Here they are, the creators behind the best fashion films of 2013/2014 who have been nominated for the distinction of best director at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, which starts July 24th. We've already presented two blogs introducing the Best Film and Cinematography categories and if you did see those, there are some below that have been nominated multiple times.
Judging this category was a tremendous challenge as were the others. Picking a single winner took many hours and reviews, and I still would like to see multiple Directors take the stage when the envelope is opened. As in sports, we don't believe in ties, what fun is that, one winner will emerge, and I picked ........... ..... (fat chance!)The directors continue to up their game in every aspect of story, production and casting and I thank them for delivering spot on this year.
Also a special thanks to Fred Sweet and his team who go through 100's of films to get to this list below. You save us a hell of a lot of work and present the best of the best.
ps. (under lockdown = the directors have not released their work yet)
SMOKE directed by Ashley Avis (under lockdown)
THE PURGATORY OF MONOTONY Directed by Ace Norton
ROUGH TO TENDER Directed by Irene Schweizer
THE LONG ROAD Directed by Manuel Portillo (under lockdown)
MERCADO DE LAGRIMAS Directed by Antonio Contreras (under lockdown)
RANGEEN Directed by Guy Aroch
MY MIND Directed by Borja Mucientes
HONOR SPRING Directed by Rachel Fleit
SNAKE Directed by Gustavo López Mañas
A SONG FOR ELAINE Directed by Inés de León
K WOMAN Directed by HUNTER & GATTI
ELIZA Directed by Paolo Santambrogio
THE ONE Directed by Robert E Ball Jr. (under lockdown)
TODAY; TONIGHT Directed by Frederick Scott and Nicolas Jack Davies
SOURCE Directed by Arthur Valverde
SHADOWS AND LIGHT Directed by Jeff Compton
WE ARE ALL MAD HERE Directed by Bruno Miotto
KISS OF THE SIREN Directed by Viktorija Pashuta and Miguel Gauthier (under lockdown)
ACROSS TIME I CRY Directed by Robertino Fonseca (under lockdown)