Sound Bite: Actor Carmen Ejogo at Designing Women

Sound Bite: Actor Carmen Ejogo at Designing Women

Our exclusive red carpet moment with acclaimed actor Carmen Ejogo, who offered her take on how women of color can persevere in the film and television industry. Continue reading Sound Bite: Actor Carmen Ejogo at Designing Women

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Ina Archer, Custodian and Creator of Distinct Cinema, Picks Five Essential Films Restored by the WFPF

Ina Archer, Custodian and Creator of Distinct Cinema, Picks Five Essential Films Restored by the WFPF

Experimental filmmaker and media preservationist Ina Archer picks her top five films preserved by the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) – each an important installment in the history of women filmmakers. Continue reading Ina Archer, Custodian and Creator of Distinct Cinema, Picks Five Essential Films Restored by the WFPF

Preserving the Cultural Legacy of Women in Film: A Conversation with Barbara Moss

Preserving the Cultural Legacy of Women in Film: A Conversation with Barbara Moss

In the pitch that would lead to the establishment of NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) in 1995, documentary filmmaker Barbara Moss wore white gloves and held up a 35 mm film canister. She opened it before the NYWIFT Board of Directors and pulled out a decrepit ribbon of film which then disintegrated before their eyes. “Ladies, this is what’s happening to our history,” she warned. Since then, the WFPF has preserved over 100 films. NYWIFT member Terisa Thurman talks to Moss about the fund’s inception. Continue reading Preserving the Cultural Legacy of Women in Film: A Conversation with Barbara Moss