After it’s tremendously successful initiation in 2014, the Giorgio Armani Films of City Frames made it’s return for a second edition yesterday Monday October 12 2015 as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival and Sydney Film School was among the four prestigious international film schools to participate in the program.
Giorgio Armani-Films of City Frames involves four renowned film schools from around the globe and requires them to each make a short film. Each film was to be inspired by real individuals in the school’s home country and the emotions of their everyday life. The link between all the shorts is the eyewear from Giorgio Armani’s Frames of Life collection, in which the characters in the film view their realities.
Sydney Film School is extremely proud to have been invited by Armani to take part in this year’s Films of City Frames. We were represented at the event yesterday in London by alumni Chris Joys and Martina Joison, who were on hand for the screening of their film and our contribution to Films of City Frames, Clarity. Clarity, which was written and directed by Joys, is a unique film made especially for Films of City Frames about a blind photographer and the painter who is inspired to see in a new way through her.
When we were initially invited to take part in the event, alumni Martina Joison was appointed tutor by Sydney Film School to help select the team that would put together the film. This team came to include Joys, Quais Waseeq, Raphael Palencia, Victoria Allen and Robin Kover. Graduates from past years who have had experience in advertising were also invited to provide guidance.
Clarity was screened yesterday along with the three other short films from the Holden School (Turin), the Academia Internacional de Cinema (Sao Paulo) and the Seoul Institute of Arts (Seoul). Very special guests at the event were Dame Helen Mirren, journalist Tim Blanks and BFI Chief Executive Amanda Nevill. The films were all screened to wide appraisal and were followed by a panel discussion moderated by the event’s special guests with the film makers.