Does anyone know the whereabouts of these films?

A researcher is looking for information about these UK films:

Off for the Holidays made in 1904

‘Rookery Nook made in 1930

If you have any suggestions or knowledge of the whereabouts of these films, please contact Jeff Lewis at

Women Screenwriters

Women Screenwriters : An international Guide ­ call for contributors

Jule Selbo (California Fullerton) and Jill Nelmes (UEL) are editing a
major work which will reference and discuss women screenwriters from
different nations and is to be published by Palgrave in 2014.

The book will contain entries for each country and its women
screenwriters. The length of each entry will be variable, depending on
he country, the screenwriter and the information available. At present
we have many countries covered ­from Angola to the US ­ but more entries
are needed, especially in the following areas:

Baltic States
Middle East
Other European Countries
African countries
South Africa
South American countries

The above list is by no means comprehensive but these are countries where we either have no contributors or are short on detail.

Please contact either jill nelmes ( or jule selbo ( if you would like more information or are
interested in contributing.

Women and the Silent Screen VII: Call for Papers

Women and the Silent Screen VII: Performance and the Emotions

The University of Melbourne, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2013


Women and the Silent Screen VII, the seventh international conference on women and early film, will be co-hosted by the Gender Studies Program of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Victorian College of the Arts in September 30- October 2, 2013. Previously held in Utrecht, Santa Cruz, Montréal, Guadalajara, Stockholm and Bologna, this is the first time the conference has been brought to the Australia-Pacific region.

We are inviting participants to submit abstracts (200-300 words, headed by a paper title) as well as a short biographical statement by 1 March 2013

.Those who would like to propose panels or workshops should submit a panel title, as well as the individual paper proposal. We hope that the nature of the industry itself can become a starting point for questions about women’s collaborative endeavor. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-        Performance and the emotions

-        Women making films

-        Film and the archive

-        Transnational collaborations

-        Indigeneity and Indigenous Peoples

-        Set design and fashion

-        Monstrosity and the silent screen

-        Queer theory/historiography

-        Studies in National cinemas (especially Australian, East & South East Asian film)

-        The New Woman

-        The Sound of the Silents

Those whose work does not fall within these categories are still encouraged to submit a proposal. We will make every effort to represent the breadth of scholarship being undertaken in film history.

The conference welcomes participation from scholars, archivists, students and cinephiles. It is supported by a program of screenings at ACMI (Australia Centre for the Moving Image) which will run from 26 September to 30 September, 2013. This program will be developed in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive.

Keynote speakers include Mary Ann Doane, Barbara Creed, Richard Abel, Weihong Bao, and Pam Cook.

For further information see Please send your abstracts, or any questions you might have to the organizers at


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