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

  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché screens at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, October 7

      Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Pamela Green, 2018) will screen at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, October 7 at 6pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. There will also be a free talk about Guy-Blaché’s career and legacy on Tuesday, October 9. This is event is presented »

  • CFP: Eye International Conference 2019, “The 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference”

      CFP: The 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference, hosted by the Eye International Conference 2019  The conference will take place in Amsterdam, at the Eye Filmmuseum, from Saturday, May 25- Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2018 From the event website: “Once a year, Eye Filmmuseum is the venue for »

  • Apparatus special issue, “Women at the Editing Table: Revising Soviet Film History of the 1920s and 1930s” is out now!

      An issue of Apparatus called “Women at the Editing Table: Revising Soviet Film History of the 1920s and 1930s” is now out! Edited by Karen Pearlman and Adelheid Heftberger From the editors’ introduction: “Cumulatively, this special issue of Apparatus aims to reveal the invisible. Its methodology is to bring to light the skills, intelligence, expertise, accomplishments, »

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.