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Emerging Fashion Film talents once again have the chance to win the MAGASIN TALENT AWARD at Copenhagen Fashion Film festival 2018. The winner will receive 100.000 DKK and professional support to create a Fashion Film for Denmark’s leading department store Magasin.

Last year’s winner, Nina Holmgren, is just about to finish her film which will have its premiere at our next festival in February.

If you a director, filmmaker, producer or simply just love making movies, you now have the chance to make a Fashion Film for Denmark’s leading department store Magasin by participating in Copenhagen Fashion Film’s open call competition. We encourage talents from around the world to submit their idea for a short Fashion Film, which will be produced by and for Magasin. We are in search of creative ideas that explore fashion through film in an aesthetic, artistic and relevant way. We want films that are innovative and that challenge and show new sides of Magasin through Fashion Films.

In order to win the Magasin Award, you must submit an idea for a Fashion Film and be able to incisively describe and visualize the idea. The winner thereby gets the opportunity and financial support to create a Fashion Film together with Copenhagen Fashion Film and Magasin. Submit your idea to before February 1st 2018.

To participate in the competition you have to submit the following:
– 1 A4 format that describes the idea for an innovative Fashion Film for Magasin
– Mood board
– CV (CVs if you more than one person submitting)
– Previously made films such as fashion films, commercials, art films, short films, music, videos etc.

You must meet the following requirements:
– Have made films before and have knowledge of the entire filmmaking process.
– Be able to assemble your own film crew
– Make a Fashion Film within a time frame defined by Magasin and Copenhagen Fashion Film
– Be able to travel to Copenhagen

Just like last year we will celebrate this year’s best Fashion Films at our award show on February 10th 2018. The winner of the MAGASIN AWARD will be announced during the show together with the 4 other awards in our competition. It is possible to submit for the Magasin award as well as for the other awards in our competition. Award winners will be elected by a highly acclaimed Danish and international jury.

The winner will begin working on the Magasin film shortly after the award ceremony.

THE MAGASIN AWARD x Best Fashion Film x Best Nordic Talent x Best Idea x Best Message
Copenhagen Fashion Film (CPHFF) investigates and mediates fashion in a new way, by focusing on the close connections among fashion, film and artistic practices. CPHFF consists of an annual film festival, independent film screenings, debates, events and exhibitions. CPHFF functions as a common basis for discussing new ideas and experiments in fashion, film and communication. One of the key elements of CPHFF is the fashion short film, which is a rapidly growing aesthetic and experimental film form that communicates fashion in a new way.

Every year, we have our annual film festival in Copenhagen, which is the biggest fashion film festival in Northern Europe. The festival has changing themes related to the cultural aspects of the history, present and future of fashion and film.



JURY 2016

Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival is for the first time ever open for submissions for our Short Film Programme. The films submitted will be in competition for Best International Fashion Film 2015, Best New Talent, Best Message, Best Idea and the special prize for Best Nordic Talent.

Award winners will be elected by a highly acclaimed international jury consisting of some of today’s key players within fashion and film: 

Jonas Åkerlund
Renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund has made his mark with his distinctive storytelling and visually driven signature style that often pushes the boundaries of the status quo. He is an internationally awarded director of music videos, commercials, fashion films, documentaries, stage shows and feature films. Jonas’ music videos have earned him several Grammy Awards, an Icon Award, MTV Video Music Awards and the prestigious MVPA Hall of Fame. His commercial work has earned Addy, Cannes Gold Lion and Cannes Grand Prix Awards, and his films include the award winning documentaries about Madonna “I Am Going To Tell You A Secret” and “The Confessions Tour”. Jonas’ still photography has been featured on numerous album covers as well as magazines such as The Face, Elle, Flair, and V magazine to name a few.

Kathryn Ferguson
Belfast born Kathryn Ferguson is a Film director, Selfridges Resident Film Director & Consultant and Fashion Film Research Fellow at UAL. She has made many films for fashion designers, international brands and musicians including Chloé, Selfridges, Vogue, Dev Hynes & Neneh Cherry, Lady Gaga and SHOWstudio. Her films have been screened globally at film festivals and on platforms such as Dazed Digital, Nowness, BBC, in Vogue and appeared on BOF’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season. Film festivals and screenings include the Berlinale, the V&A, the Pompidou Centre, ASVOFF and more. As a director a huge part of Kathryn’s work is focused around the creation of more positive representations of femininity within advertising, fashion and music content. Kathryn also works as a curator specialising in the emerging genre of fashion film.

Matt Lambert
Themes of sexuality and identity permeate the work of LA-born filmmaker Matt Lambert. Working across narrative film, experimental documentary, music, video and fashion, Lambert recently took on his first project for a major US network. Tribeca Film Festival named Lambert one of the ten filmmakers of the future, and Dazed put him on their list of top 100 creative influencers of 2015. Having spent time in New York and London, he now calls Berlin his home and works under lauded production company Iconoclast. Selected clients include Patrick Wolf, Hercules and Love Affair, Austra, Gucci, Channel 4, BBC, i-D, Wonderland, Marc Jacobs, Dazed and Butt. Lambert’s recent photobook, Keim, captures moments from gay youth culture – a preoccupation to be revisited in an upcoming homopunk zine project.

Marie Schuller
Marie Schuller is a London based filmmaker specialising in fashion content. Marie has been working for Nick Knight’s award winning fashion film platform SHOWstudio in London since 2010 where she holds the position of Head of Fashion Film. She collaborates closely with Nick and works with him on all his fashion film output, which includes campaign films for design houses such as Hermes, Alexander McQueen, and Armani. Her directing work has been screened internationally from the Kunsthalle in Vienna to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. In 2014 alone, she directed campaign films for Givenchy, Versace and Selfridges, launching films on, Dazed Digital and SHOWstudio. Marie has been awarded multiple awards for her work.

Ane Lynge-Jorlén
Dr. Ane Lynge-Jorlén is an independent fashion scholar and curator specialised in contemporary, experimental fashion. She is behind the exhibitions Clash – Resistance in Fashion at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art and Dark Angels – the Parisian fashion house Peachoo+Krejberg 2004-2014 at Rundetaarn. Lynge-Jorlén gained her PhD at London College of Fashion, and has taught history and theory of fashion at London College of Fashion, Parsons Paris and Lund University. She has edited the fashion journal Vestoj and is the author of the forthcoming book Niche Fashion Magazines: Changing the Shape of Fashion.

Andreas Emenius
Andreas Emenius is a Swedish visual artist and filmmaker. He works in a place between fine art, performance and popular culture. His work can be seen as a stage for other activity, were paintings, sculpture, body, costumes, sound and video become part of the overall composition on equal level. Together with fashion designer Henrik Vibskov he has also created the art projects ‘The Fringe Projects’ and ‘The Circular Series’. Apart from continuously exhibiting his unique visual universe at galleries and art institutions, he has made numerous music videos and set designs. He regularly collaborates with Danish musician Trentemøller, for whom he has directed several acclaimed music videos and stage designs. Emenius also works as a curator and is the co-founder of Nordic Contemporary in Paris.

Betina Simonsen
Betina Simonsen is the Managing Director of the national cluster Innonet Lifestyle- Interior & Clothing. The cluster has achieved gold bench making label under the EU certification. The purpose of the cluster is to enhance cooperation, growth and internationalisation within Interior and Clothing sectors of Denmark. Betina has a background from more than 10 years international management positions within the Interior & Clothing sectors and as head of education at Via Design. Furthermore Betina serve on several boards both in the private and public sector.


Copenhagen Fashion Film 2018

We are currently working on next Copenhagen Fashion Film festival. The 2018 programme will be full of unforgettable fashion moments, fashionfilm talents and of course talks and events! The festival takes place from the 8th until the 10th of February.

More info coming up soon!


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.

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.


Ditte Marie

Head of Festival & Curator

+45 2871 1408


Siri Buric

Curator & Project Manager

+45 2877 7646


Maja Krebs Sørensen

Project Coordinator & Communication

+45 6167 8768