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    Trailer Watch: Ginger & Rosa - Directed by Sally Potter

    Here's the latest trailer of Ginger & Rosa from Sally Potter. It premiered in Toronto last September and has played the festival circuit last year to good reviews.

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    Trailer Watch: Nine for IX

    This totally made my day. As a big women's sports fan here are NINE short films about women's sports directed by women. Executive producer Robin Roberts (who returned to Good Morning America yesterday after a 5 month absence to treat a rare blood disorder) recruited some great film directors...

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    Cross Post: This Is What Directors Look Like (Or at Least 9% of Them)

    I attended the launch of Melissa Silverstein's book, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talking at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. This is a collection of interviews with over-40 female directors from around the world. Instead of the usual party-book launch, Melissa hosted a panel of dir...

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    IFP's Independent Filmmakers Lab Seeking New Filmmakers

    IFP’s Independent Filmmakers Lab is on the lookout for new voices in film. It’s a year-long fellowship supporting new, independent filmmakers through completion, marketing and distributing their first features. And It’s the only free program in the U.S. that helps filmmakers build ...

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    To the Academy: Consider the Women Directors

    It's Academy Awards week and the ballots are closed.  While we don't know the winners yet, one thing we know for sure is that no women have again been nominated for best director.

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    Trailer Watch: Two Mothers - Directed by Anne Fontaine

    Anne Fontaine's Two Mothers premiered at Sundance to mixed reviews. The film follows the friendship of two mothers (Robin Wright and Naomi Watts) who both sleep with each other's extremely good looking sons (Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville). Things, obviously, become complicated.

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    Cross Post: A Female Tarantino

    As a recently decided film major midway through the fall of my sophomore year, I was sitting in the back of 511 Dodge Hall at Columbia University, idly doodling in the minutes before my Script Analysis class, when our professor cut through the ambient murmur with an announcement. He wanted to apolog...

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    Lana Wilson and Martha Shane's After Tiller Picked Up by Oscilloscope Laboratories

    The directorial debut from Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, After Tiller, has been picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

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    Women Directed Film Winners in Berlin

    This weekend, the 2013 Berlinale drew to a close and the major awards went to male directed films about strong women. The talk throughout the week was about the Romanian film Child's Play and the Chilean film Gloria. Child's Play won the Golden Bear and Paulina Garcia won the best actress ...

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    Guest Post: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Aging: An Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker's Conversation-Starter on Women and Aging

    Ten years ago, when I began work on the short documentary that would become Kings Point, issues of aging weren’t really a part of the public discussion. In a way, that helped me: because they were not talking with one another or their children, the subjects of my film—my grandmother&rsqu...

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