Katie Shapiro: Female Filmmakers Steal Sundance Spotlight
Huffington Post - about 4 years
This year the Sundance Film Festival was all about the ladies. OK, maybe halfway about the ladies, which is still a very good sign. For the first time ever, eight of the 16 directors in the U.S. dramatic competition were women. Another promising sign was the timely release of an official study conducted by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film exploring both the barriers and opportunities for women independent filmmakers.
The roster included: Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely, starring Rosemarie DeWitt and Ellen Page; Francesca Gregorini's Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, starring Jessica Biel; Liz Garcia's The Lifeguard, starring Kristen Bell; Jerusha Hess's Austenland starring Keri Russell; Stacie Passon's Concussion and Cherien Dabis' May in the Summer. But the heads of this class were Lake Bell's In a World and Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight, both of which took home top honors at Sundance's awards ceremony.
Although strides were made in the category mentioned a
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