YARN

YARN | Directed by Una Lorenzen, Thórdur Bragi Jónsson and Heather Millard

Official Selection, Best Documentary

Official Selection, Best Film

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.

UNDER

UNDER | Directed by Javier Barcala

Official Selection, Best Art Direction

Official Selection, Best Cinematography

Official Selection, Best Visual Effects

UNDER is a fragrance film for an imaginary perfume of the same name, which takes cues from fairy tales fantasies, mythology and beauty advertising stylization.

THREE WOMEN ARRIVE

THREE WOMEN ARRIVE | Directed by Marie Schuller

Official Selection, Best Makeup

Official Selection, Best Hair

Official Selection, Best Fashion Styling

Official Selection, Best Fashion

In this dark and seductive short film, Three Women Arrive in suburban North Sydney. Their style, poise and peculiar behavior quickly arouses suspicion in the close-knit community, which is equally mesmerized by the women's beauty and appalled by their inappropriate and mysterious demeanor. As the women's mysterious aura reaches a tense climax fuelled by hear say and gossip, their neighbors decide to confront the newcomers. This show down results in a modern day witch-hunt finale that finally raises the question of the strange women's identity.

SYSTEM

SYSTEM | Directed by Eugenio Recuenco

Official Selection, Best Music

Official Selection, Best Lead Male

Official Selection, Best Lead Female

Muscles tense and twisted bodies. A painful experience, vital and pleasant where desire and sacrifice is mixed; the struggle and loss. A discipline; the dance; catalyst of common dreams while you can separate in the same way joined.  The male figure embracing sensuality through steps that follow while frantically obsession increases bounds near the fading line and freedom of movement demands creativity against the system of discipline.

STATUES

STATUES | Directed by Josh Brandão and Nicolai Kornum

Official Selection, Best Creative Concept

Official Selection, Best Art Direction

Official Selection, Best Visual Effects

Official Selection, Best Cinematography

Official Selection, Best Costume Design

Official Selection, Best Makeup

Official Selection, Best Hair

Metaphorically using Catholic themes, Statues is an editorial fashion film that questions the relevance of idolatry, whether is political, religious or in pop culture, and the value we give to opulent idols in society. The film showcases designs from Della Reed, Jolita Jewellery, Jane bowler and Sian Hoffman, amongst others, and features a soundtrack by acclaimed British band Moloko.   The film was created almost entirely with still images, using a technique similar to stop motion.

SPIRITUAL WEALTH

SPIRITUAL WEALTH: A LEGACY OF WEAVING AND COLOR | Directed by Edgar Nito

Official Selection, Best Documentary

Official Selection, Best Film

A journey that explores the ancient processes used by the artisans of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. In order to preserve their culture and keep their traditions alive, the Zapotecs artisans create hand-woven textiles, dyed with the magic of colors that nature gives us. Just as wool and natural pigments merge to become one, this legacy becomes part of the Zapotec artisans’ life.

SO DELICIOUS

SO DELICIOUS | Directed by Peter Emmanuilov

Official Selection, Best Film

Official Selection, Best Short

Official Selection, Best Director

Official Selection, Best Creative Concept

Official Selection, Best Music

Official Selection, Best Lead Male

A psychoanalytic triangular relation where a little boy growing into a teenager sees his new desires being reframed by his mother.

SHAPES

SHAPES | Directed by Sju Smatanova

Official Selection, Best Short

Official Selection, Best Creative Concept

Official Selection, Best Director

Official Selection, Best Music

Official Selection, Best Lead Male

“Shapes” is the first fully re-shapable hat collection of the London based contemporary hat label BySju. Designed by Sju Smatanova, the concept is inspired by the process of shape development (morphogenesis) observed in nature, manifesting itself in 8 different colour designs.  Shapes and colours are both forces of nature and this video is a celebration of its wondrous power.

ROUGAROU

ROUGAROU: THE AWAKENING OF THE BEAST | Directed by Saray Blades

Official Selection, Best Creative Concept

“Rougarou: The Awakening of the beast”, invites the spectator into the process of identity research through the animalization of the human figure. Using the lycanthropic myth from Louisiana swamps, the film talks about transmutation , repressed sexual drives , and primitive instincts that survive despite the evolution of the human kind.

REVEALING MARIE SAINT PIERRE

REVEALING MARIE SAINT PIERRE | Janice Zolf

Official Selection, Best Documentary

Official Selection, Best Film

Marie Saint Pierre could have been a filmmaker a sculptor or a painter, but the world-class fashion designer chose fabric as her canvas, channeling her creative energy into empowering designs for women. While her counterparts approach the craft through illustrations and patterns, Saint Pierre dives into design, sculpting a dress right onto the body of a live model. The influence of an internationally renowned painter fuels her drive for artistic excellence, while she fights to build Canada’s first luxury house of fashion. Revealing Marie Saint Pierre gives razor sharp insights into the creative process and the quest for international recognition by a fashion designer who dares to be different.  

RETRO COUTURE

RETRO COUTURE | Directed by Christopher Rapalo 

Official Selection, Best Documentary

Retro Couture explores the world of fashion in Miami as told through five local pioneers in the industry inspired by vintage pieces. The documentary takes a look at Miami's history as a clothing manufacturer, and touches on it's future as the next fashion capital of the world.

NICE LIES

NICE LIES | Directed by Anna Radchenko and Mikhail Svjatogor

Official Selection, Best Art Direction

A young lady is surrounded by dark and colorful surreal sets. There are clouds, a dreamy nuclear explosion, levitation, shadows of sharks and helicopters and a strange creature dressed in black. Is she being hunted? Are we watching her dreams or is it real life?

MYTH

MYTH | Directed by MANFRE & Iker Iturria

Official Selection, Best Costume Design

"Myth" is a revisionism about the myth of the Ten Commandments whose iconic strength mixes the Christian view with the one of the Maya culture.

MIDNIGHT WALK

MIDNIGHT WALK | Directed by Mathilde Nocquet

Official Selection, Best Short

Official Selection, Best Director

Official Selection, Best Creative Concept

Official Selection, Best Art Direction

Official Selection, Best Cinematography

Midnight, hidden by sunglasses and a badass vinyl disguise, a mysterious brunette is looking for her victim. Plunged into darkness, a car park is the stage of her next murder.

LA LUCHA

LA LUCHA | Directed by Ian Bonhôte

Official Selection, Directed by Ian Bonhôte

Official Selection, Best Cinematography

Official Selection, Best Costume Design

“La Lucha” is born from the desire to collaborate with Mexican Top Fashion Stylist: Ivan Nuza, featuring the Designers Manuel Diaz, Gianfranco Reni, Angela Reyna. We decided to explore the relations between the body and their fashion collection, inspired by Gothic Bondage.     I had come across an old Boxing Gym in a really rough area of Mexico City and fell in love with its mad, eclectic, and random aesthetic. I felt it would work perfectly in contrast to the slick dark Bondage Fashion from our 3 designers. We worked with one of the most famous Mexican model Liliana Camba as well as Dutch twins River and Lois Hoeber, as well as Olga Kotova. I joined forces with one of Mexico best DOP Rodrigo “Cocol” Marina AMC, as well as Mel Gibson’s son Christian Gibson, who is one of the best stedicam Operator I had the pleasure to work with.