The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film & Television is honored to receive the Archivist’s Round Table of Metropolitan New York’s 2019 Outstanding Support of Archives award which recognizes an individual or organization for notable contributions to archival records or archives programs through political, financial or moral support. WFPF steering committee member and former NYWIFT Executive Director, Terry Lawler and NYWIFT Board President, Jamie Zelermyer will attend to make introductions and accept the award for WFPF. The 2019 New York Archives Week Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2019 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Founded in 1979, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) is a not-for-profit organization representing a diverse group of more than 400 archivists, librarians and records managers in New York metropolitan area. It is one of the largest local organizations of its kind in the United States with members representing more than 160 repositories.
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television, founded in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art, has been working closely with archives, filmmakers, and preservation specialists since 1995 to preserve nearly 150 American made films by and about women. These important films, many made by independent pioneers and under-represented voices, span silent era to contemporary works of all genres that would have been lost from cinema history without preservation.
Past recipients include:
2018 The Robert A. & Elizabeth R. Jeffe Foundation
2017 XFR Collective