Films about style are coming to Phoenix for just one day only as part of the inaugural FashFilmFete at the Phoenix Artwork Museum.
Movies from throughout the earth which includes Belgium, France, Italy, New York and Washington will be shown at the competition, said Mignon Gould, founder and director of FashFilmFete. The April 30 party will feature 28 functions like documentaries, short movies, new music videos and advertisements which celebrate the earlier, present and potential of trend storytelling.
“Fashion is that one particular artwork kind that we all can take part in,” Gould mentioned. “Whether you might be the consumer or the retailer, we all participate. The Valley enjoys arts and culture. A lot of individuals adore movie, a lot of people today are engaged with manner. It’s also our possibility to give style makers and designers who are females and persons of color a possibility to be witnessed.”
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How did FashFilmFete begin?
Gould — who studied communications and journalism — started her style vocation when her graduate faculty thesis, her blog site ChicSpy.com, turned into a 10-12 months job.
As a result of her website, Gould wrote about all issues design and style and amusement and interviewed costume designers which include Madeline Fontaine (“Jackie”), Catherine Martin (“The Wonderful Gatsby”) and Academy Award-successful Michael O’Connor (“Jane Eyre”).
Running a blog, doing work in the nonprofit field and founding her brand method business Mignon Media, helped Gould sort the strategy behind FashFilmFete.
“I ultimately made a decision, this is the right time,” Gould claimed. “So I commenced assembly with men and women. I preferred to strategy it as manner and movie as an artwork type. I was imagining, ‘we require to provide a a lot more diverse group into the museum of folks who wouldn’t generally occur.”
FashFilmFete aspires to be like impartial movie festivals these as Sundance and Tribeca, Gould said. The purpose is to elevate up independent filmmakers in the style movie world.
“You can find truly quite a couple Manner Movie Festivals, but I truly did not experience like there was 1 out there pretty nonetheless that did what a Sundance or Tribeca did,” Gould reported. “They were equipped to elevate the existence of unbiased filmmakers.”
“I want to be equipped to elevate the presence of the people who do the job driving the scenes when it comes to generating the appears for these movies.”
What individuals can anticipate from FashFilmFete
The major film of the festival will be the 1975 Hollywood vintage “Mahogany” starring Diana Ross.
Ross is an legendary singer and entertainer, but always experienced an eye for trend and made. She designed lots of of the appears to be she wore as a member of the Supremes and as a solo performer. She developed the costumes for “Mahogany.”
“She developed all of the costumes in the movie,” Gould reported. “That was actually her enthusiasm as a boy or girl. . . Individuals are the type of things we want people to pay out notice to. Most men and women will not know she intended the costumes she wore in that film.”
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The competition will also include a panel discussion showcasing vogue designers and industry experts from across the environment. Panelists consist of Sewra G. Kidane, Pratt Institute Adjunct School & Trend Film Director and editor costume designer Jessica Wenger who has intended the costumes for “Dwelling of Cards” and “The Darkish of Night” and Phoenix designer and influencer Oscar De las Salas and Chandra Moore, a style and costume stylist who has performed movies this kind of as the indie “She’s Acquired Difficulties” which starredTony award-profitable actress Audra McDonald.
The competition will also award “Greatest Documentary,” “Greatest Small,” “Best Style Ad/Tunes Video,” “Ideal Cinematography,” “Trend Effect Award,” “Social Influence Award,” “Very best College student Award” and an “Honorable Mention University student Award.”
An artwork auction at the party will feature FABRIC incubator co-founder and artist Angela Johnson’s own hand-sketched illustrated and painted characters dependent on iconic film roles such as: Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers in “Mahogany,” Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Sean Connery as James Bond in “Goldfinger” and Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs in “The Devil Wears Prada.”
“Manner has these types of an impact on movie,” Gould said. “At quite a few concentrations, it can assistance inform a tale in a way that from time to time words by yourself cannot do. For people to search and see that manner is a aspect of our history is inspiring. It can be vital for people to see.”
For a finish checklist of the films getting screened at the festival go to: fashfilmfete.com/2022-films/
When: 10 a.m-10 p.m., Saturday, April 30.
In which: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix.
Tickets: Competition Move: $125 Community, $100 Museum Member VIP Fete Pass: $175 Community, $150 Museum Member Quick Films Ticket: $30 General public, $25 Museum Member (accessibility to small movies only).