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WELCOME Studio/Network Executives, Producers, Showrunners, Agents, Managers, Production Staffs, and Assistants! This site is for you, created to help you find more women directors for your future projects. In the meantime, I hope it also helps kill a few of these common phrases and myths that continue to lurk around the industry: “There aren’t that […]

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Ruth Leitman, director of "Lady Parts Justice in the New World Order"

#FF Friday Fundraisers for May 19, 2017

“It takes a village…” is a common phrase when it comes to raising children, keeping neighborhoods safe, and plenty more situations. Arguably it’s a core tenant of crowdfunding, too. When we all add our unique participation, the whole project benefits! We can keep an eye out for each other and lend a hand. In the list […]

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Rebecca Woolf director of PANS

#FF Friday Fundraisers for May 12, 2017

        Keeping the intro short this week, but there’s one important item of business to cover: the Wonder Woman countdown has begun! Just three more weeks until the Patty Jenkins-directed action film opens (June 2)!  Have you seen the final trailer? Pre-sale tickets are already available– meet you at the theater?         […]

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MIRROR MIRROR director Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua

#FF Friday Fundraisers for May 5, 2017

Cheers for the weekend! Thanks for visiting and checking out the highlights of crowdfunding projects currently going strong, along with the directors looking for your support. Before getting to the list, I want to share a few more insights from my past week and half talking to female directors who had films programmed at the […]

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Ellie Kendrick plays Clover in THE LEVELLING, directed by Hope Dickson Leach

THE LEVELLING Exclusive Clip for #AskHerFilm!

  Check out the clip below from The Levelling shared with us by Monterey Media, exclusively for the #AskHerFilm chat community! We’re very happy to welcome the film’s director, Hope Dickson Leach, to our May #AskHerFilm chat tomorrow (1:30 pm PT) with our partners Women in Film – LA. You, too, can participate in the chat– […]

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Aisha Tyler directing her feature debut AXIS

#FF Friday Fundraisers for April 28, 2017

It’s been a movie-filled week here in Nashville, TN! Along with attending the Nashville Film Festival, I made a point to catch Losing Ground (1982), directed by Kathleen Collins, in a feminist retrospective series at the local indie cinema, The Belcourt. It’s a multi-layered masterpiece that is credited as one of the first fictional feature films made […]

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Ainslie Cloutson, director of 600 BOTTLES OF WINE

#FF Fri Fundraisers for April 21, 2017

Just over a year ago, Aisha Tyler was crowdfunding for her first feature film, AXIS. Since then, she not only completed her campaign – 2,009 backers pledged $193,554 (!!) – but she completed the film and is bringing it to the big screen via a festival run that includes the Nashville Film Festival. I’m attending […]

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Dina Fiascanaro director of COMMERCIAL FOR THE QUEEN OF MEATLOAF

#FF Friday Fundraisers for April 14, 2017

Thanks to my Google alerts, I found this brand new ad for the film program at Central New Mexico Community College. While I’m not familiar with the school itself, I still watched the short video which shines a light on young women who may be interested in a film career in New Mexico – or anywhere for […]

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Iram Parveen Bilal dir of Forbidden Steps

#FF Friday Fundraisers for April 7, 2017

Quick post today! Our round-up of projects grows and changes every week. I scour the usual crowdfunding sites, but if you hear of alternatives, be sure to shoot us a note. One addition I’d like to note is the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women. This fund is looking for additional contributions as they support […]

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Vanessa Elliott, director of the short film The Lone Drone

#FF Friday Fundraisers for March 31, 2017

There’s an excellent list of projects crowdfunding this week! Before we get to that, I noticed two upcoming films that exemplify the current state of women in the industry. On one hand we have Joss Whedon.  As I continue a “Buffy” re-watch this year, I’m struck by the way Whedon arms Buffy with power, emotion, and self-determination. […]

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Director Ashley Avis

New Additions to the Database, Round 9!

Hello! As Women’s History Month 2017 comes to a close, I’ve returned to share another database update. This update brings quite a variety, with directors working in all of our primary medium categories.   Help us spread the word— tell the world that The Director List database now has 1087 highly-skilled female directors! Thank you and check back soon for more updates! […]

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