Students plus local residents visit Mare Street for Film Festival screening.
On Thursday 23rd October, our Mare Street doors opened to local E8 residents and LCF students to take part in the London Fields Free Film Festival, bringing together fashion and film.
The evening, which was a part of a week long film line up in the local area, showcased five fantastic shorts made by alumni from the MA Fashion Media Production and MA in Fashion Photography courses. After an interesting Q+A session with some of the young filmmakers, the evening concluded with a screening of the fashion documentary ‘Advanced Style’, which left the audience in both tears of laughter, and at times, sadness.
Once the pop-up cinema was packed out, the lights were turned off and proceedings began with our 5 student shorts. From documentary to experimental, the five short films dealt with a range of subjects related to fashion including identity, gender and mental health, showing that fashion is more than surface and can touch on many aspects of our lives and experience.
Question & Answer session with our 3 student filmmakers.
Below you can watch one of the fashion film shorts shown at the event, Rose in London (2012), a style portrait by LCF Alumna Saskia Reis of transgender performing artist Rose, who lives and works in Soho, London.
Nilgin Yusuf, Graduate School Programme Director in Media and Communications at London College of Fashion said:
“This video portrait features Rose, a transgender performance artist in Soho and is one of the many video portraits made by the filmmaker for her streetstyle blog THE LOVESTREET. Intimacy and authenticity characterise the filmmaking technique that attempts to penetrate the mask and reveal something of the individual beneath the construct and costume.”
Other students films shown include Josh Brandão & his international award winning film Blackened Wings (2014), plus our three LCF Alumas who gave up their free time to come to answer audience questions. You can find links to their films below;
The Act Of Time (2013)
As I Was Someone’s Shadow Side (2013)
Larissa De Filippo/Harun Güler
All Eyes On Me – Transgender Identity Through Photography (2014)
The main film screening of the event, Advanced Style, is a documentary that shows the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic style and vital spirit have guided their approach to ageing. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, the film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, ageing and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth.
LCF are delighted to have taken part in the London Fields Film Festival, bringing together two creative industries through student talent and LCF’s mission to create Better Lives through fashion.
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