DWFTH 6 2023

We are pleased to announce that Doing Women's Film and Television History VI will take place 14-16 July 2023 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Doing Women’s Film and Television History is back in person in 2023! Join us at the University of Sussex for the 6th edition of this leading international conference on … Continue reading DWFTH 6 2023

The Radical Power of Feminist Friendships: YUGANTAR COLLECTIVE at the 2021 Essay Film Festival

By Jenna Dobinson Curating Yugantar at the Essay Film Festival continues its focus on the work of women film collectives from around the world. The initiative developed from a mutual aspiration to challenge the idea of what is an Essay Film and seek to better understand films made collaboratively adopting this performative documentary practice.              … Continue reading The Radical Power of Feminist Friendships: YUGANTAR COLLECTIVE at the 2021 Essay Film Festival

DWFTH 5 (2021): Conference Report and Presentation Connections

By Kyna Morgan DWFTH 5 took place on 10th-11th July 2021 via Zoom. The conference was originally scheduled for May 2020 at Maynooth University, Ireland, but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can see the full conference programme and paper abstracts here. One of the great benefits of attending a conference is the … Continue reading DWFTH 5 (2021): Conference Report and Presentation Connections

Interview with Frances Galt: Women’s Activism Behind the Screens

Following the recent publication of Frances C. Galt’s book, Women’s Activism Behind the Screens: Trade Unions and Gender Inequality in the British Film and Television Industries, Bristol University Press, and its launch on Wednesday 23 June, WFTHN is pleased to re-publish an interview with Frances about her research, by Raising Films. Raising Films’ mission is … Continue reading Interview with Frances Galt: Women’s Activism Behind the Screens

Raiding the Lost Archive: Finding the Irish Film Pioneers Ellen O’Mara Sullivan and Mary Rynne

My university’s archive collection is vast. The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)[1] , is the only university on the west coast of Ireland. The majority of its archival materials relate to Galway and Ireland, with a specialisation in archives relating to the people and places of the west of Ireland. I love this archive and … Continue reading Raiding the Lost Archive: Finding the Irish Film Pioneers Ellen O’Mara Sullivan and Mary Rynne