Berlin fashion Film Festival 2014


Berlin fashion Film Festival 2014


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La terza edizione del Festival della moda di Berlino (bfff) si svolge a luglio 2014 durante la Berlin Fashion Week. Il programma del bfff 2014 comprende quattro proiezioni pubbliche il 9 luglio presso l’Arsenale Kino 1 e la consegne dei bfff 2014 Awards e un after-party il 10 luglio alle ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi.

Più di 70 film degli oltre 700 arrivati al festival sono stati giudicati da una giuria super specializzata: l’icona pubblicitaria Michael Conrad, il direttore creativo esecutivo di Serviceplan in tutto il mondo Maik Kähler, il produttore e protagonista di YouTube Casey Neistat, il curatore di Vimeo Jordan McGarry, il CEO e fondatore di Non Just a Label Stefan Siegel, il direttore artistico di ESMOD Monaco Ingo Brack, il designer di SOPOPULAR Daniel Blechmann, l’hair stylist di Lady Gaga Charlie Le Mindu, i registi pubblicitari del quartetto MEGAFORCE, il Senior Editor di Interview Magazine Herald Peters, Philipp Jung di M.A.N.D.Y., e il direttore creativo di 55DSL Andrea Rosso.

I film, con attori e attrici pluripremiati come Christopher Walken, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, e Jessica Chastain vincente, saranno premiati durante i bfff 2014 Awards e di seguito nel dopo-party, una presentazione esclusiva dell’artista Andrey Bartenev ( Russia).

Il bfff si è subito distinto da altri festival cinematografici di moda puntando sulla qualità della manifestazione. “Vogliamo fare in modo che tutto, dalla nostra giuria, ai film scelti , e l’evento in se possa raggiungere gli standard più elevati”, afferma Niccolò Montanari, co-fondatore del bfff.

Già dalla sua seconda edizione, il bfff divenne famoso come “Uno degli eventi più importanti della Berlin Fashion Week” (, con oltre 1.500 visitatori e oltre 200 media accreditati da tutto il mondo.




The third edition of the Berlin fashion Film Festival (BfFF) takes place in July 2014 during Berlin Fashion Week. The BfFF 2014 programme consists of four public screenings on July 9 at the Arsenal Kino 1 and the BfFF 2014 Awards and After-party on July 10 at ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi.

Over 70 films out of the 700 + submissions have been judged by an A-list jury, including advertising icon Michael Conrad, Serviceplan’s executive creative director worldwide Maik Kähler, producer and YouTube hero Casey Neistat, Vimeo’s lead curator Jordan McGarry, CEO and founder of Not Just a Label Stefan Siegel, Art Director of ESMOD Munich Ingo Brack, SOPOPULAR designer Daniel Blechmann, Lady Gaga’s hair stylist Charlie Le Mindu, advertising directors quartet MEGAFORCE, Senior Editor of Interview Magazine Herald Peters, Philipp Jung of M.A.N.D.Y, and the creative director of 55DSL Andrea Rosso.

The films, featuring award winning actors and actresses such as Christopher Walken, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, and Jessica Chastain, will be awarded during the BfFF 2014 Awards and After-party, followed by an exclusive presentation by artist Andrey Bartenev (Russia).

The BfFF has set itself apart from other international fashion film festivals by focusing on the quality of the event. “We want to make sure that everything from our jury and designer selection, to our film curation, and event production reaches the highest standards”, states Niccolo Montanari, co-founder of the BfFF.

During its second edition alone, the BfFF became known as “One of the most important events of Berlin Fashion Week” (, with over 1,500 selected visitors and more than 200 media outlets worldwide featuring the event.



Jury of the Festival:

Michael Conrad

Berlin School of Creative Leadership

Advertising icon Michael Conrad started his 34 year long career back in 1968.

His creative leadership spans across being a Creative Director as early as 1972 to the founding award-winning agencies and taking home several “Award of the Year”. His role as a jury member has seen him at international advertising festivals, including Cannes, AdFest, Clio and Golden Drum.

He is now one of the main brains behind The Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Read Michael’s full bio here.

Casey Neistat


Casey Neistat is a New York-based filmmaker. He is the writer, director, editor, and star of the series The Neistat Brothers on HBO and won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards for producing the film Daddy Long Legs.

His main body of work consists of dozens of short films that he has released exclusively on the internet, including regular contributions to the New York Times’ critically acclaimed Op-Doc series.  His online films have been viewed over 50,000,000 times in the last 3 years.

Andrea Rosso

Creative Director 55DSL

Andrea Rosso is a descendant of the Diesel empire and Creative Director of Diesel’s independent unit 55DSL.

His creative direction, based on curiosity and passion and combined with his industry expertise and sport-meets-street mentality, has grown 55DSL into a successful multinational business.

Charlie le Mindu


Born in Bergerac, France, Charlie started cutting and styling hair from the age of thirteen. Charlie went on to become a Resident Hairdresser at Berlin’s nightclubs and parties. He cultivated his own technique and style, known for creations ranging from classic to trashy, wearable to insane, becoming the “Master of Haute Coiffure”.

Today his work is featured by almost every important publication. His client list includes names such as Lady Gaga, Kap Bambino and Peaches to name a few. His work has been exhibited at the V&A in London and the Art Athina fair in Greece.

Maik Kähler

Exec. Creative Director global Serviceplan International

13 years of working in car advertising made Maik one of the most experienced car-ADs in Germany. He created international campaigns for Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, KIA Motors and BMW.

Maik is a founding member of Serviceplan in Hamburg where he works today as Executive Creative Director – responsible for global accounts like BMW, OSRAM and UNICEF. Design and especially complex 3D installations became his big passion. His graphical work has been awarded with more than 500 international awards, including numerous Golds at Cannes Lions, One Show Design, Clios and ADC New York, Eurobest and the New York Festivals.

Jordan McGarry

Lead Curator Vimeo

Jordan started her career as a music video editor and contributor to selected titles, including Screen International, RES and Dazed & Confused.

She then moved onto events programming, curating content for The British Film Institute, Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Mirrorball strand and the British Council. She spent five years as Executive Producer of Partizan Darkroom in London, before being hired as a consulting curator for the launch of In 2011, she joined Vimeo as Lead Curator.

Stefan Siegel

CEO & Founder Not Just A Label

South Tyrol born Stefan gained experience working for prestigious design houses and advertising agencies in Vienna.

He then worked for renowned companies such as Ernst & Young and the Merrill Lynch M&A Investment Banking group in London specialising in the Consumer & Retail sector — advising publicly listed fashion powerhouses. Stefan used his experience to launch NOT JUST A LABEL, one of the leading global platforms for emerging fashion designers, ranking among the most respected websites in the fashion industry.

Daniel Blechmann

Designer, Sopopular

After a Bachelor in Interior Design at Richmond University in the UK, Tel Aviv born Daniel moved back to his new hometown Berlin.

He developed a taste for fashion in the city, and began working as a stylist for several agencies. In 2008 Daniel found his label Sopopular, one of the most established Berlin-based labels recognised with the Premium Young Designers AWARD in 2009.

Ingo Brack

Art Director Esmod Munich

Ingo’s experience ranges from being a designer for multinational brands like Asics, Triumph, Lacoste, and Swarovski to being a product and production designer. Since 2004 he has been working with young designers at the international fashion school ESMOD, coordinating all creative actions and global communication.

Jan Luckenbill

Designer and Stylist

Jan finished his studies in Fashion Design and became known as Germany’s youngest designer.

After moving to Berlin he started collaborating with photographer Oliver Rath. He’s now an established stylist for several German publications and is a contributor to fashion-focused blogs.



Metronomy, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, MGMT and last but not least Madonna. That’s just a few of the artists they made music videos for.

Megaforce is an outstanding quartet of Directors formed by Charles Brisgand, Clément Gallet, Léo Berne and Raphaël Rodriguez. As recognition of their excellent work, also for commercials for IKEA and many more, the fab four from Paris have received several awards, including UK MVA, MTV VMA, D & AD Awards, Antville MVA and Club des AD.

Philipp Jung

Artist & Founder  – M.A.N.D.Y. / Get Physical

Philipp and his childhood friend Patrick Bodmer aka M.A.N.D.Y. have carved a unique niche in electronic music by consistently selecting productions that induce their audience into a somatic frenzy. On the platform of their aptly titled Get Physical label, M.A.N.D.Y. has achieved massive success in colluding to create music that simply makes bodies move. Their foot stamping, hair flying passion is the ultimate expression of a dance music phenomenon for many years.

Together, they push the boundaries of dance music to compile an enviable arsenal of electro kissing house while caressing disco and flirting with techno. Body Language was the ubiquitous hit of 2005 and M.A.N.D.Y.’s Fabric Series three years later cemented their reputation as two of the most captivating selectors on the planet.

Harald Peters

Senior Editor Interview Magazine

Harald Peters is the senior editor of Interview Magazine. Amongst numerous publications, Harald has worked for Berliner Zeitung, Taz, and Spex. He was editor at Welt am Sonntag and became part of the Interview Magazine Germany team when it first launched. At Interview Magazine his main area of focus revolves around film.


War die erste Ausgabe des Berlin fashion Film Festivals im Jahr 2012 noch ein Geheimtipp während der Berlin Fashion Week, strömten im vergangenen Sommer über 1.500 Besucher herbei, um die Gewinner-Filme aus über 500 Einsendungen zu feiern und eine spektakuläre Fashion Show von Lady Gagas crazy Hairstylist Charlie Le Mindu zu erleben. „Eine der wichtigsten Veranstaltungen der Berlin Fashion Week“ urteilte und unterstrich die herausragende Position des noch jungen Berliner Festivals im internationalen Reigen der Fashion Film Festivals.

Im Juli 2014 geht das BfFF in die dritte Saison. Insgesamt wurden 700 Filme eingereicht.

In der hochkarätig besetzen Jury freuen sich in diesem Jahr unter anderem Werbe-Ikone Michael Conrad, Serviceplanʼs Executive Creative Director Worldwide Maik Kähler, Regisseur und YouTube-Hero Casey Neistat, SOPOPULAR-Designer Daniel Blechmann, LadyGaGaʼs Hair-Stylist Charlie le Mindu, Stylist Jan Luckenbill, Philipp Jung von M.A.N.D.Y. und der Creative Director von 55DSL Andrea Rosso auf die Einreichungen auf die eingereichten Beiträge.

Bevor die diesjährigen Trophäen vergeben werden, hat jeder die Chance, sich die Werke in öffentlichen Screenings anzusehen. Diese finden am 09. Juli im Arsenal Kino 1, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin, statt.
Tickets für die jeweiligen Screenings können online über die Programm Homepage des Berlin fashion Film Festivals bezogen werden.

Die Award-Show des Berlin fashion Film Festivals findet am 10. Juli im Stummfilmkino Weißensee statt und endet mit der Show „Bubbles of Hope“ des russischen Künstlers Andrey Bartenev.

Limitierte Tickets für die Award-Show gibt es ab sofort unter:





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