Women Film Pioneers Project features silent-era producers, directors, co-directors, scenario writers, scenario editors, camera operators, title writers, editors, costume designers, exhibitors, and more to make the point that they were not just actresses.

Contribute to WFPP

If you are interested in contributing to the Women Film Pioneers Project, please contact the editorial team at wfpp@columbia.edu for further instructions on the process. Additionally, please look over our Guidelines, which are located on the About page.

Current Calls for Contributors:

  1. Unassigned Russian Pioneers
  2. Overview Essays

News

  • CFP: New Approaches to Silent Film Historiography: Technology, Spectatorship and the Archive

      Call for Papers: New Approaches to Silent Film Historiography: Technology, Spectatorship and the Archive Deadline: August 10, 2018  “The event is a collaboration between the University of Leeds’ School of Languages, Cultures, and Societies, the Universities of York and Sheffield, and the Audiovisual Heritage Meeting. The conference is generously funded by the Arts & »

  • Spring 2018 Issue of Feminist Media Studies, “Genealogies of Feminist Media Studies,” Out Now!

      The Spring 2018 issue of Feminist Media Studies is out now! This is “a special issue on Genealogies of Feminist Media Studies, guest edited by Miranda Banks, Ralina L. Joseph, Shelley Stamp, and Michele White. The issue brings together genealogies of 35 key fields in feminist media studies, as well as a data visualization project »

  • Preliminary Schedule and Registration Information: “Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now and Next”

      Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now and Next May 23-25, 2018 University of Southampton, United Kingdom Registration for the upcoming conference “Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now and Next” is now open. For more information, and to view the preliminary schedule, »

Featured Video

Trailer for the recent restoration of Shoes (Lois Weber, 1916) by the EYE Film Institute.

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Citation

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.