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Bokeh SA Fashion Film Festival | Set to Inspire

Now in its 4th year, the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival is set to dazzle, entertain and educate attendees from 7 – 8 April 2017 at the flagship Mercedes-Benz dealership in Century City, Cape Town. Starting with two workshop packed days, this year will also see two glamorous Oscar Awards styled red carpet evenings. Friday evening hosts the first eight category awards, followed by the second eight on Saturday night, and culminating with a glittering after party.


For budding film and fashion enthusiasts, directors and creatives the festival line-up promises an informative and inspiring two days of seminars, screenings, panel discussions and workshops by leading local and international industry experts in the fashion and film genres.

Highlights on day one include the Emerging Creative Talent Showcase, Fashion Revolution; a discussion on ethical and sustainable clothing, a make-up master class with internationally acclaimed make-up star, Einat Dan and Ethereal Lust; the first SA International Hair Championships. While on day two attendees can look forward to an Adobe master class by Carla Ralph of Digital Media Solutions, FujifilmSouth Africa’s showcase, and Gothic Couture; the South African International Creative Make Up and Body Art Championship.

Above is The Good Italian II: The Prince goes to Milan by Emanuele Di Bacco who won the Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Actor last year (2016).

The festival’s aim of acknowledging and rewarding upcoming fashion and film talent is set to have more impact than ever, with over 512 film submissions this year of which 120 will be screened over the two days. The 120 films chosen as the Official Selection will all stand the chance to win some amazing prizes.

Amongst the regular Excellence Awards which are presented with the prestigious Carrol Boyes trophies, these prizes include the Best Picture Award, sponsored by Oude Meester which carries a prize of a R100 000 Fujifilm camera system and the Billy Preston Emerging Creative Talent Award of R50 000 which honours young local teams of creatives.

In addition to headline sponsor, Mercedes-Benz, the festival is proud to be aligned with prestigious brands and companies such as Cape Town Fashion Council, Organic Canvas, Havaiannas, M.A.C., label.m, Amplify Studios, Lime Lens, Thunderfund, Wings Group, Art Lab and Kim Gush.

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Label-M and M.A.C will be offering free hair and make-up applications, Fox Box will be providing express manicures for the ladies, and Redrum Culture Club will offer grooming for the gents during the festival.  While Cafféluxe and La Vie will make sure attendees stay caffeinated and hydrated whilst live music will be supplied by Riccardo Moretti of Tribal Need.

This is a one of a kind fashion extravaganza that you don’t want to miss!

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Through Shaded Eyes (TSE) is the brainchild of Tokelo Motsepe. A retail buyer and digital strategist with an addiction to blogging, this blog is a platform for my style, life and love for fashion to be shared. What started as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, has now become a place to let out my passion for fashion & writing, in-between time spent at work, traveling, or doing everything else life throws at me… it has become a form of expression and I hope it can inspire and encourage you to also share!

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