We are thrilled with the fantastic responses to WFPP! Here are a just a few examples of recent press mentions: New York Magazine: “Just Spend the Rest of Your Day Perusing These Biographies of Women in Early Film” (10/11/14). Filmmaker Magazine: “Women Film Pioneers Project: Ready for More Than a Close-Up” (10/29/13). Indiewire: “A New »
Last month, WFPP publicly launched its site and research with two film programs in MoMA’s “To Save and Project” film festival. Saturday, October 19, 2013: 2:00pm: Women Daredevils of the Silent Era: More than Pearl White Pearl White was a wildly popular daredevil serial queen of the silent era, but she wasn’t the first. Gene Gauntier »
In 2006, a cache of film was discovered in a barn and donated to the Keene State College Film Society, headed by KSC professor Larry Benaquist….The… film reels [have] produced yet another lost cinematic gem—Their First Misunderstanding (1911), Mary Pickford’s film debut for Independent Moving Picture Company (IMP)…The Library of Congress has been working with Colorlab in Rockville, Maryland »
The Women Film Pioneers Project will be accepting submissions for new entries beginning in 2014. More information will be available soon.
Excerpt from Blazing the Trail: The O' Kalems in Ireland (2011), a feature-length documentary by Peter Flynn and Tony Tracy that recounts how the Kalem Film Company made history in the 1910s by sending director Sidney Olcott and screenwriter/actress Gene Gauntier to Ireland to make films.
Chinese-American actress, producer, director, screenwriter,
costume designer, and film company owner.
Find Pioneers, Essays, and Bibliographic
information on this site.
Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013.