Topic: women in film

7 Reasons Women Ruled At The Sundance Film Festival

7 Reasons Women Ruled At The Sundance Film Festival

>Women ruled at The Sundance Film Festival this year. There is absolutely no doubt about it. We ruled in the documentaries, for directing and for being frickin’ funny. This is especially great to hear considering only 7% of the top 250 top-grossing films released in 2010 were directed by women, 10% were written by women and 24% were produced by women. Only 7% of the 3,879 feature films in both narrative and documentary categories submitted to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival were directed by women. While the number of films made by women as directors and producers is higher in the independent film world, and particularly among documentary films, there remains a marked disparity between the numbers of feature length films completed by male versus female filmmakers. More »

The Sundance Institute Wants To Help Women In Film

The Sundance Institute Wants To Help Women In Film

There is a lot of attention on women in film right now with the Sundance Film Festival taking placing in Utah right now and film awards season in full swing (the Oscar nominations come out later this morning.) And at Sundance this week it was announced that both the Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles will collaborate to support independent women filmmakers working in both narrative and documentary feature film. More »