With the outbreak of Covid-19 and the restrictions that have followed, many events and festivals had to digitally rearrange their organization. We present you with five cool online festivals you wouldn’t want to miss in the next months of 2021, if you are a fashion or cinema lover or both.
- FASHION FILM FESTIVAL MILANO (13 – 18 January)
Reaching its 7th edition, Fashion Film Festival Milano staged a fully digital offer in collaboration with the Italian Fashion Council that will be available for free on-demand starting from Wednesday 13th.
The +200 selected films are divided into 12 different playlists, each one focused on a specific theme, and are voted by an international jury.
The programme also includes a few feature films premieres and a couple of very interesting special projects such as #FFFMilanoForGreen and #FFFMilanoForWomen.
Both initiatives celebrate two fundamental issues through visual storytelling and experts’ points of view.
Overall a wonderful opportunity for fresh and accomplished talents to debate and learn from each other, in a place where “The big helps the small”.
- LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (15 – 24 January)
Independent and BAFTA-qualifying film festival held in London annually, London Short Film Festival is made up of ten days of interesting screenings, conversations, and special events like workshops and panels.
This year’s theme is “the collective and the impulse of togetherness” and the programme includes over 500 short films, British and international, awarded by jury members scattered around the world.
The aim of the festival is to give space to unconventional and contemporary filmmaking: in this sense, the Opening night on January 15th will hold an unmissable projection of the opera GOOD STOCK ON THE DIMENSION FLOOR by the collective HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican?
- BERLIN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL (18 – 20 January)
Founded in 2012, Berlin Fashion Film Festival will bring to this year’s edition a totally renewed and digital experience, conceived in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Germany, and all about fashion storytelling.
Although 2020 has been difficult for the human aspect of festival and event fruition, the creative scene hasn’t been dry and BFFF will work, as usual, as an amazing discovery showcase for revolutionary creatives, designers, and inspiring artists.
Philipp Ulita, managing director, hints at the future opening of new platforms for sharing insights and inspirations through the festival’s network and beyond.
He thinks that “the self-definition and role of the artist are moving into a new era, and that industries from any direction should take a leaf out of this book…”.
- GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL (24 February – 7 March)
Co-director Allison Gardner describes Glasgow Film Festival as one of the friendliest events in the world with a wide and fond audience.
Although this year’s edition will probably only take place online, the selection of movies is very interesting and spotlights a variety of new talents while being enriched with panels and special events all audience-based, that aim to connect like-minded people and create dynamic interactions.
The public has also the chance to vote for the Audience Award and experience a wide-ranging offer, including the “Crossing the line” programme featuring experimental filmmakers and “Sound & Vision” which provides insights on sonic cinema.
- FASHION CLASH FESTIVAL (26 – 28 February)
Three electric days with a focus on innovative and creative fashion that spreads from Maastricht towards the rest of the world. Everything started in 2008 when a group of designers responded to their necessity of new opportunities and a richer platform where young talents could share their work and exchange ideas.
Postponed from November to February, the digital edition of 2021 will include exhibition tours, video reports, artistic performances, and live broadcasted talks.
Today’s fashion industry is rapidly changing, from the production process to the highlighted concepts of sustainability and inclusivity, and through these new ways of presenting collections, the digital solutions make the whole world witness this shift.
Fashion Clash is a truly alternative way of acknowledging fashion as a primary element in societal contexts.