Screen Studies has resources on Women Filmmakers

Representations of Women


Screen Studies is a digital platform thats takes users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving image studies.

It comprises an exceptional collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It is an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.

Their section on women filmmakers begins as follows: 

Discover the multi-faceted history of women filmmakers: Alison McMahan's acclaimed study traces the career of the early film pioneer Alice Guy Blaché, who made her first film in 1896, and went on to direct, produce or supervise over 600 silent films.

Took a look at their page on women filmmakers to read about Leni Riefenstahl, Hilary Neroni, and other filmmakers, as well as movie stars and scholarship on women in film.