Could it be that box office representation for women-directed films dropped in 2016? The latest “Celluloid Ceiling” study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film looked at the top 250 grossing films of 2016 and found:
Women accounted for 7% of directors, down 2 percentage points from 9% in 2015 and 1998. Last year, 92% of films had no female directors.
After all the discussion, stats, advocacy, and baby steps over the past several years, we’re reminded that progress is a long journey. And we will not give up hope! Here in this moment, with these crowdfunding projects below, we can change the narrative of the female director. She is who we choose to support, to encourage, and to watch in 2017. You can, too, by visiting their campaign pages and/or retweeting the Fri Fundraiser tweets we post every week.
And if you’d like to stay current on what’s playing in theaters, and boost those box offices number for women-directed films, check out The Director List Twitter account and Women and Hollywood‘s weekly blog post for a rundown of what you can see & support each week.
We have a growing list of crowdfunding campaigns this week, but be sure to update us on your crowdfunding projects so we can include it in a future post! Thanks for adding your $ and voice (or tweet!) toward the empowerment of these artists!
Reminder: All of the projects listed below have female directors at the helm OR they are projects that benefit women directors (e.g., film festivals, funds, etc). The campaigns at the top of the list are the ones ending soonest, so get in there and support ASAP (with $$ or an RT on Twitter). Click the titles to go directly to each project’s crowdfunding page, those in italics are new additions this week.
Thanks for visiting and thank you very much for helping us support and raise awareness about WOMEN DIRECTORS AT WORK!
Crowdfunding Projects for Friday, January 13, 2017
MOONAGE DAYDREAM, directed by Erin Stewart – @moonagefilm
ANNABELLE CRANE, directed by Wyatt Lake
CREATIVE BLOCK, directed by Nicola Rose -@CreativeBFilm
LA WEB SERIES, directed by Alexandra Swarens – @LAWebSeries
#RECLAIMBEAUTY, directed by Kyira Hauer – @kindakreative
MIRL, directed by Erin Mckeon
SUPERHEROINES!, directed by Jess Kitrick – @ravenalegria13
SELL YOUR BODY, directed by Jaanelle Yee – @jaanelleyee
ESCAPISM, directed by Mia Alexander – @EscapismMovie
If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.