THE MIAMI FASHION FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR, TRANSFORMING THE CITY INTO A HUB FOR BOTH FASHION AND FILM FANATICS.
Both forms of creative visual expression, fashion and film have long been intertwined. Each year, the Miami Fashion Film Festival recognizes and celebrates this relationship with a four-day weekend of special screenings, seminars, and soirées, hosted at Miami Dade College and the Miami Fashion Institute. This month marks the festival’s fifth anniversary, so expect a bigger and better event, and a slew of dazzling à la mode films.
Past festivals have seen premieres of notable fashioncentric flicks, including Yves Saint Laurent, the 2014 biopic delving into the life and career of the famed French designer. Similarly, the documentary Dior and I gave an intimate look into the creation of Raf Simons’s first collection for Christian Dior. Guests can expect the same elevated artistry at this year’s showcase.
“We are thankful to continue introducing the best in fashion film from all around the world for the fifth year,” says festival founder Grace Castro. “Each year, the bar for fashion film is raised higher with talented filmmakers creating a new narrative for the genre.”
This year’s roster includes more than 60 international filmmakers, like David Mcilvride, who’s debuting Riverblue, a stunning 5K journey into the harsh reality of clothing manufacturing that’s destroying rivers on a global scale, and Sophia Banks, who is reimagining the fairy-tale story of Cinderella with modern fashion and fierceness. These are just a few who will debut films, participate in interactive seminars, and host talks about fashion design, filmmaking, technology, and more. Watch it all unreel September 20 to 24. Call 786-440-6091 or visit miafff.org for schedule and information.
clockwise from left: Guide for the Good Wife; I Am Not a T-shirt; two stills from Rebel in Rising; Playmate.