarded for the best films in thematic curations including digital fashion, black representation in film, and conscious creation.
New this year are gongs for the manga and anime genres, Chinese movies, and the snappy format of TikTok. Still images will also be highlighted through an award given in collaboration with the Japan-based Anime Art Academy.
A public award will be given at a later date, after voting has been completed through a partnership with FNL Network, a fashion and lifestyle news network distributed via digital television services.
This year’s trophies were designed and handcrafted by New York-based artist, photographer and jewelry designer Miguel Villalobos.
To determine the winners, 2022 Jury President Caroline de Maigret and Honorary President Jean-Charles de Castelbajac can count on a jury that includes Andrew Taylor Parr, Director of Visual Image at Comme des Garçons; London-based music and fashion designer Pam Hogg; influencer Hanan Besovic, known on Instagram as @ideservecouture, and music artist Jay-Jay Johanson, among others.
A highlight of this year’s program will be the November 12 tribute to de Castelbajac, which will include the screening of a 3D animated film focusing on his virtual fashion designs with Lego, as well as a master class where the veteran designer will explain his creative process. .
This edition marks “a huge step forward,” according to founder Diane Pernet, who sees ASVOFF as becoming a “full-fledged cultural festival, albeit one that continues to focus not just on the way we adorn our bodies and express ourselves. through music in motion”. image but also the intersection of the two.”
The festival’s new slogan of “Fashion, Culture, Cinema” is reflected in a broader range of documentary themes, beginning with the screening of “Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean Michel Basquiat,” by American independent filmmaker Sarah Driver. , opening the festival on November 10.
An article directed by Bruce Weber about Paolo di Paolo, a Cinecittà photographer who turned away from photography at the dawn of celebrity culture and kept his work a secret until rediscovered by his daughter, will kick off the award ceremony of closing awards of the festival on November 21. 13
Two feature films will also be screened. They are “After Louie,” a drama about modern gay life and community history by Vincent Gagliostro, a filmmaker and activist who is an original member of the AIDS political activist group Act Up, and “Lost Record,” a sci-fi rock. Essay ‘n’-roll fantasy film by Ian F. Svenonius and Alexandra Cabral about the relationship between people and inanimate objects.
Between screenings, guests can enjoy exhibits by New York-based French visual artist Marievic on fetishized consumer cultures, and Oscar- and BAFTA-winning costume designer Tim Yip on his “Love Infinity” film series. .
Calling culture both an anchor and “the most precious, impressive and sometimes frightening context we have,” Pernet explained that expanding the festival’s lineup to include films on a wide range of topics was part of the idea that “everything it’s fashion.” as the president of the 2015 jury, Jean-Paul Gaultier, once said.