I would not say I am a trendsetter when it comes to fashion, but I do appreciate great clothing and am excited for the Bokeh Film and Fashion Festival heading our way in September.

Presented by Savanna Loco, Bokeh have been inspiring and developing talent for 5 years and the event is set to dazzle and inspire at the upcoming red carpet awards taking place from the 20 to 29 of September in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The local and international judges for this year’s awards include amongst others: world renowned fashion photographers/cinematographers; Rankin and Kristian Schmidt, celebrity stylists and fashionistas; Tracy-Lee Rosslind and Chrisna de Bruyn, J’Something of Mi Casa, Tuna Yilmaz from the Istanbul Fashion Film Festival, Katrina Olson Mottahead from the Canadian Fashion Film Festival and Trend Researcher Analyst Nicola Cooper.

From a record entry of over 700 film submissions 130 will be carefully selected by the Bokeh judges. The official selections for 2018 have been revealed on the 1st August at a press event in Johannesburg and the approximately 50 nominated films will be revealed at a press event in Durban on the 4 August. The Official Selections are available on the Bokeh Facebook page.

This year has seen Bokeh get behind the creative processes of teams from both Johannesburg and Cape Town in the Billy Preston Emerging Creative Talent Award category, with the winning team being awarded R50 000 to further advance their film careers as well as uniquely designed trophies by innovative homeware designer Carrol Boyes.

Year on year this unique festival has grown in stature, recognition and initiatives, with an increasing emphasis on enabling young local creatives through fringe events such as workshops, mentoring programmes and of course recognition and prizes through the prestigious awards events. Bokeh’s main objective is to discover and nurture South African talent in the film, fashion, design, music and technology fields.

There are loads of new innovations this year – and with brands like Savanna Loco and Mercedes Benz on board this is set to be a calendar highlight!

Film Submissions for the 2018 Festival close on the 31 of July 2018.
Film Submissions for the 2019 Festival open on the 1 of August 2018.

For more information go to www.bokehfestival.co.za

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