May 24, 2015

FashFilmFest Gets Funded, Will Take Place in April

Good news came yesterday for the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival (a.k.a. FashFilmFest): the startup film festival effort from local style bloggers Adelle McElveen, Kim Mitchell Stokes and Annie Wilson exceeded its $6,000 funding goal via a Kickstarter campaign. What’s more, we hear the festival is slated to take place over two days in April (7&8).

With screenings planned for the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the inaugural festival featuring both new, documentary and classic works exploring the intersection of fashion and film is still accepting submissions. If you’d like to submit work, you can do so here.

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Photo: Marlene Dietrich in Der Blaue Engel (“The Blue Angel”)

The Do List: SF Fashion Events Dec. 19-25

Now that we’re legitimately into a holiday week, San Francisco’s fashion and style landscape quiets down. But don’t think it’s going to stop. There are worthy events (shoes? whiskey! comedians?!) ahead this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. We’ve called out a few of our favorites below. Happy holidays to all.

  • On Tuesday night, San Francisco shoe designer Martha Davis and jewelry designer Jeannine Payer are holding a Pop Up Reception in honor of their month-long pop-up shop at Sacramento Street’s Birch. Head over before heading into the holidays to mingle with these two local creatives and shop their latest pieces.
  • Another Tuesday happening worth a local fashion fan’s attention is a virtual one: FashFilmFest’s $2 Tuesday. It’s a call to everyone who’d like to see the festival become a reality to donate $2 to the Kickstarter campaign to help the founders (Adelle, Kim and Annie) reach their funding goal before Christmas.
  • Later in the week, get your laugh on at the annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Festival, which brings Jewish comedy to the stage on Christmas (and extra days this year) in a Chinese restaurant. Shows take place Dec. 23-25.
  • If you need last-minute gifts from a local source, many boutiques will be open late on Christmas Eve, including Mission Street shop and gallery Secession Art + Design, where doors will stay open ’til 7 p.m. and whiskey and cookies will be served.
  • The rest of the weekend will be quiet in San Francisco fashion land as many hole up with their friends and families to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. Enjoy the time off, rest and rejuvenate. 2012 is only right around the corner.

You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

Fashion Film Festival Coming to San Francisco

Lana Turner should be remembered for many things, among them her unparalleled ability to somehow pull off the un-ironic crop top, high-waist shorts and turban combo, as seen here in a still from The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Come spring, San Francisco is on track to have its very own fashion film festival. Dubbed FashFilmFest, the inaugural year of this new film festival plans to offer classic, documentary and contemporary film screenings alongside panels and Q&As and is headed up by San Francisco style bloggers Adelle McElveen, Kimara Mitchell Stokes and Annie Wilson.

Screenings will take place at San Francisco’s Roxie Theatre. So what can you expect to see hitting the silver screen for this event?

Says the group: “FashFilmFest aims to feature films that have inspired trends, beauty, design, and culture, and give attendees insight beyond the usual standard bearers of Hollywood and grant access to the creators. Some of the best examples of costume, set design, storytelling, and cinematography will be explored in the dramatic film category. ┬áStories of the designers and artists who shape the world of fashion and style will be showcased through documentaries.”

Submissions from independent filmmakers are being accepted through Feb. 3, 2012, and the event itself is planned for spring.

In the meantime, you can help the festival meet its fundraising goal and score some fun perks along the way by donating a little or a lot via FashFilmFest’s Kickstarter campaign.

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