Barbara Zecchi, Professor and Director of the Film Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a feminist film scholar, film festival curator, and a prolific video-essayist. She has lectured extensively on European and Latin American cinemas, women filmmakers, feminist film theory, adaptation theory, and gender and aging studies. Her video-essays have been presented at conferences around the world, and five of them were included in the “Best Video Essays of 2021” by Sight & Sound, the prestigious monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI). In 2017 she was elected Associate Member of The Film Academy of Spain. In addition to about hundred articles, she is the author, editor or co-editor of ten volumes, including La pantalla sexuada (2015). In 2011 she launched the Gynocine Project, an open access database on women in global cinema.