The 4th edition of international Fashion Film Festival Istanbul concluded last week after the award show where the winners were presented their trophies. As a hot spot for fashion, film and design fields, Istanbul has its own fashion film festival since 2015. A comprehensive program of fashion films are presented to the audience alongside capsule talks with names from fashion and film. The festival also provides a detailed program dedicated to cutting edge design works, art videos, fashion documentaries, workshops, masterclasses and unforgettable parties. One quality of the festival is that there are no tickets for the audiences, it is free and open to public, and there are no submission fees in order to support the production of fashion films worldwide.

The talks and Q&A’s in the previous three editions gathered in Istanbul internationally acclaimed names such as Gareth Pugh, Damir Doma, Dion Lee, Emma Mulholland, Ece Sukan, Michael Daks, Tracy Sedino, Esther Coppolse, Branko Popovic, Niccolo Montanari, and many more.

Fashion Film Festival Istanbul in its 4th year presented 7 awards to 5 films this year. The international jury board included many presitigious and important names from fashion, art, designi film and media realms such as Sara Maino (Deputy Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia, and Head of Vogue Talents), Diane Pernet (Founder of a Shaded View on Fashion Film), Yvan Mispelleare (Design Director of Valentino), Yaz Bukey (Designer), Donald Potard (Head of Fashion Design at Paris College of Art), Bruno Aveillan (Photographer & Director), Paola Pattacini (Fashion School Coordinator at IED Roma), Adrian Lazarus (Founder of bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film and Life Style Festival) and Luca Imbimbo (Senior Editor at Fucking Young! magazine). While the jury selected the winners of 6 categories, the Young Discovery award given to a first time filmmaker or designer is selected by the festival team. The 4 of 5 films awarded were directed by female directors and were made for female designers/musicians. The president of the festival Tuna Yilmaz shared his happiness on stage saying “We are proud to be a festival where female artists and designers are appreciated, welcome and respected even more than their male counterparts”.

Here are the winners:
“Way Over There”
By Laetitia Negre
For Vogue Italia/Vivenne Westwood/Andreas Kranthaller
Best Fashion Film, Best Hair Design, Best Make Up

By Omer Can Duman
For Birélin
Best Turkish Fashion Film

“Amarillo Camino”
By Rebeca Calle
For Belenciana
Best Music Video

“The Greatest Luxury”
By Kathryn Ferguson
For Selfridges
Best Documentary

By Lucia Alcaina
Young Discovery Award

The fifth edition of Fashion film Festival Istanbul will be held on November 2019; the submissions will be open between February 1st and August 31st.

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