On almost the same day the Jill Craigie project team has won two nominations. Hollie Price’s article ‘Post-war girlhoods: Jill Craigie, British social realism and local stardom’ Screen (vol. 63 Issue I Spring 2022) has been nominated for the BAFTSS Best Journal Article award 2023.
The winner will be announcted at the BAFTSS conference 3 – 5 April 2023.
Hollie’s article draws on archival research she completed as part of the project and explores the foregrounding of young women in Craigie’s 1946 documentary The Way We Live and her only feature film Blue Scar (1949).
It highlights how the depictions of postwar girlhood in these films were shaped both by Craigie’s participatory work with regional and industrial working-class communities and by popular, aspirational narratives of film stardom.
Independent Miss Craigie has also been nominated for the Learning On Screen Creative Use of Archive award and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at BFI Southbank on 4 May 2023.