The sixth annual ASVOFF (A Shaded View On Fashion Film) festival, founded by Diane Pernet, is happening next weekend – 11, 12, 13 October at the Pompidou Centre. The festival presents the best fashion films of the year in a competition judged by a jury of experts in fashion, film and design who you may get a chance to meet for the first and last time because, you know, theyâ€™re experts. Friday night is the award ceremony, and then all day on Saturday and Sunday there will be ongoing screenings of films that have been chosen from over 600 entries for this yearâ€™s official competition. As well as clips from the likes of David Sims, Ellen von Unwerth, and Bruce Weber, there will be exclusive talks from some of the greatest minds working in fashion and film today. Also, there will be viewings of feature-films, super-shorts and documentaries, all teeming with style and will provide you with either inspiration or crippling intimidation for your next super cool film project.
Weâ€™ve compiled some highlights from the festival for your viewing pleasure.
Diane Pernet, fashion legend with her unmistakable look thatâ€™s capable of instilling fear in hearts of the uninitiated
Michele Lamy, partner of Rick Owens and president of this yearâ€™s ASVOFF festival, also a little scary (her talk is on Sunday, 3pm).
Tomorrowâ€™s World, made up of Jean Benoit Dunckel and Lou Hayter, are performing on Sunday, 8pm, babes with musical clout.
Julien Landais, French actor and director and Master of Ceremonies of this yearâ€™s ASVOFF, also a babe.
Bettina Rheims by Sofia Tchkonia, Saturday, 2pm
27, Piazza Castello, an insiderâ€™s look into Vogue Italia in 1998, presented by its director Jean-Michel Vecchiet, Saturday, 4:30pm
Shakki by Julien Landais, starring Daphne Guiness, Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon
The Queen Diva, by Mark Zemel, starring twerk authority, Big Freedia, Sunday, around 2pm
Focus on Serge Lutens, Sunday, 4pm
Holi Holy – A Manish Arora Film by Bharat Sikka, Saturday night, Sunday night
She said, She said by Stuart Blumberg, starring Marisa Tomei and Elodie Bouchez, Saturday night, Sunday night
Linda Loppa, the fairy god-mother of Belgian Design, teacher of the â€˜Antwerp 6â€™ and now director of Polimoda in Florence, is giving a conference and Iâ€™m sitting in the front row so donâ€™t bug me, Saturday, 2pm
Larry Clark, director of highly influential cult-film â€˜Kidsâ€™, will be screening his newest film and giving a talk for your hipster-wannabe-director friends on Saturday, 7pm.
Christophe Lemaire, Creative Director of his namesake label and designer at HermÃ¨s (kind of a big deal), introduces his â€˜carte blancheâ€™ choice of Woody Allen’s 1973 film, Interiors, Sunday, 5pm
Awards Ceremony with a performance by Sarah Neufield from Arcade Fire, Friday night (invite only)
Party at Le Baron with special performance, Saturday 11pm
Peroni reception, Sunday 7pm
free/ â‚¬4/ â‚¬6 at Centre Pompidou, more information on asvoff.com
Article: Sophie Wright