While major studios consistently fail to support female filmmakers, women directors and screenwriters are currently finding a refreshing amount of success on the indie circuit. Of the 25 creatives listed on Filmmakers Magazine's 2014 list of the New Faces of Independent Film, 13 are women.
Here are the female filmmakers included on the list, via Women and Hollywood:
Frances Bodomo - "Boneshaker," "Afronauts"
Jodie Mack - "Dusty Stacks of Mom"
Jessica Dimmock + Christopher LaMarca - Boone,"Brick"
Jamey Phillips - Untitled Bill Cosby Documentary
Annie Silverstein - "Skunk," The Great Madness
Gina Telaroli - Stages, Traveling Light, Here's to the Future!
Ana Lily Amirpour - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Bad Batch
Janicza Bravo - "Gregory Goes Boom," "Pauline Alone"
Lily Henderson - About a Mountain
Nicole Riegel - Untitled Cary Fukunaga film, untitled Justin Lin film, Lynch
Charlotte Glynn - Rachel, "The Immaculate Reception"
Heidi Saman - "The Maid," Namour
Lev Kalman + Whitney Horn - "Blondes in the Jungle," L for Leisure, "Peruvian Bodies," Two Planes and a Fancy
While we're celebrating women in film, mosey on over to the Mary Sue and check out this list of 50 female-directed movies that you should revisit as soon as possible.
Image via Afronauts, directed by Frances Bodomo.