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    Make Her as Likeable as Possible and Other Advice Filmmakers Should Ignore

    "Soften her." "Tone her down." "She is so shrill."

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    Exclusive Trailer: Hannah Espia's Transit

    Hannah Espia's 'Transit' humanizes the families torn apart and the children forced into lifetimes of deception by a new immigration policy in Israel. The film follows three Filipino-Israeli children whose suddenly illegal presence in the country that they call home creates rifts with their parents...

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    Sarah Polley, Nicole Holofcener, Sandra Bullock Big Winners of AWFJ Awards

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced their award winners, among whom Sarah Polley ("Stories We Tell") was the only winner of a category not specifically designated for a women. Nicole Holofcener swept the writing and direcing categories in the "Female Focus" portion of the awards fo...

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    Feminist Filmmaking Means NC-17 Rating from MPAA

    Director Jill Soloway gave a wonderfully insightful interview to Flavorwire yesterday about the crude double standards at work at the MPAA.

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    Maria Friedman Talks Directing Merrily We Roll Along

    Actress and now director Maria Friedman talks about taking on Merrily We Roll Along. Soon to be seen on screens across the US.

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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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    10 Films from Women Directors, Screenwriters, or Stars Added to National Film Registry

    The National Film Registry has announced its 2013 list of "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" films to be preserved by the Library of Congress, and 10 of its 25 selections were directed by, written by, or starred women.

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    Less than 10% of Oscar-Eligible Films Directed by Women

    Of the 289 films that qualify for Oscar consideration, a paltry 25, or 8.6%, were from female filmmakers.

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    Best Women Directed Documentaries of 2013

    This year saw the release of many wonderful docs, but five stood out to us as deserving of extra praise.

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