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 a perfect 14

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 8:15pm

Program #3

A Perfect 14 explores the world of plus size models fighting to reshape the fashion industry and the beauty standards of society. The film follows the journeys of models Elly Mayday (Canada), Kerosene Deluxe (Netherlands) and Laura Wells (Australia) as they struggle against our culture's distorted perception of body image. A Perfect 14 also questions the fashion industry leaders and pioneers in the world's meccas and holds them accountable for their responsibility in size-based segregation.

Meet the filmmakers

WRITERS - Giovanna Morales Vargas

DIRECTOR - Giovanna Morales Vargas

PRODUCER - James Earl O’Brien





Giovanna Morales Vargas

Giovanna Morales Vargas received her journalism degree at the University of Manizales in Colombia, where she is originally from, during which she took a film course which sparked her interest in writing films. She started her career at a very early age at CityTV Bogotá as a field producer, and then quickly advanced on to become a producers assistant. Her creativity, innovative ideas and desire for telling stories through visual art propelled her career forward with directing television promos for MuchMusic as a division of the TV station CityTV.

Giovanna took the decision of leaving her home country in order to find her path through the art of writing, which for her, implies the exploration of the world through personal experiences. She visited New York, Boston, Toronto and finally found Vancouver as the place where pursuing her goals seemed so much more natural. While in Toronto she produced several short films and a feature. She wanted to learn more about the craft of editing and in Vancouver she went to film school after which she started editing short films and film trailers.

In 2018 Giovanna wrote and directed her first feature documentary film, A Perfect 14, which won for Best Documentary Feature award at the FIC AUTOR International Film Festival in Guadalajara Mexico. The film also won the Founder's Award at its world premiere at the Miami Fashion Film Festival and has played in many festivals around the world. Giovanna is now currently producing and directing shorts and feature length films.