Dear Shaded Viewers,
ASVOFF the world’s first and leading film festival dedicated to fashion, style and beauty founded by the iconic Diane Pernet will host its 13th event on December 1st-3rd in collaboration with 35/37 at Dover Street Market Paris.
Since its launch in 2008, ASVOFF has been the leading voice for creatives around the world where “fashion is a protagonist”. Encouraging both established and emerging artists, the festival challenges representation of fashion in different mediums, reshapes the codes of cinema and reinforces fashion film’s importance in popular culture.
For its 13th edition, a three-day physical event will be held at 35/37 and will feature over 80 films and 4 themed categories on Sustainability Activism (curated by Bandana Tewari), Digital Fashion (curated by Amber Jae Slooten x The Fabricant), Black Spectrum (curated by Melissa Alibo) and Fashion Moves (curated by Alexandra Murray-Leslie). Additionally to the films, a series of interviews will be presented discussing inclusivity, diversity, independent film distributions and the legacies of Latin American showgirls.
The jury, lead by Canadian filmmaker and director Bruce LaBruce, will include: performer Roisin Murphy, curator Osei Bonsu, performer Alex Murray-Leslie, cult fashion designer Pam Hogg, influencer Bryanboy, founder of Fashion East Lulu Kennedy, artist Helen Downie, journalist Susie Lau, fashion writer Yu Masui, influencer Kayaan Contractor, artist Daniel Lismore, model and collector Daphne Guinness, artist Willy Ndatira, deputy director of Vogue Italia Sara Sozzani Maino, designer Andre Walker, designer Lutz Huelle, senior director of marketing at Kino Lorber Nicholas Kemp and founder of GWAND Suzanna Vock.
For ASVOFF 13, American critic and journalist Diane Pernet expressed, “This year, the terminology ‘resilience’ resonates more conspicuously amidst the young-at-heart visionaries. Despite the tumultuous time, rather than feeling compromised, filmmakers are navigating their potentialities through introspection, stimulating their creativity, self-awareness and pushing others to harness their highs and lows or straddle extremes like claustrophobic silhouettes and epic Eden-like landscapes”.
The films will also be available on FNL Network for an entire year.