The third edition of Istanbul Fashion Film Festival will be held at Zorlu Performing Arts Center (PSM)

The third edition of Istanbul Fashion Film Festival will be held at Zorlu Performing Arts Center (PSM)

The third edition of Istanbul Fashion Film Festival will be held at Zorlu Performing Arts Center (PSM)

Sponsored by Derimod, the Zorlu Performing Arts Center (PSM) is preparing to host Istanbul’s 3rd Fashion Film Festival with its unique content, great surprises and amazing names, bringing fashion and film worlds together.

Two days of free events and screenings full of festival promises to bring a unique experience to the audience with interviews, art installations and parties. Aside from screening films from internationally renowned fashion houses, brands and young and independent designers from every corners of the world, festival programme also comprises talks and workshops given by world-class brand representatives.
Free festival is sponsored by Derimod, kindly supported and host by Zorlu Performing Arts Center (PSM) and organized by founder and director of the festival Tuna Yilmaz. Derimod Fashion Talks will begin with Derimod Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Sedef Orman and Ece Sukan on 11th of November.

6 films will be awarded

Istanbul Fashion Film Fest will award films in 6 different categories this year. The international jury with members with expert names from different disciplines of fashion, photography, film, design and festivals will determine the awards for Best Fashion Film, Best Turkish Fashion Film, Best Music Video, Best Make Up and Best Hair Design In addition, one of the directors of the films submitted by new talents will be rewarded for Young Discovery award to support their next project to be shot in Istanbul.

Jury and Guests

The second Istanbul Fashion Film Fest’s star-studded guest list includes;
• Sedef Orman (Derimod Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors)
• Dion Lee (Designer)
• Ece Sukan (Fashion Editor)
• Hazar Erguclu (Actress)
• Bruno Aveillan (Director & Photographer)
• Can Evgin (Photographer & Director)
• Ceyda Balaban (Scenographer)
• Jack Belfour Scott (Junior Empire Singer)
• Esther Coppolse (ELLE Netherlands Creative Director)
• Alper Dulgerci (Derimod Inhouse Agency Creative Director)
• Olga Kortz (i-D Netherlands Editor-in-Chief)
• Ditte Lund (Director of the Copenhagen Fashion Films Festival)
• Julien Guerrier (Editor-in-Chief of Louis Vuitton)
• Prof. Dr. Melike Demirbag Kaplan (Academician, Yasar University)
• Senem Ulker Karavelioglu (Marketing Manager, Hugo Boss)
• Hatice Gokce (Designer)
• Isin Gormus (ELLE Turkey Publishing Director)
• Tracy Sedino (Linda Farrow Art Director)
• Siri Buric (Curator)
• Daghan Celayir (Director)
• Rania al Naimi (Founder of the Canadian International Fashion Films Festival)
• Zeynep Sahan (Founding Partner of 85/90 Project)
• Harun Guler (Video Artist)
• Umut Eker (Director and Hole Academy Founder)
• Elif Demiralp (Director & Photographer)
• Mehmet Kahraman (Curator)
• Ilay Alpgiray (Director)
• Sila Guven (Fashion Writer)
• Serhat Sengul (Fashion Editor & Rack Istanbul founder)
• Yalcın Parmaksız (Webedia Country Director)

Content and partnership agreements made for the second Istanbul Fashion Film Fest will allow Turkish fashion films to compete in international fashion film festivals and fashion weeks around the world including Serbia, Russia, Milan, Medellin, Berlin, Canada and Australia, where the screening of Turkish films will contribute to the global promotion of Turkish fashion brands. 120 films will be screened this year. Some of the highlights of the festival include; Print is Not Dead! International Magazine Films Selection, Can Evgin retrospective, Harun Guler special selection and masterclasses with Bruno Aveillan and Dion Lee on “Brand Management and Future of Fashion”.

A few films from the programme are as follows;

• Bally SS17, Bally Alban Coret
• Blue, Etro, Francesco Torricella
• City Blossom, Longchamp, Victor Claramunt
• Crush, Prada, Veronica Mazziotta
• Dog Days, Missoni, Femke Huurdeman
• First Memory Pawnshop, Chanel Yuen Hsieh
• How to Get Rid of a Ghost, Giorgio Armani, Emir Eralp
• In Conversation, Elie Saab, Elissa Sednaoui Dellal
• Moncler SS17, Moncler Alan Masferrer
• Ode to a Happening on Earth, Rick Owens, Laetitia Negre
• Onomatopoeia, Miu Miu, Marco Adamo Graziosi & Maria Host-Ivessich
• Pieces of History, Dolce & Gabbana, Pepe Russo
• Rosso Valentino, Valentino, Mattia Benetti & Valentina Bertani
• Sinfonia Digitale, Gucci, Luca de Salvia
• Timeless Beauty, Guess, Bruno Miotto

Tuna Yilmaz, founder and creative director of the festival says; “Istanbul is taking great steps towards succeeding to reach leading position in every field of global industry, including fashion sector. I’d like to underline the difference of the festival which is far from ordinary fashion events. Festival is a sophisticated and global event with the aim to contribute the city’s wider vision.”


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