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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:
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.
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.
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 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 NOWNESS.com, Dazed Digital and SHOWstudio. Marie has been awarded multiple awards for her work.
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 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 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.