The Women’s Film Preservation Fund knows you care about women led stories, told through diverse voices. We thank those who have contributed to the fund and ask you as well as those who haven’t to help us ensure our cinematic history is saved through film preservation.
In the current sociopolitical climate, our work to keep visible women’s voices and artistic visions is even more urgent. In 2016 the WFPF received a record number of especially strong applications for preservation, many on social issues that impacted women in the past and still do. Even with rising laboratory costs, we aim to preserve even more films than before. Yet, these represent only a small portion of the thousands of films made by and about women still in peril. We cannot do this without your help.
For a limited time, you can text PRESERVE to 444999 to make a contribution of any amount straight from your phone. It's that easy!
Individual contributions helped make these 2016 WFPF preservations and events possible:
Completed preservations: DOPPELGANGER (1987) by Peggy Ahwesh; STUDENT NURSES (1970) by Stephanie Rothman; TRAMP STRATEGY (1911) by Alice Guy Blache; UNION MAIDS (1976) by Julia Reichert and Jim Klein.
WFPF preservations screened at: Anthology Film Archives, The New York Film Festival, Metrograph, “To Save & Project” at the Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of the Moving Image, all in New York City and the Chesapeake Bay Film Festival in Maryland.
Please consider an end of the year contribution. Your contributions make a huge difference. No contribution is too small!
You can donate online or, for a limited time, text PRESERVE to 444999 to donate any amount of your choice straight from your PHONE!
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Dec. 21, 2016