The first edition of FASHIONCLASH FASHION FILM FESTIVAL took place from 3 – 5 November in Maastricht. FFFF is the first international film festival in the Netherlands dedicated to fashion film. The 3-day program contained screenings with a selection of more than 60 short fashion films from all over the world. The program kicked off with several avant premieres at de Bijenkorf, followed by the screening of the ‘We Margiela’ documentary. On Saturday, there were inspiring workshops by Canon and Pascal Baillien, various screenings and award ceremony at Lumière Cinema. In addition, a multidisciplinary exhibition was presented in cooperation with AKATAK Studio. FFFF showcased both emerging and established international filmmakers and designers who experiment with the genre. Being the first fashion film festival in the Netherlands, there was a special focus on Dutch fashion films, with Act! Cut! Play! project screening as an inspiring example. Another special feature was the Fashion Makes Sense screening with fashion films that show that fashion and film medium can contribute to a relevant dialogue and place fashion in the context of the society.
One of the highlights was the State of Fashion Film Talk moderated by Niccolo Montanari. An inspiring discussion on the state of the fashion film, experiences and future speculations. The speakers of the panel where Kathryn Ferguson (film maker, director), Marie Schuller (film maker, photographer), Raquel Couceiro (head of fashion film Showstudio), Ditte Marie Lund (director Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival).
photography Sem Shayne, Laurens Bouvrie