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Australian Fashion Film Awards: 2016 Winners Crowned

The film fashion awards in Melbourne

Cartier, Sass & Bide, Paspaley and The Woolmark Company were the big winners at the 2016 Australian Fashion Film Awards (AFFA) in Melbourne.

Filmmakers, VIP’s and industry guests gathered at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to celebrate successes of creative works by independent and commercial filmmakers in the fashion and film industry.

Celebrities at the Fashion film awards

Guests in attendance included TV presenter and Getaway Show host Catriona Rowntree, actress Carla Bonner, TV presenter Tineka Everaart, digital entrepreneur sisters How Two Live, Real Housewives’ Pettifleur Berenger and personality Anna Heinrich, among others.

Founder of AFFA, Anastasia Fai says, “AFFA aims to build a profile for creatives in the film industry, both nationally and globally.

“The profuse response we have received from fellow creatives and industry guests proves that fashion film is ever evolving and is only getting bigger.

Our international jury member including Marion Hume, megablogger Negin Mirsalehi and Victoria’s Secret creative director Michael Goldberg had a difficult task of selecting the winners.”

A total of 11 awards were presented, an added category to this year’s awards, ‘Best Emerging Label’ with Squeak Design taking home the award. Sass & Bide triumphed with two awards for ‘Best Sound Design or Music’ and ‘Best Australian Fashion Film’ directed by Radge Ratasphong and featuring fashion film regular Abbey Lee Kershaw.

All the winners at the Fashion Film awards in Melbourne

The complete list of winners are:

Best Emerging Label – Squeak Design – ‘How to Pocket Square’
Best International Fashion Film – Christian Larson (Cartier) – ‘Paris Nouvelle Vague’
Best Hair & Makeup – Daren Borthwick & Peter Beard – ‘Three Women Arrive’
Best Fashion Styling – Tom Craig (Gucci for Net-a-Porter) – ‘Gucci for Net-a-Porter’
Best Sound Design or Music – Radge Ratasphong and Charlie O’Brien (Sass and Bide) – ‘Amante Amore’
Best Visual Effects – The Woolmark Company – ‘The Innovator’
People’s Choice – ‘Love Yourself’ by Lucas Jatoba for Macquarie Centre
Best Concept – Ace Norton (Garrett Leight) – ‘Synchronicity’
Best Director – Ariel Kleiman (Paspaley) – ‘Behind the Lens’
Best Australian Fashion Film – Radge Ratasphong (Sass and Bide) – ‘Amante Amore’

Written by James Graham

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