9TH ANNUAL FASHION FILM FESTIVAL CHICAGO® ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR 2020 JURY COMPETITION

CHICAGO, IL– November 21, 2020 – The Fashion Film Festival Chicago announced today the winners for the 2020 juried competition; awarding honors in a continued commitment to celebrating filmmakers despite the 9th annual event––previously set to take place during fall fashion week––being canceled due to the coronavirus.

Behind the Curtain (Boeri & Grimaldi) was honored with Narrative Gold; You Are What You Love (Smith) was honored with Experimental Gold, and Fast Fashion (Kuhn & Utfeld) with Documentary Gold. 

Behind the Curtain (Blink Fish)

Narrative Silver was awarded to Reflection (Roché & Darah); Experimental Silver to  Screentest L.A. (Suppnig); and Documentary Silver was awarded to The Paper Woman (Abubaker).

Co-winners were awarded in Narrative Bronze with the award shared by Blu Cosette (Le Pera & White) and THE TROPHY (Brandao). Co-winners were also awarded in Experimental Bronze with Never Look at the Sun (BALOJI) sharing the award with Vogue Italia (Triana). Documentary Bronze was awarded to Inspired | The Story of Nimany (Auctus Productions).

Screentest L.A. (Suppnig)

The Creative Concept Award went to Eclectic Fashion Film (Falsetta); the Eco Sustainable Award went to La Mer (Claramunt); the Fashion Conscience Award went to Fashion is Love (Kaucher & Jenkins); the Essence of Fashion Award was given to The Warriors of Himalaya (Ronot); and the Best Comedy Award went to Eyes Say More Than Words (Alexander).   

The award for Best Cinematography honored Benji Dell for work on You Are What You Love; celebration of the art of hair and make up honored Mark Philguer (Tenerife Makeup) for work on Water for Life; and Gabriele Cavalchi was honored for work on Behind the Curtain in Set Design.

Blu Cosette (Le Pera & White)

“While the devastating realities of the coronavirus prevented us from coming together to celebrate these incredible films, we are proud to celebrate them in partnership with our generous jurors.” said Festival Director Patsy Campbell. “The jury celebrated a daring, innovative, entertaining, diverse group of films and filmmakers, and Fashion Film Festival Chicago is pleased to honor all of them and provide them with our encouragement throughout the year.”

The Warriors of Himalaya (Ronot)

Founded in 2012, Fashion Film Festival Chicago is an annual festival and competition which aims to celebrate the beauty and art of fashion as captured through and interpreted by the filmmakers' lens.

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