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Women's Film Preservation Fund Saves Films by Women

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Dear Friend,

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund proudly reports recent screenings of our preservation projects: 

GOLD WATCH, written by Momoko Iko and produced by Barbara Schultz for the PBS 1970’s Visions series, was shown in the spring in Los Angeles by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.  This narrative feature about Japanese immigrants in the US at the time of Pearl Harbor who faced prejudice and ultimate internment couldn’t be more timely. 

At UnionDocs, Brooklyn, beginning late September, WFPF preserved documentaries, including films by Liane Brandon, Maxi Cohen, Barbara Kopple, Julia Reichert, Deborah Shaffer, Lordes Portillo, and more, will screen in nine monthly programs that will continue into the spring. 

These screenings engage new audiences with our preserved treasures and make them aware of the importance of supporting and participating in film preservation.

We continue to add new preservations to our roster of around 150 films, and have recently begun preservations on three short films by Angela Murray Gibson, early woman film pioneer; SISTERS! by Barbara Hammer, feminist filmmaker; and WOMEN’S HAPPY TIME COMMUNE by Sheila Paige, co founder of Women Make Movies.  Unfortunately, we did not have funds to award grants to all of the films we wanted to save.

For that reason we turn to you:  please help us continue to save the important legacy of films made by women at a time when our voices need to be heard more than ever.  We aim to:

• Fund even more projects each grant round.

• Provide funding for films that require more than our $10,000 grant limit.

• Keep pace with continually rising preservation costs.

At a time when funds from elsewhere are increasingly scarce, we need to count on you, our individual donors, even more than before, to accomplish these goals. No contribution is too small, but we ask that you be as generous as you can. Your entire contribution goes to saving films through our annual grants.

Please DONATE!

With sincere thanks,
Kirsten Larvick   and   Ann Deborah Levy
Co-Chairs, Women’s Film Preservation Fund

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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.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts