Bryony has researched and written on many aspects of early and silent film and co-directs the annual British Silent Film Festival, as well as programming for a variety of film festivals and events worldwide. She has given papers at academic conferences on film and organised the first International Charles Chaplin Conference in 2005 as part of the BFI’s Chaplin Project.
She is the author of 100 Silent Films (BFI Screen Guides, 2011), co-edited Picture Perfect: Landscape, Place and Travel in British Cinema before 1930 (University of Exeter, 2007) and has written numerous articles and book chapters on silent cinema and archiving. She is also a regular contributor to Sight & Sound. She has been lead curator on a number of the BFI’s recent film restorations, including Underground (1928), Wonderful London (1924), The Great White Silence (1924) and all nine surviving Hitchcock silent films.