If you are interested in contributing to the Women Film Pioneers Project, please contact the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions on the process. Additionally, please look over our Guidelines, which are located on the About page.
Current Calls for Contributors:
This past year there were two new books (by WFPP contributors) on individual female pioneers. From the University of California Press comes Professor Shelley Stamp’s (University of California, Santa Cruz) Lois Weber in Early Hollywood, which was published in May 2015. From the University of Illinois Press comes Professor Tami Williams’ (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Germaine »
Girl From God’s Country screened at the New York City International Film Festival on Monday, May 4th. It continued on to the Bentonville Film Festival. Girl From God’s Country is a new documentary about film pioneer Nell Shipman. Produced, written, and directed by Karen Day, it features interviews with many of our contributors, including our co-editor Professor Jane Gaines! GIRL FROM GOD’S »
We are thrilled with the fantastic responses to WFPP! Here are a just a few examples of recent press mentions: WFPP in the News! China Women’s News: 发现与重述：那些曾创造世界电影传奇的女人 (May 19, 2015). Sight & Sound: “The World of Silent Cinema” (Aug. 2014, Vol. 24 Issue 8). Nonfics: “5 Women Documentary Pioneers You Should Know” (3/26/14). The Bioscope blog: »
Trailer for Golden Gate Girls (2013), a feature-length documentary directed, written, and co-produced by Louisa Wei, which tells the story of Chinese-American director Esther Eng.
Chinese screenwriter, assistant director, and actress.
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.