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It’s shaping up to be an amazing week for female filmmakers. The Golden Globes have just announced their nominees, and for the first time in history, three out of five nominees for best director are women! Not only is this the first time a majority of the directors are women, this is also the first time more than one woman has been nominated in a single year at all.… read more.
Sundance Film Festival, which will take place online and on satellite screenings in select locations across the US, has announced the films it will feature in this year’s festival. This is going to be a good year for female filmmakers: across the full slate of films featured at Sundance this year, 50% (69 out of 139) were directed by one or more women (The full list of films that will be featured can be found here), and 50% of filmmakers across the slate are also people of color.… read more.
The Gotham Awards, hosted by the Independent Film Project (IFP), is on its 30th year now. This year, its nomination list is a win for women. All five nominees for best pictures have female directors:
- The Assistant by Kitty Green
- First Cow by Kelly Reichardt
- Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman
- Nomadland by Chloé Zhao
- Relic by Natalie Erika James
At FF2, we are proud to have reviewed three of these – The Assistant, First Cow and Never Rarely Sometimes Always – over the past year.… read more.
Studies show significant increases in female presence behind the camera over the last decade
As a feminist film blog, FF2 is thrilled to report that some recent studies have shown significant strides in gender equality in the cinematic world.
The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, run by Dr. Stacy L.… read more.
The number of top-grossing films directed by women reached record levels in 2019, making the percentage of female film directors (in the last 13 years) … 4.8 percent. According to a January 2020 report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, 10.6 percent of film directors in 2019 were women – a six percent increase from the previous year.… read more.
In the 89-year-history of the Oscars, only five women have ever been nominated for Best Director, and. . . only one woman has ever won. While recent high-profile nominees like Sofia Coppola—or the one winner in the case of Kathryn Bigelow—have gained attention, not enough films by women have been elevated to smash that celluloid ceiling.… read more.