“Canberra – the fashion capital of the world!”, maybe not yet but we can dream right? Well that’s exactly what this year’s official Fashfest filmmakers have done. By using the Nation’s Capital as the backdrop for their cinematic creations, these filmmakers have pushed the boundaries with their films by using fashion, technology and their creativity to come up with something truly eye opening. Introducing:


Micael Ortiz – Show 1, Night 1: Reverie

Micael, a graduate from CIT, has achieved some impressive feats including his short film The Colour of Friendship which was part of Screen ACT’s Locks of Love anthology. Specializing in animation and VFX, we can expect a visual treat when we sit down to watch his Fashfest short When I Grow Up.



Jonathan Holden – Show 2, Night 1: Furore

Jonathan, also a CIT graduate, has put out some impressive stuff under his company Cheeky Creek. His list of accomplishments include short film Bulldust which was a finalist in the 2015 Lights! Canberra! Action! film festival and more recently A Question to Ask which was selected to screen at the Canberra Short Film Festival. His short film Furore screens in show 2 on the first night.



Justene Taylor-Cannon – Show 1, Night 2: Praxis 

Justene, a Uni of Canberra graduate, brings her wealth of experience to the Fashfest showcase with her film Inspiration. The only female filmmaker of the lot, Justene is sure to give us something to celebrate judging from her past work as Associate Producer on local feature Locks of Love.



Sebastian Chan – Show 2, Night 2: Limina

At the risk of getting kicked off the blog or being criticized for being too nice, Sebastian has had his fair share of projects which have increased with complexity over the years. We can’t wait to see his next collaboration with local filmmaker Luke Patterson. Their film The Chosen plays in the second show on the second night.



Stephan & Andrew Robinson – Show 1, Night 3: Spectra

This talented duo, also CIT graduates, have come a long way since their studies and continue to improve with feats like Best Film for the Getty Images comp, Aputure film comp and finalists in UK film competition The Pitch. Their film The Alternate is sure to impress and we can’t wait to see it.



Michael Kosmider – Show 2, Night 3: Singularity

Michael, a UTS graduate, has worked on some pretty impressive TV shows over the years including Packed To The Rafters and Sea Patrol. Michael’s film, In The Moment, is set to use the beautiful landscape of our city to its advantage.



Fashfest is running over three big nights from 29th September to the 1st October, tickets are on sale now.



Images courtesy of By George Studios