We take part in Live Cinema III

Panel Discussion

3 September 2020

We're looking forward to talking about the future of live cinema, artists and performance at this year's Live Cinema Conference (14-15 Sep) in one of many amazing looking panels. Thanks to Live Cinema UK and Live Cinema Network for the invite. Live Cinema III: The ReOpening, is a free online event to reflect on the impact of the lockdown on the live and immersive sectors. View the programme and book your free ticket here


Keep Your Eye On

New segment in Newsletter

7 July 2020

Our next newsletter includes a new segment: Keep Your Eye On highlighting an exciting young filmmaker! Sign up now to get exclusive access to 2 films by the first featured director !


Our Newsletter launches soon

08 May 2020

We have some news exciting news to share: Over the past few months we’ve been working on what an Invisible Women Newsletter might look like. Our monthly e-mailout will feature 2-3 sections. The main feature will be SPOTLIGHT, an extended profile of a female filmmaker we admire from the history of cinema, with a particular focus on women who have maybe been underestimated, misunderstood or neglected. You will also be able to read these profiles on our new Blog.

Our aim is to produce entertaining and informative overviews of their life and work, to spark discussion and to increase our understanding of the historic contribution women have made to film. The IW Newsletter launches on June 10 - you can subscribe at the top of this page!

Invisible Women Newsletter
Invisible Innovators 
UEA report on women filmmakers
6 March 2020

It's fantastic to see this new report from the East Anglian Film Archive - Women Amateur Filmmakers in Britain Project highlighting the contributions of women filmmakers to UK screen heritage. The report commissioned by Film Archives UK identifies 158 women who have been key to Britain’s amateur film culture – Dr Melanie Williams, who worked on the report with Stephanie Clayton & Prof Keith M. Johnston, said: “The work of these innovative women is currently obscured and under-exposed in UK film archives and efforts are required to rewrite these women’s stories back into film history, or we risk losing parts of that history forever." 

Read the full report here 

And let us know if you come across the Invisible Women shoutout - we're very proud to be part of this mission!

Invisible Innovators Making Women Filmmakers Visible across the UK Film Archives
Invisible Women at Brick Box 
1 September 2019

We're excited to announce that IW will be pairing up with the phenomenal team at The Brick Box Rooms in Bradford to present an especially curated programme, with support from Live Cinema. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for further details.

The Brick Box Rooms York Invisible Women
Championing the Sci-fi dystopia and their female directors
Rachel for Tyneside Cinema 
3 May 2019

To coincide with the release of Claire Denis’ High Life, Tyneside Cinema is  celebrating female directed sci fi across May and June. Our own Rachel Pronger, Tyneside Film Programme Coordinator, writes here about female directors whose visions of the future were ahead of their time. 

Sci-Fi dystopia and female directors Rachel Pronger Tyneside Cinema Invisible Women
Bechdel Test Fest shout out
 March 2019

We are still gushing from opening the 'What to watch & do this week' newsletter by our sisters in the cause at Bechdel Test Fest and seeing Invisible Women at Flatpack heading the must-see list! We're honoured to be mentioned in their watching, reading, and events checklist! You can see it and subscribe, if you haven't already, here

Bechdel Test Fest Invisible Women Flatpack Festival
Invisible Women at Scope Critical Group
25 April 2018

We've been invited to give a talk at Scope Critical Group, run by the amazing Nina Halton, at the Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, next month! Come along to hear our presentation, which we'll give in a longer format at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam later this in May.​ Scope is a platform for critical engagement in cinema that aims to explore diverse filmic cultures through regular screening events and discussion forums. Click here to find out more about the event!

Invisible Women at the EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam
18 January 2018

We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we got invited to present the Invisible Women project at the EYE International Conference - Activating the Archive at the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam

Rianne Pictures & Women X

New Partnership

6 August 2020

We are very excited to share the news about our partnership with Rianne Pictures on their live and online event Women X happening in October! Check out the one-day programme focused on celebrating women and non-binary creatives within the film industry here

Women X.png

The Invisible Women Newsletter goes live

10 June 2020

Today is Newsletter Launch Day! If you've already signed up, you will have gotten some post today. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do so in the box above. Don't miss out on our monthly profiles on badass female filmmakers, and shout-outs to collectives/writers/curators doing cool stuff in the industry!

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 19.28.14.png

Highlighting women filmmakers & photographers in Scotland 

New Resource
19 April 2020

Curator Jenny Brownrigg has put together a considerable resource that outlines the research that is currently being conducted into 20th century female filmmakers and photographers in Scotland. She had previously been involved in the #CannaTweet Conference ‘The Female (or Those Identifying as Female) Photographer in Scotland & Her Archives- Contribution and Connection’, which gave her the opportunity to consider the field of researchers and collate this Hive Mind. We loved being asked by Jenny to be included on this list, among other fine researchers and exhibitors of female photographers' and filmmakers' work. 

#CannaTweet Scotland photographers filmmakers
Mandla Rae to perform at IW screening in Bradford 
27 September 2019

Happy to announce that Zimbabwean writer and producer Mandla Rae will be performing a response to the film A Place of Rage at our Invisible Women: Mad as Hell screening. They are a queer intersectional feminist. Mandla’s performances are personal, poignant and succinct. Drawing from a place of reclaiming her power, Mandla constantly interrogates power dynamics. 

Shifting Ground - Film Hub North
30 July 2019

'Film programmer and archive activist Rachel Pronger takes us on a journey back in time and across the UK.'

For Film Hub North Rachel dove into national and regional moving image collections and provides an introduction to some of the forgotten stories that Shifting Ground might help bring to light. Read her article here

IW on Women's Histories / Programme Highlights
1 April 2019

Do you know the fantastic Film Hub North resource of upcoming events in celebration of women film and the archive? We love it and are thrilled to have our upcoming Invisible Women programme at Flatpack Festival mentioned in their must see's section. For more great events happening in April and May championing the women of film check their posting here

Invisible Women at Flatpack Festival Film Hub North
Invisible Women at Flatpack Festival 2019
5 January 2019

We are very, very excited to announce that we have been invited to curate a programme exclusively for the incredibly cool Flatpack Festival taking place in Birmingham from 30 April - 5 May 2019. Watch our upcoming events page to see what we came up with and more info on how to get tickets! Hope to see you all there!

Flatpack Festival Invisible Women
Women's Histories Film Menu - Rachel for BFI Film Hub North
25 April 2018

Organise your own screening event in the spirit of Invisible Women! A new selection of titles curated by our own Rachel Pronger are available to book as one-off celebrations of great individual filmmakers or programmed together, through Film Hub North. Find more information on how to book here.

Anniversary! 🎈

Invisible Women turns 3

13 July 2020

It’s been 3 yrs since Invisible Women began! We are taking a moment to look back at some of our highlights, shout out to the people who have helped us and make transparent the meandering route we took to be able to call ourselves “curators”... Read the thread here 

Screen Shot 2020-09-03 at 19.48.01.png

Invisible Women on Twitter

13 May 2020

Ahead of our newsletter launch on June 10, we are going live with an Invisible Women twitter account! Follow @IW_Archives for sporadic but enthusiastic women/film/archive chat and spread the word 📣! 

NEWS Invisible Women Twitter
More of a Woman's Job 
Rachel for Film Hub Scotland
8 March 2020

We loved hearing about Film Hub Scotland's collaboration with the National Library of Scotland to produce a new Archive Moving Image programme for Scotland, curated by the brilliant Shona Thompson, called Her Century.  It's no surprise our own Rachel was asked to write about the project highlighting some of our favourites like Jenny Gilbertson (featured in our first ever Invisible Women screening) and shoutouts to "inimitable badass Kay Mander" and other fantastic Scottish female filmmakers. As always a delightful read, that you shouldn't miss out on! Click here for the full article.  

More of a Woman's job Film Hub Scotland Her Century
She Bites - Women and Horror
Rachel for Tyneside Cinema
23 September 2019

Read our own Rachel's rebuttal to the short sighted comment “There are not a lot of female director’s period, and even less who are inclined to do horror” (Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions) here. The new season Women and Genre: Horror at Tyneside Cinema, showcases great examples of female filmmakers tackling horror cinema in unique, compelling and terrifying ways. Check out Rachel's article reminding the Jason Blum's of this world, who can't see what's right under their nose: the female gaze is deadlier than the male's.

Screen Shot 2019-12-05 at 3.33.24 PM.png
Best Girl Grip Podcast
18 June 2019

Listen to our co-founder Rachel speak about Invisible Women, our women in animation programme at the Flatpack Festival 2019 and being a film programmer in the age of #MeToo with Nicole Davis on the Best Girl Grip podcast.

Best Girl Grip Podcast Rachel Pronger Invisible Women
Noémi joins IW as guest curator
1 March 2019

We are absolutely delighted to have amazing Noémi Lemoine-Blanchard join us as a guest curator for our Invisible Women at Flatpack Festival programme this year! She is an independent curator, specialised in Chinese cinema, working closely with the Confucius Institute and British Council, and we can't wait to have a fresh pair of eyes and pick her brains for this exciting IW instalment!

Noemi Lemoine-Blanchard Invisible Women Guest Curator.jpeg
Invisible Women collaboration with A Kind of Seeing
5 June 2018

Fresh off the press: This year we will be partnering up with the incredibly talented award-winning curator and film events producer Shona Thompson (A Kind of Seeing) for an exciting new project that will take us to several cities across Scotland and England. We are so very excited for this collaboration and grateful to Shona for approaching us about curating a programme to accompany a new touring screening event she is producing. More info will follow soon!

Invisible Women at the Edinburgh Art Festival
21 March 2018

Fantastic News!

Our programme Consensus has been elected to feature at this year's Edinburgh Art Festival in its Pop Up section. The event will be a one off screening kindly hosted by the contemporary art gallery Urbane Art in July. Keep an eye on our upcoming events page to find out more details closer to the date!

© 2017 - 2020 Invisible Women