The CAFTCAD blog

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Invitation...

For CAFTCAD Members and Special Invited Guests including the Canadian Costume Designers who have films appearing in the Toronto Film Festival

Monday, August 11, 2008

Celebrating Canadian Costume Design

Congratulations to the amazing Canadian talent who have Costume Designed films screening this year at the Toronto Film Festival.

Alex Kavanagh Real Time
Atuat Akkitirq Before Tomorrow
Caroline Poirier Lost Song
Charlotte Reid Down to the Dirt
Debra Hanson Adoration
Denise Cronenberg Toronto Stories
Francesca Chamberland Un été sans point ni coup sûr and C'est pas moi, je le jure!
Heidi Nutley and Jenifer Darbellay Control Alt Delete
Ingrid Veninger Only
Julie O'Brien One Week
Lea Carlson, Production Designer, Pontypool
Laura Montgomery Cooper's Camera
Linda Muir Thirty Two Short Films About Glen Gould (Canadian Open Vault Selection)
Luis Sequeira Flash of Genius
Michèle Hamel Maman est chez le coiffeur
Rashmi Varma Heaven on Earth
Renata Morales Next Floor
Renee April Blindness
Sarah Armstrong Nurse. Fighter. Boy and Pontypool
Siobhan Gray Edison and Leo
Wendy Partridge Passchendaele

We'll be celebrating these Costume Designers and their films, CAFTCAD, and our Sponsors at an upcoming cocktail party to take place during the Toronto Film Festival in September.
We're still looking for the Costume Designers of 'Martyrs', directed by Pascal Laugier, and 'Mothers and Daughters', directed by Carl Bessai.

Let us know of other Canadian Costume Designers we may have missed with films at this years Festival by emailing us at

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bob Willoughby: "Vintage Hollywood"

“Vintage Hollywood” presents Bob Willoughby’s original vintage prints from the great classic films of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, as well as the famous icons of Hollywood cinema.

In 1954, Willoughby was assigned to photograph Judy Garland in the film 'A Star Is Born'. He worked so well with Garland that Warner Brothers asked him to return to photograph the ‘Lose that Long Face’ sequence. This was unprecedented as he became the first ‘special’ photographer to work on what were always closed film sets. This assignment resulted in his first Life Magazine cover and forged a twenty-year collaboration with the publicity departments of the major studios and feature magazines of the time.

"Vintage Hollywood" can be seen from Aug 9 - Sep 20, 2008 at the
1026 Queen St W,
Toronto M6J 1H6T
Hours: Tues - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm
As well as by chance and by appointment

Image credits:

© Bob Willoughby, James Dean, reading music score for 'Rebel Without A Cause', 1955

© Bob Willoughby, Audrey Hepburn, as Eliza in 'My Fair Lady', 1963

© Bob Willoughby, Humphrey Bogart, at Liza Minnelli's 6th birthday party, 1952

More Satisfied Customers from the CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale

Rita Zekas writes a great article about the wardrobe sale. Though we won't be having the next one in September as she writes, keep checking back and we'll let you know about the next great one!