agnès films Inaugurates Monthly Twitter Chat Series with “Women Filmmakers from the 1890s to the 1920s”

Early woman filmmaker with her camera

Early woman filmmaker with her camera

As a way to continue the spectacular and nuanced conversations about women in film that took place during the #FavWomanFilmmaker Campaign last November, we’re starting a new series of monthly Twitter Chats about topics related to women filmmakers. Our first topic will be “Women Filmmakers from the 1890s to the 1920s.” The Twitter Chat will take place on Thursday, January 28 at 11am EST/8am PST/16:00 GMT. We will use the hashtag #afjan.

Please join our expert panel in this vital conversation:

Elinor Cleghorn, PhD, (@elinorcleghorn) is a writer, curator, and researcher specializing in early women’s experimental filmmaking. She curated the BFI Southbank season “Maya Deren: 50 Years On” in 2011 and has written for LUX Online, The Moving Image Review and Art Journal, and Screen.

Pamela B. Green (@_pamelabgreen) is the director and producer of Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché. She co-founded PIC, an agency that designs title sequences and develops marketing campaigns for studio and independent motion pictures.

Pamela Hutchinson (@silentlondon) is a journalist specializing in silent and classic cinema and women’s film history. She writes for The Guardian, Sight & Sound, and her own site, Silent London.

The chat will be moderated by our editor-in-chief, filmmaker and Michigan State University assistant professor Alexandra Hidalgo (@agnesfilms). Feel free to use the hashtag to ask questions during the chat’s duration. We would love to have you join the conversation. We will also post the chat on our Storify channel in case you miss it.

If you have any ideas or requests for future Twitter chats, please let us know at @agnesfilms.

We look forward to sharing the profound influence and history of early women filmmakers with everyone in our inaugural monthly Twitter Chat!