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    Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta, Nisha Pahuja Named to the Top 10 Films of Canada

    Canada’s 12th Annual Top 10 Film list was announced this week. Films by Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta and Nisha Pahuja were included on the list.

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    AFI Review: The Central Park Five - Co-Directed by Sarah Burns and West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

    Los Angeles’ AFI Film Festival gave me the chance to see two documentary films directed by women: The Central Park Five co-directed by Sarah Burns, Ken Burns and David McMahon and West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg. Despite initial Oscar buzz for both films, sadly they have both been snubbe...

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    Jane Campion and Naomi Foner Included in Sundance Premieres Lineup

    Sundance announced the films in their Premieres and Documentary Premieres categories. With films directed by Jane Campion and Naomi Foner amongst many women-centric films and a documentary about Anita Hill, this announcement continues the awesome news that half of the previously announced Sundance ...

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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    Kathryn Bigelow Becomes First Woman to Win Two Best Director Nods from New York Film Critics Circle

    Yesterday, the New York Film Critics Circle, a group of 35 critics (but just 8 women) named Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty the best film of the year. 

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    Sight & Sound's Best of 2012 Includes No Women Directed Films

    Sight & Sound released their Best of 2012 list over the weekend.  In similar fashion to the summer rage over the update of their top 50 list and then the expansion of that to 250 films, women, in this case didn’t make the cut at all. Not even remotely.

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    Jennifer Lee Named Director of Disney's Frozen

    Last week, Disney announced that Jennifer Lee, writer of the hit Wreck-It Ralph, will be co-directing their 53rd full length animated feature film, Frozen.  Lee will become the 2nd woman to helm a Disney film, but the first from Disney proper (as far as we can tell).  Brenda Chapman who co...

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    Interview with Liz Garbus - Director of Love, Marilyn

    Liz Garbus takes a well worn subject -- Marilyn Monroe -- and brings a whole new substance and understanding to this woman through her own words.  Using material that has never before been seen or heard, Garbus provides a glimpse into this complicated and very misunderstood woman using well kno...

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable Omits Women

    Yesterday was a good day with the Sundance numbers news.  But we were reminded not to get overexcited about those numbers since women directors only made up 17% of the worldwide competition and 30% of the Next section.  Even though we must celebrate the good news that women acheived parity...

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