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An exciting London-wide season of film events celebrating our 10th anniversary
An exciting London-wide season of film events celebrating our 10th anniversary
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Who are we?

We are the Fashion in Film Festival, the foremost film festival of its kind internationally, based at University of the Arts, London. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary with the biggest and most ambitious season yet, curated by the eminent cinema historian Tom Gunning and the festival director Marketa Uhlirova. We are a small, but passionate and dedicated team. The festival has always been a labour of love, driven by a passion for the artistry of cinema and fashion.

A Retrospective Look at Corsets, 1920's
A Retrospective Look at Corsets, 1920's

 

Why is the Fashion in Film Festival so important?

We sincerely believe it is vital for different communities to have the opportunity to discover film they wouldn’t normally have access to, in new and imaginative contexts. This year we’ve had to beg, borrow and steal (well, almost) to make our programme as exciting as it can be. Central to our work is a sense of discovery and wonder, and we always aim to create exquisite and memorable moving image experiences for our audience. Our particular focus is on digging up neglected films and on re-staging, in new and sometimes surprising contexts, celebrated works in cinema and, more broadly, the moving image.

Le Costume à travers les âges - Reconstitué par le couturier Pascault,  1911
Le Costume à travers les âges - Reconstitué par le couturier Pascault, 1911

What are we planning this time?

Our programme features cinema's well-loved as well as neglected masterpieces (Parajanov's The Color of Pomegranates, Ophuls' Lola Montes, Hitchcock's Vertigo, Leisen's Lady in the Dark, Protazanov's Aelita), artist films (by Joseph Cornell, Jane and Louise Wilson, Cindy Sherman, Michelle Handelman, Jessica Mitrani), fashion films (by Nick Knight and Lernert & Sander), industry films and many archival gems. There will be talks, film introductions and panel discussions. As special highlights we are staging two film-based performances - with Rachel Owen (at Genesis Cinema) and with MUBI and Lobster Films (at the Barbican).

 

Snap from a party during our last festival
Snap from a party during our last festival

 What are we asking?

We need your help to be able to stage some of our most exciting events and include as many unseen archival shorts as possible. We can only do this with your support. Please support us to make our 10th anniversary festival the most brilliant it can be!  

Film frames from Parures, 1939
Film frames from Parures, 1939

Where will the money go?

Public funding for film festivals is very scarce these days and even though we have secured enormous in-kind support from our wonderful partners, we are struggling to find the budget to showcase many of the rare archival films we would love to. We are also at risk of losing guest speakers as well as compromising on our free-to-access exhibition, and some of the more ambitious experimental events we have planned - events which we feel truly represent the heart and spirit of the festival. All this comes with a price. We need more staff, two projectors, help with printing the program and posters. It all adds up.

Solaris, 1972, by Andreï Tarkovsky
Solaris, 1972, by Andreï Tarkovsky

What will you get for your support? 

Our gifts are intended as personal messages of thanks and opportunities for you to engage in the spirit, experience and future health of the festival that you have been so kind to support. We have put a lot of love and care into creating the nicest possible gifts for you. From exclusive rare prints, to a collectible book, to an exclusive tote bag designed by the fashion design and print extraordinaires Eley Kishimoto. 

Take a look at all the options for supporting us. We hope you find them fun and exciting!

MUBI is a curated online cinema bringing you cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies. A subscription is a passport to the world of cinema, every day our film experts introduce you to a great film, and you have a whole month to watch it. That's 365 extraordinary films a year curated by MUBI!

Limited edition of tote bags designed by wonderful duo Eley Kishimoto, exclusively for this year's festival
Limited edition of tote bags designed by wonderful duo Eley Kishimoto, exclusively for this year's festival

 

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History

Fashion in Film Festival is a research-led fashion, film and arts organization based at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Since its foundation in 2006 by Marketa Uhlirova, Roger Burton, and Christel Tsilibaris, it has continued to grow its reputation and international profile, establishing itself as the leading festival of its kind. Its highlight is a biennial festival season in London, with a touring schedule which has in the past, included Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Arnolfini in Bristol, The Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen, Kino Svetozor in Prague and Mode Biennale in Arnhem.

For more information, please have a look at our website: http://www.fashioninfilm.com

Romy Schneider starring in Clouzot's Inferno rushes (1964) which we invite you to discover during its world premiere at the Barbican Center
Romy Schneider starring in Clouzot's Inferno rushes (1964) which we invite you to discover during its world premiere at the Barbican Center

 

Risks and challenges

Running a film festival is always a challenge, no matter how long you have been at it. Every single installment comes with an unexpected mountain to climb. This year we are really proud to celebrate our anniversary, but - as devastating as it is to admit this - without your support, there is a risk we will not be able to provide the richness and diversity our festivals have come to be known for. There are some incredible digital restorations, and short archival films we have found in our research, and we want to show them. There are some amazing speakers, and we want to be able to book them. There is an exhibition to mount. All your donations will ensure that we can continue to benefit the widest possible community. We are confident that if we reach our funding target, we will be able to run a truly special festival season and celebrate fashion in cinema together with you!

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    Thank you! No donation is too small for us here, and we really appreciate this. As a sincere thank you, your name will appear on the list of benefactors published our website.

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    1 ticket + exclusive FFF postcard

    You will have the opportunity to enjoy the film of your choice* during our festival and will receive an exclusive FFF postcard. Your name will also appear on the list of benefactors published our website.
    *We will try our best to make this the film of your choice but we unfortunately cannot include The Inferno Unseen event in this package.

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    2 tickets + exclusive FFF postcard.

    You and your guest will have the opportunity to enjoy a film of your choice* during our festival and you will receive an exclusive FFF postcard. Your name will also appear on the list of benefactors published our website.
    *We will try our best to make this the film(s) of your choice but we unfortunately cannot include The Inferno Unseen event in this package.

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    Eley Kishimoto tote bag + postcard

    We are thrilled to be collaborating with our friends, the brilliant Eley Kishimoto, to create a very special tote-bag to support the festival. As this is a limited-edition project, we highly recommend! Your name will also appear on the list of benefactors published our website.

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    1 ticket + Eley Kishimoto tote bag

    Enjoy a screening of your choice*, and wear the exclusive FFF Eley Kishimoto tote bag to the event! Your name will also appear on the list of benefactors published our website.
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    1 year subscription to MUBI

    Enjoy a year of curated online cinema bringing you cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies. A subscription to MUBI is a passport to the world of cinema, every day their film experts introduce you to a great film, and you have a whole month to watch it! That's 365 extraordinary films a year courtesy, of our festival partner MUBI.

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    1 ticket to Inferno Unseen + tote bag

    Be one of the happy few to experience the world premiere of The Inferno Unseen at the Barbican - showing a new cut of the rushes made for Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished film The Inferno, starring the hypnotic Romy Schneider. In addition, you will receive the Eley Kishimoto tote bag. Your name will also appear on the list of benefactors published our website.

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    Signed book

    Receive a signed copy of our collectible book Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle (Koenig Books, 2013; awarded The Most Beautiful Swiss Books award in 2014). Discover a galore of spectacular film costumes, captured in more than 300 illustrations, as well as much erudite analysis. The book was edited by the festival director Marketa Uhlirova, and beautifully designed by the designers’ designer Laurenz Brunner & his studio. Your name will also appear on the list of benefactors published our website.

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    2 tickets + signed book + name in print

    Enjoy the screening of your choice* with your guest and discover a galore of spectacular film costumes, captured in more than 300 illustrations, as well as much erudite analysis in a book beautifully designed by the designers’ designer Laurenz Brunner. The book was awarded The Most Beautiful Swiss Books award in 2014. In addition, your name will be printed in the 'supporters' section of our brochure, and online.
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    Enjoy all of our imaginatively curated film programme, including special events, talks and live musical scores. We screen over 25 feature films and there are over 20 rarely seen shorts to catch. In addition, your name will be printed in the 'supporters' section of our brochure, and online.

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    Consultancy day

    We are curators, researchers, historians, designers, fashion communicators and image-makers. We have many years of experience working in the culture sector, fashion and film industries, while also regularly collaborating with museums, cinema venues and commercial brands internationally. We are more than happy to tailor this according to your needs, giving you access to our knowledge and experience. In addition, your name will be printed in the 'supporters' section of our brochure, and online.

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    Become our partner.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be directly involved in our festival, bring your guests to our party and events and tell your own audience about this. Your name and logo will appear on the festival’s published programme, cinema trailer, website and newsletters. There will be opportunity for joint editorial coverage and we will publish your ‘pick’ of the festival on our website and newsletters. You will also be named as sponsor on our Window Gallery exhibition at Central Saint Martins, located in a highly frequented public space with a footfall of 87,000 per month. An exciting package!

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