Costume Design News, Events & Education

Women in Cinema – shaping global narratives

On March 11, 2024, several speakers met at The National Museum of Indian Cinema to have ‘A Cinematic Celebration of Womanhood’.

Madeline Fontaine, Costume Designer and member of our member Afcca was part of this wonderful and empowering panel about ‘Women in Cinema.’ Watch and enjoy!

Critical Costume

“Convened by Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, PhD, Critical Costume 2024 seeks original research exploring the role and significance of costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance, as well as examining the interrelationship between these different areas of costume practice and research.”

From March 06. to 09., 2024, the conference Critical Costume happened in Los Angeles and offered lots of events, panels and receptions, one of them “From Sketch to Screen” with award-winning Costume Designer Jaqueline West. Mateja Fajt, from our member SKOM was also speaker, presenting the research on the history of Slovenian Costume Design.
If you’re interested in the annual conference, find more info on their website.

APDG Costume Supervisor Pathway Program

The “Costume Supervisor Pathway Program” is an initiative by the Australian Production Designers Guild to address the chronic shortage of costume supervisors and counter it with comprehensive training. Three mid-career costume department practitioners will be upskilled in a new Assisting Costume Supervisor position. This offers “a specialized training opportunity, creating a pathway for potential costume supervisors, bridging the gap between existing roles and meeting the industry’s increasing demand for local supervisors on large-scale, high-budget, and international productions.”

You’ll find more information about conditions, salary, and more on their website.

Online Courses (in Italian)

Our Italian member ASC offers the opportunity for Costume Designers to learn and educate themselves in online sessions.

Check out the various 40-hour-courses and do not forget to register! Courses start between March and May.

Find all the information here – there are courses for Production Design as well!!