7 all-local fashion films shown at the Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival

The Mercedes Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival attracts fashion film creatives and lovers from all over the globe. The glamorous gathering took place at the end of April this year and showcased an exquisite selection of local and international films. The Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC) partnered with the event in an effort to promote the production of fashion films locally, pairing fashion students with emerging designers together to create films for the festival.  The new Young Designers Fashion Film award was handed to Astrid van Zyl and Peter Verster Cohen for their slick concept piece ‘White on White, with White’ . Here are 7 of the CTFC student films that were shown at the Bokeh festival. 


‘White on White, with White’ by Astrid van Zyl and Peter Verster Cohen

‘Entangled’ by Laura Ferreira and Rainn Vlietman

‘A Gift from the Past’ by Charlet Stone and Tumi Modise

‘Confluence’ by Liam Power and Johnson Maela

‘Grounded’ by Justine Kelly Brown and Kealyn Spies

‘Africa Gold’ by Gift Kgosuerileng and Nicky Felbert

‘Avalon’ by Katja Macke and Ernst Heusser

True refinement requires careful consideration and time. Bringing a vision to life, is an art. Watch Oude Meester’s video series exploring the art of refinement created for the Bokeh Fashion Film Festival.

“A good suit is not something that you make in a day,” says master tailor and fashion designer, Zano Sithetho in chapter 1. Zano is crafting a bespoke suit for Oude Meester Ambassador, Siya Radebe, as he presents the Oude Meester Best Picture Award at the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival Awards Ceremony. 

Watch chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5.  

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