When will Fem Helmers be recognized?

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Great fem helmed films– “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Lost in Translation” and “Dance, Girl, Dance,” among others– were left off AFI’s Best 100 Films List. Why aren’t films directed by women, even those with tremendous popularity and great box office results, recognized among the best?

AWFJ’s 100 Top Films list (being announced June 25 and posted on this site) is counterpoint to AFI’s 100 Best Films List. The AWFJ list includes numerous films made by and about women, some of which were made outside the US.

Each week, AWFJ highlights films by and about women by noting their release and by presenting aggregates of members’ reviews, interviews and feature stories in Women On Film, our online magazine.

AWFJ’s EDA Awards focus attention during awards season on films made by and about women.

AWFJ will continue to probe this situation and to raise awareness about women making wonderful films.

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