San Francisco Fashion Film Festival Announces Film Lineup & Events

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Inaugural festival events beginning April 4 include screenings, panel discussions, and VIP appearances

The San Francisco Fashion Film Festival (FashFilmFest) today announced the film lineup and schedule of events. FashFilmFest’s inaugural debut explores the role of design, style and costume in cinema in a series of events that take place from March 25th – April 8th, and includes several iconic venues including the Roxie Theater and the de Young Museum.
FashFilmFest will present eight feature-length films, 8 documentary shorts and 14 fashion shorts submitted by filmmakers from Amsterdam, The Netherlands and London, United Kingdom.
The co-founders of the FashFilmFest selected films from a shortlist of 25 titles, grouping films together to develop related themes. “We wanted to create a balance of classic and contemporary, provocative and entertaining,” said Annie Wilson, Co-Founder. “We selected films that have had an impact on the worlds of fashion and culture through their costuming or visual style. We also wanted to represent lesser-known documentaries and the amazing creativity of independent filmmakers in the fashion sector.”
The Fashion Film Festival was made possible by the generous support of 94 Kickstarter donors and major sponsors Cake Plate Boutique and Reata Winery. The film festival founders also appreciate the support of their partners the de Young museum, the Disposable Film Festival, Photobooth, and SF Fashion + Tech.
Feature-length films will cost $15 while shorts will cost $10 per group. Festival passes will also be available. All tickets and passes can be purchased via Eventbrite:
Film schedule of events and films as well as additional information about panel discussions and participants is below. For more information please visit
About FashFilmFest

Local style bloggers Adelle McElveen (Fashionista Lab), Kimara Mitchell Stokes (J’adore Couture), and Annie Wilson (Poetic and Chic), co-founded the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival in late 2011 in an effort to provide a gathering that answers San Francisco’s love of design, style, fun, and film. The cofounders are proud to launch this festival in their beloved city of San Francisco - a city of filmmakers and film aficionados, designers, tastemakers, and fashion lovers.

Wednesday, April 4th, 5:00 PM – San Francisco Fashion + Tech Mixer
San Francisco Fashion + Tech are partnering with the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival for a festival kick-off and industry mixer. RSVP through the SF Fashion + Tech Website at
Cost: Free
Location: Temple – 540 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Friday, April 6th, 6:30 PM - Friday Nights at the de Young
Annie Wilson of the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival presents a screening of Jacques Becker’s Falbalas, in conjunction with the exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Cost: Free
Location: de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.
Friday, April 6th 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM VIP Opening Reception
Opening night VIP reception will be held at Photobooth. Invited and ticketed guests will enjoy music by DJ Eric Miller, gift bags, $5 off tintype portraits, screenings of La Taille and God Save My Shoes trailer as well as an introduction of God Save My Shoes from Director Julie Benasra appearing by special sponsorship from DSW.
Guests will also enjoy wine poured by Reata, liquor provided by Art in the Age and bites provided by Bi-Rite Market.
Cost:Ticket purchasing information available upon request.
Location: Photobooth; 1193 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 – Fashion Film Festival
1:00 PM - Ziegfeld Girl - $15
3:30 PM - How I Get Dressed/The Way I Dress - $10
4:45 PM - Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills - $15
6:00 PM – Fashion Shorts - $10
7:15 PM – Barbarella - $15
9:45 PM - The Matrix - $15
Location: Roxie Theater, 3125 16th St
Sunday, April 8th, 2012 – Fashion Film Festival
2:00 PM - City of Lost Children - $15
4:45 PM - Miss Representation - $15
6:45 PM – Fashion Shorts - $10
7:30 PM - God Save My Shoes - $15
9:00 PM - Marie Antoinette - $15
Location: Roxie Theater, 3125 16th St

Aaron Britt, Menswear
On Saturday, April 7th, the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival is pleased to welcome Aaron Britt of the San Francisco Chronicle’s men’s style column: The Pocket Square. A graduate of Amherst College, and a popular editor at Dwell Magazine, Aaron’s wit and insights have made The Pocket Square an authority on menswear. Aaron will be in conversation with Annie Wilson about themes and trends in contemporary menswear.
Julie Benasra, Director God Save My Shoes
Julie Benasra, the director of God Save My Shoes (playing at the festival on April 8th) will be attending the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival from Paris, France, by special sponsorship from DSW. This film is Julie’s directorial debut after years of experience in film, freelance writing, journalism, and PR. She will be the featured guest at the festival’s opening night party on April 6th, and will be in conversation with Kim Mitchell Stokes after the screening of God Save My Shoes on April 8th.

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