Alice Guy-Blaché (image: Wikipedia Commons).
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) has announced the grantees of this year’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF). Founded in 1995 by NYWIFT in conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art, the fund is the only program dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of women in the industry.
The 2014 WFPF grantees are:
- Tramp Strategy (1911), directed by Alice Guy-Blaché
- The Student Nurses (1970), co-written, co-produced, and directed by Stephanie Rothman
- Metroliner (1974-75), produced, directed and edited by Victoria Hochberg
- Aftermaths: Some Food May Be Found in the Desert (1976), from filmmaker Andrea Callard
Since its inception, the fund has provided financial support for the preservation of over 100 short and feature films. It awards cash grants, as well as in-kind post-production services generously provided by Cineric Inc., to preserve or restore films in which women have played a significant creative role.
The WFPF is supported by Cineric Inc., Kodak, The New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Film Foundation, and individual donors.
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