The Berlin Fashion Film Festival was once again an industry highlight this year bringing together more than 300 creatives and opinion leaders from the film, advertising and lifestyle industries: Exciting talks, impressive films and inspiring creative speed dating sessions.
For the first time the “BFFF Classroom” was presented by director Cyprien Clement Delmas. A workshop lasting several days, which provided the participants with concrete advice on how to get started in the advertising film industry.
Due to the positive response of the participants, this workshop was only the start of a series of workshops that will take place in future events. The BFFF Award Show honored the best films in 21 categories. One of the films that swept the evening was “The Postman Dreams 2” by director Autumn de Wilde on behalf of Prada. The film received a total of four gold awards in the categories “Direction”, “Idea”, “Best Film – Major Brand” and “Best Film from US and Canada”: “The imag- ery, storyline and of course, Elijah Wood as postman makes this surreal and dreamy piece of work unique!”, explains Frank Funke, initiator of the Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Nadia Lee Cohen’s gloomy and grotesque work “SGUALDRINA”, featuring Brooke Candy and Pamela Anderson, won several awards. It for exapmle was awarded the Gold Award for “Hair & Make-up” and also gold in the casting category. Another highlight was the DIESEL fashion film “Go With The Flaw” by French director François Rousselet, which celebrates imperfection and makes a stand against an unrealistic ideal of beauty. At Berlin Fashion Film Festival it was honored with silver and gold awards in numerous categories, including one of the main awards, the “Best Film for Clothing, Footwear and Accessories”. Also awarded several times was the music video “Element” to Kendrick Lamar’s
song by Jonas Lindstroem.
“Once again industry professionals and talents from all over the world came to celebrate the Berlin Fashion Film Festival. It’s great to see how for instance Chinese and Indian directors connect to major production companies from Europe at our Creative Speed Dating. Previous years have shown that those connections lead to actual collaborations”, Frank Funke sums up.