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Awards ASVOFF 6 2013

GRAND PRIX
HOLI HOLY - A MANISH ARORA FILM
by Bharat Sikka

BEST ART DIRECTION
BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13
by Matt Lambert

BEST ACTING
SHE SAID, SHE SAID
by Stuart Blumberg

BEST STYLING
BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13
by Matt Lambert

BEST SOUND
Bishi Bhattacharya in
HOLI HOLY - A MANISH ARORA FILM
by Bharat Sikka

BEST ADVERTISING
WE & CLAES IVERSEN
by Lernert & Sander

BEST EMERGING TALENT PRIZE
Bharat Sikka for directing
HOLI HOLY - A MANISH ARORA FILM
Awarded by Nowness

BEAUTY PRIZE
Make Up Artist Vicky Steckel
in SISTER ACT
By Ellen Von Unwerth
Awarded by Make Up For Ever

BEST DOCUMENTARY
ZILLIONS
by Malcolm Venville for NOWNESS
Awarded by Blakiston Gallery

Jury List

Michèle Lamy President
Jakob & MacFarlane
Laurens Van Den Acker
Laura Albert (aka Jt Leroy)
Fabrice Rebois
Pierre-Paul Puljiz
Li Edelkoort
Marina Skulskaya
Anja Aronowsky Cronberg
Nicolas Girard Deltruc
Shalini Ganendra
Emmanuel Asmar
Danielle Ryan
Antoaneta Metchanova
Valerie Steele
Linda Loppa

“HOLI HOLY - A FILM BY MANISH ARORA” BY BHARAT SIKKA

DIRECTOR: BHARAT SIKKA / CONCEPT: MANISH ARORA / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: INDIA / DURATION: 5’00" / DESIGNER: MANISH ARORA / MUSIC: BISHI BATTACHARYA / CAST: BISHI BHATTACHARYA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: TASSADUQ HUSSAIN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MANISH ARORA AND BHARAT SIKKA / STYLIST: MANISH ARORA

FILM SYNOPSIS: As the scene opens, we’re enveloped instantly by something that’s lonely and has been left to wither away and decay. Forlorn and alone, we see Bishi’s back turned to the camera as she walks down an inner lane of a village inviting dusk. She joins a congregation of young and old widows in a prayer room, all dressed in white saris and at different points of degeneration. They look dusty like old objects. There is a transition and an explosion of color with a celebration in the streets of a small village where there’s confusion as well as excitement among its dwellers in the novelty of the few 50 widows that reluctantly and joyously (secretly) mingle around and amongst the village people. With smiles that they’ve finally broken into, covered in Holi color and Manish Arora’s vivid clothes. We now understand that the forgotten women are part of the community again. But only for a short while. Bishi is then captured and sits in a small boat in a lake, rowed by a single small man, half her size. He cannot fathom why she sings an inaudible melody. She is dark, strong, and her eyes along with her voice are like two in a band show after a long journey.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Bharat Sikka grew up in India and worked there as a photographer before studying at the Parsons School of Design, NYC, where he earned a BFA in Photography. Establishing a fine art approach to the field of photography, Bharat documents contemporary visions of India. His portfolio consists of environmental portraits of Indian men, urban landscapes in India, and a personal project on his family. Since his first exhibition, “Indian Men”, at The Artist’s Space in NYC, his work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including one at the National Museum of India (2008). Bharat has also contributed to publications such as The New Yorker, LD, Time, W Magazine, Vogue, Vogue Homme, International, and Details. Bharat now lives and works between Europe and India.


“BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13” BY MATT LAMBERT

DIRECTOR: MATT LAMBERT / PRODUCTION COMPANY: WHITE LODGE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 3’44" / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: STEPHEN WHELAN / PRODUCER: EMMA COPELAND / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARC GOMEZ DEL MORAL / STYLIST: HARRY LAMBERT / HAIR & MAKEUP: ALEXANDER SOLTERMANN

FILM SYNOPSIS: To coincide with the launch of London Collections: Men, Matt Lambert was commissioned by the British Fashion Council to direct the official LC:M film, exclusively premiered on Dazed Digital. Lambert offers an intimate unscripted portrait of three young british men and their personal relationships with style, featuring pieces by Agi & Sam, Burberry, Hardy, Amies, Jonathan Saunders, Martine Rose, Richard James, Sibling, Topman and YMC.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Matt Lambert is a photographer and filmmaker who’s key focus on notions of identity is manifested through intimate youth culture portraits exploring and amplifying fashion’s relationship to contemporary society. Drawing on the techniques and language of both documentary and artistic filmmaking, Matt frequently blends moving image and stills to create a distinctive hybrid visual style.


“SHE SAID, SHE SAID” BY STUART BLUMBERG

DIRECTOR: STUART BLUMBERG / PRODUCTION COMPANY: CO FILMS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 6’58" / BRAND: CO / MUSIC: JOSEPH TRAPANESE / CAST: MARISA TOMEI, ELODIE BOUCHEZ, DAVID WAIN & AUBREY PLAZA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WINDSOR JOHNSON / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JUSTIN KERN / STYLIST: STEPHANIE DANAN / HAIR: PAUL RIZZO / MAKEUP: LIZA ZARETSKY

FILM SYNOPSIS: A lesbian couple on the brink of divorce attempts to divide their possessions through mediation.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Stuart Blumberg is the Oscar-nominated writer behind the 2010 film, “The Kids Are All Right†. His first feature as a director, entitled “Thanks for Sharing†, is due in August 2013 and stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo.


“SISTER ACT” BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

DIRECTOR: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’38" / PUBLICATION: VS MAGAZINE / CAST: IRINA SHAYK & ANNA V. @ WOMAN MANAGEMENT / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / CAMERA & EDITING: ALEXANDER SEILER / STYLIST: ELISABETH SULCER / HAIR: MARTIN CHRISTOPHER HARPER / MAKEUP: VICKY STECKEL

SYNOPSIS: It’s sassy, cheeky and somehow still seriously sexy; that’s what has always set Ellen apart from so many other fashion photographers. And her films do exactly the same thing – but with the bonus of a naughty little narrative as well. What stands out for this particular film of hers is the party pace she has set for the rhythm of the editing and perfectly chaotic camerawork, not to mention the infectious soundtrack. It’s unmistakably Ellen. Fresh and fun – two things we definitely need more of in fashion, whether they are characteristic of a fashion film or qualities we embrace in fashion behind the scenes.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Ellen started as a model before changing careers in the eighties. She has been published in international high-fashion magazines including Vogue. I-D, VS magazine, Interview, Egoiste, Glamour and GQ. She also shot advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, Thierry Mugler, H&M, Guess, Lavazza, Tommy Hilfiger, Joop, Zac Posen, Miu Miu and Diesel. She is also known for her outstanding celebrity portraits. Ellen von Unwerth has also published “Die Spieler”, “Fraullein”, “Revenge”, “Omahyra and Boyd”, “Couples”, “Wicked” and “Snaps”.


“WE & CLAES IVERSEN” BY LERNERT & SANDER

DIRECTORS: LERNERT & SANDER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: WRONG.TV / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS / DURATION: 1’ 26" / BRAND: CLAES IVERSON FOR WE / MUSIC: DIEDERIK IDENBURG / CAST: CLAES IVERSEN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: RAM VAN MEEL / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: LERNERT & SANDER / STYLIST: LERNERT & SANDER / HAIR: STEFAN RALBOVSKY / MAKE UP: STEFAN RALBOVSKY

FILM SYNOPSIS: When Vogue and Dutch fashion label WE asked Lernert & Sander to conceive and shoot a teaser for WE’s exclusive collaboration with designer Claes Iversen, the duo created a deceptively simple yet highly conceptual film, starring the eyes, hands and lips of Iversen himself.
Focusing on the very first moment of creating a collection - the threading of a needle - they take the term “teaser” literally, leaving the viewer eager to see what Iversen’s thread will weave.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug are two highly talented Dutch artists based in Amsterdam. They create high-concept films and installations with simple but stunning working for clients or on their own video art. Lernert & Sander push simplicity to its most aesthetically powerful limits.


“ZILLIONS” BY MALCOLM VENVILLE

DIRECTOR: MALCOLM VENVILLE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: NOWNESS, BLACK LABEL / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 3’00" / SOUND ENGINEERS: JOE MOUNT, AARON REYNOLDS / VOICE ACTORS: SARAH JAYNE BUTLER, TIM PLESTER / PHOTOGRAPHY: OZ THAKKAR, MAX SILVER / EDITOR: SUZY DAVIS / PRODUCER: OZ THAKKAR, DOUGAL MEESE, REBECCA GUINNESS / TITLES: MARCO BEVILAQUA

FILM SYNOPSIS: Navigating the alpine VIP frenzy, filmmaker Malcolm Venville journeyed to St. Moritz to interview fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld at the opening of his new exhibition. But Venville came straight up against the unrealistic expectations of Lagerfeld’s media and creative schedule. Hence he delivered just one potent question, appealing to Lagerfeld’s savoir faire.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Malcolm Venville is a photographer and director of commercials, feature films and music videos. His work has been awarded with Lions at Cannes, Clio Awards, ANDY Awards, a Grandy, the AICP’s Award of Overall Excellence and Emmy nominations. Venville has directed two feature films, “44 Inch Chest” with Ray Winstone and “Henry’s Crime” with Keanu Reeves. He has published three works of photography: “Lucha Loco”, “Layers” and “Dressed to Kill”.


’’27 PIAZZA CASTELLO’’ BY JEAN-MICHEL VECCHIET

’’27 PIAZZA CASTELLO’’ BY JEAN-MICHEL VECCHIET
DIRECTOR: JEAN-MICHEL VECCHIET / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MONA LISA FILMS & CINETEVE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / CAST: FRANCA SOZZANI, LUCCA STOPPINI, MILES ALDRIDGE, DAVID BAILEY, PETER LINDBERGH, CRAIG MCDEAN, STEVEN MEISEL, HELMUT NEWTON, PAOLO ROVERSI, ELLEN VON UNWERTH & BRUCE WEBER / PRODUCTION: PIERRE-PAUL PULJIZ & FABIENNE SERVAN SCHREIBER / DURATION: 54’

FILM SYNOPSIS:
“27 PIAZZA CASTELLO” gives entrance to the private world of the biggest and newest photographers of 1998. Vecchiet films during the preparation of the editions of Italian Vogue, where he meets the likes of Peter Lindberg, Craig Mc Dean, Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Peter Aldridge and David Bailey.

DIRECTOR’S BIO:
Jean-Michel Vecchiet is a French director, writer, and photographer, who specializes in documentary films and TV movies. His work includes respected documentaries including “Basquiat, Une Vie”, “Vies et Morts d’Andy Warhol” and “Iran, Une Puissance Dévoilée”.