Friday, December 17, 2010

Fashion Video Festival in Hungary

"The Beautiful People" - The name of the so-entitled theme for Fashion Video Festival Hungary 2010, which took place on November 12th-14th, at Museum Ludwig - Contemporary Art Museum Budapest. The project was founded by stylist, Sophie Baksa and fashion designer, Dora Abodi (who I previously featured) to serve as an independent platform for regional and international video artists.

Beside the contest screenings, the festival visitors could have an inside view on fashion video genre through fashion related conferences, and informational screenings with such artists as Wing Shya, Marisa Crawford, Zena Holloway, Filep Motwary, Tess Feuilhade, Andrew Kuykendall, Kathryn Ferguson, Andreas Waldschuetz, Jason Last and Jamie Rubiano.

The jury was comprised of experts from various fields in media, fashion, art and film, amongst others Kathryn Ferguson video artist, who besides directing fashion and music videos also the curator of Birds Eye View Festival, and the creator of Sandpeople project, the Vienna based Andreas Waldshuetz.

 The contest screening showcased the 26 best pre-selected works of the 38 entries. The jury selected three winners and three special prizes and ended the festival at the Festival Award Gala, held in Merlin Theatre, Budapest.