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From Emma Thompson and Tilda Swinton to Ava DuVernay and Sally Potter: All Our Heroines of Cinema

By Matthew Hammett Knott | Indiewire July 26, 2013 at 12:29PM

Heroines of Cinema has been a running column since summer 2012, with London-based writer Matthew Hammett Knott discussing females in the film industry -- whether filmmakers, actresses, cinematographers or fictional characters.Enjoy all the columns below:THE 10 MOST EXCITING YOUNG FEMALE DIRECTORS IN THE WORLD TODAYHIRING WOMEN IN THEORY AND PRACTICE10 THINGS YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KATHLEEN KENNEDYTHE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD NEWS ABOUT THE OSCAR NOMINATIONSAN A-Z OF WOMEN IN FILM IN 2012TEN $100 MILLION HITS STARRING WOMEN OVER 50CAN YOU BE A BOND GIRL AND A GOOD FEMINIST?A CONVERSATION WITH SALLY POTTERAVA DUVERNAY AND 10 MORE TRAIL-BLAZING BLACK FEMALE DIRECTORSVALDIS OSKARSDOTTIR AND THE INVISIBLE ART OF EDITING10 REASONS TO LOVE EMMA THOMPSONTILDA SWINTON AND SALLY POTTER'S ORLANDOTHE LIFE CYCLE OF AN ACTRESSELLEN KURAS, ROCKSTAR AMONG CINEMATOGRAPHERSRIZZO FROM GREASEBRENDA CHAPMAN'S FIRING AND THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEFMURIEL HESLOP
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"Middle of Nowhere" director Ava DuVernay
"Middle of Nowhere" director Ava DuVernay

Heroines of Cinema has been a running column since summer 2012, with London-based writer Matthew Hammett Knott discussing females in the film industry -- whether filmmakers, actresses, cinematographers or fictional characters.

Enjoy all the columns below:

THE 10 MOST EXCITING YOUNG FEMALE DIRECTORS IN THE WORLD TODAY

HIRING WOMEN IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

10 THINGS YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KATHLEEN KENNEDY

THE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD NEWS ABOUT THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

AN A-Z OF WOMEN IN FILM IN 2012

TEN $100 MILLION HITS STARRING WOMEN OVER 50

CAN YOU BE A BOND GIRL AND A GOOD FEMINIST?

A CONVERSATION WITH SALLY POTTER

AVA DUVERNAY AND 10 MORE TRAIL-BLAZING BLACK FEMALE DIRECTORS

VALDIS OSKARSDOTTIR AND THE INVISIBLE ART OF EDITING

10 REASONS TO LOVE EMMA THOMPSON

TILDA SWINTON AND SALLY POTTER'S ORLANDO

THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN ACTRESS

ELLEN KURAS, ROCKSTAR AMONG CINEMATOGRAPHERS

RIZZO FROM GREASE

BRENDA CHAPMAN'S FIRING AND THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF

MURIEL HESLOP