ICA Symposium Report

‘Onwards and Outwards’ Symposium  Institute of Contemporary Arts Ania Ostrowska While we look forward to reviewing Doing Women’s Film History III – our third international conference just finished – Ania Ostrowska of Southampton University has written about the ‘Onwards and Outwards’ symposium held at Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Her in-depth reflection joins the … Continue reading ICA Symposium Report

Vĕra Chytilová 1929 – 2014

at the Southbank NFT 1-17 March 2015 and soon, perhaps, a cinema near you by Angela Martin There are 13 of Chytilová's 29 films as director in the NFT season, mounted a year after her death. For those of us who, hitherto, have only known Daisies /Sedmikrásky (1966), this is something of a cornucopia some 40 years … Continue reading Vĕra Chytilová 1929 – 2014

Chantal Akerman: a retrospective

A review of the retrospective and challenges of film access and preservation by Angela Martin A very extraordinary retrospective is, and has been, taking place at the ICA in London of the work of Belgian filmmaker, Chantal Akerman. The programme is extraordinary because this is the first attempt at a complete retrospective ever, anywhere, of Akerman's … Continue reading Chantal Akerman: a retrospective

Sheffield Film Co-op: Beginning, Being and Ending

Part 2 of a brief history of the SFC based on an interview with founding member Christine Bellamy by Angela Martin Like other women filmmakers working within the Women’s Liberation Movement, the four Sheffield women who had contributed to a series of radio programmes on women’s issues (Jenny Woodley, Christine Bellamy, Gill Booth and Barbara Fowkes), … Continue reading Sheffield Film Co-op: Beginning, Being and Ending

Becoming Sheffield Film Co-op

Part 1 of a brief history of the SFC based on an interview with founding member Christine Bellamy by Angela Martin Sheffield Film Co-op did not begin its life fully formed as a filmmaking group. It grew out of the new/second women’s liberation movement of the early 70s, which was variously engaging in raising consciousness about … Continue reading Becoming Sheffield Film Co-op