WOMENFASHFILM 

HOME OF THE WOMEN & FASHION FILMFEST (WFF) &
THE GIRLS FILM FESTIVAL (GFF)GFF)

SHINING A LIGHT ON WOMEN

WHERE LEADERS IN FASHION, ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS & DISCUSS THEIR IMPACT ON WOMEN 

COMING SOON: WOMENFASHFILM WEBFest!
FEATURING LEGENDARY VOGUE EDITOR ANDRE LEON TALLEY,
US WEEKLY FASHION DIRECTOR SASHA CHARNIN MORRISON, PRESIDENT OF SUNDANCE PRODUCTIONS LAURA MICHALYCHSHYN, PRESIDENT OF VIMEO DAE MELLENCAMP,
LEGENDARY SUPERMODEL PAT CLEVELAND,
ABC'S THE CHEW CARLA HALL & MANY MORE.  
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Nov. 13th Screenings & Panels

Nov. 13th Screenings & Panels

Special Preview Screening of #BeaUtiful, a new documentary by Supermodel Emme,followed by a panel on ART & COMMERCE: FINDING A BALANCE presented by SPIRIT & FLESH Magazine

Jeremy Scott- The People's Designer

Jeremy Scott- The People's Designer

Discussion with the director Vlad Udin, Producer Edwin Mejia and some people behind the film following the screening. This documentary follows the story of Jeremy Scott’s ascent from a small town in Missouri to his current position as the Creative Director of Moschino. A notable favorite among celebrities, Jeremy has become one of the most, if not the most, polarizing figures in the contemporary fashion scene. Be prepared for some surprises at this screening!

The Women's List

The Women's List

Screening & Discussion with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Producer Chad Thompson on his latest film project The Women's List, in collaboration with PBS' American Masters series. In this documentary, we meet 15 women who have created and defined contemporary American culture. Featured are intimate interviews with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes, and others.

Behind the Dress

Behind the Dress

A documentary by Elena Semikina - one of the films in our Official Selections of new voices. Tickets available on http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9102/Film/women-fashion-filmfest-she-webfest

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Women Coming of Age: A Sharing of Life Experiences - a discussion with prominent women in fashion & entertainment on finding self-confidence and empowerment with growing maturity. Panelists include legendary supermodels Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Trish Goff and Maye Musk mother of American entrepreneur Elon Musk, Corinne Nicolas President of Trump Model Management

Start Up Women

Start Up Women

Start-up Women: Women Paving New Paths in Film, Entertainment and New Media - a discussion with women leaders who are creating new opportunities for women and diverse emerging artists. Panelists include Susan Margolin, President of Docurama and Special Acquisitions at Cinedigm; Wendy Ettinger, Co-Founder of Chicken & Egg Productions & Gamechanger Films; and Monica Ellias, Founder of Elias World Media. Moderated by Kibi Anderson, Sr Manager, ABC News Digital. Nov, 14th, 3:50 PM at Symphony Space.

WFF15 HIGHLIGHTS

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FEATURING:

ANDRE LEON TALLEY Legendary Vogue Editor

LAURA MICHALCHYSHYN President of Sundance Productions

PATRICIA FIELD Oscar Nominated Costume Designer of Sex & the City

 CARLA HALL ABC'S The Chew  & MANY MORE

PAT

CLEVELAND

Legendary

Supermodel

PHILLIP

BLOCH

Celebrity

Stylist

MAYE

MUSK

International 

Model & Nutritionist

RALPH

RUCCI

Fashion

Designer

ANNA

SUI

Fashion

Designer

SPECIAL COCKTAIL OPENING RECEPTION
CELEBRATING THE 3RD ANNUAL  WOMEN & FASHION FILMFEST
NOV. 12TH (THURS.), SEAPORT STUDIOS, 19 FULTON STREET, DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN, NYC

EMME

Iconic World's

First Curvy

Supermodel

AMBASSADOR

ROBERT VAN LIEROP

Advisor to the President

of the UN General Assembly

COUMBA TOURE

Founder, Advanced

Development for Africa

Global Advisor Global Fashion 4 Development

AMBASSADOR

HENRY MACDONALD

United Nations

He for She Spokesman

TIMOTHY

GREENFIELD-SANDERS

Filmmaker &

Photographer

WFF15 PROGRAM & SCHEDULE

Session 5.1Documentaries

 

7:15 PM    Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer, Directed by Vlad Yudin

This documentary follows the story of Jeremy Scott’s ascent from a small town in Missouri to his current position as the Creative Director of Moschino. A notable favorite among celebrities, Jeremy has become one of the most, if not the most, polarizing figures in the contemporary fashion scene.

 

Session 5.2: Panel Discussion on Branding Fashion & Film

 

9:05 PM    The Art of Fashion and Film Branding and Public Relations Benefits

Debbie Dickinson, Supermodel, Actress, PR Guru, Producer; Fred Blankfein, Director, Producer & Assistant to Woody Allen; and guests discuss how fashion design has set the pace in films and current branding trends.

(NOV. 14TH AT SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 BROADWAY, NYC)

 

 

Session 6: New Voices: Fashion & Experimental Films

 

9:55 PM    Fashion & Experimental Films

                   Arrogant Grace, Directed by Alexandra Kirwood

                   Don't, Directed by Fermín Cimadevilla

                   Julia, Directed by Bell Soto

                   Mannequin, Directed by Mehdi Nowroozi

                   Mentiras, Directed by Bell Soto

                   Taka, Directed by Fabrizio Azzellini

                   Velvet Karma, Directed by Alfonso Campos

                   Desert Widow, Directed by Jil Guyon

                   (NOV. 14TH AT SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 BROADWAY, NYC)

 

10:40 PM  Announcement of Winners & Discussion

 

11:10 PM  Fin

 

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 (THURS.) 

WOMEN & FASHION FILMFEST & SHE WEBFEST RED CARPET RECEPTION

SEAPORT STUDIOS

19 Fulton Street, NYC 

 

6:00 PM   Honorary Hosts: Legendary Supermodels Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Emme and Maye Musk, Anna Sui, Phillip Bloch, Ralph Rucci, Stephen Burrows, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Chad Thompson, Ms. Coumba Toure, Founder of Advanced Development for Africa & Global Advisor to Global Fashion 4 Development (GF4D), Ambassador Henry MacDonald, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Mission of the Republic of Suriname to the United Nations Organization,  UN HeforShe Spokesperson , Ambassador Robert Van Lierop, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Vanuatu to the United Nations‎, and Advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mrs. Gloria Starr Kins, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Society & Diplomatic Review, United Nations Correspondent, GF4D Government Liaison & Protocol Committee Chair, Mr. Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum

 

**The event will be filmed for Fashion One, an international TV network with 120MM reached & other TV and online media. Attendees may be required to sign releases to be filmed. 

                   

**By Invitation only or Donation, Limited Availability

Session 1:

 

5:30 PM     #BodyBeaUtiful, SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY BY WORLD RENOWNED SUPERMODEL EMME 

5:40 PM     How would life be different if everyone LOVED his/her BODY?  What does your BODY want to say to the WORLD?  In this documentary, supermodel Emme sets out on a mission to get answers to these questions:  Would people live their lives differently if they fully accepted and loved their bodies?  Would they decide to solve world hunger, would they would they allow themselves to be better lovers, would they get up and move to Australia!  How much does shame hold people back from living their dreams?  Emme interviews people from all walks of life and gets answers to these questions.  Beyond that, she hears from people of all shapes and sizes about their raw, heartfelt, intense stories around their bodies.   She shares these uncensored stories in this new film in the hopes of shattering barriers that can prevent more joyful, fulfilling lives.

 

A discussion will follow the film with Emme and Alisa Fliss, featured in 2006 HBO Documentary THIN, Recovery from Anorexia and Bulimia, Director of Business Development Recovery Division of Acadia Healthcare. They will help breakdown shame, silence and guilt around our bodies so people can feel more open sharing their truth.  Responses from interviewees will also provide insight into how contemporary society's narrow viewpoint of a person's body holds people back instead of propelling them towards better health, a better life, or a “better” body, encouraging all who view the series and or film to think of ways to improve self-talk and corporate decision making for the betterment of the society as a whole.  

(NOV. 13TH AT SEAPORT STUDIOS, 19 FULTON ST., NYC)

 

Session 2:

 

6:50 PM    ART & COMMERCE: MAINTAINING BALANCE - PRESENTED BY SPIRIT & FLESH MAGAZINE

As artists, we strive for integrity and truth. Yet, artists have the right to have viable careers, which requires attention to commercial demands. Do we compromise or is there harmony between the two? How do we maintain balance? Yelena Deyneko, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Spirit & Flesh Magazine, moderates this panel with Chris Austopchuk, Editor-in-chief of Spirit & Flesh and VP creative director of SONY Music; Stephanie Szostak actress currently starring in the USA Network series, Satisfaction; celebrity fashion stylist Ise White and fashion designer Norisol Ferrari.

 

About SPIRIT AND FLESH Magazine:
SPIRIT & FLESH magazine is the cocktail party you want to be part of. A gathering of writers, directors, photographers, actors, models, fashion designers, artists and musicians – established and emerging – all selected to excite, amplify and inspire one another, and you. Intelligent guests, speaking intelligently, embracing all forms of creativity and its cultural influence. In such a setting, the lines between fine art and commercial art and pop culture blur and blend at light-speed. Fashion is enriched by film, which is enriched by literature, which is enriched by painting, which is enriched by performance, be it dance or music or experiential. 

 

Covering the masters and discovering new talent, SPIRIT AND FLESH is presented in several luxurious platforms: a physical publication of a size and printing quality that reminds you of a time when a published magazine was an event, along with online and tablet editions, each providing their own enhancements. With a menu that includes fashion and beauty editorial, films, interviews, behind the scene stories and an annual charity event, we offer many opportunities to participate in the festivities.  YOU ARE INVITED.  

(NOV. 13TH AT SEAPORT STUDIOS, 19 FULTON ST., NYC)

 

7:45 PM    Fin

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 (THURS.)

WOMEN & FASHION FILMFEST & SHE WEBFEST OPENING PARTY 

LOCATION TBA, NYC

 

8:30 PM   Celebrate the opening of the 2015 Women & Fashion FilmFest & SHE WEBFest  

NOVEMBER 13, 2015 (FRI.)
FILMS & PANELS
SEAPORT STUDIOS
19 Fulton Street, NYC 
 
Limited Admission for all sessions. WARNING: Tickets tend to sell out quickly!  Please check location, schedule and starting times for each session carefully.  Ticket purchases are not refundable. Your ticket purchases help support our programming. To learn more about our mission, click here: ABOUT.  Thank you & we look forward to seeing you!
 
**The sessions will be filmed for Fashion One, an international TV network with 120MM reached & other TV and online media. 

NOVEMBER 14, 2015 (SAT.)

FILMS & PANELS

SYMPHONY SPACE 

2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990

 

Please check starting times carefully before securing your seats at Symphony Space. Ticket purchases are not refundable.

Tickets for each session: $18 Regular, $16 Symphony Space Members, $12 Students & Seniors

Day Pass for all sessions: $80 Regular, $72 Symphony Space Members, $60 Students & Seniors

For Day Passes, you must call Symphony Space to order on 212.864.5400

 

Limited Availability of Seats for all sessions. WARNING: Tickets tend to sell out quickly!  Your ticket purchases help support our programming. To learn more about our mission, click here: ABOUT. **The sessions may be filmed for Fashion One, an international TV network with 120MM reached & other TV and online media.  Thank you & we look forward to seeing you!

 

Session 1: New Voices -  Documentary Shorts by Women or Featuring Women

 

12:00 PM   Jade, Directed by Adam Singer

12:05 PM   The Loves of Aaron Burr, Directed by Camilla Huey

12:48 PM   Behind the Dress, Directed by Elena Semikina

                   (NOV. 14TH AT SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 BROADWAY, NYC)

 

 

Session 2: New Voices - Webseries & Narrative Shorts by Women

 

2:00 PM    The Man Behind 55,000 Dresses, Directed by Stacey Stone

2:17 PM    Webseries Screenings

                   Ma Femme est Pasteure - "Un job d'enfer" - Episode 1, Directed by Victor Costa

                   Manic Pixie Dream Wife - Episode 5, Directed by M. Elizabeth Eller

                   Starting from Now, Directed by Julie Kalceff

                   This is Only Temporary - "Celebrity Town" - Episode 5, Directed by Lindsay Lucas-Bartlett               

                   To Live & Date in LA - "Sh*t Happens" Episode 2, Directed by Cassia Jones

2:51 PM    Narrative Shorts

                   Chucabara, Directed by Annette Mia Flores & Jenny Joslin

                   Dear Friends, Directed by Paulina Dana

                   Mammary Gland Malfunction, Directed by Robyn Laliberte

                   My Sister's Photo, Directed by Narges Kharghani 

                   (NOV. 14TH AT SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 BROADWAY, NYC)

STARTUP
WOMEN:
PAVING NEW
PATHS IN
FILM & NEW MEDIA

Session 3: Women Voices - Panel Discussions with Women in Entertainment & Fashion

 

3:50 PM    Start-up Women: Women Paving New Paths in Film, Entertainment and New Media - a discussion with women leaders who are creating new opportunities for women and diverse emerging artists. Panelists include Susan Margolin, President of Docurama and Special Acquisitions at Cinedigm; Wendy Ettinger, Co-Founder of Chicken & Egg Productions & Gamechanger Films, Monica Ellias, Founder of Elias World Media. Moderated by Kibi Anderson, Senior Manager of ABC News Digital, Business Strategy and Operations, and an Emmy Award Winning Independent Film Producer.  

(NOV. 14TH AT SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 BROADWAY, NYC)

Session 4:  Documentaries

 

5:30 PM    The Women's List, Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

6:25 PM    Discussion with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Producer Chad Thompson on his latest film project The Women's List, in collaboration with PBS' American Masters series. In this documentary, we meet 15 women who have created and defined contemporary American culture. Featured are intimate interviews with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes, and others. American Masters: The Women’s List focuses on these individuals’ exceptional achievements, struggles and identities. All trailblazers in their respective fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard and their influence felt. Toni Morrison opens the film with a reading of an introduction she wrote specifically for The Women’s List.

(NOV. 14TH AT SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 BROADWAY, NYC)

4:35 PM    Women Coming of Age: A Sharing of Life Experiences - a discussion with prominent women in fashion on finding self-confidence and empowerment with growing maturity. Panelists include legendary supermodels Pat Cleveland, Trish Goff, Alva Chinn and Maye Musk, mother of American entrepreneur Elon Musk, Corinne Nicolas President of Trump Model Management and others. 

(NOV. 14TH AT SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 BROADWAY, NYC)

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