Making the Grade

Making the Grade: Women Directing Documentary Past and Present Directors UK (2018) reports an almost 10% decline in the number of women directing factual programming in recent years. What factors are driving this and how have individual women managed to forge careers in this sector? We will use the career of Jill Craigie (1911 –… Continue reading

British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955

British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955

British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955 Symposium 5 April 2019 9:00-18:30 Book via Eventbrite here. Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics As the work of filmmakers including Jill Craigie, Kay Mander and Marion Grierson testify, women  played a significant part in the early decades of British documentary and informational filmmaking. Women were a… Continue reading

Blue Scar paper

Blue Scar paper

Lizzie Thynne presented a paper on Jill Craigie, ‘Blue Scar (1949) and the Question of Nationalization’ at 1948: Seventy Years On, a day conference at the University of Sussex on 9 November 2018. More details here. Continue reading

Public events & partners

Public events & partners

Public events about Jill Craigie’s work are planned for 2019- 20 with our partners, The Arts Institute, Plymouth, the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, The Forum Norwich and the British Film Institute. Watch this space for news. The Arts Institute, Plymouth → British Entertainment History Project → The British Film Institute → The Stanley Spencer Gallery → The Forum, Norwich → We… Continue reading