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Fashion Film Awards Ceremony + Panel Discussion 2020

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Join us for an evening at The Capitol for the Fashion Film Awards Ceremony, where the Official Selection will be screened alongside best of RMIT fashion films. Best Direction and Styling will be announced, followed by a panel discussion.

Fashion Film Awards is an international fashion film festival now in its eighth year, making it the longest-running and leading platform in Australia for the exposure and recognition of local and international creative talent working in the fashion film medium.

A panel discussion with filmmakers, hosted by Content Director of RUSSH Magazine Victoria Pearson, will explore the borders between content and art.

Fashion Film Awards 2020 is presented by RUSSH Magazine, and supported by RMIT and screening partners Val Morgan, ACMI, Cinema Nova, Virgin Australia and Post Lab IO.

Doors and bar open at 7pm

Ceremony commences at 7:30pm

Films screening in this session

VOGUE | Death Head Sphinx, Dir. Daniel Iglesias Jr., 2018, 2 min, USA / Canada

This fashion film, commissioned by Vogue China, is an experimental approach to a visual poem. The film compares the traits of exotic moths to the personalities of 2 lovers (played by Jing Bo Ran and Ouyang nana, both of whom are stars in China) symbolizing their relationship - tumultuous, magnetic, drawn to each other like a "moth to the flame".

Ankara Pride, Dir. Emily Bui, 2019, 7 min, Australia

Ankara Pride is a short documentary that explores the experiences of Nigerian born fashion designer Blessing, now based in Sydney, Australia. The documentary film explores the beginnings of her fashion design journey and issues such as the African Australian identity and racism experienced by new migrant and refugee communities in Australia.

Cinderella, Dir. Victoria Thompson, 2019, 3 min, Australia

Cinderella tells the story of a young independent woman with cerebral palsy who must enlist the help of the fairy god mother to design a dress for the ball.

Loewe x Paula's Ibiza 19, Dir. Abteen Bagheri, 2019, 2 min, United Kingdom

An official campaign for Loewe shot for Loewe's Instagram stories on an iPhone. Abteen captures the spirit and energy of summer in this campaign, documenting the journeys of street cast models on their journey around Ibiza.

Bittersweet Libation, Dir. Abbie Pobjoy, 2019, 6 min, Australia

Paying homage to the documentary Grey Gardens, this distortion of consciousness travels through a day in the life of two characters as they sift through their daily rituals. Travelling through the narrative in a process of four acts, each vignette tells a new story at a different time of day. Before circling back to where it all began. An introspective aim to confuse and intrigue, you can’t turn away.

Crikey, Dir. Charlotte Mungomery, 2019, 2 min, Australia

Crikey is a tropical infused dreamscape connecting culture with fashion for designer Iris Hall's debut collection 'Gumnut'. This cheeky fashion film follows an unconventional romance between a woman, a man and his outfit. Drawing strongly upon notions of "larrikinism" and "kitschness" this work captures the playfulness and irony inherent in Australia's unique style.

Your Time, Dir. Phebe Schmidt, 2018, 7 min, Australia

Your Time examines concepts of selfhood - seeking to make visible the gaps between image/brand and nebulous concepts of "reality" and “authenticity”.

Say Aaahhh!, Dir. Bine Bach Damsgård, 2019, 1 min, Denmark

A woman has forgotten her best friend's birthday and with only a few minutes to spare she's left with the one and only question: what to wear?

Ninetofive, Dir. Carla Parmo, 2019, 5 mins, Spain

Loosely based on the real daily routines of three of the most important writers of the 20th century- detailed in Mason Currey’s book ‘Daily Rituals’- Ninetofive is a short film that looks at our everyday chores with a playful approach.

GUNSHY, Dir. Amber Mealing, 2019, 2 min, Australia

The recent winter collection for Melbourne faux fur label, GUNSHY, is entitled 'Big Bad Wolf'. Taking inspiration from the garments and the name, the film project began as a simple exploration of anguish and primal fierceness, amplified by the garments. The end result is all those things, plus a beautiful and harrowing piece that almost paints fashion as a renaissance of pain and loss.

RMIT Student Fashion Films will be screened ahead of the Official Selection.