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CPH PIX 2018 is over and here at CFF, we are still thrown back by this year’s super impressive program – we can’t wait ‘til next year! As a post-PIX contribute for the ones wanting more, we strongly recommend watching Vinterbrødre (2017) by the islandic instructor Hlynur Pálmason. The award-winning film Vinterbrødre, and last year’s winner of New Talent Grand PIX, is the story of two brothers, living a simple and routine life, working in limestone mines. The ambitious and surrealistic film was recognized and celebrated for its innovative film language, with a strong poetic and sensory imagery.

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Besides the wonderful set-designs, the thing that really caught our interest was the costume designs of the film. The Danish costume designer Nina Grønlund, who won a Robert for her work in Vinterbrødre, gives the clothes an important role in the visual expression of the film and the telling of the story, by letting the characters’ wear resemble the different visual effects used in the film. This can be seen in the similarity between the worn-out work clothes and the raw factories – and in the color schemes used by Grønlund: The pale blue, white and sandy tones of the clothes unfold in the whole, making every detail in the clothes correspond with the scenography and moods of the scenes.

The film can be streamed on Filmstriben

 

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COPENHAGEN FASHION FILM FESTIVALS

Copenhagen Fashion Film – The People of Fashion 8 – 10 feb. 2018
Special opening Feb. 7th and warm up Jan. 29 and Feb. 1st during Copenhagen Fashion Week

Each year, Copenhagen Fashion Film focuses on a different theme and this year is no exception.
Fashion takes inspiration from many places but there are a few people, who change fashion forever by just being themselves. Therefore, in this year’s festival, we have chosen to focus on exceptional personalities that have managed to make an impact on a broad international audience and put an indelible impression on our culture with their unique style and their inner glow. In other words, the festival is a tribute to those, who have broken down boundaries by making their world ours.
We have chosen to spotlight musician and actor David Bowie, musician and actor Grace Jones, fashion designer Martin Margiela, actor and style icon Jane Birkin as well as all the greatest supermodels of the 90s.

This year, we also create a pop-up cinema & exhibition outside the auditorium of Cinemateket, allowing the audience to experience the nominated films from this year’s short film programme, various short films focusing on the icons of the festival, and selected fashion short films made by young talents.
Copenhagen Fashion Film continues its talent programme, supporting young Nordic designers and fashion filmmakers by showing their films during the festival, giving away a financial talent prize at the Awards Show and subsequently presenting the films around Denmark and the rest of the world.

 The audience can look forward to various film screenings abounding with elegant fashion icons, special talks, debates, exhibitions and special events. Combining the best of contemporary fashion film and a special selection of old cult fashion films, the festival audience is not only in for breathtaking cinematography but also for outstanding fashion film treats.

About

Copenhagen Fashion Film investigates and mediates fashion in a new way, by focusing on the close connections among fashion, film and artistic practices. CFF consists of an annual film festival, independent film screenings, debates, events and exhibitions. CFF functions as a common basis for discussing new ideas and experiments in fashion, film and communication. We provide the framework for collaboration among designers, artists, directors, companies and researchers while encouraging active participation from our diverse audience.

What is Fashion Film?
Fashion film as a concept is a hybrid that covers several genres. A fashion film can be a film made by a designer, photographer, artist or a brand. It can have fashion as the leading role or as a supporting character. Fashion film can be silent movies, documentaries, feature films and contemporary art films. Either way, a fashion film showcases garments, designs, and costumes through the medium of film, making fashion an essential part of the visual narrative.

Uniquely to Copenhagen Fashion Film, we showcase both historically and contemporarily interesting fashion films, since we believe that fashion history is an important part of today’s fashion. At the same time, we pay special attention to the rapidly growing phenomenon: the fashion short film, which has become one of the most important tools in fashion communication today. There is no exact recipe for making a fashion short film – it can be highly diverse in the way it looks, sounds and feels. The important thing is to rethink and challenge fashion communication.

Festival
Every year, we have our annual film festival in Copenhagen. The festival focuses on the connections between fashion and film through various film screenings, talks, debates and special events. The festival has changing themes related to the cultural aspects of the history, present and future of fashion and film. Combining the best of contemporary fashion films with a special selection of old cult fashion movies, the festival audience is not only in for breathtaking cinematography but also outstanding fashion film treats.

Our Mission
Copenhagen Fashion Film mediates fashion in a new way and functions as a common basis for discussing new ideas and experiments in fashion, film and communication.
We aim to give our audience an aesthetic experience that connects the dots between fashion and film by curating the best fashion films.
Today film is a fast growing medium within the fashion industry. It’s a great way of showing designs as it expands the designer’s artistic expression from the static fashion photography and has the potential to function as an effective marketing tool in the present digital age.
Copenhagen Fashion Film wants to embrace this development and get the audience as close to the designer and garments as possible.
Last but not least we want to celebrate the actors, the directors, the costumiers, and the designers throughout history who have had an impact on our culture, creating films with a strong sense of fashion.

Team

Ditte Marie

Head of Festival & Curator

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Maja Krebs Sørensen

Project Manager & Curator

+45 6167 8768

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Simone Cecilie Pedersen

Project Coordinator

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