Now entering it’s fifth year the Bokeh South African International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival is becoming one of the biggest platforms to recognise established local and international designers, film makers and artists as well as budding creatives.
This year’s show is presented by Savanna Loco and supported by Mercedes Benz and is set to dazzle and inspire at the upcoming red carpet awards taking place from the 20 to 29 of September in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Year on year this unique festival has grown in stature, recognition and initiatives, with an increasing emphasis on enabling young local creatives through fringe events such as workshops, mentoring programmes and of course recognition and prizes through the prestigious awards events. Bokeh’s main objective is to discover and nurture South African talent in the film, fashion, design, music and technology fields.
The official selections for 2018 were revealed last week at a press event in Johannesburg and the approximately 50 nominated films were also revealed at a press event in Durban.The Official Selections are available on the Bokeh Facebook page. There are 130 finalists that were selected from a record breaking entry of over 700 film submissions!
The local and international judges for this year’s awards include amongst others: world renowned fashion photographers/cinematographers; Rankin and Kristian Schmidt, celebrity stylists and fashionistas; Tracy-Lee Rosslind and Chrisna de Bruyn, J’Something of Mi Casa, Tuna Yilmaz from the Istanbul Fashion Film Festival, Katrina Olson Mottahead from the Canadian Fashion Film Festival and Trend Researcher Analyst Nicola Cooper.
“Savanna Loco are once again delighted to be the presenting partner of the Bokeh South Africa International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival and excited to be aligned with this visually creative and stimulating world. As both Bokeh and Savanna Loco continue to cement our marks in fashion, film and design, so do the opportunities increase as to how we can activate and create amazing experiences with our target audience.” Marsh Barends, Savanna RSA Brand Activation Manager.
“Mercedes-Benz is proud to once again be a sponsor of this prestigious and unique event. Over the years the Bokeh South Africa International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival has set the standard for fashion film festivals, both locally and internationally, and this year will be no different. The festival is an innovative platform that showcases the best elements of fashion in all its multi-faceted glory, and integrates aspects of the Mercedes-Benz brand, such as design, innovation, modern luxury, excellence and peak performance, while establishing a strong and lasting emotional connection with a trendy audience.” Selvin Govender, Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz.
The highly anticipated Red Carpet Gala Awards will take place from the 20 to the 29 of September 2018 in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Film Submissions for the 2019 Festival are also now open. For more information and how to get involved – click here