AMPAS invites record number of women to 2019 class

Eight hundred forty-two new members were invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences July 1. According to Variety, 50 percent of the invitees are women, up one percent from last year. 
Many female screenwriters, editors, documentarians, actors and other categories were invited, along with 22 feature film directors who identify as women. 
The full list of female feature directors invited by AMPAS is below, along with FF2 Media reviews of their films. 
Zoya Akhtar – Gully Boy 
Raja Amari – Foreign Body, Les Secrets
M. Neema Barnette – Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, Civil Brand
Julie Bertuccelli – School of Babel, Dernières Nouvelles du Cosmos, Since Otar Left…
Laís Bodanzky – Como Nossos Pais, Bicho de Sete Cabecas
Zero Chou – Ching’s Way Homes, Spider Lilies
Pernile Fischer Christensen – Becoming Astrid
Lucía Gajá – Batallas Intimas, Mi Vida Dentro
Nisha Ganatra – Late Night 
Eva Husson – Girls of the Sun
Liza Johnson – Elvis & Nixon, Return
Jennifer Kent – The Babadook

Mélanie Laurent – Breathe
Alison Maclean – The Rehearsal
Carol Morley – Out of Blue 
Ulrike Ottinger – Under Snow, Twelve Chairs
Gloria Rolando – Dialogue with My Grandmother, 1912: Breaking the Silence, Chapter 1
Shamim Sarif – Despite the Falling Snow, The World Unseen
Frances-Anne Solomon – Peggy Su!
Yim Soon-rye – Little Forest, Whistle Blower
Jasmila Žbanić – One Day in Sarajevo, Grbavica
© Georgiana E. Presecky (7/2/2019) FF2 Media
Featured Image: Mindy Kaling with Late Night director and AMPAS invitee Nisha Ganatra, who is also featured in the women-in-film documentary Half the Picture. 
Bottom Image: Girls of the Sun star Golshifteh Farahani with director and AMPAS invitee Eva Husson at Cannes in 2018. 

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