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Bokeh SA International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival 2018 presented by Savanna Loco
By: Bokeh Fashion Film Festival
For budding film and fashion enthusiasts, directors and creatives the festival line-up promises to be an informative and inspiring week of seminars, screenings panel discussions and workshops by leading international and local industry experts in the fashion and film fields.
Screenings at AFDA
On Friday 21 September screenings and presentations will take place at AFDA in Observatory, Cape Town. Attendees can look forward to four sessions by some of the local and international directors and producers selected as a few of the 40 official film nominations. The last session will include a presentation by multi-award winning make-up artist Einat Dan who will be presenting 4 of her films as well as a 1 hour creative make-up demonstration.
Friday will also see the Emerging Creative Talent directors present their films in public for the first time. One of the 10 movies will be awarded R50 000 and a screening spot at the Saturday awards night!
Talks at Media Films Service
On Saturday 22 September the festival moves to Media Films Services, in Paarden Eilandin Cape Town, for a series of informative and inspiring talks. Attendees can look forward to sessions from Jackie May from Twyg, covering ethical and sustainable living, Hilton Treves, a world-class VFX master from the Cinegestix (Tools and Techniques for bringing the Real world into the Virtual) and hear about the latest gadgets and film developments from Media Film Rentals as well as the launch by Fujifilm SA of the new FUJI XT-3 Camera.
Taking place in the afternoon on Saturday is the SA International Creative Make-Up Championships. Fourteen local and international contestants will compete within the theme of Tim Burton-Inspired to best wow the judges with their make-up and body art, and claim the grand prize of R20 000.
Gala Event Awards Ceremony
The glittering Red Carpet Gala Awards Ceremony will kick off on Saturday from 6pm at a secret location in Cape Town.
"The Bokeh events are always innovative and full of surprises! This year as Headline Sponsor, Savanna Loco are proud to be associated with a team that showcases creativity with such visual flair," says Marsh Barends, Brand Manager of Savanna Loco.
The event will include fashion shows by The Lot and local designer Abigail Betz, activations and entertainment from presenting sponsor Savanna Loco and vehicle partner Mercedes-Benz, and of course the grand awards ceremony. Runners up will receive additional prizes and uniquely designed trophies by innovative homeware designer Carrol Boyes. Carrol Boyes will also be debuting their new confectionary range on the evening.
Johannesburg Gala Event
Joburgers don't need to feel too blue if missing out on the Cape Town action as on Wednesday 26 September part 2 of the red carpet gala event will be held at Shepstone Gardens with local celebrities, designers and film makers in attendance.
"Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront with leaps in technological progress, and setting the bar when it comes to both form and style. Our association with Bokeh since inception has been an ongoing commitment to further developing a platform to showcase local Fashion, Film and Style on a truly international stage," says Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz South Africa – Passenger Cars.
Bokeh TV Airs
This month also sees the screening of the first episode of Bokeh TV, a 13 part 30 minute television series that will be aired on e.TV Extra Open View Channel 105 and DSTV Channel 195. The first episode will air on Monday 17 September at 9pm.
The series will focus on celebrating creativity in the arts specifically fashion, film and design and episode 1 will focus on the young Emerging Creative Talent.
Tickets will be available for the Friday and Saturday talk presentations via Quicket (https://www.quicket.co.za/
For more information visit www.bokehfestival.co.za.