December 12, 2016 10:30 PM

Australian Fashion Film Awards: 2016 Winners Crowned

Sass & Bide, Paspaley, Cartier and The Woolmark Company have come out on top at the 2016 Australian Fashion Film Awards.

Melbourne, 13th December 2016: The prestigious Australian Fashion Film Awards Ceremony was held on 12th December 2016 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. Filmmakers, VIP’s and industry guests gathered to celebrate successes of creative works by independent and commercial filmmakers in the fashion and film industry.

Founder of AFFA, Anastasia Fai says, “AFFA aims to build a profile for creatives in the film industry, both nationally and globally. The profuse response we have received from fellow creatives and industry guests proves that fashion film is ever evolving and is only getting bigger. Our international jury member including Marion Hume, megablogger Negin Mirsalehi and Victoria’s Secret creative director Michael Goldberg had a difficult task of selecting the winners and we were very pleased to announce them on Monday night.”

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A total of 11 awards were presented, an added category to this year’s awards, ‘Best Emerging Label’ with Squeak Design taking home the award. Sass & Bide triumphed with two awards for ‘Best Sound Design or Music’ and ‘Best Australian Fashion Film’ directed by Radge Ratasphong and featuring fashion film regular Abbey Lee Kershaw.

The complete list of winners are as follows: Australian Fashion Film Award Winners

Guests in attendance included TV presenter and Getaway Show host Catriona Rowntree, actress Carla Bonner, TV presenter Tineka Everaart, digital entrepreneur sisters How Two Live, Real Housewives’ Pettifleur Berenger and personality Anna Heinrich among others.

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The Modern Venetian Carnival themed evening was opened by Classical violinist Les Gyori and amped up with Violinist and Singer extraordinaire QLVN. Florist extraordinaire Fleur McHarg created a magnificent rose garden backdrop to set the stage for the awards. Guests enjoyed free-flowing Pommery Champagne, Belvedere cocktails and Vitis Botanica before completing the internet-craze “Mannequin Challenge”. Watch the video HERE.

Event Partners included: Pommery, Belvedere, Polaroid, Bentley Motors, Robb Report Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and Waterford Crystal.  

“Fashion Film is extremely diverse and it is an honour to be active in such a creative industry. We can’t wait to see next year’s submissions!” says Fai.

For interview requests and media enquiries please contact: Emily Duong, 0413 721 085. media@affawards.org

AFFA Social Tags: @affawards #affa2016

2016 RED CARPET & CEREMONY IMAGES: LINK

WINNING STILLS CAN BE FOUND HERE: LINK

FINALIST STILLS CAN BE FOUND HERE: LINK

 

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