Key West Film Festival announced its fourth annual Costume Design Focus program, honoring Academy Award nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips. Her most recent work can be seen in Sony Pictures’ and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
Phillips has received Oscar nominations for her costume designing work in “Walk the Line” and “W.E.” She has also received numerous BAFTA nominations, Tony and Costume Design Guild Awards via her work in the Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and Tom Ford’s “A Single Man.” Key West Film Festival will present Phillips with its Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design award to honor her versatile talents, which have been showcased in everything from period costume dramas to superhero blockbusters.
Phillips will also participate in a discussion of her work, to be moderated by Eric Kohn, Executive Editor and Chief Critic of Indiewire and co-host of the weekly ScreenTalk podcast with Anne Thompson. The discussion will be followed by a screening of “A Single Man” on the 10th anniversary of its release as a showcase for Phillips’ work.
Michael Tuckman, Director of Programming of the Key West Film Festival, commented “The time and place that Tarantino captured in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood could not have been accomplished without the true artistry and beauty of the costumes that transported us all back in time and gave the film an authenticity like no other. Arianne Phillips is a master of design and we are thrilled to be able to honor and showcase her work.”
The award will be presented by Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis via satellite. Dr. Landis is the Costume Design Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and an Academy Award nominee for her work on “Coming to America.” Dr. Landis presented the inaugural career achievement award for costume design in 2016 to Mary Zophres, who went on to receive an Oscar nomination for her work in “La La Land.” Dr. Landis also presented the honor to the last two year’s honorees, Mark Bridges, who won the 2018 Oscar for Best Costume Design for “Phantom Thread,” and Alexandra Byrne, whose work in “Mary Queen of Scots” was recognized by an Academy Award nomination.
The 2019 edition of the Key West Film Festival will run November 20-24 at the Tropic Cinema. Full program information will be announced and posted on kwfilmfest.com, with special events and lodging details.
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