Doing Women’s Film and Television History VI
Changing Streams, Channels and Currents

An international conference hosted by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

June 14-16 2023

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About the Conference

The Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference is a biennial conference held by the Women’s Film and Television History Network UK/Ireland.

This year’s event, hosted by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex centres on Changing Streams, Channels and Currents.

This sixth edition of the conference, will foreground the history of the distribution, marketing and promotion of women’s work and how this shapes its visibility, significance and impact on audiences and on the work of other women directors and producers. Our title references both the technologies of broadcast and digital distribution as well as evoking the flows between women’s work in different spaces, times and places. Our definition of ‘women’ is an inclusive one.

Confirmed Keynotes:

Professor Sally Faulkner (University of Exeter) ‘Spain’s Feminist Filmmaking under Dictatorship and Democracy’
Professor Terri Francis (University of Miami) ‘The Work of Writing Black Women’s Film Histories’      

Through panels and practice-led presentations, this three-day event also features a variety of international and intersectional perspectives relating to histories, and experiences of, film and television production, and the work of women film/media practitioners.

A draft programme is under construction and will be available as soon as possible after 24 March. We thank you for your patience and will be in touch with presenters as soon as we can about time slots. For urgent programme queries contact:

The conference desk will open from 09:30am on Wednesday 14th June with the first keynote starting at 11:00. The last panel should end at 16:15 latest on Friday 16th June followed by a closing plenary until 17:00.

If you have submitted a proposal and have not yet received the result please check your junk mail and get in touch otherwise.


  • Conference committee: Dr Katherine Farrimond, Dr Despoina Mantziari, Dr Frances Smith, Prof. Lizzie Thynne