La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

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At the intersection of fashion and art lies the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival. Marketed as “the world’s largest gathering of fashion filmmakers,” the festival sets high expectations for both its nominees and guests. As a guest of nominated filmmaker Gaby Goldberg, I was fortunate to get to experience this prestigious event firsthand.

The event was hosted by La Jolla’s Museum of Contemporary Art, which showcased an impressive exhibit of contemporary works, living up to its description as “the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time.” With an oceanfront view and walking distance downtown district filled with chic restaurants and bars, it created an ideal backdrop for the experience.

Upon arriving we were greeted by a red carpet packed with photographers and press, who snapped photos of the extravagant outfits that often made an artistic statement in their own right. Whether dressed to impress, advertise, or attract attention, it was clear that people put effort into crafting their image and standing out from the crowd.

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The first evening of the festival was dedicated to a screening of each of the short films that were nominated for awards. Making up the top 1% of fashion films worldwide, it was obvious that only the top-tier industry professionals were being showcased. Each film was a true mélange of artistic talents that combined fashion, film, visual art, music, and design into a brief but impactful spectacle.

The second evening of the festival was reserved for the awards ceremony, which formally recognized those who were determined by the panel to be the champion in each category.

A complete list of the winners can be found here:

As artists of any medium, it is important to seek out art in all forms, and use the experience as inspiration and motivation in your own craft. If we met at the festival, leave a comment here and let’s keep in touch 🙂