Introducing the New WFPF Series <i>From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film</i>

Introducing the New WFPF Series From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film

History is perfectly capable of repeating itself. Issues from the past that seem dated have a way of rearing their ugly heads once more to become present-day concerns. In an age when our collective memory can be short, and in the era of “disposable media,” the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) and UnionDocs (UNDO) present FROM THE VAULT: WOMEN’S ADVOCACY ON FILM, a series of nine programs of preserved documentary films, screened monthly. The series considers the relationship of these films to contemporary nonfiction storytelling and makes a strong case for their preservation and continued study. Continue reading Introducing the New WFPF Series From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film

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The Women’s Film Preservation Fund 2016 Grants are awarded to five groundbreaking works from the 1920s and 1970s

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund 2016 Grants are awarded to five groundbreaking works from the 1920s and 1970s

The NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund’s (WFPF’s) 2016 grants have now been awarded. The films include three shorts from the 1920’s by pioneering filmmaker Angela Murray Gibson and two important films from the 1970’s, SISTERS! by Barbara Hammer and Women’s Happy Time Commune by Sheila Paige. WFPF Steering Committee Co-Chair Ann Deborah Levy explains why these particular films are important to women’s legacy, and how you can help. Continue reading The Women’s Film Preservation Fund 2016 Grants are awarded to five groundbreaking works from the 1920s and 1970s

Women’s Film Preservation Fund Recent Preservations, VISIONS Series TV Dramas, Hit the Screen in September

Women’s Film Preservation Fund Recent Preservations, VISIONS Series TV Dramas, Hit the Screen in September

NYWIFT and the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) will screen two TV movies from the PBS series Visions, which have been preserved by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF). WFPF co-chair Ann Deborah Levy tells us about the films – which touch on racism, immigration, and diversity in American culture – and the challenges and sweet success of finally bringing them to the big screen. Continue reading Women’s Film Preservation Fund Recent Preservations, VISIONS Series TV Dramas, Hit the Screen in September

An Invitation from the Women’s Film Preservation Fund – WE WANT YOU!

An Invitation from the Women’s Film Preservation Fund – WE WANT YOU!

The NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is currently seeking volunteers for significant positions within its committee: Head of our Fundraising Subcommittee, additional Fundraising Subcommittee members, and post-production professionals, especially with film experience, to serve on our Preservation Subcommittee. These positions are essential to strengthening our ongoing work to SAVE WOMEN’S FILM LEGACY. The WFPF, since its inception in 1995, has saved over 100 women-made movies, from silent to contemporary eras, in all genres. The films are on all subjects and represent women makers of all colors and a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. WFPF is the only fund in the world that focuses solely on preserving women’s cinematic heritage. Continue reading An Invitation from the Women’s Film Preservation Fund – WE WANT YOU!

Women’s Film Preservation Fund: Protecting the Legacy for Over 20 Years

Women’s Film Preservation Fund: Protecting the Legacy for Over 20 Years

Founded 1995 by NYWIFT in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art and spearheaded by the determination of NYWIFT member Barbara Moss, the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) has preserved over 100 films by women. In fact, we are the only organization dedicated to preserving exclusively films made by women. Get to know the WFPF! Continue reading Women’s Film Preservation Fund: Protecting the Legacy for Over 20 Years