Endorsed by UNESCO’s International Council for Film, Television & Audiovisual Communication for its artistic and socially minded programming, the 3rd Women & Fashion FilmFest (WFF) will highlight work by women and diverse international emerging artists with screenings of 24 films and webseries Nov. 12-14th, 2015 at Seaport Studio and Peter Norton Symphony Space in NYC. Select WFF winners will be submitted to WFF’s Official Media Partners Ovation and Fashion One, which will air a TV special on its international network with 120MM reached.
WFF’s program opens with a special preview of #BodyBeaUtiful, a never-before-seen documentary by Emme, the 1st curvy supermodel, on Nov. 13th at Seaport Studio, on 19 Fulton Street. In this film, Emme interviews people from all walks of life and asks them, “How would life be different if everyone loved his/her body? What does your body want to say to the world?” A discussion follows with Emme; Alisa Fliss, Featured in 2006 HBO Documentary THIN, Recovery from Anorexia and Bulimia and Director of Business Development Recovery Division of Acadia Healthcare; and Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.
“WFF is founded on the principles of mentorship. We’re gathering leaders to share their knowledge and stories to inspire younger generations. We’re also focused on creating real opportunities for women and diverse artists, and working to open new channels of distribution and promotion,” states WFF Founder Jeanine Jeo-Hi Kim, emphasizing the social responsibility mission of the festival.
WFF panels also include: Women Coming of Age: A Sharing of Life Experiences – a discussion on finding self-confidence and empowerment with growing maturity with legendary supermodels Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Trish Goff and Maye Musk mother of entrepreneur Elon Musk; Start-up Women: Women Paving New Paths in Film/New Media with Susan Margolin, President, Docurama & Special Acquisitions, Cinedigm; Wendy Ettinger, Co-Founder, Chicken and Egg Productions and Gamechanger Films; Monica Elias, Founder, Elias World Media; and moderator Kibi Anderson, Senior Manager, ABC News Digital; and Art & Commerce: Finding Balance presented by Spirit & Flesh Magazine.
In collaboration with PBS, WFF will also hold a discussion with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders following a screening of The Women’s List.
On Nov. 12th, Honorary Hosts Emme, Pat Cleveland, Trish Goff, Maye Musk, Anna Sui, Phillip Bloch, Ralph Rucci, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Ambassador Henry MacDonald, United Nations He for She Spokesperson, Ambassador Robert Van Lierop, Advisor to the President of the UN General Assembly and others will gather for the opening reception at Seaport Studio on 19 Fulton Street, NYC. Limited tickets are available with tax-deductible donation.
Prior to the live events on November 5th, WFF will also launch its SHE WEBFest, an online festival featuring webseries, films, panels and social media events on www.womenfashfilm.comPanelists include: Laura Michalchyshyn, President, Sundance Productions; Stephanie Sharis, EVP, Snagfilms; Liz Janneman, EVP, Ovation; Patricia Field, Oscar nominated costume designer of Sex and the City; Robert Verdi, Celebrity Stylist, Roxanne Lowitt, renown celebrity and fashion photographer; Carla Hall, Star of ABC’s The Chew; and Andre Leon Talley, legendary Vogue editor.
Sponsors include Fashion One, Elias World Media, Seaport Studio, Seaport District, Howard Hughes Corp., and Empire, a new musical coming to Broadway. For tickets and information, visit www.womenfashfilm.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Code “SUPPORT” provides 30% discount until Oct. 30th.
WHAT: 3rd Annual Women & Fashion FilmFest & SHE WEBFest
November 12, 2015 (Thurs.) 6-8pm Women & Fashion FilmFest & SHE WEBFest Red Carpet Reception at Seaport Studio, 19 Fulton, Street, NYC
November 13, 2015 (FRI.) 5.30-7.30pm at Seaport Studio, 19 Fulton Street, NYC
5:30 PM #BodyBeaUtiful, Special preview screening of documentary by Emme, 1st curvy supermodel, followed by discussion
6:50 PM Panel- Art & Commerce: Finding Balance- Presented by Spirit & Flesh Magazine
November 14, 2015 (SAT.) 12PM-11.10pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
12:00PM Session 1: Documentary Shorts by Women or Featuring Women
2:00PM Session 2: Webseries & Narrative Shorts by Women
3:50 PM Session 3.1 Panel- Start-up Women: Women Paving New Paths in Film, Entertainment and New Media
4:35 PM Session 3.2 Panel- Women Coming of Age: A Sharing of Life Experiences
5:30 PM Session 4: The Women’s List, Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
7:15 PM Session 5.1: Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, Directed by Vlad Yudin
9:05 PM Session 5.2: The Art of Fashion and Film Branding and Public Relations Benefits. Debbie Dickinson, Supermodel, Actress, PR Guru, Producer; Fred Blankfein, Director, Producer & Woody Allen collaborator; and guests discuss how fashion design has set the pace in films and current branding trends.
9:55 PM Session 6: Fashion & Experimental Films
10:40 PM Announcement of Winners & Discussion
11:10 PM Fin
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