For the third year the Miami Fashion Film Festival takes to the big screen in Miami to highlight the films that explore the art and dynamic culture of fashion and the fashion industry. The event kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with a multimedia exhibit by Deming King Harriman inspired by fashion photography and surrealism at ThreeSixtySpaces in Wynwood.
Screenings start at 7 p.m. on Thursday and include a variety of films from documentaries that highlight fashion creatives at work to experimental and short films. The screenings include the top 30 films from more than 70 entries received, all submissions were short films and short documentaries. On the roster are submissions like “Peyote Dreams,” a documentary that follows Mexican fashion designer Ricardo Seco into the remote village of the Mexican Huichol tribe, also known as the Wixárikas, who serve as the inspiration behind his latest collection. Short documentary “Redduction” takes to the streets of New York to explore the reasons women love red lipstick. “Velvet Karma” presents a fashionistas dream; two girls break into a high end showroom and play dress up all night. Brands like MCM and Anaak demonstrate the innovative and creative ways they showcase their brands across digital platforms.
The festival will also take a retrospective look at preserved film and video images of local television news fashion coverage courtesy of a partnership the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, which explores the evolution of fashion journalism. “Fashion Reporting: As History Tells It” will also include personal perspectives by local WPLG ABC reporter Constance Jones and Ashley Brozic of Miami.Racked.com.
The final screening ends with an awards ceremony for winners in 20 categories selected in part by guest jury members actress Leni Rico, actress and producer Christianne Christensen (“Greencard Warriors,” “40 Point Plan”) and fashion photographer, filmmaker and blogger Angeles Almuna.
The event concludes Thursday night with a Wrap-Up Reception at the Freehand Miami.