Now in its 4th year, the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival is set to dazzle, entertain and educate attendees from 7 to 8 April 2017 at the flagship Mercedes-Benz dealership in Century City, Cape Town. Starting with two workshop packed days, this year will also see two glamorous Oscar Awards styled red carpet evenings. Friday evening hosts the first eight category awards, followed by the second eight on Saturday night, and culminating with a glittering after-party. 

For budding film and fashion enthusiasts, directors and creatives the festival line-up promises an informative and inspiring two days of seminars, screenings, panel discussions and workshops by leading local and international industry experts in the fashion and film genres. 

From the Bokeh Fashion Film Shoot - “Couture” for Jacques La GrangeHighlights on day one include the Emerging Creative Talent Showcase, Fashion Revolution; a discussion on ethical and sustainable clothing, a make-up master class with internationally acclaimed make-up star, Einat Dan and Ethereal Lust; the first SA International Hair Championships. While on day two attendees can look forward to an Adobe master class by Carla Ralph of Digital Media Solutions, FujifilmSouth Africa’s showcase, and Gothic Couture; the South African International Creative Makeup and Body Art Championship.  

The festival’s aim of acknowledging and rewarding upcoming fashion and film talent is set to have more impact than ever, with over 512 film submissions this year of which 120 will be screened over the two days. The 120 films chosen as the Official Selection will all stand the chance to win some amazing prizes. 

Amongst the regular Excellence Awards which are presented with the prestigious Carrol Boyes trophies, these prizes include the Best Picture Award, sponsored by Oude Meester which carries a prize of a R100 000 Fujifilm camera system and the Billy Preston Emerging Creative Talent Award of R50 000 which honours young local teams of creatives. 

The Ethereal Lust SA International Hair Champs & Gothic Couture Body Art and Creative Makeup Champs awards together carry a prize to the value of R50 000 and the Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC) Mobile Challenge will offer a hamper of prizes as well. 

In addition to headline sponsor, Mercedes-Benz, the festival is proud to be aligned with prestigious brands and companies such as Cape Town Fashion Council, Organic Canvas, Havaiannas, M.A.C., label.m, Amplify Studios, Lime Lens, Thunderfund, Wings Group, Art Lab and Kim Gush. 

This is a one of a kind fashion extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! 

Image for the Gothic Couture SA International Creative Make Up and Body Art Championships – by Einat Dan and Josh Brandao

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