HOME OF THE WOMEN & FASHION FILMFEST (WFF) &
THE GIRLS FILM FESTIVAL (GFF)GFF)
SHINING A LIGHT ON WOMEN
WHERE LEADERS IN FASHION, ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS & DISCUSS THEIR IMPACT ON WOMEN
COMING SOON: WOMENFASHFILM WEBFest!
FEATURING LEGENDARY VOGUE EDITOR ANDRE LEON TALLEY,
US WEEKLY FASHION DIRECTOR SASHA CHARNIN MORRISON, PRESIDENT OF SUNDANCE PRODUCTIONS LAURA MICHALYCHSHYN, PRESIDENT OF VIMEO DAE MELLENCAMP,
LEGENDARY SUPERMODEL PAT CLEVELAND,
ABC'S THE CHEW CARLA HALL & MANY MORE.
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JASMINA BOJIC - Lecturer/Film Critic/Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festal (UNAFF), the UNAFF Traveling Film Festival and Director, Camera As Witness Program. Ms. Jasmina Bojic has taught at Stanford University for last seventeen years. She has been working as a journalist more than twenty-five years, covering many political and cultural events, including the Academy Awards, Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, Sundance, Tribeca and other film festivals interviewing noted world politicians, scientists, directors, producers and actors. Ms. Bojic has served on juries at many international film festivals and has extensive connections with filmmakers and the film industry worldwide. She has worked as a producer/director on several documentaries and TV Programs dealing with human rights issues. Fifteen years ago she conceptualized and organized one of the oldest international documentary film festivals in the US – UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) at Stanford University, which became
Traveling Film Festival in year 2000. Ms. Bojic is Founder and Director of the CAMERA AS WITNESS program which extends the educational use of UNAFF documentaries throughout the academic year at Stanford.
TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS is known for his strikingly intimate portraits of world leaders and major cultural figures. From Presidents to porn stars, artists to Oscar winners, Greenfield-Sanders’ work defines a certain cultural photographic “canon” of our time. His portraits can be found in numerous museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery. His series of 700 art-world portraits is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Learn more about Mr. Greenfield-Sanders here.
HOONG YEE LEE KRAKAUER is the Executive Director of the Queens Council on the Arts in New York City. She is the author/illustrator of “Rabbit Mooncakes,” a picture book published by Little, Brown & Company. Her next book is a ghost story for young adults. She is a blogger who writes style notes for people who change the world at .
Hoong Yee holds a B.A. from Oberlin, diplomas from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in piano and a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She is married to a nice Jewish boy from Rockaway Beach, NY where they surf with their three children, Mikki, Remy & Sky.
PIERPAOLO SAPPORITO is Vice President of the International Council for Film and Television of UNESCO (IFTC –UNESCO) and President of The Observatory for Cultural and Audiovisual Communication (OCCAM). Pierpaolo Saporito è Presidente e fondatore di OCCAM, l'Osservatorio per la Comunicazione Culturale e Audiovisiva, creato dall'UNESCO nel 1996 e formalmente associato alle Nazioni Unite. OCCAM, che riunisce più di 100 istituzioni nell’ambito del Programma Infopoverty, lavora per la diffusione delle Tecnologie per l’Informazione e la Comunicazione (ICT) nei Paesi in via di sviluppo e agisce in stretta collaborazione con le organizzazioni internazionali più importanti per sradicare la povertà attraverso un saggio utilizzo degli ICT. Architetto e urbanista, esperto in comunicazione, giornalista e direttore, Pierpaolo Saporito si è focalizzato in particolare sullo studio della vita comunitaria, anche nei Paesi in via di sviluppo. Fondatore ed editore della rivista IN, che tratta di arte, moda, architettura e
design distribuito tra il 1970 e il 1982 in 5 differenti edizioni internazionali (USA, America Latina, Francia, Germania e Italia); hanno scritto sulla rivista alcuni dei più importanti artisti, architetti e uomini di cultura di quel periodo, come: R. Barthes, U. Eco, C. Jencks, Bukminster Fuller, Andy Warhol, MacLuhan, E. Sottsas, Archigram,A. Mendini, Coop Himmelblau, M. Mertz, G. Celant, E. Ambaz, J. Baudrillard, G. Pesce, P. Restany, J. Burns, A. Touraine, E. Thorsteim, J. Glusberg, R. Mayer, M. Castells. Il lavoro della rivista viene considerato ora all’origine del movimento post- moderno
CARMELA SPINELLI is a fashion historian and coordinator of International Special Projects at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She travels extensively lecturing on fashion and design, coordinates international admissions and recruitment, innovative curriculum and academic initiatives.
Spinelli also served as Chair of the Fashion and Accessory Design Department at SCAD, developing curriculum for SCAD locations in Savannah, Atlanta, La Coste, France and Hong Kong.Prior to this role she served as Associate Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parson’s The New School of Design, under renowned chair Tim Gunn. Spinelli oversaw academic curricular and faculty development, international special projects and internships programs at the renowned fashion design school. She coordinated the department’s History of French Decorative Arts and Fashion study abroad program in conjunction with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Museé des Art Décoratifs in Paris. Spinelli also developed special projects for Parsons, partnering with the world’s finest luxury brands, retailers and
trade associations including LVMH, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Italian Trade Commission, Ducatti, SAGA Furs and Van Clef and Arpels.
Spinelli lectures extensively on design, fashion history and the fashion business. She has spoken at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in conjunction with the Mayor of London’s culture diversity team, The Beijing Institute of Fashion and The China Academy of Art, the Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, and Hong Kong Polytechnic.
Additionally, Spinelli has experience with the fashion and design industry, serving as an executive with Celine, an LVMH company and as Chief Creative Officer for Three Wildcats. LLC. a retail development firm. She led the retail creative vision for two new retail concepts with the architectural firm Gensler that garnered two international design awards in 2008 from the Association for Retail Environments for Outstanding Merit in Store Design and Store Fixtures.
She holds a Masters Degree in the History of Decorative Art from The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Parsons The New School for Design. Spinelli received the Lisa Taylor Fellowship from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum for academic achievement.
ANDRE LEON TALLEY is an Advisor to the Women & Fashion FilmFest. The former Editor-at-Large of Vogue is currently Editor-in-Chief of Russian style magazine Numero Russia and a Contributing Editor to Vogue, for which he regularly pens a witty, pithy column called "Life with André." Talley has been an integral part of the preeminent fashion magazine for more than 25 years, and has often helmed special fashion and celebrity projects for the magazine, including "A Celebration of Oscar Fashion," a retrospective of famous Oscar gowns held during the 79th Academy Awards. Prior to that, he was at Interview magazine during Andy Warhol's tenure.
Talley is the author of two books, A.L.T.: A Memoir and A.L.T. 365+. The memoir pays homage to the two extraordinary women who shaped Talley's life - his grandmother Bennie Frances Davis who raised him, and Diana Vreeland, the legendary style
authority who became his mentor. The monograph captures one entire year in Talley's celebrity-drenched life-complete with photos of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, the front rows at major fashion shows and even Good Friday services at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where Talley is a member and is deeply involved in the life of the church.
Recognized for his amazing eye and insightful and entertaining perspective, Talley regularly appears on television and in film. Among his multitude of media credits is HBO's Sex and the City, and films The September Issue, about the making of Vogue's fall fashion magazine, Catwalk, celebrating the rise of the supermodel, and Valentino: The Last Emperor, detailing the life of haute couture designer Valentino Garavani.
In 2003, Talley was honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Eugenia Sheppard Award for Excellence in Fashion Journalism, and in 2008, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in recognition of his contributions to the university. Today, in addition to his work at Vogue and his many award-winning style and fashion pursuits, Talley regularly mentors SCAD students and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. In October 2011, he joined SCAD President Wallace in opening the André Leon Talley Gallery in the new SCAD Museum of Art.
David Boatman – Filmmaker, Founder & Director/Producer of Boatman Media
Stephen Burrows – Fashion Walk of Fame, Coty Award, Council of American Fashion Critics Award Winning & Target Collection Designer
Anna Cleveland – Supermodel
Pat Cleveland – Supermodel, Fashion Ambassador, FIT Fashion Innovator Awardee
Cornelia Guest – Designer - FGI Rising Star Award Winner for Best Accessories
Diana Baird N’Diaye, Ph.D. - Principal Investigator/Curator of The Will to Adorn, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, The Smithsonian Institution
Corinne Nicolas – President of Trump Model Management
Christopher Niquet – Stylist, Editor
Zac Posen – CFDA’s Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Best Womenswear Winning Designer
Coco Rocha – Supermodel and Star on “The Face” on Oxygen
Ralph Rucci – Designer, Fashion Walk of Fame, The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum Award, SCAD’s Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award Winning Designer
Zang Toi – Designer, Mouton Cadet Young Designer Award, Limelight Elsa Schiaparelli Award & Monsieur Style Award Winning Designer
Yeohlee Teng – Designer, The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award Winning Designer
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – Filmmakers, Photographers, Artists
Constance White – Former Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine
GABRIEL BRODBAR is the Executive Director of the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship at New York University ( Among the first cross-university initiatives of its kind, the program works with students from across NYU who seek to realize pattern breaking change of social importance in sustainable and scalable ways. The program also brings significant social entrepreneurial resources to the NYU and NYC communities, including the “Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century” Speaker Series, social venture business plan competitions, and new classes in social entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining NYU, Gabriel served as the Director of Dartington-i New York, a national and international consulting firm providing a wide range of research and practice tools to city and state child welfare and social service systems, with special expertise in performance contracting systems and supportive housing development.
He is the former founding Director of the Office of Housing Policy and Development at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, where he developed and implemented a data-based method of policy analysis that led to a fundamental change in New York City’s housing policy for children, families and young adults involved in the child welfare system. Prior to that, Gabriel developed and operated award-winning, drop-out prevention and college preparatory programs for at-risk high school students in Houston and New York City including Upward Bound, AmeriCorps, and Liberty Partnership Programs.
Gabriel is a founding member of the Child Welfare League of America’s National Homelessness Advisory Panel, a Teach For America alumnus (‘91), holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work and a Masters in Business Administration from the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY Baruch College. His published work on the intersections of foster care and homelessness, community-based needs assessment tools and social entrepreneurship can be found in Child Welfare, The Social Service Review, and Beyond Profit. Gabriel also teaches the NYU undergraduate class Understanding Social Entrepreneurship.