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Meet the judges of our Fashion Film Competition!

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Meet the judges of our Fashion Film Competition!

EC_FF_card_extended-blog Our panelist of fashion film connoisseurs pretty much have the landscape of film buff-dom covered - from the classics ( Gone With the Wind, Roman Holiday) to our wild card ( Bat*21). And a critical palette this varied makes for interesting debate, so naturally they're the perfect team to select the winning entries of our first-ever Fashion Film Competition. Get to the know the judges (and their cinematic tastes) a little better, and be sure to submit your fashion film by Oct. 18 for a chance to be screened at the Whistler Film Festival! Noreen Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Canada What’s the first movie you ever loved?Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I’ve lost count of how many times I watched that film. There’s a scene where one of the kids questions the veracity of something Willy Wonka said and he replies, ‘We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.’ I loved that line! I liked to live in my head back then, so conjuring up imaginative worlds where rivers are made of chocolate, gum tastes like three-course meals and there’s soda pop (Fizzy Lifting Drink) that makes you fly—made me feel ridiculously happy. I haven’t thought about this film in decades, but now that ‘oompa loompa doompidy doo’ ditty is back in my head. (Thanks for that!)” Favourite movie for its costumes? “Oh, that’s a tricky one; there are so many. The Thomas Crown Affair comes to mind. Rene Russo’s wardrobe was care of Céline during Michael Kors’ time with the brand. That serene, pared-down kind of sophistication always catches my eye and leaves me with serious fashion envy.” Movie you’ll never get tired of watching? "I can’t really explain this one, but it might be Bat*21. It stars Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, and it’s based on the true story of a controversial operation to rescue a U.S. navigation officer from North Vietnam. If it’s on in the middle of the night, I’ll end up watching it." Favourite film style icon? "Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour." In one word, the perfect fashion film is: "Visceral." Top 5 FASHION FILMS Paul Gratton, Director of Programming, Whistler Film Festival What’s the first movie you ever loved? " Gone with the Wind; saw it at the age of 8 at the drive-in and vividly remember the dress Scarlett O'Hara made out of a sumptuous curtain." Favourite movie for its costumes? "The recent Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby." Movie you’ll never get tired of watching? " 2001: A Space Odyssey." Favourite film style icon? "Jennifer Lawrence." In one word, the perfect fashion film is: "Eye-popping." Robert Ott, Chair and Associate Professor, School of Fashion, Ryerson University What’s the first movie you ever loved? "The first film I ever saw in a cinema was Ben Hur, the 1959 version with Charlton Heston. I love that movie. For me it's sentimental, grand, epic, and ironic." Favourite movie for its costumes? "Would have to say Sense and Sensibility. Stunning late 18th-century period dress, very accurately depicted." Movie you’ll never get tired of watching? " Roman Holiday. It plays on TV all the time. I try never to miss it. If I do miss it, I watch the DVD." Favourite film style icon? "Marlene Dietrich. She was an entertainment goddess for over 50 years and by continuously re-inventing herself, became one of the earliest 'brand' in film and on stage." In one word, the perfect fashion film is: "Sophisticated." Liane Balaban, actor, web-producer and co-creator of Crankyfest What's the first movie that you ever loved? " Les Roseaux Sauvages by André Techiné." Favourite movie for its costumes?" Les Parapluies de Cherbourg." Movie you'll never get tired of watching?" Clash of the Titans (1981)." Favourite film style icon: "Brigitte Bardot." In one word, the perfect fashion film is: "Moving." Treana Peake, Founder & Creative Director, Obakki What's the first movie that you ever loved? " The Blue Lagoon." Favourite movie for its costumes?" The Great Gatsby." Movie you'll never get tired of watching?" Bonnie and Clyde." Favourite film style icon: " Katherine Hepburn." In one word, the perfect fashion film is: "Influential." Read more: Enter ELLE Canada's Fashion Film Competition Fall fashion trends: Film-noir style
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Meet the judges of our Fashion Film Competition!