Ephemeral

Storyline
Efímera (Ephemeral) is about the unknown and the imperfect beauty and a wonderful reflection on the passing of time, a metaphor of the ephemeral nature of beauty and life.

Synopsis
Peregrín's first beauty film, Efímera (2016) shows his personal aesthetic, which is not limited to tradition but open to the unknown and the imperfect beauty. A lonely female face is on a black background where makeup overtakes it. A reflection of an specific idea of identity and a proposal of makeup as a contemporary mask that protects us, at times as a camouflage and at other times to help create a super-ego.

Focusing on the varied interconnected artistic looks of a female model, Efímera is about the ephemeral nature of beauty and life, impressive and varied makeup creations work as a metaphor for the four ages of human beings and a wonderful reflection on the passing of time. Concepts such as life and death are treated symbolically in this project (from birth and breastfeeding, to the rebellious adolescence, maturity and decease) helping Paco Peregrín to reflect on life´s fleeting solitude.

Thanks to its very dramatic, powerful and artistic aesthetic, Efímera makes explicit reference to the quick passage of time. But it is also a positive and energetic expression, a colorful film about diversity and freedom that encourages us to enjoy and live life intensely without fears.

  • Paco Peregrín (Full name: Francisco Ángel López Peregrín)
    Director
  • Paco Peregrín
    Writer
  • A film by Paco Peregrín.
    Producer
  • Brand: Marie Dalgar.
    Producer
  • Production directors: Javier Rey & José Murciano (Enri Mür).
    Producer
  • Make-up: Lewis Amarante.
    Key Cast
  • Postproduction & VFX direction: Iñaki San Juan.
    Key Cast
  • Creative / Art Direction: Paco Peregrín.
    Key Cast
  • Director of Photography: Javier Cortés.
    Key Cast
  • Fashion consulting: Mario Ville.
    Key Cast
  • Music: Karim Shaker.
    Key Cast
  • Cast: Kasia S. (Trend Model Management).
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Efímera
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Beauty Film, Fashion Film, Personal
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Full HD, 1.920 x 1080.
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
    San Diego, California
    United States
    July 29, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Nominated in the following categories: Best Art Direction, Best Sound Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Creative Concept.
  • Berlin fashion Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    June 3, 2016
    German Premiere
    Selected and shortlisted for VFX Award(s).
  • Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    April 22, 2016
    African Premiere
    Best Hair/Make-up Nomination.
  • Mexico Fashion film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    April 14, 2016
    Central American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Madrid Fashion Film Festival
    Madrid
    Spain
    June 1, 2016
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    April 4, 2016
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fashion Film Festival Chicago
    Chicago
    United States
    September 1, 2016
    Chicago Première
    “Artistry" Award Winner.
  • Girona Film Festival
    Gerona
    Spain
    September 29, 2016
    Catalonia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Miami Fashion Film Festival
    Miami
    United States
    September 20, 2016
    Florida Premiere
    Finalist. Official Selection
  • London Fashion Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 14, 2016
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Winner Best Visual Effects. Nominee Best Major Brand Production
  • Wasteland Film Festival
    California City
    United States
    September 22, 2016
    California City Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Fashion Film Festival Brussels
    Brussels
    Belgium
    October 19, 2016
    Belgium Premiere
    Winner Best Visual Effects.
  • Medellín Fashion Film Festival
    Medellín, Museo de Antioquia
    Colombia
    April 26, 2017
    Colombia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Global Short Film Awards (GSF Awards)
    Cannes, during Cannes Film Festival at special gala.
    France
    May 20, 2017
    France Premiere
    Award Winner
  • Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF Awards)
    Calgary, Alberta
    Canada
    May 26, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fashion Films RD
    Santo Domingo, Cinemateca Dominicana
    Dominican Republic
    July 19, 2017
    Dominican Republic Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • http://enrimur.com
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Paco Peregrín (Full name: Francisco Ángel López Peregrín)

PROFESSION
Fashion, Beauty & Ad Photographer
Visual Artist
Creative & Art Director
Filmmaker

BIOGRAPHY

- Paco Peregrín was born in Almeria, Spain. He resides in Madrid but he works worldwide. He has won many grants and awards including a Gold Lux 2008 award (first place in the National Professional Photography Awards in Spain) in the 'Fashion and Beauty' category. His work is part of important art collections and it has appeared in numerous books such as New Fashion Photography (Prestel) or Otherworldly (Gestalten).

- Education. He is a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Seville University and extends his formation in image and new means of expression in centres of prestige such as International Center Of Photography (NYC), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London), Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, Andalusian Center of Photography, Complutense University of Madrid, EFTI and University of Santiago de Compostela.

- Clients. Paco Peregrín has also photographed and art-directed high-profile projects for global household names like Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent, L'Oréal Paris, Adidas, Nike, Lee, Levi'S, Vögele Shoes, Gant, Mazda, Toyota, Carlsberg, La Rinascente, Redken, Marie Dalgar, Lancôme, etc.

- Magazines. Paco has published his photographs in major magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Vanity Fair, ELLE, Grazia, Tatler, Neo2, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Amica, Fucking Young!, Vision, Zink!, Tendencias, Vanidad, Allure, etc.

- Professor, workshops and conferences. He has given workshops and conferences in PHotoEspaña Festival, Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, EFTI (School of Photography), Arteleku, IES Board of Education of the Community of Madrid, Istituto Europeo di Design, TAI (School of Performing Arts), Photodays (Croatia), CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography), ESDEMGA (University of Vigo), Taller3 (Puebla, Mexico), Matadero de Madrid (Central Design), Escuela Superior de Diseño (Madrid), Estúdio Brasil (Brazil), etc.

- Exhibitions. He has exhibited his work in galleries in New York, Paris, Barcelona, Beijing, Madrid, Berlin, Seville, San Sebastian... and museums like the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art (Seville), Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum (Getaria, Gipuzkoa), Museum of Arts and Traditions of Seville, etc.

- Paco’s style has earned him credibility as one of the most exciting and talented photographers working in advertising, beauty, art and fashion today with major personality. His unmistakable signature belies his background in design, communication, theatre and painting. His photography carries a perfect blend of sensuality with avant garde. Paco’s juxtapositions shows a mastery of the fine line between commercial success and art. Fusing hyper-real futurism with high-end beauty images, his work is defined by a marked character of hybridization of styles where come together the latest fashion trends and the most personal conceptual reflections, always providing to his images with a sensual, elegant and mysterious, even perturbing character, trying to interrelate the point of view of the traditional art spectator with the most generic public of the mass-media.

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