There’s plenty of guests lined up to appear at this years ADIFF, but its not just high profile actors and directors, there’s also appearances from specialists like Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell who will give a talk at at the Powerscourt Town Centre on Saturday 3rd March supported by Warner Bros. Creative Talent, the event will be hosted by fellow award-winning Costume Designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh.

The masterclass is another example of Warner Bros. continued support for industry professionals and trainees through Warner Bros. Creative Talent. This follows the recently-announced scholarship for Allyn Quigley, an MA Screenwriting student at the National Film School at IADT.

Speaking about the addition to the line-up Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director said  “I became an infatuated fan of Sandy Powell’s work since I saw the stunning costumes she created for Tilda Swinton in Sally Potter’s Orlando, followed by Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator, Velvet Goldmine, Carol and of course her dynamic partnership with Neil Jordan which included The Crying Game, Michael Collins and The Butcher Boy. Equally at home with both period and contemporary setting, it’s an honour to welcome this three time Oscar winner to ADIFF 2018. I am delighted that Sandy will join us in Dublin to present two of her newest films Wonderstruck and How to Talk to Girls at Parties and participate in the 2018 Warner Bros. Creative Talent event – a public interview with Irish Costume Designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh.”

With a film-making career spanning over thirty years, with twelve Oscar nominations and thirteen BAFTA nominations while working with the industry’s leading directors, Sandy Powell can rightly claim to be one of the pre-eminent costume designers of her generation. From monarchs (Young Victoria) to mobsters (The Departed) to fairy-tale characters (Cinderella), Powell has created some of the most intriguing and sumptuous costumes in cinematic history. Her collaborations with Warner Bros. include Neil Jordan’s era-defining historical epic Michael Collins and his darkly funny adaptation of Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy. Powell’s other works include Far From Heaven, The Aviator, Hugo and Carol.


Title: In conversation with Sandy Powell

Date: Saturday 3 March

Venue: The Ballroom at the Powerscourt Town Centre

Time: 12.00pm

Ticket price: €12