Global Initiatives

ETHETICS (ethics+aesthetics), which screened at ASFF 2016, is a series exploring and celebrating ethical and socially responsible brands around the world. We’re dedicated to the telling of alluring stories that provoke the eco-conscious and the eco-curious. Created by Amber Moelter & Luis Barreto Carrillo (aka Noir Tribe), in partnership with the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative.

In the second episode of Ethetics we showcase standout looks from the Lukyaho Mdinigi & Nicholas Coutts A/W16 Tactile Collection in three different South African landscapes, from a barren desert to a lush mountainside on models Gandhi Mukiza and Yannick Konan. The MDINGI COUTTS A/W17 TACTILE Collection was showcased at the Generation Africa show produced by Pitti Immagine and the Ethical Fashion Initiative. With Coutts’s distinct weaving technique and Mdingi’s traditionalist approach to minimalism and classic basics; the two used Africa’s natural landscape as a means to conceptualize the overall aesthetic of the collection.

We are now accepting films in all genres, including Fashion, Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.

The Official Selection of films will be shown in 18 venues across the City of York from 8 to 12 November 2017. There will be additional prizes for Best Film in each category, Festival Winner, The Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay and the People’s Choice Award. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to an international audience of filmmakers, industry and film fans.

Be part of the journey in 2017.

1. ETHETICS EPISODE 2: MDINGI COUTTS – Cape Town, South Africa. Courtesy of Noir Tribe and Vimeo.