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An Invitation from the Women’s Film Preservation Fund – WE WANT YOU!
(Featured image credit: Harlan County, USA, 1976, Directed by Barbara Kopple)

By Kirsten Larvick

The NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is currently seeking volunteers for significant positions within its committee: Head of our Fundraising Subcommittee, additional Fundraising Subcommittee members, and post-production professionals, especially with film experience, to serve on our Preservation Subcommittee. These positions are essential to strengthening our ongoing work to SAVE WOMEN’S FILM LEGACY.

The WFPF, since its inception in 1995, has saved over 100 women-made movies, from silent to contemporary eras, in all genres. The films are on all subjects and represent women makers of all colors and a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. WFPF is the only fund in the world that focuses solely on preserving women’s cinematic heritage.

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(image credit: Harlan County, USA, 1976, Directed by Barbara Kopple)

About the Fundraising volunteer positions:

These volunteers should be NYWIFT members with experience or interest in fundraising.

Our fundraising approach: We would like to rejuvenate our fundraising efforts, cultivate new partnerships and supporters, continue work with corporations and individual contributors, as well as grant-making opportunities. Looking ahead to the next generation of film preservation supporters, we would also like to engage younger filmmakers and film lovers.

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(image credit: You are Not I, 1981, Directed by Sara Driver)

About the Preservationist volunteer positions:

These volunteers should be NYWIFT members with experience in film and video preservation, and/or film post-production work.

What does it involve? The Preservation Subcommittee reviews our grant applications, which include lab estimates and preservation options. Our Preservation Subcommittee members also communicate directly with labs, filmmakers, and archivists and help shepherd grantees through the preservation process to completion.

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(image credit: Harlan County, USA, 1976, Directed by Barbara Kopple)

If you would like to join the WFPF in any of the following capacities:

  • Fundraising Subcommittee Head
  • Fundraising Subcommittee member
  • Preservation Subcommittee member

please contact Kirsten Larvick, WFPF Co-Chair, at kirsten@kirstenstudio.com

The WFPF would like to start working on fundraising in June.

Remember, WFPF is open to NYWIFT members only. Not a member yet? If you have 4 or more years of experience beyond entry level in film, television or digital media, you can join NYWIFT today! Less than 4 years? Next Wave membership might be right for you – email membership@nywift.org for details.

For more information on the WFPF, please visit: https://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?id=FPF

Follow us on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/TheWFPF

Kirsten Larvick is a documentarian and preservationist. To find out more, please visit www.kirstenstudio.com

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womens film preservation fund The Women's Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is the only program in the world dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of women in the industry through preserving American-made films by women. Founded in 1995 by New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), WFPF has preserved nearly 150 American films in which women have played key creative roles.

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