BLOGGING: BEHIND THE SEAMS

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“Blogging Behind the Seams" is the first documentary film to explore the world of fashion blogging in Miami through the eyes of one of the city's top bloggers: Annie Vazquez AKA The Fashion Poet. Born and bred in Miami, the camera follows her on a typical day of getting ready for a big photo shoot at one of Miami's most historical sites, the Miami Marine Stadium. The documentary also shines a light on local brands, designers and features the soundtracks of several homegrown indie bands.

 

RUNWAYS & BUNKBEDS

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CATEGORY: Feature Film (Comedy) 

When Male Model Luke Sebastian travels to Italy for what he thinks is just another Show Season, he meets a group of models that might make it his last. Runways & BunkBeds is a Narrative Satirical Comedy Feature Film about Models in The International Modeling Industry.  Written, Directed, Produced by, and Starring Former International Model Axel Harney, Runways has an authenticity that can only come from someone who has been there. A one of a kind Laugh out Loud Art House Comedy shot almost entirely in one room. Starring Axel Harney, Monica Percich, and Luke Richmond.

 

TOKYOPUNK

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CATEGORY: FASHION SHORT

Tokyo, the city is invaded sense of incongruity, that between a profound silence and electric spectaculars, bio and chemical,  foreign cultures and origin. We saw always the factory chimneys vomited smoke, and the air was infected with photochemical smog. It is just like our origine is almost dead. But, we are already aware of that,  our origin grows up at anytime, anywhere above those sense of incongruity, that called “TOKYOPUNK”.

 

IMMORTAL GAME: FASHION CUT

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CATEGORY: FASHION SHORT

IMMORTAL GAME is a short fashion film inspired by the famous 1851 chess game of the same name. A young woman transforms into different chess pieces from the game, compliments of a mysterious man in white who is watching her. As in the original game, strategic sacrifices must be made. Shot in Cartagena, Colombia featuring the designs of CLIFFLEE Paris.

The project  contains short films  and graphic media.  The story unfolded  in tandem with the Fall 2013  Fashion Weeks around the world through experimental IMMORTALgraphs (immortalgraphs.tumblr.com), which were incorporated into this version of the film.

KUBATEK

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CATEGORY: Fashion Short

The newest collection is targetting the young and brave customer. The clothes are bold, in original geometrical cuts and shapes and are made of high quality fabrics. Thanks to the perfect lining and amazingly tasteful, toned colors, the Kubatek clothes are unique at the polish fashion market. From the very beginning those projects were a great inspiration for us.

Presented project is a joined creation of many interesting and original personalities from the movie and art world. The designer of the whole concept, estetics and film as well as animation is a talented director, animator and motion designer SZYMON PAWLIK.

Trends in fashion, art and architecture come back every few years. the fashion makes a circle, returning in a modified manner. That is why Szymon’s idea was to use two cameras and a projector as an ilustration of this phenomenon- reflection of reality and creation of its new form. Projects of masks are the effect of a search in the architecture and design world as well as japanesse avangarde of the 1960’s. They create a COMPILLATION, a certain suntesis of thought, dream picture and individual interpretation of Szymon’s drawings done by cooperating with him 3d graffic designers.

Author of the beautiful pictures is extraordinary director of photography - MICHAŁ DĄBAL, and the whole project was organized and produced by IWONA RABENDA from Film Republic. the energetic music by Du:it is a cherry on top!

 

I'LL GET THERE

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CATEGORY: FASHION SHORT

The premise of this film was inspired by Domingo Rodriguez's approach for his spring/summer collection of 2013. His designs structure the muscles and lines of the male body; taking organic contours and turning them into structured patterns.

The contrast between the organic inspiration and the hard-edged/structured treatment is in some ways reminiscent of the conflicting artistic movements of romanticism vs. classicism (nature vs order). "I'll get there" presents four short narratives where carelessness and natural urges clash with ambition and purpose.

This fashion short, whilst it features Rodriguez's collection, also tries to explore the underlying themes of its conception.

 

ANTONIO'S CLOSET

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CATEGORY: FASHION SHORT

A visit to athlete/artist Antonio Contreras in the Bay Area, where he has transformed his home into an homage to latin american film noir from the 1940's , The artists shows his profound love for fashion and the one of a kind pieces of clothing that he has acquire since the 1980's.

This short combines an eclectic and unique form of fashion, poetry and cinema, in two minutes we are transported from the "Spanish Movida" to Jean Paul Gaultier fashions from the Madonna era, while listening to Afro Cuban Music , Antonio displays his shoe collection from Gucci and his Venetian hats from the 1900's, This is indeed a melting pot of Art.

 

RUNWAY AFRIQUE

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CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY

The Story of Africa Fashion Week

The Fashion industry serves as a non-verbal "voice" of the culture, values, hopes and dreams of a society. Fashion shouts for individuals who might ordinarily whisper, sharing their opinion with the world. But what happens when the people who engaging in this shouting all look the same? What happens when the models sashay, wrapped in these metaphorical screams take on a singular hue?


Africa has been framed as the epitome of all that was wrong in society. Images of child soldiers, conflict diamonds, corruption, famine, poverty and the like have all been applied to Africa and Africans, reducing them to a pile of issues. Yet, before the gun there was brightly colored indigenous jewelry. Before mass corruption, there was Kente. Essentially fashion has always been a part of the African experience, but the industry only chooses to address it when "tribal" is in vogue.


Adiat Disu, of the Adiree Fashion Agency, embarked on a journey to redefine the concept of fashion by creating the first ever Africa Fashion Week New York in 2010, emphasizing designers of color from the African Diaspora and featuring a multicultural array of faces on the runway. This film follows Adiat, the designers and models through this fashion journey.

ELVEN SKY

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CATEGORY: FASHION SHORT

"ELVEN SKY, created by director Cinematographer Warrick McLeod, is the story of Chunapa Wakan who lived in a world of ancient legends, folklore and sacred rites. Inspired by the earth, forest and fauna, amongst places of age-old worship and the beat of tribal lands, she ventured into a new realm of the enchanted feminine divine – into a universe of the goddesses. She came with peace and knowledge, capturing their imagination and rhythm, from which arose a new tribe of sensuality and meditation, exoticism and balance. Crossing between masculine and feminine beings, a wild spirit began, and through this the vogue world of elven sky was born-an underground harmony of refined beauty. The battle between the Avant Garde Steampunk and Haute Couture’s old guard merged with simplicity, as dance became their muse...the great lure had begun.

The lure of our story is ELVEN SKY itself – the subversive world created, which enchants the audience, bringing them into the front row seat of this film. Through the moving image of film& fashion, we are inviting you into this labyrinth, trusting that the spirit of Chunapa Wakan will captivate you – into a deep provocative peace where old and new worlds have been bound together.

On her first voyage into the world of ELVEN SKY, Chunapa Wakan leans on the exotic influences that inspired her. Then, as she emerges, a new age of goddess is born. Wrapped in gold and feathers surrounded by ochre and fire, her natural colours merge between nordic cools, hazy sky blues and yarns of bronze, copper and gold. Under the shawls of the new couture, she sinks into her novel throne, a spiritual pose, elegantly centered in her new role - born through rediscovery".

 

GOD SAVE MY SHOES

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY

God Save My Shoes” is the first documentary film to explore the intimate relationship women have with their shoes. Featuring star designers such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, but also celebrities like Fergie, Dita Von Teese, Kelly Rowland and many more, the film journeys into women’s psyche and closets, examining the psychological, sociocultural, and erotic significance of these objects.