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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Anja Marquardt

    "One of the sparks to this film came when I read an article about a Japanese geriatrics care facility that uses robots to 'caress' patients. 'Professional intimacy' -- this idea that there is a separate, slick, exhilarating but also dangerous alternative to 'real' intimacy -- is what drew me to maki...

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    SXSW Festival Lineup Features 20 Features from Women Directors

    Of the 115 features that will play at the South by Southwest Festival in March 7-15, women filmmakers will be represented in 21, or about 18%, of them.

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    Watch the Sundance Spotlight on Women Directors Panel

    Indiewire's Thompson on Hollywood founder Anne Thompson moderated a women's director panel focused on women the seemingly ideal but still sexism-plagued documentary genre.

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    Stephanie Soechtig's Sundance Doc Fed Up Sold

    The alarming and attention-grabbing documentary looks at the relationship between the food industry and obesity.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Kate Barker-Froyland

    "Much of the film takes place in Brooklyn, where I live, and we shot in many neighborhood places that I go to regularly. I wanted to record all the music live and to capture the music of the neighborhood and the city, while also capturing how music is this connective thread between people. "

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    Women Win Nearly a Third of Sundance Awards

    Women directors, editors, cinematographers, and musicians received a third of the nearly thirty awards doled out by the film festival. Among them were Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde, who directed "52 Tuesdays," a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who adjusts to her mother's transition int...

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    Producer Alix Madigan's Sundance Keynote: Instability of Indie Film is Worth the Risk

    Madigan was the keynote speaker at the Sundance Producer's Luncheon this year -- an opportunity she used to discuss her love of independent film. Her speech was a reaction to the widely reported departure of veteran producer Ted Hope from the world of filmmaking.

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    Slamdance Women Directors: Meet Nailah Jefferson

    "The biggest misconception about this film is that we have some vendetta against BP. We didn't go searching for problems, [but] these issues are real and they are absolutely leading to the downfall of this community."

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    Sundance Woman Directors: Meet Tracy Droz Tragos

    "Rich Hill is our family hometown, and over the years it has fallen on hard times. We wanted to tell the stories of families living there who [seemed] to us largely ignored and clearly facing a lot of challenges."

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