Alice Ida Antoinette Guy-Blaché was a French pioneer filmmaker. She was one of the first filmmakers to make a narrative fiction film, as well as the first woman to direct a film. From 1896 to 1906, she was probably the only female filmmaker in the world.

The native Parisian who became the godmother of cinema was born Alice Guy in 1873. At 21, she took a job as a secretary for Léon Gaumont, owner of a photographic studio. After attending the first screening of a projected motion picture – held in Paris on 22 March 1895 by the Lumière brothers – Guy decided she should give filmmaking a whirl.

At the time, motion pictures were mostly documentary-style clips of nothing much in particular – the novelty of the moving image being enough. The fact that Guy’s first film – 1896’s delightfully titled La Fée Aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy) – had a script and told a story made it the first real movie as we know them today.

Guy was made head of production at Gaumont and went on to make many more films, experimenting with newly emerging techniques including double exposure and hand tinting.

The definition of a pioneer in the filmmaking industry, Guy-Blaché was one of the very few people working in the newly emerging movie industry at the time – one of the even fewer film directors.

She was also the first woman to do many things including directing, screenwriting, producing, setting up her own film studio, and being an all-round entrepreneur in the field of cinema – in addition to directing hundreds of movies during her cinematic career.

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