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The 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference: 25-28 May 2019

On behalf of Women and Film History International and Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Current information available can be found here.

Women and the Silent Screen (WSS), an international conference held biennially, brings together research focusing on all forms of women’s presence in the earliest decades of motion picture history. After its first edition in Utrecht in 1999, the conference is coming back to the Netherlands to celebrate its twentieth year. The theme of the tenth conference (WSS X) is Sisters, taken both literally and figuratively within a wide range of theoretical and historical angles.

The Eye International Conference, held annually, explores contemporary archival and academic debates, catering to film heritage professionals, scholars, archivists, curators, and restorers. The conference includes panels and special screenings of (restored) films.

Further information and the call for papers will be announced in September.

Dates: Saturday May 25 to Tuesday May 28, 2019
Location: Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For any inquiries, you may contact conference@eyefilm.nl





Call for Papers : Political Resistance in Věra Chytilová’s films

Published on behalf of the East European Film Bulletin

In collaboration with the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia, the East European Film Bulletin is publishing a special issue on the theme of political resistance in Věra Chytilová’s films. We are looking for essay-long contributions on her films that pay particular attention to their place in resistance movements such as feminism, the Prague spring and/or Perestroika. We are looking for contributions to focus on the following list of Chytilová films:

Ceiling / Strop (1961)
A Bagful of Fleas / Pytel blech (1962)
Something Different / O něčem jiném (1963)
Daisies / Sedmikrásky  (1966)
Prefab Story / Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliště (1980)
Traps / Pasti, pasti, pasticky (1998)

Proposals of 250 words for contributions that deal with any aspects of the above themes should be emailed to Colette de Castro (colettedecastro@eefb.org) by Sunday 15 July 2018.  Final contributions will be due on 15 September 2018.

Stylistic guidelines for essays published in our journal can be found here. 

East European Film Bulletin
22 rue des Envierges
75020 Paris
Facebook site here  /  Online at: eefb.org

Podcast: ‘Here’s Looking at You’: Call for Contributions

Scholars and researchers, are you ready for your close-up?

Online podcast, ‘Here’s Looking at You‘, hosted by Dr Ellen Wright, is on the lookout for feminist scholars doing research on gender, sexuality, performance, or any intersections of these and related topics.

If you would like to record around a forty-five minute interview about your work, please get in touch via e-mail: ellen.wright@dmu.ac.uk and on Twitter as @DrSmut.

CFP: Visionaries: Thinking Through Women Filmmakers

The Visionaries team are pleased to announce that the first six volumes of the Visionaries Series are forthcoming in 2019:


Kelly McWilliam, An Oeuvre of Outsiders
Michelle Royer, MarAna Kokkinos: guerite Duras: Feminine Subjectivity and Sensoriality
Emma Wilson, Celine Sciamma: Girlhoods
Geetha Ramanathan, The Black Essai Cinema: Kathleen Collins
Sheila Petty, Algerian Memory Narrative:  Habiba Djahnine
Julia Erhart, The Cinema of Gillian Armstrong


 We are now seeking proposals for further volumes on individual women filmmakers, and would particularly welcome proposals on Andrea Arnold, Kathryn Bigelow, Shirley Clarke, Julie Dash, Agnieska Holland, Kirsten Johnson, Margarethe von Trotte, Ana Lily Amirpour, Shirin Neshat, Amma Assante, Marta Meszaros, Deepa Mehta, Ava du Vernay and Jessica Hausner.


 We are also looking to expand the focus of Visionaries to include filmmakers who are star directors and producers, such as Drew Barrymore or Maggie Cheung, or editors such as Thelma Schoonmaker of Alma Hitchcock. This is a way of opening out the series to non-standard filmmakers, inviting proposals that examine invisible labour or shifts in career development.


 We are also interested in proposals that examine filmmakers from movements or waves in national or political contexts whose individual bodies of work may not as yet invite a whole volume by themselves. For example, a volume on Carol Morley, Clio Barnard and Amma Assante from the British context, or Forough Farrokhzad, Rakshan Bani-Etemad amd Samira Makhmalbaf  from Iran.


 For informal discussions about filmmakers for Visionaries, please contact the series editors LucyBolton l.c.bolton@qmul.ac.uk and Richard Rushton r.rushton@lancs.ac.uk

Film Event: Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers: 2-3 June 2018

At the Barbican Cinema, London

Anything You Want To BeStill from ‘Anything You Want To Be’, Dir: Liane Brandon, 1971.

Coming up at the Barbican, a weekend of conversation and 1970s film from glass-ceiling smashing women who began making movies in the name of liberation. Featuring films by Joyce Chopra, Julie Dash, Liane Brandon and Barbara Hammer.


For more information, please download the event brochure here


The booking link can be accessed here.