The date is drawing closer to one of the film and fashion industries top events, The Bokeh Film and Fashion Festival the excitement has already started as last week the Top 10 Bokeh Emerging Creative Talent finalists were announced at the glamorous “Bokeh on Tour” events in Johannesburg and Durban on the 10 and 13 April 2019 respectively.

Over 40 film entries were received from aspirant South African film creatives under the theme “The City Superhero”. The top 10 will go on to compete for the grand prize of R50 000 which will be announced at the sixth edition of the prestigious Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival later this year.

The Johannesburg event took place at The Melrose Gallery in Melrose Arch against the backdrop of the current exhibition; “Out of the Furnace” by Willie Bester and Wolf Werdigier. Also on display was the stunning new Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 Copper Edition and a live shoot of body art painted models by photographer Steve Casting in partnership with Fujifilm. Fujifilm was on hand to loan guests Fuji’s new XT3 Camera systems to shoot with during the evening.

This year Bokeh also welcomes additional partners; Fitch and Leeds, Skyy Vodka and Pongracz as well as new hair partner Sebastian Professional Hair Products.

The second “Bokeh on Tour” event took place took place at the IBV International Bank Vaults at the Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga in Durban. The fountain in the courtyard in front of IBV was transformed into a magical fantasy, as dry ice was added to it and models dressed in Jacques LaGrange Couture gowns were on display within it.

Eight Mercedes-Benz vehicles, ranging from the S600 to the new A-Class, were on display. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class taking pride of place, as it recently won the Autotrader South African Car of the Year award for 2019. The last remaining classic 1938 Roadster was also on display.

The Top 10 Bokeh Emerging Creative Talent finalists are…

1 – Born to be a Hero
2 – Blackswitch
3 – Myota
4 – Culture is the Real Hero
5 – Beyond Conventions
6 – Children of the Ascended Masters
7 – Boys have Feelings Too
8 – Gcwala
9 – She did that
10 – Skabenjamin

Over 400 general fashion film submissions have been submitted so far and entries can still be submitted for free till the 1 June 2019 right HERE…

The Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival Gala event will take place from 9-18 July 2019 in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Judges, talk line-ups, presentations, and locations will be announced at a press event on 6 June 2019 in Cape Town.

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