Corporate Film Academy
FILM MAKER & PRODUCER
Since his studies at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Peter was involved as a writer, director and producer in the production of more than 200 films.
When SWR in production, after 3 years as CEO and owner of MVP GmbH / eK in Stuttgart, he was responsible for the production of TV magazines, business TV programs and corporate films of all kinds (see References). He has worked as a freelancer since 2003.
He held workshops and seminars throughout Germany for director, production, imagery and promotional films.
FASHION FILM CONSULTANT
Co-Founder Berlin Fashion Film Festival
Born in Italy and raised in the UK, fashion film consultant Niccolò Montanari built his experience in fashion film as one of the founding members of Berlin fashion Film Festival. From selecting relevant speakers and jury members, curating fashion film screenings and supporting the production of the annual event, Niccolò’s main focus lay in developing the communication and branding strategy of the festival.
He has joined, hosted and organised several panels and presentations internationally on the topic of fashion film, including London’s Telling Tales: Fashion Cinematic – Narrative in Fashion Film, Bokeh South African Fashion Film Festival 2016 What Does Fashion Film Have To Offer? and Fashion Film Festival Istanbul 2016 – Berlin and Istanbul as Creative Cities: Differences and Similarities. His role as jury member has also seen him collaborate with several fashion film focused festivals, including Mexico International Fashion Film Festival, Medellin Fashion Film Festival and Canadian Fashion Film Festival.
Niccolò is currently looking to support and raise awareness over the strong network of professional creatives working in fashion film by organising international meet-ups between brands, filmmakers and producers, curating fashion film screenings for trends-driven events and facilitating collaborations between fashion film festivals internationally.
FASHION FILM MAKER & IFFFB AMBASSADOR
Apart from being a screenwriter & filmmaker, Ajitesh Sharma has been a Scientist & Corporate Professional in past.
His first short ‘Visible Bra Straps’, was a pioneer film from India and was selected & awarded at 24 international film festivals. It was also nominated by Indian Government as an Official Indian entry to Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011 at Brisbane, the Oscar equivalents in Asia Pacific. Shorts International, which is the exclusive buyer of all Oscar Nominated Short films, later acquired the worldwide distribution rights of the film, the first Indian film to be acquired by them.
World Premiered at International Director’s Lounge Berlin 2013, SWEN was his first feature. It started international festival circuit with awards and selections at Mexico, USA, Germany, Greece, South Africa, and India. SWEN will now be digitally released.
He has curetted first edition of Global Cinema Festival (India) in 2009 and regular member of Script Review Committee at Sidewalk International Film Festival (USA) since 2013. He is also part of jury of other American & European Festivals in Houston, New York, Chicago and Copenhagen. He is also working as an International Ambassador for Brussels International Fashion Film Festival (Belgium), Istanbul Fashion Film Festival (Turkey), and Chicago Fashion Film Festival (USA) in 2016.
Apart from films, he also direct fashion films, music videos and commercials. He has shot fashion films across the globe and his work is recognized at prominent fashion events worldwide in Cape Town, London, Miami, Chicago, Istanbul, Porto and Others. He has fetched several international recognitions in photography too.
Journalist and photographer Alexandra Bondi de Antoni is the editorial head of i-D Germany. She has previously worked as a freelancer for INDIE, Dazed and Confused, BLONDE and Material Girl and studied Fashion Business in London and Paris, as well as Photography at London College of Communication. Based in the Berlin VICE office, Alexandra is both writing editorial pieces for i-D.co and developing new video content and brand partnerships for the fashion channel.
Olivier Zeegers is the Founder and Director of MODESIGN ACADEMY, the only School in Management for Fashion, Design, Luxury, Perfume and Cosmetics in Belgium.
For more than 20 years, he gained pedagogical experience working with different publics in the field of fashion (La Cambre and Ihecs in Brussels, Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, UIBS in Antwerp, but not only (he also teaches to teenagers).
The purpose of MODESIGN ACADEMY is to provide accurate content, a network and a pratical experience to students whatever the program they follow which is what he believes is the best way to learn and to build a caree
Trans activist and founder of award winning national campaign Nail Transphobia, Charlie Craggs, was ranked #1 on the Observer’s prestigious New Radicals list and named one of the most influential and inspirational LGBT in the UK by both the Guardian and the Independent. She starred in Kathryn Ferguson’s sensational Selfridges campaign Incredible Machines.
Find Charlie on her website: nailtransphobia.com and social media handle @charlie_craggs
Hello, I’m a film director based in London.
I have written, directed and produced a 17 min. film titled OUT, a dramatic comedy / LGBTQ short that has been selected in 30 film festivals worldwide including ‘Best Short Film’ Nominations at Merlinka International Queer Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia and at the Festival de Cine de Alicante in Spain (GOYA Awards qualifying). It’s now available to rent on Film in (Spain’s biggest VOD platform) and REVRY in the US.
In February 2015, I was selected from thousands of applicants as a Berlinale Talent director during the 65th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival.
I have also written and directed several award winning fashion films for brands like London College of Fashion, Pigeons & Peacocks, 1205, Displexia Jewellery, So Catchy, and JINGÜO by Laura Searle, that have got me international recognition by winning the Grand Prix ASVOFF Barcelona for Best Film in 2012 and ‘Best New Talent’ Nominations at Berlin and Madrid Fashion Film Festivals to name a few. My work has been featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Wonderland Magazine and Interview Deutschland.
I was born and raised in Spain and have resettled to England since 2010 where I completed a BA (Hons) in Media at University of the Arts London in 2014.
Alongside my creative projects, I have co-founded and curated Fashion Cinematic, and have also been an industry expert in the development team of a BA (Hons) Fashion Film at Southampton Solent University. I am an Associated Guest Lecturer at a both Southampton Solent and London College of Fashion (UAL).
I am currently in preproduction of a dark comedy short titled NEIGHBOURS as well as developing my first feature film script.
Pandemonia is the creation of an anonymous London-based fine artist. Existing on the dividing line between reality and myth, Pandemonia was born in 2007, immediately garnering the curious attention of the art and fashion world.
Pandemonia is a critical reflection and, as such, an intervention upon ideas of celebrity and femininity. She is a pointed manifestation of how these ideas intersect with mass media, social media, and the marketability of desire. The art of Pandemonia herself is that of a constructed figure placed in the landscape of media, fashion and art events that has instigated the media response by feeding back to the media its own language, imagery and ideals.
This organic growth of Pandemonia’s celebrity is a testament to the acuity of her art and the exploration of archetypes of pop myth and reality. As Pandemonia has noted herself, she may have introduced herself to the public, but “it is the public who perform Pandemonia.”
Pandemonia’s art is not only cross-media (sculpture, digital art, photography, and performance), but also cross-generational as she ties the earliest moments of Pop Art to the most current worlds of celebrity, fashion and contemporary art, creating an arc and evolution which continues its ongoing exploration.
In December 2014 he was awarded the option the Booker nominated novel Swimming Home by Deborah Levy which is in development for his first feature film.
Branko Popovic is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and lecturer based in Maastricht (The Netherlands). His work consists of talent scouting and curation, art direction and concept developement in various projects related to fashion. In addition he shares his vision by contributing to various online magazines and blogs.
Branko is one of the founders and co-directors of FASHIONCLASH foundation and Forza Fashion House in Maastricht. FASHIONCLASH organizes and developes projects with aim to provide a platform for new generation artists and designers. One of the projects is the successful FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht. Since 2009, over 900 designers and artists from all over the world have participated in FASHIONCLASH projects. The 9th edition ‘Fashion Makes Sense’ will take place 29 June – 2 July 2017.
Ignasi Guardans (Barcelona, 1964), CEO and chairman of CUMEDIAE, Culture and Media Agency Europe, started his career in 1991 as an academic in the field of Private International Law. He later practiced for some years at a law firm. In 1995 he started a political career, which took him first to the Catalan Parliament (1995); later the Spanish Parliament (two mandates, 1996-2004), and finally the European Parliament (2004-2009).
Among other political responsibilities, for all those years Ignasi was always involved and directly involved in policy, legislative and governmental monitoring works in the field of culture, media and what would later be called creative industries. In 2009 he was appointed Director General of Spain’s Film & Audio-visual Agency (ICAA), a part of the Ministry of Culture. In many cultural issues of common interest he worked in close connection with other Government high officials responsible for other areas (Performing Arts & Music; Heritage; Books and Libraries; as well as Telecommunications).
In 2011 he worked as the first Director of Public Affairs of the European Broadcasting Union (Eurovision). He moved to Brussels in 2012, and co-founded CUMEDIAE aisbl. In 2014 he also joined a global Law Firm as a Partner in its Brussels office. Among other generous and unexpected recognitions to his work, Ignasi was recently decorated as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.
When she was 9, Jam was given a present by her father: A camera. Whilst living in India for a short time as a child, inspiration struck, her mother became her model, and her love for photography was born. Jam’s work is infused with a striking sense of colour and place. Influenced by great photographers such as Saul Leiter for his colour, Newton for the erotic and Cartier Bresson for reportage.
Jam’s women are photographed as strong, powerful individuals and the imagery she produces is sensually rich, feminine and aspirational. Her Indian heritage that nurtured a love for the vivid and bold combined with her enthusiasm for location lead to her unique style. As a director, Jam’s love for the female form, honed from years in fashion make her short films a feast for the eyes and senses. Her work is filled with a signature passion, energy, warmth and humour that stems directly from her personality. Her commercial & Editorial clients include Charlotte Olympia, whom she shot a Murder mystery style film ‘To Die For’. ‘Red lipstick’ for Magus Berger at The last Magazine in New York, ‘Marigold ‘for Jaime Perlman’s online platform for Film & Photography, Testmag and ‘The Chase’ for Flair Magazine, a 70s style spy film which has been nominated for various awards and won an award at La Jolla Film Festival in 2015 and Bokeh Fashion Film Festival 206. Jam’s recent film ‘Rosegold’ shot for Vogue Brazil is a Beauty Fashion Film starring emerging actress Gem Refoufi. Jam currently lives in London and works between London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles shooting both commercially and editorially.
Erika Trotzig is a Swedish fashion designer, educator and the creative director of Studio Private, a creative production house based in London.
In a career spanning over 20 years she has worked in haute couture, ran her own clothing label, lectured extensively in design process across many of the UK’s leading universities, including Central St Martins, where she is an associate lecturer in fashion.
As a designer, Erika stands in the crossroads between fashion and art, and seeks to investigate boundaries of beauty. Her work is conceptual, and interdisciplinary, dealing with questions around beauty, memory, and loss.
As the Creative Director of Studio Private she works with film and stills, overseeing the creative output of the artists.
Studio Private is a multi disciplinary production house working across stills and film, specializing in imagery related to the fashion industry.