ASVOFF Film Festival: 15 Years of Innovation with AI in a New Fashion Film Category

AI Takes Center Stage as Jury and Creative Catalyst in a Historic Festival

Exquisite Workers
5 min readNov 9, 2023

Paris, France, November 9, 2023 — ASVOFF Film Festival, under the visionary direction of Diane Pernet, has been an international stage for celebrating global fashion films since its debut in 2008. This year, ASVOFF makes history by introducing the world’s first AI Fashion Film category, bringing AI into the jury, signaling a groundbreaking shift in the film festival landscape. AI, a burgeoning force in creative industries, is set to redefine the art of film. Experience a transformative moment at the intersection of fashion, film, and AI on November 10, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 11:40 AM, at Dover Street Market Paris. For more details, please read the article below.

ASVOFF 2023. Image courtesy of the organizers

About ASVOFF Film Festival

ASVOFF Film Festival is an annual event founded and directed by Diane Pernet, a Paris-based American-born international fashion blogger and critic, that celebrates fashion films from around the world. Since its debut in 2008, the festival has been a three-day event, featuring the following participants: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Erwin Olaf, Nobuyoshi Araki, Wing Shya, Steven Klein, Chris Cunningham, Chloë Sevigny, Yves Saint Laurent, Nick Knight, Johan Renck, Jerry Schatzberg, William Klein, Tim Yip, Larry Clark, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Inez van Lamsweerde, Indrani, Rossy de Palma, and many others.

In 2023, a total of 115 fashion films competes for the year’s 16 prizes, spanning from the prestigious grand prize to recognition for promoting Black representation in film and the newly introduced “Climate Warrior” curation, spotlighting the creative expressions of children aged 6 to 12 who are engaged with climate change. In keeping with tradition, the festival’s trophies are masterfully crafted by the talented New York-based artist and designer Miguel Villalobos. Notably, the award for the “Responsible Actions” section will be a unique creation by Paris-based upcycling artist William Amor, with the generous support of the Ateliers de Paris fund for creative professionals.

Diverse thematic sections of ASVOFF 2023. Image courtesy of the organizers

World´s First AI Fashion Film Celebration

This year, ASVOFF Film Festival, sponsored by France’s Ministry of Culture, is proud to introduce the world’s first AI Fashion Film themed category among other 19 thematic sections, setting the stage for a diverse and engaging lineup of events.

Pedro Guez, curator of World´s first ASVOFF AI Film Festival 2023. Image courtesy of ASVOFF

Following this, a thought-provoking discussion will take place, featuring photographers and artistic directors Alexandre Sade and Marguerite Chaillou of MCAS Bureau. They are known for their groundbreaking AI billboard campaign in France, created for the underwear label Undiz.

ASVOFF Film Festival 2023 features a groundbreaking VIP room that exists solely in the digital realm, brought to life through the use of advanced AI and immersive 360° technology. Image courtesy of ASVOFF

This year ASVOFF is thrilled to be at the forefront of the innovative movement, to highlight and explore the creative possibilities that arise from the intersection of fashion, film, and AI.

“AI is a rapidly growing field that is becoming increasingly important in creative industries like fashion and film, and we are excited to explore its potential in the art of film.” — ASVOFF Film Festival.

The Jury Board for ASVOFF’s AI Fashion Films

The Jury Board for ASVOFF’s AI Fashion Film themed category curated by Creative Director and Digital Creator Pedro Guez includes:

  • Artificial Intelligence (This marks the first time that AI is part of a Film Festival as a Jury Member)
  • Stephy Fung (3D Digital Fashion Artist, Educator)
  • Anna Dart (Multidisciplinary Artist, Curator, Futurist)
  • OPÉ (Fashion Stylist, Artist, Metaverse Expert)
  • Sebastian Felix Topescu (Fashion Stylist, Editor, TV Host)
  • Stella Achenbach (Metaverse Designer, Founder of The ALANA Project)
  • Aria Phenix (Virtual Influencer)
  • Guilherme Duque (Fashion Designer, Founder of Metaland Studio)
  • Tafari Hinds (Digital Editor at Red Eyes Magazine)

The role of the jury members is to evaluate the best films that involve AI in any capacity, from script to the creation of a character, or edition, or production, from film directors, students, creatives globally.

Jury of ASVOFF AI Film 2023 from left to right: Stephy Fung, Anna Dart, and Tafari Hinds. Image courtesy of the organizers

“I would like to thank all the participants for their hard work, passion, poetic soul, and openness to new technologies. It is an honor to be a judge at the ASVOFF 15, and I eagerly anticipate what the future holds for art, fashion, and for us as a culture and civilization, with AI.” — Anna Dart, Exquisite Workers founder, jury at ASVOFF’s AI Fashion Film.

Save the date:

On November 10, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 11:40 AM, ASVOFF’s AI Fashion Film celebration will be held in Paris at Dover Street Market Paris.


ASVOFF 2023. Image courtesy of the organizers

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