LUX: distribution, collection, exhibition, publishing, research in artists' moving image work

Sixpackfilm: Austrian film and video art distributor

Women Make Movies: New York-based non-profit organisation established in 1972, to facilitate and promote the production, distribution and exhibition of films/video by and about women

Sisters in Cinema: a resource guide for and about African American women feature filmmakers.

Women and Film in Europe: The working group of the European Coordination of Film Festivals E.E.I.G. . The aim of the group is to 'research the history of women and film in Europe and to make these findings available'. Has extensive database.

BFI ScreenOnline: Women and Film

Women in Cinema: a Reference Guide: detailed and discursive site focusing on the history of women in cinema. Includes introductory essay, references, bibliographies, filmographies and sources for film study.

Women in Film and Television - Bibliography Materials: lists various bibliographies of books and articles on subjects relating to women in film and television. Based on material held at the Media Resource centre at UC Berkeley.

Women in Film and TV - UK members' organisation: The site provides background information on the organisation, details of its aims, magazine, events and campaigns and WFTV awards and membership.

San Diego Women Film Foundation: Our mission is to educate the public about film, promote women filmmakers and their work, and empower young women through film.

Women's Studies Database Film Reviews: Part of the University of Maryland Women's Studies website, the database lists reviews by film title. Users can also search alphabetically. Articles are all written by women writers or academics in film and media.

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media - Analyzing media in its social and political context since 1974.

Film-Philosophy: Online journal and discussion salon dedicated to serious debate about film. Also includes an extensive list of related links.

Film Festivals:

Femme Totale: International Women's Film Festival Dortmund/Cologne

MadCat Women's International Film Festival: MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. Based in San Francisco.

The San Diego Women Film Festival: hosted by the San Diego Women Film Foundation, it promotes women filmmakers of all ages, and empowers young women through the films' positive messages about specific social issues including ethnicity, class, culture, race and gender.

The Women's Art Library (MAKE): an artist-led slide library developed in order to enhance public knowledge of the practice, impact and achievement of women in visual culture. The library contains published and unpublished written documentation, photographs, posters and videos in addition to a substantial slide collection and artists' files on contemporary and historical women artists. The artists' files contain paper documentation, photographs and slides, postcards, photographs, press cuttings and ephemera, with much of the material donated by women artists. Early feminist art journals held include Feminist Artists Newsletter (UK), Heresies (USA) and Matriart (Canada).

The Women's Library: The Women's Library is a cultural centre, housing the most extensive collection of women's history in the UK.

British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection: Established in 2000, the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection is a research project led by Senior Research Fellow David Curtis concentrating on the history of artists' film and video in Britain. Welcomes post-graduate researchers, curators, programmers, artists, anyone interested in the academic study of British Artists' Film and Video. Consists of an extensive range of reference materials including video copies of artists' works, still images, historical posters and publicity materials, paper documentation and a publications library. Browsable catalogue online.

BFI National Library: We provide access to a major national research collection of documentation and information on film and television. Our priority is comprehensive coverage of British film and television, but the collection itself is international in scope.

Artists Moving Image Network: The Artists' Moving Image Network supports London-based artists working in moving image in all its forms. We work in partnership with other organisations to provide: funding, events, seminars, advice, surgeries, residencies, training and workshops.

Documentary Filmmakers Group London: DFG exists to support and represent the interests of documentary filmmakers across the UK. We focus on offering training, specialised events and screenings, production opportunities as well as acting as a resource for all those interested in the art, craft and process of documentary film and video.

Shooting People: Huge UK and US based independent filmmaker internet network, with over 25,000 members. Daily bulletins covering Filmmaking, Documentary, Animation, Music Videos, Casting, Screen Writing and Script Pitching, and extensive calendar of events.

The GenderChanger Academy: Based in Amsterdam, the Gender Changer Academy is a nonprofit organisation by women for women, its primary goal being to improve women's understanding and skills with regards to computer hardware. To attain this the GCA provides workshops, makes and maintains a website and mailinglist, and distributes a reader. We encourage women to crash computers and to put it all back together again. Preferebly with an improved installation.

LinuxChix: LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux, and for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers. Joining LinuxChix is easy - just join one of our mailing lists and start participating.


Electra: Electra is a London based cross artform agency specializing in fostering projects spanning across sound art, moving image, music and visual arts. lab: a centre for artist film production run by artist filmmakers Karen Mirza and Brad Butler. Creating a cultural centre for the artist filmmaking community, provides public access to a unique set of film facilities at low cost. Also runs a training, exhibition and talks programme.

Film and Video Umbrella: Film and Video Umbrella curates and produces film, video and new media projects by artists which are commissioned and presented in collaboration with galleries and venues across England.


British Universities Film & Video Council and Society for Screen-Based Learning (BUFVC): The BUFVC promotes and supports the use of moving images and related media in UK higher and further education, and the use of moving images in research generally. It achieves this through a variety of services, databases, publications and other activities.

Slade School of Fine Art: Has a well-respected undergraduate and post-graduate artists' film and moving image programme within its Fine Art department, including instructors such as Jayne Parker and Lis Rhodes.

SPACE Media Arts: runs a wide variety of digital art courses for artists.


Camera Obscura: Journal covering Feminism, Culture and Media Studies. Published 3 times per year. Subscriptions available for web access, or you can purchase single articles from the archive dating back to 2000.

Vertigo Magazine for Worldwide Independent Film and Video:

Mute: Culture and politics after the net.

Afterimage: Journal of media and cultural criticism providing a non-commercial formula for the discussion and analysis of photography, independent film and video, multimedia and other related fields.

Black Filmmaker: BFM magazine is the only filmmaker magazine that exists in the UK catering to black media. The magazine's editorial mix comprises interviews, actors showcase profiles and features on film, television and multi-media.

Cahiers du Cinema: Website of the legendary French film magazine made famous by the film-makers of the Nouvelle Vague.

Filmwaves: Filmwaves is a non-profit making publishing project devoted to filmmaking as well as an opportunity for up-and-coming talents to to present their work.

Journal of Film and History: On-line journal concerned with the impact of motion pictures on society, focusing on how feature films and documentary films both represent and interpret history.

Kinokultura: Quarterly on-line journal on all aspects of Russian cinema.

Midnight Eye: Midnight Eye is a web-based magazine that profiles the latest and best in Japanese Cinema. The site includes an extensive archive of film and book reviews, interviews with Japanese filmmakers, and an international calendar of screenings and DVD releases.

Millenium Film Journal: Print journal, published since 1978, dealing with independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema, video, and, more recently, works that use the newer technologies. Site has full archive listing of articles, and link to order back issues.

Senses of Cinema: an Australian based online journal with an eclectic approach to film criticism and a large archive of criticism, comment and reviews.

The Thinking Eye: English-/Spanish-/Portuguese-language Mexican on-line magazine, covering Latino-American and Spanish cinema.

Wallflower Press: an independent publishing house specialising in Cinema and the Moving Image.

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media - Analyzing media in its social and political context since 1974.

Film-Philosophy: Online journal and discussion salon dedicated to serious debate about film. Also includes an extensive list of related links.

Find out more about the history of women's film and video distribution through the Film & Video Distribution Database (FVDD)