Saturday, May 21, 2011

Female Directors

Since 2008, I have dedicated every March to discovering films directed by women. I have made some great discoveries, as you can see in my related post: Favorite Films Directed By Women.

However, I have created a list of films directed by women to bring attention to their films. Feel free to suggest any female filmmakers. In time, this page will have more links and information on each individual's films. For now, I have the links for the women whose work is on UBUWeb, a great online resource.

Jennifer Abbott
Perry Miller Adato
Anne Aghion
Chantal Akerman (MUBI List)
Karin Albou
Natalia Almada
Suzana Amaral
Allison Anders
Jane Anderson
Laurie Anderson
Madeline Anderson
Louise Archambault
Gillian Armstrong
Andrea Arnold
Jacqueline Audry
Florence Ayisi
Saphia Azzedine
Josiane Balasko
Mirra Bank
Laurence Ferreira Barbosa (MUBI List)
Aida Begic
María Luisa Bemberg
Sadie Benning
Julie Bertucelli
Susanne Bier
Icíar Bollaín
Catherine Breillat (MUBI List)
Zabou Breitman
Margaret Brown
Sophie Calle
Jane Campion (MUBI List)
Celeste Carrasco
Raymonde Carasco
Zoe Cassavetes
Liliana Cavani
Sylvia Chang
Mabel Cheung
Clara Chichin
Lisa Cholodenko
Joyce Chopra
Vera Chytilová
Michelle Citron
Shirley Clarke
Claire Clouzot
Isabel Coixet (MUBI List)
Laetitia Colombani
Catherine Corsini (MUBI List)
Emma-Kate Croghan
Gemma Cubero del Barrio
Cherien Dabis
Jocelyne Lemaire Darnaud
Julie Davis
Josée Dayan
Donna Deitch
Claire Denis (MUBI List)
Anne Depetrini
Maya Deren (UBUWeb)
Saba Dewan
Leticia Dolera
Sara Driver
Yolanda DuLuart
Marguerite Duras
Ildikó Enyedi
Heidi Ewing
Safi Faye
Anne Fontaine* (MUBI List)
Andrea Fraser
Su Friedrich
Nicole Garcia
Julie Gavras
Gwyneth Gibby
Sandra Goldbacher
Lisa Gottlieb
Marleen Gorris*
Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Barbara Hammer
Mia Hansen-Løve
Mona Hatoum
Jessica Hausner
Joanna Hogg (Films: Archipelago, Unrelated)
Agnieszka Holland (MUBI List)
Nicole Holofcener
Ann Hui
Danièle Huillet
Sarah Jacobson
Agnès Jaoui
Tamara Jenkins
Astrid Henning-Jensen
Mary Jordan
Wanuri Kahiu
Nelly Kaplan
Naomi Kawase
Sarah Kernochan
Barbara Kopple (MUBI List)
Ester Krumbachová
Diane Kurys* (MUBI List)
Sophie Laloy
Evelyn Lambart
Clara Law
Lauren Lazin
Caroline Leaf
Isild Le Besco
Julia Leigh
Frieda Liappa
Caroline Link
Claudia Llosa* (MUBI List)
Barbara Loden
Kim Longinotto
Julie Lopes-Curval
Angela Ricci Lucchi
Alison Maclean
Maria Maggenti

Hana Makhmalbaf
Sarah Maldoror
Tonia Marketaki
Lucrecia Martel
Laetitia Masson
Diana Matuzevičienė
Elaine May (MUBI List)
Nana Mchedlidze
Nancy Meckler
Nina Menkes
Agnès Merlet
Márta Mészáros
Karen Moncrieff
Meredith Monk
Jocelyn Moorhouse
Laura Mulvey
Kira Muratova
Jehane Noujaim
Annette K. Olesen
Jenni Olson
Fatima Jebli Ouazzani
Suzan Pitt
Maria Procházková
Lynne Ramsay
Kelly Reichardt
Lotte Reiniger
Leni Riefenstahl
Marta Rodríguez
Françoise Romand
Mariana Rondon
Jenna Rosher
Katarzyna Roslaniec
Patricia Rozema
Barbara Rubin
Angela Schanelec
Lone Scherfig
Céline Sciamma (MUBI List)
Aparna Sen (Wiki)
Coline Serreau
Jana Sevciková
Larisa Shepitko
Mina Shum
Floria Sigismondi
Claire Simon
Barbra Streisand
Susan Streitfeld
Julie Taymor
Suzie Templeton
Stella Theodoraki
Daniela Thomas
Helena Trestikova
Nadine Trintignant
Ann Turner
Agnès Varda (UBUWeb/MUBI List)
Margarethe von Trotta
Susan F. Walker
Claudia Weill
Lina Wertmüller (MUBI List)
Jessica Yu
Jasmila Zbanic
Marina Zenovich

Silent Film Directors:
Dorothy Arzner (MUBI List)
Germaine Dulac
Alice Guy-Blaché (MUBI List)
Ida May Park
Lois Weber

“Hollywood” directors:
Kathryn Bigelow*
Martha Coolidge
Sofia Coppola (MUBI List)
Nora Ephron
Catherine Hardwicke
Mary Harron
Amy Heckerling
Callie Khouri
Mimi Leder
Penny Marshall (MUBI List)
Nancy Meyers
Mira Nair
Kimberly Peirce
Sally Potter
Penelope Spheeris

Actresses who have tried their hand at directing:
Anne Bancroft
Drew Barrymore
Sandrine Bonnaire
Julie Delpy
Jodie Foster
Lillian Gish
Anne Heche
Diane Keaton
Ida Lupino (MUBI List)
Jeanne Moreau
Samantha Morton
Sarah Polley
Adrienne Shelly

UBU Web (female directors that are mainly underground or experimental):
Peggy Ahwesh
Beth B
Zoe Beloff
Valie Export
Suzanne Lemaître
Marie Menken
Tracey Moffatt
Sarah Morris
Vanessa Place
Yvonne Rainer
Martha Rosier
Cindy Sherman

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