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Fashion Film Opener

7 PM - 10 PM
Friday 13 April 2018

Still of Who's a Fly Bird?, Directors Bianca Tomchin & Mat Harvey, 2018.

Programmed by producers Julia Overton and Rod Freedman, Fashion Film Festival is an opportunity for deep immersion in films about fashion to make you feel, think and perhaps look at fashion in a new light. The Festival runs from the evening of Friday 13 April to Saturday 14 April at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington.

We explore the intense, creative and demanding world of leading designers, the meticulous art of the tailor, fashionista subcultures, the shaping of gender and identity through fashion and the conditions of the fashion worker, as well as the sometimes troubling ethics surrounding the production of fashion for the insatiable international consumer market. Sessions include films that have never been screened in Australia and some seen only in limited release. Opening night features a new, specially commissioned innovative short by talented senior students of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS).


7:00 PM
Join SCCI Founder and Director, Dr Gene Sherman AM as she warmly welcomes you to SCCI’s inaugural Fashion Film Festival. We premiere Who’s a Fly Bird?, the winning entry in the SCCI/AFTRS Future of Fashion short film competition, judged by Dr Sherman, AFTRS CEO Neil Peplow and Oscar winning film producer Emile Sherman. Neil, Emile and the filmmakers Bianca Tomchin (co-director and costume designer), Mathew Harvey (co-director) and Steph Bosnic (producer) introduce the film and discuss their influences.

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Pointy Boots
Short 18 mins

A quirky short about an unlikely and bizarre Mexican craze.




Manolo Blahnik: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards
Feature 89 mins
Director Michael Roberts
Australian Cinematographer Nicola Daley

Roberts' imaginative and intimate portrait of his friend and renowned luxury shoe designer features a cast of celebrities and a who’s who of the fashion world.

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Dr Gene Sherman hosts post-screening drinks and nibbles at the Chauvel Cinema.


Booking Information

Paid event $25. Includes drinks and nibbles. Please book via Eventbrite

Please read our Ticketing Policy & Terms & Conditions below prior to booking.

For further information, please call Daisy on +61 (02) 9357 0713 between 10 AM - 6 PM, Monday to Friday, or email 

Places are extremely limited.



Bookings are essential. Tickets are non refundable but transferable, so if you are unable to attend, you may pass your ticket to another party. That party must present your booking confirmation email upon attendance in order to gain admission. Your booking of a place and payment of the ticket price indicates your acceptance of this policy. No exceptions can be made.

Fashion Film Opener
Friday 13 April 2018
7 PM - 10 PM
Chauvel Cinema 249 Oxford St Paddington

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Rod Freedman

Rod Freedman is an independent producer and director whose works have won many Australian and international awards and screened in dozens of international film festivals. Since 1998, Freedman and his partner have run Change Focus Media, producing documentaries, educational, training and promotional programs. Freedman is particularly interested in stories about the individual and their life’s journeys. His most recent productions are Once My Mother and Uncle Chatzkel. Freedman appears in:

Julia Overton

As well as working in the film industry on three continents and across all genres, including as Australian producer on the Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World (1990), Overton spent ten years in Australia’s national screen funding agencies as a development and investment executive. Since leaving Screen Australia, Julia has been working as Producer, Executive Producer, Mentor Producer and Market Place Consultant, and external assessor for government agencies in Australia and New Zealand. Overton is a long-time supporter of the emerging filmmaker sector. Overton appears in: