Yesterday, Filmmaker Magazine released its “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” showcasing new and emerging talent in independent film. Within the 25 selections, 37 individuals are recognized — 8 collaborative teams — and 13 of the 37 individuals are women.
These women featured are making a lot of really interesting projects many of which focus on women’s and LGBT issues, which we’ll continue to follow.
Here are the women featured:
Hannah Fidell – Writer and Director of A Teacher
Penny Lane (with Bryan Frye) – Co-directed documentaries Our Nixon, upcoming The Rules of Evidence, and directed NUTS!, which is still in development.
Julia Pott – Animator and director of shorts, Howard and Belly
Alexa Karolinski – Director of documentary, Oma & Bella
Kim Sherman – Producer of V/H/S, A Teacher, Always Shine and One & Two. Sherman will make her directorial debut inspired by her band in 2013.
Elizabeth Mims (with Jason Tippet) – Co-director of documentary, Only the Young.
Desiree Akhavan, Ingrid Jungermann – Co-creators of web series, The Slope. Akhavan is working on the film, Inappropriate Behavior. Jungermann is producing the film, Tacoma, and is developing the film, Traumata.
Jillian Mayer (with Lucas Leyva) – Co-creator of Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, Jacuzzi Boys: Glazin, I Am Your Grandma and the upcoming Post-Modem.
Julia Garner – Actor in Martha Marcy May Marlene. Garner will be in the upcoming We Are What We Are, You Can’t Win, Not Fade Away and Unicorns.
Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall – Co-directed documentary, Call Me Kuchu.
Treva Wurmfeld – Director of documentary, Shepard & Dark.
25 New Faces of Independent Film (Filmmaker Magazine)