For the sake of appearance – What are Cosmetics?

Breaking it down roughly Cosmetics are articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. But next to this minimal definition there is a whole philosophy to it!

Being one of the most ancient arts known to humanity cosmetics have a spiritual and metaphysical significance. Referring to ancient Greek philosophers we are bringing ourselves into line with the Cosmos itself, by maximising our small part in its order and beauty. Applying “Order” instead of “Chaos”… We get it.

What interests us about this earth-shattering case, is how this ancient art form meets one of our most contemporary art forms and how both are taking each other to other levels. Addressing social issues and touching eternal questions as the definition of “Beauty” itself…

Enjoy the following examples from this year’s Berlin Fashion Film Festival edition: When two art forms with the purpose of enhancing our way of living meet up!


“Define Beauty”


“Define Beauty // Waxing”
by Metz + Racine
Best Film – Beauty and Cosmetics


“Avon Faces”


by Brendo Garcia & Adriano Gonfiantini

“The Cycle Story”

“The Cycle Story”
by longtime BFFF-Family Members
and multiple BFFF-Awards Winning directors Ine & Sanne
Bronze Award for Idea



Any state-of-the-art moving-image art-piece you’d like share with the BFFF-Family?

Check our BEAUTY AND COSMETICS category

Films dealing explicitly with perfumes, eau de toilette & aftershaves, cosmetics, skin & nail care products, deodorants & body sprays, shampoos & conditioners, hairspray, gel, mousse, soap, shower & bath products, solar protection products, shaving products, condoms, deodorants, beauty institutes, spas, bath and shower additives and more… are more than welcome.

Bring some “Order” into the “Chaos” – Submissions to Berlin Fashion Film Festival are open until February 28th, 2018. But Early Bird discounts end August 31st, 2017.