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FDM Professor Shelley Stamp wins at Il Cinema Ritrovato

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Film and Digital Media Professor Shelley Stamp was recognized for her efforts in film preservation and rediscovery.  

PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS (USA, 1911-1929) was awarded “Best Rediscovery of a Forgotten Film” at Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival in Bolognia, Italy.  PIONEERS is a blu-ray collection of rediscovered and restored films from the silent era from women directors including Alice Guy-Blanché, Lois Weber and Mabel Normand.  Professor Stamp served as curator for this collection, which celebrates the ground-breaking early female directors of American cinema who helped shape the language of film. 

Il Cinema Ritrovato is a movie festival dedicated to the rediscovery of rare and not well-known movies, with particular interest to the first cinematographic productions. The festival is hosted by film archive Cineteca di Bologna. 

Congratulations, Shelley!