donderdag 26 oktober 2017

The State of Fashion Film Talk

The State of Fashion Film Talk at FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival

A panel consisting of renowned fashion film makers and directors such as Raquel Couceiro, Marie Schuller, Kathryn Ferguson and Ditte Marie Lund.
Niccolo Montanari is in conversation with these professionals, to get to know more about the fashion film industry and the state of the art of the fashion film. 

Talk / Room 2 / 4 Nov. / 16:00 - 17:30 / Runtime: 90 min 
Prize €9,00. Find your tickets here 

The State of the Art of the Fashion Film
Fashion and film have been hand in hand and influencing each other for decades, for example in classics like Breakfast at Tiffany's or more recent examples like A Single Man or The Neon Demon. More and more the fashion film has become an essential part of the communication strategy of each fashion brand. In this era of e-culture, it is one of the best ways to capture a fashion narrative and to reach a wide audience via online platforms and media. Challenging the norms of traditional advertising techniques and moving fashion shoots, designers have embraced film as an art form and have moved away the use of mundane product placement.

Film as a medium is an incredible discipline to tell stories. Nowadays, the genre is highly on the rise and also embraced by major directors such as Wes Anderson, Miranda July, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch who are engaged in making fashion films. In less than ten years the fashion film broke from the off schedules through to the core of the fashion industry. The fashion films are no longer used as a means of communication but also presented as independent artworks. Big brands like Dior, Chanel, Prada and Gucci are spending loads of money on editorial campaigns and fashion films.
Undoubtingly the fashion film is here to stay. The industry has to look further than just clothes and photography. Technological developments have made fashion films more accessible; for instance, you can now film a fashion film entirely on your phone.

What is the future of fashion film and the state of the art of fashion film? 
With the FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival we invite you to discover the beauty and the potential of fashion film.

woensdag 25 oktober 2017

Award Ceremoy and Screening at FFFF

Ethetics Episode 2: Mdingi Coutts, Amber Moelter at Noir Tribe
The Award Ceremony & Screening at FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival 

The award ceremony is a celebration of the art of fashion film with a must-see selection of high-profile international fashion films that have been noticed and critically acclaimed. In addition, two brand new local fashion films will be presented. Right after the screening nominees and winners will be announced by the jury.

Meet the jury
Diane Pernet (founder ASVOFF, fashion critic)
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)

jury panel

-  Best Emerging Talent, price: € 500
-  Best Dutch Fashion Film, price: Canon EOS 77D
-  Best Film, price: € 1500
-  FASHIONCLASH One-To-Watch price: € 500

Award Ceremony + Screenings (incl. two premieres) 
Date: 4-11-2017
Time: 22:00 – 23:30
Runtime: 00:90:00
Price: €17,50 get your tickets

More information about FFFF:

Program starts with two premieres, following 11 international must-see fashion film. After the screening the nominees and winners will be announced.

Kill Your Darlings – Maarten van Mulken, directed by Pascal Baillien, 00:05:00, premiere

Fashion is Dead. Maarten van Mulken’s collection is a middle finger against this statement. ‘Kill your Darlings’ is a movie about the life and death of the things you love. It’s a surreal impression of a girl and her fears, her sins, her joy and her hopes. It’s a moment between life and death, where she asks herself why she had to die

Dance a measure, Studio Selvedge & Sally Dansgezelschap Maastricht, 00:04:00, premiere

‘Dance a measure’ is een fashion/dans film geïnspireerd op het gedicht van Neil Gaimen, met kleding van ontwerpster Lena Berens en tas van ontwerper Milan Palma.

Fashion Films in the Loop

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festivals (FFFF) presents fashion films in The Loop at Lumière Cinema Maastricht.

MYTH, Manfre & Iker Iturria
The Loop shows an international selection of fashion films from both emerging and established film makers and brands. An eclectic mix that shows the potential and variety of the fashion film as a medium.

The Loop 
Date: 4-11-2017
Time: 13:30 – 18:00
Runtime: 00:47:58
Price: free entrance

More information about FFFF:

Fashion Makes Sense Fashion Film

Dressed for Protest: The Women’s March and Beyond, Glamour Magazine
by Amber Moelter at Noir Tribe
FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival presents Fashion Makes Sense Fashion Films

A selection of short fashion films and documentaries that are showing that fashion can make sense.

FASHIONCLASH strongly believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about controversial issues in our society. Fashion film as a medium is an incredible discipline to tell stories, to address controversial issues, to create a dialogue and connect disciplines.

Fashion Makes Sense Fashion Films
Date: 4-11-2017
Time: 20:30 – 21:30
Runtime: 00:50:42
Price: €9,00 get your tickets

dinsdag 24 oktober 2017

FFFF Screening at Thiessen Wijnkoopers

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival @ Thiessen Wijnkoopers presents, a selection of fashion films co-produced by FASHIONCLASH.

still from Aspire, a film in collaboration with Strictua

FFFF Screening @ Thiessen Wijnkoopers
Date: 3 – 5. 11-2017
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Runtime: 00:13:15
Price: free entrance
Address: Thiessen Wijnkoopers, Grote Gracht 18 in Maastricht

Tickets & Info:

Dutch Fashion Films at FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival 2017 presents

A selection of fashion films made in the Netherlands by emerging Dutch film makers and fashion designers.

Dutch Fashion Films – Zaal 1
Date: 4-11-2017
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Runtime: 00:49:27
 Price: €9,00 get your tickets

‘ES TUT MIR LEID!, Studio M.E.N. , Annie van Noortwijk, 00:01:55, premiere.

‘Es tut mir leid’ features the debut collection of the new designer Studio MEN. The designers drew inspiration from rugby and played with gender. The models in the film are alienating, and at different locations they try to make contact with the audience. Body language, intense gazes and a dynamic edit and music score, take you to the desolate green fields where the collection of MEN sets foot on earth for the first time.

SOLUM, Luca Tichelman in association with Kim Karssen, 00:10:40, premiere 

A video portrait of two people in different tableaux vivants, raising feelings of stilled alienation. They seek communication, a conversation. At times share one world, but a conversation seems too complex, they stay ” together alone ”. Solo, SOLUM.

Debora Dax - 6 OBJECTS - Projecting Identity Expressions

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival presents short documentary '6 OBJECTS - Projecting Identity Expressions' by Debora Dax.

The artistic documentary (10min) gives the audience insight into the experiences, wishes and needs of people who consciously express their identity and enables questions about how we experience, judge or define identity.

Six people with various backgrounds talk about their identity using the most meaningful object for their transformation and/or gender expression. The characters do not come into view, but express their identity through this object by means of another's body. The artistic documentary offers the audience a different perspective on identity.

A concept developed and directed by Debora Dax.

You can see this documentary 3 and 4 November at the Exhibition at Lumière Cinema.

Moving Campaigns FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival

FFFF presents Moving Campaign Fashion Films

Increasingly designers and brands are using the fashion film as a medium to present their collections. These films are moving campaigns and lively lookbooks that express the designers vision and aesthetic.

Moving Campaign Film 
Date: 3-11-2017 Time: 21:00 – 01:00
Date: 4-11-2017 Time: 11:00 – 01:00
Runtime: 00:23:15
Price: free entrance
Location: Lumière Cinema (in the exhibition area)

woensdag 18 oktober 2017

Canon Workshop - FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival

Canon Workshop - Filmen met een spiegelreflexcamera 

Het is nog niet zo lang geleden dat er alleen gefilmd werd met film- en videocamera’s. Met de komst van de Canon EOS 5D Mark II in 2008 veranderde dat. Met deze camera konden hoge kwaliteit films gemaakt worden.
Spiegelreflexcamera’s zoals de Canon EOS 5D serie (meest recente model is de EOS 5D Mark IV) hebben voor film de belangrijke eigenschap dat ze lichtgevoelig zijn.

Daarnaast beschikken deze camera’s over een grote sensor waardoor met kleine scherptediepte gewerkt kan worden (belangrijk voor focus pulls). Een ander groot voordeel van het filmen met een spiegelreflexcamera betreft het grote assortiment foto-objectieven waaruit gekozen kan worden, waaronder speciale macro- en tilt-shift objectieven.

Het filmen met een spiegelreflexcamera kent echter wel enkele kleine uitdagingen zoals:
- Audio: welke microfoon kun je het beste gebruiken en hoe leg je audio vast;
- Scherpstelling: hoe zie ik wat ik doe en wat kan ik aan de camera overlaten;
- Rigging: statief, rig of gewoon uit de hand filmen;
- Objectieven: welk objectief gebruik je voor wat;
- Intern/extern opnemen, opslagmedia en codecs.

Canon zal tijdens de speciale workshop nader op bovenstaande zaken ingaan. In het praktijkgedeelte zullen twee verschillende situaties gecreëerd worden zodat de deelnemers ook zelf aan de slag kunnen met hun eigen (EOS) camera. En heb je bovenstaande zaken eenmaal onder de knie, dan gaat er een filmwereld voor je open.

De Workshop ‘Filmen met een spiegelreflexcamera’ wordt gegeven door Jip Barth, Product Intelligence Consultant bij Canon. Jip geeft vanaf 2008 aan uiteenlopend publiek uitleg over de techniek van het filmen met EOS-camera’s.

Wil je meedoen?

Canon Workshop vindt plaats 4 november van 10:30 - 13:30 bij Lumière Cinema Maastricht.
Deelname is gratis maar er is beperkt plek. Stuur bij een aanmelding een korte motivatie en C.V. Daarbij is het aan te raden om je eigen EOS camera mee te nemen.
Je kan je aanmelden door een mail te sturen naar

Sangue Novo - MODALISBOA LUZ - SS 2018

Sangue Novo (New Blood) is a platform for young Portuguese designers who get the opportunity to show their work within a collective fashion show. Nine Portuguese designers where selected to show their collections. At the end of the show several awards are presented. Winner of Sangue Novo ModaLisboa LUZ edition is Filipe Augusto. His prize is participation at Fashion My Religion! The 10th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival (June 15 -17).
Federico Cina, winner of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017 Talent Award has been selected to take part at Sangue Novo show.

This was a very strong edition of Sangue Novo with talents such as Rita Afonso who took part at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017 and promising new discoveries such as Carla Campos and David Pereira.
Filipe Augusto

Filipe Augusto

dinsdag 17 oktober 2017

We Margiela - FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival presents We Margiela – The Documentary, as the opening film on 3 November.

Date: 3-11-2017
Time: 21:30 – 23:00
Runtime: 00:99:00
Tickets: here
Location: Lumière Cinema

Mint film office, the Netherlands, 2017, English subtitled.

We Margiela tells the untold story of the enigmatic and singular fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. For the first time, co-founder Jenny Meirens and the members of the creative team that stood at the heart of the house talk extensively about the creative processes and unique philosophies of the Maison. Their stories, told through detailed and intimate interviews, offer unprecedented insight into the genesis and unravelling of one of the most influential fashion houses of our time. The film investigates the legacy of Margiela and its relevance for fashion and authorship today.

About 'mint film office'

mint film office is a documentary production company based in Rotterdam. They're a collective of people that aim to make that offer compelling stories that are visually challenging and creative. At the same time, they went their films to reflect on traditions in documentary film-making and question received ideas on storytelling and visualisation.

MASTERCLASS Pascal Baillien - FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival


4 November
11:30 - 13:00
Lumière Cinema

In this masterclass, Pascal Baillien will share his 20 years of experience as a director in fashion film, music promos and corporate film. 

Are you interested to take part?

- You can sign-up by sending an e-mail to 

- Please attach a motivation letter and C.V.
- There are limited number of places available. 

About  Pascal Baillien

Pascal Baillien is a director, writer and producer, based in Belgium and Los Angeles, USA. His strong and cinematic way of directing and more than 20 years of experience in filmmaking, make him a multi-dimensional storyteller. With his visually driven campaigns for clients in the fashion, music and corporate industry, and use of a wide range of techniques, he is able to create powerful images. He worked with high end talents such as Barbara Palvin, Charlie Sheen, Jean Claude Vandamme, Kev Adams and many more.

Kill Your Darlings - Maarten van Mulken
During FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017 Pascal presented the RADIKAL FASHION FILM AWARD. The winner of this award, designer Maarten van Mulken made a fashion film with Pascal. 'Kill Your Darlings' will premiere during FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival.

About FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival 

First international film festival in the Netherlands focussing on the ‘fashion film’ genre.

FFFF showcases both emerging and established filmmakers and designers who experiment with the genre. The program contains screenings with a selection of more than 60 short fashion films from all over the world. A unique opportunity to get inspired by the world of fashion film, discover new talents and learn more about the state of the art of fashion film.

More information:

zondag 15 oktober 2017

Fashion Makes Sense Award 2017

FASHIONCLASH presents, in collaboration with Province Limburg, the ‘Fashion Makes Sense Award’, a stimulation award for conscious young designers. The Fashion Makes Sense award is awarded during the Dutch Earth Week (October 2017) in Maastricht. Out of the finalists, a jury chose one winner that’ll be rewarded with a money prize of €2.500. This prize will be used to produce a sustainable collection, which will be presented during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018. In addition, an audience winner was chosen, this winner will receive a cash prize of €500.

MUKASHI MUKASHI by Birutė Mažeikaitė won the Fashion Makes Sense Award jury prize. The audience award went to Maastricht based knitwear label STRIKKS.

The jury, consisting of Carry Somers (founder Fashion Revolution), Desiree Kleinen (Ree projects) Jasmien Wynants (Flanders DC/Close the loop) and fashion designer Elsien Gringhuis, was unanimous about the sustainable fashion brand MUKASHI MUKASHI.

The awards have been presented on October 12 by Daan Prevoo, deputy of the Province of Limburg. Fashion Makes Sense Award is presented during Dutch Earth Week that took place from 10 -14 October 2017 for the first time.

In addition, Forza Fashion House organized a Sustainable Fashion Falk during the award ceremony. The talk, moderated by Elise Crutzen (fashion editor and writer) featured presentations by Jasmien Wynants and Carry Somers.

Fashion Makes Sense Award is a project by FASHIONCLASH, made possible thanks to support of Province of Limburg. The 9th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival was dedicated to the theme ‘Fashion Makes Sense’, in which the focus was on the senses and the sense making in relation to fashion. The theme shed light on sustainability in fashion, by giving a stage to initiatives and designers and creating a dialogue between the audience and the fashion industry.

 With ‘Fashion Makes Sense’ FASHIONCLASH wants to excite young designers, the fashion industry and the audience and create awareness about sustainability in fashion. Fashion is of upmost importance in the economy, society, art, and creativity and for each of us. But, it has a downside: the impact on the environment, the exploitation on workers and the influence on our self-esteem. What is the importance of fashion in our society and how can fashion contribute to a better world and welfare.

FASHIONCLASH has the ambition to develop ‘Fashion Makes Sense to a returning part of the yearly FASHIONCLASH Festival and it is their aim to create awareness around this topic. With an annual prize, FASHIONCLASH introduced the ‘Fashion Makes Sense’ jury award and the ‘Fashion Makes Sense audience award. A prize for a promising fashion talent, that’ll have a relevant and innovative idea on the awareness and innovation around sustainability.
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