About the workshop
Russian fashion designers taking part in the first workshop include Arsenicum by Dmitri Loginov, Nina Donis, Vardoui Nazarian, LES’ by Lesya Paramonova, Cap Amerika, Forget Me Not, Sasha Wider and others. Among the participant Russian film-makers there are names that are already well-known in the industry such as Rustam Ilyasov, Natalie Arefieva, Dasha Yastrebova, Natasha Sych, Adrey Krauzov, Kostya Duffus, Sergey Prekrasnov and Victoria Popova. Each team will receive mentorship and advice from invited British filmmakers and will produce twelve fashion films during five days of the workshop.
British Council have invited the exhibition curator and filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson as well as three other renowned filmmakers (Grace Ladoja, Alex Turvey and Marie Shuller of SHOWstudio) to lead the first in the series of professional Fashion Film Workshops in Moscow.
Public Talk & Fasion Film Screening
6 December 19:30 – 22:00
Moscow Film School (N. Syromyatnicheskaya Street 10, bldg. 2)
Artplay Design Centre
Public programme of events includes a talk by British filmmakers Kathryn Ferguson, Grace Ladoja, Alex Turvey and Marie Shuller. The filmmaters will discuss their work and screen a selection of their best fashion films.
Entrance is free, advance registration required
Kathryn Ferguson – UK filmmaker who has made films for fashion designers and musicians including Chloe, Selfridges, Richard Nicoll, Charlie Le Mindu, Katie Eary, Lady Gaga and Domino Records. As well as her own filmmaking practise Kathryn also works as a Curator and Lecturer. She began curating the annual Birds Eye View Film Festival’s ‘Fashion Loves Film’ strand at the Institute of Contemporary Arts & British Film Institute in 2008 where it continued until 2011. Her work with the BFC has seen her join a curatorial panel creating a new seasonal film festival called Fash/on Film. She lectures at both London College of Fashion & Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
Alex Turvey is an award winning film director and visual artist based in London. His dark, surreal and highly stylised aesthetic has been applied to music promos, fashion films, commercials and installations and has led to Alex being named as one of London’s key Creative Craftsmen by Levi’s, “Young Creative Entrepreneur” by Dazed and as a Leading Young Director by Boards and Shots magazines. He has also sat as a jury member for the D&AD Awards. Alex is currently developing his debut feature film. Clients include H&M, Topman, River Island, Nike, Island Records, Levi’s Vice, Dazed&Confused, Patternity, Polydor, Naïve, Percival, Rock Action, Blanck Mass, PIAS, Warp, BBC, Ford, It’s Nice That, Ogilvy, Cisco Systems, Haus, Coloney, Tribal DDB, Seat, KK Outlet Young and Lost Club and more.
Grace Ladoja is a London based film director who’s experimental style using multi format techniques, both digitally and with film, in commercials, music promos and fashion films has helped her create a unique platform for herself. Recently featured in the Evening Standard’s «Power 1000 List» her long term collaborations with British designers Cassette Playa, Nasir Mazhar and Alex Mattsson creating innovative and thought provoking fashion films have led to her gaining a cult following. Grace is currently filming a documentary for VANS’ global advertising campaign for 2014 which focuses on emerging youth culture in hard to reach places such as Russia and Cuba. Her client list includes Nike, Samsung, Supreme, Asos, Puma, Swatch and XL Recordings to name a few.
Marie Schuller is a London based fashion filmmaker and director. Her films are marked by the surreal and abstracted and offer cinematic, provocative and unsettling imagery. Marie has been working for Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio in London for the past 2 years where she holds the position of Head of Fashion Film. She also edits most of Nick Knight’s fashion films and continues to contribute her own work to the site. During her time at SHOWstudio she worked on films with such notables as Daphne Guiness, Walter Van Beirendonck, Hermes and Marni. Her directing work has been screened internationally from the Kunsthalle in Vienna to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London and she’s been award the ‘Best Director of Fashion’ prize at ASVOFF Barcelona and ‘Best Sound’ at ASVOFF 5 in Paris in 2012.
The Moscow Film School is a unique educational centre aimed at training specialists for all areas of film industry — preproduction, production, post production and film distribution. The system of assuring academic quality as well as experience of the leading world film schools, constant collaboration with professional community and teaching conducted by experienced professionals are key elements of the learning environment in the school. The school trains specialists, whose knowledge and skills match the requirements of modern film industry. The Moscow Film School, alongside with the British Higher School of Art and Design, School of Computer Graphics “Scream School” and Moscow Architectural School “MARCH”, are members of a consortium of independent educational institutions representing first-class education in the sphere of creative industries.
British Council have invited blogger, DJ and curator of young designers’ competition PREVIEW at Cycles&Seasons by Mastercard Natalia Turovnikova to select twelve Russian fashion designers; and curator of fashion film at Mode Vision Week and founder of www.FFdigest.ru Maria Pudan to select twelve Russian filmmakers to take part in the workshop.