Independent Women: Sundance Studies on Women in Indie Films Show Value of Support

Independent Women: Sundance Studies on Women in Indie Films Show Value of Support

For the past three years, the Sundance Institute has looked at its own participation numbers in its annual Sundance Festival with the aim of understanding the rate of participation by female filmmakers. What they have found shows that providing support to women means real improvements when it comes to numbers of movies by them making it to screens. What is more, their upcoming study for 2015 will look at what happens to the careers of women filmmakers after they appear at Sundance.

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Women’s Week: Oscar’s Curse, Girlhood, Female Squeeze and Herzog Hits on Women

Women’s Week: Oscar’s Curse, Girlhood, Female Squeeze and Herzog Hits on Women

Does Oscar contender Boyhood unintentionally highlight a girlhood problem? Richard Linklater’s epic traces the collapse of confidence of a demoralized girl character, Samantha, while exploring the bright future of the young male protagonist Mason, her brother. Meanwhile, two new studies are further fuel for the fire that scorches ambitions of women in the film industry. But on the plus side, Werner Herzog finally gets it – he wants to make more movies with female protagonists. Read on…

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