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.