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    Cannes 2014 Lineup Revealed; Only Two Women Directors in the Main Competition

    On the PR bullshit of Cannes festival Thierry Fremaux and the myth of "good enough."

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    Female Film Industry Heavyweights Support Fledgling Female Directors

    Jane Campion, Helen Mirren, and Sienna Miller are among the participants of a wonderful new initiative to highlight the next generation of female filmmakers.

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    Jane Campion Is the Cannes 2014 Jury President; Watch Her Palme d'Or Winning 1986 Short Film 'Peel' (VIDEO)

    New Zealand auteur Jane Campion is set to head the jury of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14 through 25.

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    Jane Campion Named Jury President For 67th Cannes Film Festival

    With Sundance kicking off next week, the Berlin Film Festival arriving next month, followed by SXSW in March, it won't be too long until it's May and the red carpet is rolled out at the Cannes Film Festival. And while it will be a while yet before the lineup is unveiled, the festival isn't wasting i...

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    Director Jasmila Zbanic Is Wary of Quotas for Women Directors

    Award-winning Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic used her time at the Femme du Cinema podium to argue for the need to divide public film funds equally among male and female directors.

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    Golden Globe Noms Reflect the Status Quo of Hollywood Sexism

    The 2014 Golden Globe Awards have us excited about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's return to hosting duties and... that's about it. With no women directors of live-action films or female screenwriters among the film nominees, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association inadvertently exposed the Grand Canyon-...

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    Watch: Jane Campion's Palme d'Or-Winning 1982 Short 'Peel'

    One of the great joys of being a film fan in the internet age is finding and seeing work that otherwise wouldn’t be easily accessible. Case in point, Jane Campion’s 1982 short film “Peel”—which won the New Zealand-born filmmaker the Short Film Palme d’Or at that year’s Cannes Film Festival, making h...

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    20 Great Debut Films From Female Directors

    One of the less reported stories of this August’s film schedule is that the month not only saw three films released that were directed by women, but they were in fact three feature debuts — Lake Bell’s “In A World” opened to a rapturous reception (including ours) on the 9th, Jerusha Hess’ “Austenlan...

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    Stream Them Now: The 14 Highest Rated Films Directed by Women Available to Stream for Free or By Subscription

    Perhaps the recent attention to Spike Lee's list of films all aspiring filmmakers left you feeling a bit ignorant yourself? The films pushed to us by studios, journalistic outlets, and film classes are overwhelmingly directed by men.

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