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Finally, this is your chance to get inside the fabulous Met Gala, the most important fashion event of the year! Together with 41 Shadows and Empire Bio, we will present “The First Monday in May” December 6.
Get an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of New York’s premier cultural events, the film follows the creation of “China: Through The Looking Glass,” the most attended fashion exhibition in the history of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2015 Met Gala. Follow Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and Met Gala chair, and Andrew Bolton, the curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, as they prepare for an unforgettable evening.
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COPENHAGEN FASHION FILM FESTIVALS

We are currently working on our next festival, please notice that the dates have been changed. The festival will take place from 18-29th of April 2017. Submissions for our 2017 Short Film Programme is now open. Go submit your fashion film here!

Check out some of our previous festival programmes below.

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FEBRUARY 2016
Copenhagen Fashion Film presents the festival:

THE SKIN I WEAR
Body, Gender & Identity

02.02.-14.02. 2016

Copenhagen Fashion Film festival – The Skin I Wear focused on the connections between fashion and film through various film screenings, talks, debates and special events. Combining the best of contemporary fashion films with a special selection of old cult fashion movies, the festival audience was not only in for breathtaking cinematography but also outstanding fashion film treats.

This year we paid special tribute to the diversity of the human body and spirit by presenting a selection of films and events that discussed and challenged gender and body issues as well as fashion’s depictions of beauty and ageing. We wished to celebrate the growing changes within fashion casting today and filmmakers who portray the varied and exceptional people of the world we live in – without ever having to compromise their fashion sense! By screening works by directors such as G.W. Pabst, Jennie Livingston, Xavier Dolan, Matt Lambert and Kathryn Ferguson the festival set up a programme that aimed to break boundaries and make us think.

For the first time in Copenhagen Fashion Film’s history, all film artists out there had the chance to submit their fashion film to our short film programme. The prize-winners of this programme were elected by a highly acclaimed international jury consisting of some of today’s key players within fashion and film.

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COPENHAGEN FASHION FILM GOES TO AARHUS – MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE FESTIVAL

28.04 – 07.05.2016

Copenhagen Fashion film goes to Aarhus! With the festival MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE created specifically for the city of Aarhus in collaboration with HEADSTART FASHION, Copenhagen Fashion Film introduceD its new audience to the phenomena of fashion in film and fashion film. The festival presented a program consisting of unique silent films, iconic underground films and brand new fashion films.

Fashion Film connects sound and moving images and adds an extra dimension to the experience of fashion, which creates new opportunities for the representation of clothes. As an exciting new film form, fashion film has become one of the main communication tools for fashion designers today and has in recent years grown to become an internationally recognised art form in itself.

As a new festival in the city of Aarhus, the MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE festival thus gave an insight into the fascinating world of fashion films and offered its audience the opportunity to meet an exciting range of people from the film and fashion industry. Not only did the programme hereby offer great film experiences, but also inspiring talks, events and debates. So whether you were a curious newcomer, well versed in film and fashion, or simply just a fashion lover – there was something for everybody.

 

PROGRAMME – MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE

OPENING EVENT x OFFICIAL FASHION FILM SELECTION
MINIMUM Concept store & gallery – 28.04.16 – 05-07pm
Come celebrate the festival launch of MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE with films, fashion and free drinks!

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SPECIALLY CURATED FASHION FILM PROGRAMME
SPOT Festival – 28.04 – 01.05 – Musikhusets foyer
Throughout SPOT festival we screen a specially curated fashion film programme in a small cinema made just for the occasion in the foyer of Musikhuset.

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FASHION FILMS OF THE FUTURE
Via film & Transmedia – 02.05.16 – 05-07pm
Come and listen to what established filmmakers, fashion designers, and future fashion film talents from VIA Film & Transmedia have to say when we open the doors to their universe and fashion films on this special evening.

The event is free and drinks will be served!

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ADVANCED STYLE
Øst for Paradis – 03.05.16 – 7pm
Lina Plioplyte  / 2014 /  USA / 72 min / documentary
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to ageing. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colourful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, ageing, and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth.
Presented by Copenhagen Fashion Film Crew.

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WHO ARE YOU, POLLY MAGGOO?
Øst for Paradis – 05.05.16 – 7pm
William Klein /1966 / Frankrig / 105 min
William Klein is best known as a fashion photographer, but he has also made the satirical semi-documentary film Who Are You, Polly Maggoo, which is a must-see for fashion lovers! We follow supermodel Polly Maggoo played by Dorothy McGowan, who has graced the cover of several fashion magazines in the 1960s and is one of Klein’s favourites. Particularly inspiring is one of the fashion shows in the film where every dress is made out of large metal plates, designed by William Klein himself and his wife. This fashion show scene simply stands out as one of the most extravagant fashion moments in film history.

The film will be introduced by actress and behind the scenes at CPH Fashion Week presenter AMELIA HØY

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THE TENTH VICTIM
Øst for Paradis – 06.05.16 – 7pm
Elio Petri, 1965/ Italien, Frankrig / 92 min
In the near future, the world hungers for violence. Individuals are given a chance to kill in the Big Hunt – the most popular form of entertainment in the world. With blonde hair and his black signature sunglasses, Italy’s greatest star Marcello Mastroianni plays the victim in the game, while Ursula Andress steps in as the huntress armed with a high calibre Bosch shotgun looking for her tenth victim.
Cool electronic tunes make up the soundtrack of this 1960s sci-fi pop art comedy, which takes us through a cartoon-like architectural Italy never seen before. None other than André Courreges has made the costumes and the spectacular geometric dresses!

The film will be presented by writer and editor in chief + founder of NOTE MagazineCHRISTINA FAABORG

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PANDORA’S BOX + SILENT FILM KONCERT WITH TOMAS BARFOD
Øst for Paradis- 07.05.16 – 7pm
G.W. Pabst / 1929 / Tyskland / 109 min
With her particular androgynous looks, Louise Brooks is the star of this silent film classic from 1929 created by the great director G.W. Pabst. Pandora’s Box is filled with spectacular clothes, intrigue, jealousy and murder. Brooks’ iconic bob haircut inspired the fashion world and has since become a hallmark of this period. The legendary designer Jean Patou, whose particular style choices for the film still influence fashion today, created her amazing costumes. Along with films such as Metropolis and The Blue Angel, Pandora’s Box is a highlight of Weimar Germany’s booming and experimental film age.

Event: The screening will be accompanied by a live concert by TOMAS BARFOD – one of Denmark’s leading electronic stars! Free drinks will be served after the show!

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MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE x NORDIC TALENTS

Fashion Films are here to stay! Through various events MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE gives everyone the chance to see what this new short film genre has to offer. For the first time ever all fashion designers and film artists out there had the chance to submit their fashion film to this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Film programme and special fashion film competition. The result is a strong selection of films from all over the world, and a specially curated Nordic programme consisting of films made by young design and film talents coming from the Nordic countries.

Copenhagen Fashion Film is hereby not only Scandinavia’s largest fashion film platform for international fashion films, but also a specific meeting place for all the talents coming from the Nordic countries. During the festival, you can look forward to seeing and learn about the ways in which fashion film break the boundaries of how fashion has been presented so far!

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SPOT Festival 28.04-01.05.2016.
Musikhusets foyer, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C

For more than 20 years SPOT Festival has been an internationally recognised platform for Danish and Nordic music. In 2013, the festival expanded its field to also include fashion and film. In collaborating with Copenhagen Fashion Film this creates new opportunities for upcoming film and fashion talents. We screen a uniquely selected programme consisting of this year’s best fashion films in a small cinema made especially for the occasion in the foyer of Musikhuset.

Headstart Fashion Conference 29.4-16. 01-05pm
DANIA salen, Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Margrethepladsen 1, 8000 Aarhus

HEADSTART FASHION conference in collaboration with VIA Design Talent, and a crossover to the fashion industry. The conference invites you into the universe of fashion film while exploring this new film genre as an aesthetic and narratively liberating film form. Danish and Nordic fashion films will be screened and put into focus.

Minimum Concept Store 28.04 – 7.05.2016. Everyday 10am-06pm
Søndergade 60, 8000 Århus C

Minimum is an Aarhus-based concept store that houses a retail concept with minimum’s own collections and provides the framework for a new retail concept, which merges food, art and fashion. Here’s your chance to experience Copenhagen Fashion Films official selection of this year’s best fashion films – just go inside the store and downstairs into the gallery.
Opening Event 28.04.16. 05-07 pm
Come celebrate the festival launch of MOVING THE FASHION IMAGE with films, fashion and free drinks!

 

FASHION FILMS OF THE FUTURE 02.05. 05-07 pm.
Via Film & Transmedia
Filmbyen 2, 6th Floor.

Are you curious to know what makes fashion and film exceptional when they merge into a cinematic form, and why fashion film has become such an important part of the fashion industry? Then come and listen to what established filmmakers, fashion designers, and future fashion film talents from VIA Film & Transmedia have to say when we open the doors to their universe and fashion films on this special evening.

Among others, you will have the opportunity to listen to, Barbara I Gongini, Christophe Dolcerocca, Peter Schamaun and Ellen Riis.

The event is free and drinks will be served!

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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.

Copenhagen Fashion Film has previously been known under the name of Fashion In Film CPH, as it collaborated with the London based Fashion In Film Festival, a project established at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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

+45 2871 1408

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Siri Buric

Curator & Project Manager

+45 2877 7646

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Maja Krebs Sørensen

Curatorial Assistant & Communication

+45 6167 8768

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