Dear Shaded Viewers,
Over the weekend I attended the 1st fashion film festival in the netherlands, Fashionclash Fashion Film Festival. The fashion film festival is new but Fashionclash itself celebrates its first decade. The Fashionclash team consists of co-founders: Branko Popovic/Laurens Halamcher/ Nawie Kuiper/ Jessie Beurskens/Laura de Waart. I was invited along with Leendert Sonnevent (fashion editor, GLAMCULT), Marcel Schlutt (editor-in-chief Kaltblut Magazine), Michael Daks (photographer/director) and Richard Dols (filmmaker, director DocFest) to be on the festival’s first jury.
In addition to the screening there were interesting panels. I especially enjoyed the panel moderated by Niccolo Montanari with Kathryn Ferguson, Ditte Mariel, Marie Schuller, Raquel Couceiro on the state of fashion film and how you define a fashion film, in the end…you don’t.
The winning films:
Best Film – An Hommage to David Bowie in Sound and Vision, CANADA
Best Dutch Film- iii, Femke Huurdeman, Suze Milius, Marie-Sophie Beinke
Best Emerging Talent – Dennis Vanderbroeck The Parallel Pyramid Platform Best Emerging Talent
Fashionclash One to Watch – Burning Oceans Into Deserts, Emma Westenberg
A Hommage to David Bowie in Sound and Vision, CANADA
Best Dutch Fashion Film
iii, Femke Huurdeman, Suze Milius, Marie-Sophie Beinke
Best Emerging Talent
Parallel Pyramid Platform, Daniel van Hauten, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck
Burning Oceans Into Deserts, Emma Westenberg
Michael Daks (director and photographer)
Richard Dols (filmmaker and director at DocFest)
Leendert Sonnevelt (editor-in-chief Glamcult Magazine)
Marcel Schlutt (editor-in-chief KALTBLUT Magazine)
And a few images from the evening, and I cannot resist including a few photos from my lovely Kruisherenhotel in Maastricht.