Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sundance's Shorts Program is 39% Female-Helmed

The short film programs at Sundance 2016 have been announced, and of the 72 shorts being screened across various subsections, 28 are directed or co-directed by women. That means that, overall, the slate is 39% female-helmed. For comparison, women directed or co-directed 45% of TIFF's shorts program this year. The numbers for both TIFF and Sundance exceed the average. A recent study revealed that a whopping 68% of shorts showing at the world's top film festivals are directed by men, with just 32% directed by women. The U.S. Narrative Short Films lineup includes one short directed by a Hollywood star. "Jurassic Park" and "The Help" actress Bryce Dallas Howard's...

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