Friday, September 25, 2015

New Site Tracks Women Directors at Festivals, Publishes Stats for Venice and TIFF

When festivals announce their lineups, Women and Hollywood crunches the numbers to determine the percentage of female directors behind the films being screened. While the numbers vary according to each festival, women are generally horribly underrepresented. So it comes as no surprise that new research published on the data-visualization site Silk.co led The Guardian to conclude that women filmmakers "are being sidelined in selection for major film festivals, even in programmes expressly designed to nurture emerging talent."  The Women at International Film Festivals of 2015-2016 project launched to track women's presence at major film festivals. The site observes that...

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