Screening Shorts Program: DOCUMENTARY & Panel Discussion

#1

THE STYLE KIND Documentary

Directed by Santiago Garza Ceja | 2014 | USA | 13 minutes

Two fashion enthusiasts are united while exploring the relationship between style, and identity in the streets of Miami.

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#2

SUNSHINE CHIC Documentary

Directed by Chetachi Egwu | 2014 | USA | TBA minutes

A film that takes vibrant Miami style and dissects it into the experiences of four fashionable individuals.

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#3 

STARTUP IS THE NEW BLACK Documentary and Panel Discussion

Directed by Kevin Erhard | 2014 | USA | TBA minutes

Startup is the New Black is a look into the startup process and the South Florida startup culture, as told through several local companies.

POST-SCREENING PANEL DISCUSSION:

Hosted by Sabrina Scandar, Chief Engagement Officer, LearnerNation

PANEL:

Kevin Erhard, Director, Startup is the New Black

Tatiana Torres, CEO/Founder, FurorModa.com

Anca Bettencourt, Designer, Penny's Dreamology

Pilar Tarrau, Designer, PilarTarrau.com

Cristina Llanos, Owner/Designer, LostInLusso.com

Mitali Saxena, Founder, Fashom.com

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"Kapital World" Screening

KAPITAL WORLD Documentary

Directed by Hsiang Chin Moe | 2014 | LOC | 60 minutes

Kiro Hirata, KAPITAL’s lead designer, and Eric Kvatek, photographer, meet up in France to shoot the Spring 2014 KAPITAL book, “Sailor Ninja”. Old friends return and new friends are made over a five-day shoot in Paris, Souesmes and Cassis. In Paris, the KAPITAL crew focuses on Bohemian styles and French Ninjas. Slightly more familiar hunting themes are played with in the French countryside, of course with a KAPITAL twist. Finally, the entire production crew travels by train to the South of France for a nautical-themed excursion. Through the behind the scenes look at the inner workings of a KAPITAL photo shoot, the special nature of the fifteen-year-long friendship of Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek is revealed.

"The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED" Screening

"THE POLITICS OF FASHION: DC UNBOXED" Documentary

Directed by Elaine Mensah | 2014 | USA | 52 minutes

As told by those who know it best, The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED is an expose that takes you on a journey. From the perception of DC fashion by the outside world, through its evolution in retail, style, and business, to the debate about whether or not DC fashion is heading towards a true industry or is just a fashionable city. Be prepared to see Washington DC through a completely different lens and find out if the future of fashion in DC will make or break the hearts of those who have sacrificed family, lucrative careers, and personal wealth to live their dreams.

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SHORTS PROGRAM A and Filmmaker Chat with KAREN SADLER

Miami Fashion Film Festival Screening SHORTS PROGRAM A

BONUS FILMMAKER CHAT with KAREN SADLER (THE MAGIC BRACELET)

 

List of films include:

DIAL UPIT'S A LOVELY DAYMY SENSE OF MODESTYSMOKETOGETHERTHE MAGIC BRACELET

FILMMAKER TALK with KAREN SADLER (THE MAGIC BRACELET)

Hailee Steinfeld and Bailee Madison as Angela and Ashley

Hailee Steinfeld and Bailee Madison as Angela and Ashley

“The Magic Bracelet” mysteriously links best friends Angela, Ashley and her cheese obsessed dog. When Ashley inherits a totem bracelet from a friend who died of Mitochondrial Disease- the same illness that she herself battles- it leads the girls on a mystical journey of discovery in which a new level of friendship, family and healing is revealed.

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"Advanced Style" Screening & Filmmaker Chat

ADVANCED STYLE Documentary and Chat with Filmmaker Lina Plioplyte 

Directed by Lina Plioplyte | 2014 | USA | 72 minutes

Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

Lina Plioplyte

Lina Plioplyte

Lina Plioplyte is a Lithuanian born filmmaker, living and working in New York. Her movie-making journey began as a journalism student in Lithuania and later at CU Boulder. After moving to NYC in 2007 she incorporated her love of fashion and color in her video work for NYLON magazine. Currently she is creating short films, music videos and documentaries about bright personalities. Advanced Style is her feature directorial debut. 

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"Advanced Style" Screening

ADVANCED STYLE Documentary

Directed by Lina Plioplyte | 2014 | USA | 72 minutes

Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

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SHORTS PROGRAM B and FILMMAKER CHAT with Antonio Contreras

Miami Fashion Film Festival Screening SHORTS PROGRAM B

BONUS FASHION & FILMMAKER CHAT with ANTONIO CONTRERAS

List of films include:

BLACKENDED WINGSBODYMODESQUILAIN SEARCH OF THE MERMAIDSECRET MEMORYSIREN OF GORGONVOLUTIO


FASHION & FILMMAKER TALK with ANTONIO CONTRERAS:

Inspired by the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, artist and filmmaker, Antonio Contreras has had a long affair with fashion and costume and its ability to allow us to be transported to another time and become someone else, if just for one moment. Join us in conversation as we talk nostalgic influences and fashion as a form of experimental and artistic expression, unique to each and every individual. 

Latest films by Antonio Contreras: 

Antonio’s Closet (2013) (Founder’s Award Winner, 2013 Miami Fashion Film Festival)

Mercado de Lagrimas (2014) (Official selection for the 2014 Miami Fashion Film Festival)