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    LFF Women Directors: Meet Cherien Dabis

    Cherien Dabis is an award-winning Palestinian American filmmaker who received her M.F.A. in film from Columbia University.

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    France Pushes for Gender Equality in the Film Industry

    France is setting up a sex equality charter for improving the numbers of women working within the film industry.

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    Guest Post: A Trip Down the Rabbit Hole: Things I've Learned and Want to Fix

    Back in 2011, I wrote a guest blog for Women and Hollywood entitled I Sold My House to Make My Feature. I had spent many years working in film art departments both in the U.S. and the U.K. ( Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Being John Malkovich, Batman Begins, among others).

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    Three of the Five Nominees for EFA's Discovery Award Are Women

    The European Film Academy announced the 5 nominees for their 2013 Discovery Award, which is given to recognize a director for their first feature film. Of the 5 nominated, 3 of the films are directed by women.

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    5 Highlights from Women Film Pioneers Project: African-American Women in Silent Film, Women Camera Operators and More

    Last week, we wrote about Columbia University Libraries' newly launched Women Film Pioneers Project, a compendium of film resources and material seeking to reverse the historical fallacy that the film production process is and always has been male-dominated. Here are some highlights from the project...

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    Cross Post: London Film Festival - Shorts Short on Women Directors

    I'm a big fan of short films and generally go to a lot of the programmes of these that the LFF curate. This year we've booked five, and our first was a comedy lineup. Before the screenings began, five of the directors stood up - and they were all men. Sure enough, all eight films turned out to be di...

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    Women Win Big at the Hamptons International Film Festival

    The Hamptons International Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend and handed out their awards.

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    Overcoming Trauma of the Home: Women Gaining Strength in Light of Abuse

    Much has been made by media critics of the propensity of horror movies to fetishize the murder of women - to make them victims, suffering at the hands of brutal forces for their sexual sins. The slasher films of the '70s and '80s as well as their '90s sequels allowed audiences the killer's-eye-view ...

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    LFF Women Directors: Meet Chika Anadu

    Chika Anadu's debut feature film, B For Boy, is in competition in the London Film Festival's first feature section. Having delivered two ambitious and acclaimed short films on a similar subject, Chika has delivered an incredibly bold, strong film about what it means to be a woman in modern day Niger...

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    HIFF Women Directors: Meet Shana Betz

    Shana Betz served as Executive Director for the MVPA, the premiere trade association for the music video industry, and Executive Produced the Director's Cuts Film Festival, the cutting edge film festival of short films by the top music video directors.

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