Istanbul fashion film festival celebrates international, Turkish fashion trends
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULNov 07, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Nov 07, 2016 12:00 am
The Zorlu Performing Arts Center (PSM) is preparing to host Istanbul's second Fashion Film Festival with film screenings and art installations, parties, talks and workshops given by major fashion houses, world-class brand reps and young independent designers from around the world on Nov. 26-27.
The 2016 edition of Fashion Film Fest brings internationally renowned fashion editors, photographers, actors, designers and fashion week directors together before an international jury for the chance to win one of four awards offered in various categories including Best Fashion Film, Young Discovery, Best Music Video and Best Turkish Fashion Film.
Films submitted by young students will compete for the Young Discovery award while music videos and Turkish films which put the latest styles into the spotlight will compete for Best Music Video and Best Turkish Fashion Film.
The second Istanbul Fashion Film Fest's star-studded guest list includes the founder of London Fashion Film Festival Beatrice Blom who will serve as both jury member and guest speaker at this year's festival.
Other famous names include Australian fashion designer Emma Mulholland, Creative Director of the Fashion Clash Festival and Central Saint Martin's School of Design Department Head Hywel Davies, film directors Harun Güler and Senio Zapruder, Michael Daks, Runway Manhattan Publishing Director Nicolas Gregorieff and the editor-in-chief of King Kong magazine, Ali Kepenek.
Content and partnership agreements made for the second Istanbul Fashion Film Fest will allow Turkish fashion films to compete in international fashion film festivals around the world including Madrid, Lahore, Brussels, Berlin, Canada and Australia, where the screening of Turkish films will contribute to the global promotion of Turkish fashion brands.
The festival will include screenings of films which feature the fashion of Tory Burch, Caruso, Zeynep Tosun, Selfridges, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto, Deniz Berdan, Dice Kayek and Özgür Masur.