YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS MOBILE VIDEO CONTEST

OPEN ART WEEK 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, supports young talents working in one of the most affected creative sectors: the fashion industry.

To this end, in collaboration with prestigious institutional and private sector partners, OAW launches a competition for short mobile fashion videos.

The competition aims to promote young designers through the organization of an online exhibition curated by OAW and the coordinator of Saint Laurent Couture Institute and through the award of two prizes.

The call, initiated in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Tunis, is open to Italian and Tunisian designers.

PARTNERS

The initiative is organized with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of Tunis and D&B and it is promoted in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Tunis, the Tunisian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and by leading international design schools: IED-Istituto Europeo di Design; ESMOD Tunisie.

WHY?

The fashion industry is rapidly changing following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closure of shops, health restrictions concerning to sales of clothing, impossibility of organizing fashion shows and downsizing of productions have led to rethink economic and aesthetic models of the industry.

New approaches and visions on creativity, sustainability and technology are challenging new forms of responsible creation.

What can be created in response to these challenges?
What kind of world can we imagine through fashion?

This call for applications seeks to explore innovative themes and solutions, through the gaze and creations of young talents.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

• Experimenting
• Live and act in the world to come. New visions and ideals
• Sustainability
• Local know-how

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

• 10 finalist videos will participate in a collective online exhibition curated by OPEN ART WEEK and the coordinator of Saint Laurent Couture Institute and they will be screened on-air by OAW, the Italian Institute of Culture in Tunis and the project partners in November 2020.
• The first best video selected will be awarded 1.000 euros.
• The second best video selected will be awarded 500 euros.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The call is open to
• fashion students
• young designers at the beginning of their career
• new brand owners
under 30 years old – as of the 15th of September 2020
and with Italian or Tunisian nationality or residence.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The call is open from the 31st of July to the 15th of September 2020 at 24h00 (CET).
Registration is free.

To participate, send the following documents to contest@openartweek.com, via
www.sendgb.com:
the application form (completed in English, French or Italian), that you can complete on-line here.
your photograph
your portfolio in PDF (max 10 MB)
a short mobile video – presentation in HD (max 30 seconds) in which you tell us: 1) who you are and where you come from, 2) where you learned to design; 2) your creative vision; 3) what you create; 4) what would you like to become / or do in the future.
a short mobile video on the mood of your collection/s in full HD; 30 FPS; horizontal format (1920X1080); with extension * .mp4; lasting min. 60 – max. 120 seconds; with original or free license music – to present and promote your world view through your creations / collections.

Projects carried out by more than one person are eligible, but one representative must be nominated as responsible spokesperson.

The documents must be saved and sent in a folder named:
name surname – YFD CONTEST OAW 2020
ex: Hedi Rossi -YFD CONTEST OAW 2020

THE SELECTION PROCESS

A commission of experts, nominated by OPEN ART WEEK, will evaluate the applications and videos received according to the following criteria:
• experimental dimension (visual, technical and aesthetic)
• innovation and craft value of the works/collections
• clear vision and message
• consistency with the themes of the call.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SELECTION?

10 finalist videos will participate to a collective online exhibition screened in November 2020. Selected finalists will be informed via email by the 10th of October 2020.

The two winners will be communicated via email by the 9th of December and their prizes will be awarded by the end of the month.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

Download the Terms and Conditions of the call.

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