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    Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Barbara Kopple Win at Cinema Eye Awards

    Polley won the Best Director prize for "Stories We Tell," while Walker took the inaugural Best TV Documentary award for "The Crash Reel."

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    The New DGA/Studio Agreement: Nothing New for Women

    What new groundwork has been laid in the most recent DGA contract negotiations to fight discrimination against women directors? None at all.

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    BAFTA Nods Recognize Women Directors and Female Protagonists

    Among the BAFTA nominees are films by several women directors: Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Jennifer Lee's "Frozen."

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    10 Highest-Grossing Films of 2013 by Women Directors

    For women directors, it was another story. "Frozen" co-director Jennifer Lee's blockbuster, record-breaking success proved an anomaly, as her nontraditional Disney princess tale racked up more ticket sales than the next nine films put together.

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    Women-Directed Films in 2014 Will Be Few and Far Between (Updated)

    Movie-lovers interested in films by women directors won't have much reason to go to the mutliplex this year. In 2013, only three films from female filmmakers opened in wide release. 2014 looks to be a slight improvement, but not by much.

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    Jane Campion to Lead Cannes 2014 Jury

    The Cannes Film Festival has elected New Zealand director Jane Campion to preside over the 2014 jury.

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    Athena Film Fest Lineup Announced

    The Athena Film Festival, the Women and Hollywood-affiliated event co-founded by Melissa Silverstein, has announced the lineup for its fourth annual showcase of works by women directors and about pioneering girls and women.

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    Trailer Watch: Jennifer Siebel Newsom's The Mask You Live In

    "The Mask You Live In" exposes the psychological tolls masculinity takes on boys -- and illustrates how the mask of manliness is slowly suffocating many young men.

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    What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?

    "I'm sorry," the voice on the other end of the phone said to me. "We were all pulling for you." At 38 years old, I had breast cancer.

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    What It's Like to Be a Woman Director in a Country with a Tiny Film Industry

    I'm often asked what it's like to be a woman working in the film industry. My answer? Depends on the context.

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