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The Finalists - 2020/2021

Updated: Feb 16

The Australian Fashion Film Awards Finalists


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(Finalists are in alphabetical order, please click on each film's image to view)


"All about Dreams" (Germany)

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The Fashion Film 'All about Dreams' is showcasing the fashion collection of designer Julia Luedtke. The topic of her collection is inspired by all kinds of dreams. It is inspired by two aspects: the positive dream world and the nightmare. For the collection, the designer used brocade fabrics, created pearl and Swarovski crystal embroideries in the shapes of dream symbols and created a hand-printed screen print that looks like synapses. The print symbolises the process of our brains while we are dreaming.

The film was created by a team of students and young professionals between 22 and 24 years.



"Behind the Curtain" (Italy)

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The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber of Italian Fashion) presents Behind the Curtain, the latest fashion film directed and produced by the Milan-based Creativity Factory The Blink Fish.

Shot to celebrate Milan Fashion Week AW20/21, Behind the Curtain reveals the secrets of a truly unusual backstage in one long take. A flawless choreography by Laccio takes us through the preparations for a catwalk on the (strictly green) runway of Milano Fashion Week.

The different looks of the models were carefully selected by stylist Giulia Sanna with a focus on supporting the local design scene by featuring a wide range of brands based in Italy, from emerging to more established.

The Blink Fish and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana have been collaborating since 2016, developing an increasingly strong online presence with fresh and relevant video content with each fashion season. Some of their most recent works, such as Start the Buzz, Be Ready and Waiting Room, have been internationally recognised, selected and awarded by several film festivals, including Berlin Commercial, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and the LA Fashion Film Festival.



"Blu Cosette" (United States)

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Rebecca, an eccentric woman, who dreams of finding a way to fit into the world. With a hint of magical realism, Rebecca builds windows into the outside world with picture frames. We follow her in and out of the frames to catch glimpses into her mind. She is oblivious to most

things favouring the fantasies of her mind and creates stories of those who surround her. On this perfect summer day, where the flowers bloom, she fancies the pedestrians who intrude into her garden sanctuary as invaders. She is left bare to a direct assault to her personal space, a fellow luncher with his sandwich. As the menagerie of her mind collides against the simple reality of the present. Fragile. vulnerable, and weaponless she finds love.


(Written and directed by Andrew Le Pera, who sadly passed away suddenly before the film was completed. The production team finished the film in his honour. Watch to the end for behind-the-scenes footage dedicated to Andrew.)



"Cartier - Juste en Clou" (Australia)

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The Juste en Clou represents a class both for the modern and the daring. It offers a sublime take on the ordinary and pushes the envelope of avant-garde.

This film follows the journey of the Juste en Clou carried by Rita Ora and adorned by many others. The carefree nature is evident through the use of movement in our dancers, abstract camera techniques and the voice of a French female strong in her messaging as a nod to the birthplace of the brand.

"In a world that tries to define beauty, she stood out and made it her own." A key line voiced that lends itself to the emotion and backdrop to what I hoped viewers felt and took away.



CNMI – Woolmark (Italy/Australia)

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Created as a collaboration between Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Woolmark, CNMI-Woolmark celebrates creativity with a conscious mind.

The film was shot for Milano Moda Graduate, an event for Italian fashion schools designed to confer visibility to the work and talent of future generations.

During the event, designers discovered the benefits of Merino wool, a natural and sustainable fibre. With the support of The Woolmark Company and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana each designer developed a woollen outfit, featured in the film, demonstrating the countless properties of this fibre.

Shot by the Milan-based creativity factory The Blink Fish, CNMI-Woolmark was inspired by the Greek myth of Ariadne, with the woollen thread becoming the guiding element for students on their journey.



"COSMOS" (Spain/Mexico)

Click image to view A story of two destined souls trying to find themselves in reincarnated lives.



"Crikey" (Australia)

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Connecting culture and fashion this film is a tropical infused dreamscape for designer Iris Hall's debut fashion line 'Gumnut'. This cheeky unconventional fashion film captures the playfulness and irony of Australia's unique style and fashion culture and draws strongly upon notions of ‘larrikinism’ and ‘kitschness’.



"Debut Hours' (Australia)

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Debut Collection for Common Hours. A surreal exploration of the various hours of the day and night we may find ourselves



Deena Lynch x Christian Louboutin Concept Film for AW20 Cube Collection (Australia)

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Multi-disciplinary artist Deena Lynch was commissioned by Christian Louboutin to create a concept film in collaboration with Louboutin's Fall/Winter 2020 Cube Collection.

"The collection instantly transported me to a playful Paris where pop culture, dance, cinema, abstract art, geometry and couture make up a part of its DNA. With each collection, Louboutin creates a new world, so I wanted to create my own, drawing from the Paris that he and I know, so that they all exist individually but come together to be a part of the same universe."

‘In my Louboutin world, je suis une poupée’



General Pants - "Led by None" (Australia)

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Every generation is labelled by the generation before them – lazy, entitled, selfish...

An Instagram, Tik Tok and tech-obsessed bunch could be the general consensus. It’s time to throw out the notion of labels.

So we decided to enter a new world – one with no boundaries, where individuality reigns and unites us all.

Filmed over two days, we brought together 16 individuals to uncover how it feels to always be on show, constantly connected and not taken seriously. Naturally unique, yet bound by values, this is a generation that’s like no other. A strong awareness of self, a drive for change and the confidence to explore.



"GUN SHY" (Australia)

Click image to view (Password: GUNSHY2019) Fashion Film inspired by the 2019 Winter collection for Melbourne-based faux fur label, Gun Shy. That collection was entitled 'Big Bad Wolf'.

The idea is simple, we all have a beast inside of us fighting to come out. The effect - fashion turning in on itself, in order for that beast to arise.



"I’ll say it first" (Russia)

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What woman wants? You never know, until get in their mind. This is a story about a girl who wants to text to a boy first, but she really hesitates to make a first step.



"La Mer" (Spain)

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We live in a society where we are not aware of the amount of plastic around us.

This is not a child's play.



"Looking for a New Place to Begin" (Brazil)

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The short film starring (and voiced) by the incensed actor Johnny Massaro, portrait the life of a young singer who gets explored by the concept of restart and identity through his conflicted life, caused by image ́s overvaluation in social networking times. Amidst his struggle with his own ego, the character creates a platonic relationship with an inanimate version of himself.



"Musical Chairs : Victory Over Vices" (United States)

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A revealing battle royale of vices in a cutthroat match of musical chairs. Who will conquer all? Collaboration with Hysteria Socks



"Pop & Suki" (Singapore)

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An eccentric Asian director is in charge of a fashion shoot where he forces his strange ideas of branding on a couple of designers (Suki and Poppy). From Crisps inside an Aquarium to references of modern day rappers – there is a perceptive use of word combinations all in the spirit of the 1960's.

The video/short film is a clever interpretation of a 'behind the scenes' advertising shoot of a fashion brand. Based on a true experience by Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Jamie, which play themselves. The video was shot on 16mm film in L.A. Produced by Moonduckling.


"PRAESIDIUM'" (Spain)


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The love of Youth, that passionate and crazy love, an internal struggle where the 'I am yours'

prevails before self-love.

Aphrodite reincarnated, becomes the protector of the woman, remembering that she also

suffered for love once. She is the one who welcomes the woman under her lap, serving as

consolation and fighting against the erroneous idea of belonging to another, and purifying

the idea that the woman is the center of her own world.

A film by ALEJANDRO D LOMAS.



"RENDEZ-VOUS" Director's cut (Italy)

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Director's cut of a fashion film entitled "rendez-vous",

Stories of encounters told with the Louboutin style: innovative, creative, ironic. The film was thought to build a precise aesthetic that would give stylistic coherence to the whole project. Making the films extremely recognizable and unique.

The visuals and setting have a minimal taste: with a few elements, we will be able to build visually intriguing and elegant frame, playing with colors and shapes.



"Shelflife" - Stussy x Nike (South Africa)

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A man tells his friend about a strange dream he had.



TALAMADE 100.K ZONE: UNLIMITED (Australia)

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An intentionally DYSTOPIAN landscape, the 100.K ZONE philosophises the component of a dystopia or a deconstructed version of a planned landscape, a society parallel ton society -expressing changes in social structure, beliefs and ideologies.


For Milan Fashion Week AW19/20, the National Chamber of Italian Fashion presents “Welcome to Milan”, a fashion film directed by The Blink Fish.



"The End Of the Social Distancing" (Spain)

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In no time we are all together again…To do what we like the most!



"The Herder" (South Africa)

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The Herder is a story about 3 female sheep farmers travelling over a vast and baron landscape to showcase their Marino wool and mohair designs, sourced from the local sheep at the 'Holy Grail'. It's complex designs by Kate Pipkin is shown in a dramatic and very cinematic way throughout this deserted landscape. It's African fashion at it's finest.



"The Midnight Trip" (United States)

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On his way through the desert at night to an important business meeting a man’s car breaks down and he is forced to confront his own past and to reconsider his values.

LA ROX/John Varvatos/Burberry



Vogue - "The It Bag" (United States)

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A visual and historical exploration of the iconic "it bag" from its beginnings to its evolution to modern-day.



"We live inside each other (Australia)

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We live inside each other’ is an abstract surreal narrative that aims to show how people are restricted by the way their work gives them. This idea has created within the story of twins, one is ‘inner mind (A)’ which is the real personality, and the other one is ‘outer mind (B)’ which is shown by the public. There are some metaphor to give a hidden message of our inspiration to audience as mise-sen-scene; such as fish tank, colour of garments, camera movements and etc. Our overall message is that Fashion is not just a clothing, clothing is just a product of consumerism. Fashion is more intangible thing that build on the connection between the ‘self’ and the ‘world’, as a tool for express each identity.



"Welcome to Milan" (Italy)

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For Milan Fashion Week AW19/20, the National Chamber of Italian Fashion presents “Welcome to Milan”, a fashion film directed by The Blink Fish.

The film shows how beauty and imagination run wild in Milan just a few days ahead of fashion week. Following a group of models as they make their way through the city, we get to discover some of the most iconic places of the Italian fashion capital.

The different looks of the models were carefully curated by fashion editor and stylist Georgia Tal, with a focus on supporting the local design scene by featuring a wide range of brands based in Italy, from emerging to more established.


The Blink Fish and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana have been collaborating since 2016, developing an increasingly strong online presence with fresh and relevant video content with each fashion season. Some of their most recent works, such as Start the Buzz, Be Ready and Waiting Room, have been internationally recognised, selected and awarded by several film festivals, including Berlin Commercial, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and the LA Fashion Film Festival.



Z Zegna (Italy)

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In Z Zegna we see tennis champion Alexander Zverev take on a tennis-playing machine on the courts. When the machine comes to life – shaking with exertion, releasing smoke like sweat and making metallic sounds like breathing – could Zverev have met his match? Prepare for an epic, ironic and surreal match as Zverev, ranked fourth worldwide, faces down the ultimate partner. Luckily his skills don’t disappoint and are as flawless as the Z Zegna Techmerino wash&go suit he’s wearing.



Reminder to vote for your favourite film in People's Choice Awards, and go in the draw to win a $300 voucher from Interflora - world’s largest flower and gift relay company and world’s longest-serving flower delivery network for over 60 years.




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