Invisible Women is an archive activist film collective which champions the work of female filmmakers from the history of cinema

Since our pilot screening in 2017, we have presented titles sourced from collections around the world at cinemas, festivals and galleries across the UK. Highlights include screenings for Edinburgh Art Festival (2018), Flatpack Birmingham (2019), and the Scottish Catalan Film Festival (2020), plus a tour of Scotland as part of Silent Divas: Assunta Spina (2018-19). We regularly publish original writing and criticism, and in 2018 presented our research at the EYE Annual Conference in Amsterdam. In 2021, we were invited to be part of Berlinale Talents.

Alongside our screenings, we research and write extensively about women in film history and send out a monthly newsletter. We also regularly participate in Q&As and panels, give presentations about archive, feminism and activism, and deliver education workshops for schools and universities.

 

Find out about our upcoming events here

Don't forget to check out our Invisible Women Manifesto 

Meet the Team

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Camilla Baier, Co-founder & Curator

 

Camilla is a Programmer and Curator based in Edinburgh.

Originally from Berlin, Camilla first came to Scotland in 2012 to study Journalism & Film at the University of Stirling. Alongside her BA she worked as a freelance art critic reviewing exhibitions from Aberdeen to London. Having fallen in love with the country’s scenery and culture, she chose to stay for her post grad, moving to Edinburgh to complete an MSc in Film Exhibition & Curation. During her studies she gained experience at many festivals and arts institutions including the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival and the Edinburgh Art Festival. After University, Camilla developed a specialism in visual art, working as a gallerist in Scotland, before spending two years managing a contemporary art gallery in Mexico City and Mérida.

In 2020 she moved back to Scotland, and is currently the Programme Coordinator at INDY Cinema Group, where she curates programmes for independent cinemas and VOD platforms across the UK.

Rachel Pronger, Co-founder & Curator

 

Rachel is a curator, writer and producer based in Berlin.

Rachel grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire. After completing a BA in English Literature & History at the University of York, she moved to London, where she worked for leading arts organisations including the Royal Court Theatre, the British Film Institute and Picturehouse Cinemas. In 2016 she completed an MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh, before taking further roles at Edinburgh Film Festival and Film Hub Scotland. She was Producer of the 2018 edition of Alchemy Film & Arts Festival, where she has since worked as Senior Programmer and now as a Trustee. Between 2018-2020, she was a Film Programme Coordinator at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. 

Alongside freelance curation, Rachel currently works in script development for production companies and funders such as the British Film Institute and is developing short film projects as a Producer. Her writing has been published by outlets including The Observer, Art Monthly and The Quietus.

 

Invisible Women Gallery 

Prep Mad As Hell, 2019
Prep Mad As Hell, 2019

Working on our new Mad as Hell Programme

Flatpack Festival, 2019
Flatpack Festival, 2019

Rachel and Noémi introducing the Invisible Women programme at Flatpack

Flatpack Festival, 2019
Flatpack Festival, 2019

Rachel and Noémi at Flatpack

Flatpack Festival, 2019
Flatpack Festival, 2019

Invisible Women at Flatpack

Prep Flatpack Festival, 2019
Prep Flatpack Festival, 2019

Working on our Invisible Women Flatpack programme brochure

Prep Assunta Spina Tour, 2019
Prep Assunta Spina Tour, 2019

Working on our Invisible Women programme accompanying the Silent Divas: Assunta Spina tour

Edinburgh Art Festival, 2018
Edinburgh Art Festival, 2018

Our Pop up event Consensus at Urbane Art Gallery as part of Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival, 2018
Edinburgh Art Festival, 2018

Our Pop up event Consensus at Urbane Art Gallery as part of Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival, 2018
Edinburgh Art Festival, 2018

Our Pop up event Consensus at Urbane Art Gallery as part of Edinburgh Art Festival