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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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    Spike Lee Adds 7 Films By Female Filmmakers To His List Of Essential Movies

    Everyone has got their cinematic blind spots but not everyone recognizes it. Then again not everyone is Spike Lee. The director is coming off his successful Kickstarter campaign for his next film and part of that crowd-funding effort saw the director reach fans and folks new to his work like nothing...

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    Guest Post: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Gender Equality?

    As an Australian I've long believed that my home country's industry was a bit more progressive than America's. For instance, our homegrown annual awards formerly known as the Australian Film Institute Awards recognised their first female director winner way back in 1979 with Gillian Armstrong for th...

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    Jane Campion on Television, Women and Being 'Untameable'

    In a new interview with The Telegraph, Jane Campion talks at length about Top of the Lake--her excellent miniseries which just premiered in the UK starring Elisabeth Moss as a detective looking into the disappearance of a young pregnant girl.

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