This September is the first-ever Directed by Women film festival – a global viewing party celebrating films directed by women.
Why is this important?
Well, according to the Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood project, from 2009-2013:
- 4.7% of studio films were directed by women
- 10% of independent films were directed by women
So in honor of the event, I’m going to be focusing on women-made films here on the blog, both historical and contemporary.
Check out the Directed by Women tumblr for more about the party.