Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Film Festival Returns to South Africa

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The new aquarium in the V&A Waterfront plays host to the ever glamorous annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival between 21-23 April 2016.

Participants can expect three days of inspiration, education, glitz and glamour, all focusing on the masterful marriage of fashion and film. Over the three days there will be screenings of selected fashion films and workshops and talks by leading international and local industry experts in the fashion and film fields.
Experts such as; Niccolo Montanari, Co-Founder and Head of Communications at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Einat Dan also from Berlin, award winning make-up artist and body painter as well as Michael O’neill from the UK who will share his expertise as head trainer on Adobe products worldwide. Local representation comes in the form of DJ’s Dino Moran and Craig deSouza who will present a workshop on the magical creativity achieved with musical scores.

Other speakers include; Catharine Scorey- Womenswear Director at Ted Baker UK, Dr Shaun Borstrock from the University of Hertfordshire, Luisa Sáenz director at Mexico Fashion Film Festival, Deborah Ferguson from Contentmode, Edward Winters and Ashley Avis-Winters from Los Angeles Winterstone Pictures, Bryan Ramkilawan from the CTFC and Dr. Mark Vella.

Attendees will also experience an exclusive unveiling of a revolutionary 3-D printed clothing range from Modeclix. The dresses are created by Dr Shaun Borstrock from the University of Herfordshire in the UK in collaboration with Prof Mark Bloomfield from Electroboom and for the first time offer a wearable 3-D printed clothing range.

The three day festival also sees the launch of the Global Fashion Revolution 2016 Campaign. It is a “a global movement that runs throughout the year, celebrating fashion as a positive influence, raising awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues, showing that change is possible - and celebrating those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.”
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