We are happy to welcome everyone to our 8th edition of Copenhagen Fashion Film, where we wish to tell the story of fashion short film.

Fashion short film has always been an element of the festival in connection to our open call competition but we now want to delve more deeply into the genre by giving insights into the films, their style, expression and narrativity as well as showcasing their beginning and early developments. Although the fashion short film has developed considerably over the years, it is not yet fully defined as an independent genre, which implies a range of possibilities to continue experimenting and to break boundaries.

We are happy to present a exhibition consisting of 10 curated film programmes divided into various themes such as early fashion films from 1899 – 1908, music & dance, young talents, art, sustainability and body & identity together with a wide selection of the best of fashion short film curated by SHOWstudio, all the winning films from Copenhagen Fashion Film’s previous festivals and last but not least the 2019 official open call selection. Read about the programme here!

With a specially curated selection of fashion films from all over the world accompanied by a talk programme with some of the most important people in the fashion film industry, we will hopefully get a little closer to comprehending the scope of fashion short film.

Check out the full festival programme.

The programmes will be screened during the entire festival period at our festival headquarter placed in the meatpacking district at CPH Food Space, Copenhagen V.

The location is open from 12-22 every day. Free entrance and all are welcome.

Location: Foodspace, Slagtehusgade 11, 1715 CPH V


30 January – 2 February 12:00-20:00: The exhibition “A Story of Fashion Short Film” is open

Wednesday 30 January 20:00: Launch of the exhibition “A Story of Fashion Short Film”

Thursday 31 January 17:00 – 18.00: Talk and film screening with Mads Nørgaard, Fashion Designer, and Else Skjold, Assistant Professor, PhD in Design Management and Sustainability at Design School Denmark

Friday 1 February 17:00 – 18:00: A talk about the Aesthetic of Opulence in Early Cinema’s Costume and Fashion Films with Marketa, Co-founder and Director of the Fashion in Film Festival and a Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London 

Saturday 2 February 13:30 – 14.30: A talk with designer Jens Laugesen about his work with fashion film throughout the years

Saturday 2 February 15:00 – 16:00: A talk about visual storytelling seen from the perspective of the fashion photographer and fashion filmmaker with Raquel Couceiro, Head of Fashion Film at SHOWstudio, and Louise Damgaard, Fashion Photographer

Saturday 2 February 20:00 – 22:00: Award show with prizes given to Best International Fashion Film, Best New Talent, Best Message, Best Idea, Best Nordic Talent and the Magasin Prize. Award show host Amelia Høy.

Saturday 2 February 22:00 – 01:00: Final Party