Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinema Past and Future

Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinema Past and Future

The conference took place on 13-15 April 2011 at the University of Sunderland
It was held in association with the AHRC supported Women's Film History Network UK/Ireland

This conference brought together researchers, archivists, filmmakers, producers, programmers and musicians to explore current developments in researching and interpreting the history of women's activity in and around cinema in different parts of the world, from cinema’s beginnings to now.

We programmed 70 papers, 35 from UK, 35 from overseas including: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America.

Plenary Speakers and Panelists included

Karen Alexander (Royal College of Art) Monica Dall’Asta (University of Bologna)
Jane Gaines (Columbia University, New York) Christine Geraghty (University of Glasgow)
Karola Gramann (Kinothek Asta Nielsen, Frankfurt) Margo Harkin (Besom Productions, Northern Ireland)
Sue Harper (University of Portsmouth) Clare Holden (SP-ARK)
Debbie Horsfield (Theatre/TV Writer-Producer) Kate Kinninmont (Women in Film & TV – UK)
Neepa Majumdar (Pittsburgh University) Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Film/TV Producer)
Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College, University of London) Felicity Sparrow (Central St Martins; Founder of Circles)
Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies New York)

Special events included Film Screenings, Live Music for Women's Silents by Natural Causes and a Demonstration of Sally Potter's interactive archive, SP-ARK.

For the Programme please go to: http://dwfh.wordpress.com/

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