Women Film Pioneers Project

Columbia University School of the Arts hosts the Women Film Pioneers Project, which features silent-era (1900-1930) producers, directors, co-directors, scenario writers, scenario editors, camera operators, title writers, editors, costume designers, exhibitors, and more to make the point that they were not just actresses.

The site has an amazing collection of profiles of women who were film pioneers of the time. The Overview Essays give context to their work, with topics like How Women Worked in the US Silent Film Industry, African-American Women in the Silent Film Industry, Writing the History of Latin American Women Working in the Silent Film Industry, and more. The collection of Resources and About the project round out the efforts of this intriguing collection.