Introduction to Women's Video Festival catalogue

Susan Milano



Introduction to Women's Video Festival catalogue, Susan Milano

In this two-page introduction to the catalogue for the 1976 Women's Video Festival, Susan Milano looks back at the past years' festivals and posits her arguments for a separate forum for showcasing women's videotapes. Milano recounts the history of the Women's Video Festival: Although there were many women working with video in the early 1970s, Steina Vasulka, who was organizing video screenings at the Kitchen at the time, noticed that women were underrepresented in their programs. Vasulka asked Milano to create a venue exclusively for womenÍs work and the Festival was born. Milano states that the need for the festival continues to exist.