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
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
Next month, the Museum of Modern Art’s 14th annual To Save and Project series will celebrate the art of Jane Aaron with screenings of two films preserved by NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund. WFPF co-chair Kirsten Larvick gives us a sneak preview of the program and discusses Aaron’s prolific and groundbreaking career. Continue reading To Save & Project Features Preserved Works by Jane Aaron
The NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund has two exciting events at the 54th Annual New York Film Festival this week, both a panel and a screening. WFPF Co-Chair Ann Deborah Levy gives us the inside scoop. Continue reading Join the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund at the New York Film Festival: Two Preservation Events
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
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
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!