FFF Amsterdam’s second edition went ahead last week despite the tumultuous times to celebrate and promote the fashion and film industries of the Netherlands.

Amsterdam’s fashion film festival took place for the second time on October 27 at Soho House Amsterdam. Created by the team behind the renowned Fashion Film Festival Istanbul, the day-long event aims to promote and celebrate artistic collaboration across the fashion and film industries each year.

The event consisted of a series of screenings and discussions that explored themes and issues that are prevalent within the industry and showcase the work of directorial talent across Europe, with a strong local touch. Alongside this, there was an awards ceremony judged by some of the fashion industries most celebrated names including Timotej Letonja, creative director of Numéro Netherlands, Danie Bles, creative director of Amsterdam Fashion Week, Gavin Humphries, managing editor of NOWNESS and Amsterdam based fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp.

The two panel talks and its speakers were as follows:

Cultural Representation in Fashion and Film moderated by Mariette Hoitink, Gijs Determeijer (Executive Producer & Partner at Halal) Amanda van Hesteren (Director & Editor), Ahmad Larnes (Creative Producer, Tommy Hilfiger)

Digital Fashion – Numero Fashion Talks / moderated by Katrien van Leeuwen (Fashion/Film Curator, Educator & Strategist), Amber Slooten – Co-founder & Creative Director of The Fabricant Timotej Letonja – EIC Numero NL, Luca Finotti (Director)

Fashion Film Festival Amsterdam has partnered with some of the Netherland’s most iconic fashion and film brands including AMFI, Numéro Netherlands and Hyatt Regency Amsterdam.
The event began at midday on Thursday the 27th of October and closed with the awards ceremony later that evening. The event was free to allow for greater accessibility.

Tuna Yilmaz, Festival President said: “After such crazy times, I am thrilled that we can progress with FFF Amsterdam for the second time. The city is internationally renowned for its style and creativity and so it feels like there is no better place to celebrate the unique relationship between fashion and film. This event is about celebrating collaborations and so we invite anyone who works or studies fashion or film to join us and make collaborations of your own.”

The international jury of the festival: Edine Russel (Content Coordination Director at Hearst Netherlands), Timotej Letonja (Editor in Chief, Numéro Netherlands), Gavin Humphries (Managing Editor, NOWNESS), Luca Finotti (Italian filmmaker and video artist), Orsola de Castro (Founder and Global Creative Director, Fashion Revolution) Dirk Reynders (Director, AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute) Danie Bles (Creative Director, Amsterdam Fashion Week), Anne van Kuijk (Executive Producer, CAKE Film & Photography)

The winners of 2021 competition:

Best Fashion Film: Body by Tommaso Ottomano
Best Documentary: Willow and Claude by Emma Hakansson

Best Dutch Fashion Film: Baba by Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno

Numéro Young Discovery: Solaris by Vincent Sylvain