Women Filmmakers

So, I started compiling a list highly rated films made by women to use as a specific watchlist (aka 'Best Films Directed/Written by Women' - here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls058645861/)
-this list is those women.
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Megan Griffiths
Director, Lucky Them
Megan Griffiths is a writer/director working in film and television. She directed two episodes of the Duplass Brothers' HBO anthology series ROOM 104. Prior to this, she completed the thriller THE NIGHT STALKER that she wrote and directed starring Lou Diamond Phillips as serial killer Richard Ramirez...
 
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Ingrid Veninger
Born in Bratislava, and raised in Canada, Ingrid Veninger is a Producer with numerous award-winning credits to her name. In 1991, she produced the Gemini nominated performance-documentary 'Standards' with Jeremy Podeswa, featuring Sarah McLachlan, Holly Cole and Molly Johnson. Since then, she has worked as a producer with Jane Siberry...
 
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Ann Hui
Director, Tou ze
Born in China in 1947, Ann Hui moved to Hong Kong when whe was still in her youth. After graduating in English and Comparative Litereature from Hong Kong University, whe spent two years at London Film School. Returning to Hong Kong, she worked as an assistant to director King Hu before joining TVB to direct drama series and short documentaries...
 
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Ivy Ho
Writer, Chan mat
 
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Icíar Bollaín
Director, Te doy mis ojos
Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, Tierra y Libertad (1995) directed by Ken Loach...
 
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Samira Makhmalbaf
Director, September 11
Samira Makhmalbaf Filmmaker Born on February 15,1980 in Tehran. At the age of eight, she played in "The Cyclist" directed by her father, Mohsen Makhmalbaf the celebrated Iranian filmmaker. At the age of 17, she directed her first feature titled "The Apple" and She went on to become the youngest director in the world participating in the official section of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival...
 
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Margarethe von Trotta
Director, Hannah Arendt
Margarethe von Trotta was born in Berlin in 1942. In the 1960s she moved to Paris where she worked for film collectives, collaborating on scripts and co-directing short films. She also pursued an acclaimed acting career, starring in films by well known German directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Volker Schlöndorff...
 
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Sandra Goldbacher
Director, Me Without You
Has directed many major commercials for Absolute Vodka, The Observer, Philips, Evian, Wella, Johnny Walker and Baileys. She also directed various arts documentaries for the BBC series 'Building Sights' and two documentaries on the world of boxing for Channel Four. She wrote and directed her first feature film The Governess starring Minnie Driver and Jonathan Rhys Meyers...
 
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Sloane U'Ren
Production Designer, Dimensions
 
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Maya Gallus
Maya Gallus is a director, writer and producer, known for Derby Crazy Love (2014); The Mystery of Mazo De La Roche (2012); Dish- Women, Waitressing & the Art of Service (2010); Girl Inside (2007); Punch Like A Girl (2008); Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality (1997); Elizabeth Smart: On The Side of the Angels (1991).
 
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Lily Mariye
Actress, ER
Lily Mariye is best known for her role as Lily Jarvik on ER (1994) for its entire 15 season run. An award-winning theatre actress/dancer/singer, she was discovered by agent Joan Scott in the LA stage production of Elizabeth Swados musical, Runaways. She is now a TV and film director, directing "Nashville," "The Fosters" and "Just Add Magic," after her feature film debut...
 
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Vittoria Colonna
Writer, Sandboy
Vittoria Colonna is a writer, director and producer. Growing up between Ireland and Italy, Vittoria was influenced to study fine art painting in Rome's L'Accademia di Belle Arti. Having trained as an Opera singer in Tuscany, she then continued in the performing arts, finishing her studies at the Gaiety school of Acting in Dublin 2004. Later she turned to directing where she found her niche...
 
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Anne Aghion
As a filmmaker, Anne Aghion has been drawn to places as far-ranging as rural Rwanda, the ice fields of Antarctica and the slums of Managua. She has been praised by critics both as a director of unique and poetic vision, and a documentarian who conveys a strong sense of the people and places she covers...
 
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Kim Cummings
Director, In Montauk
Kim Cummings was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Clearwater, Florida when she was six-years-old, where she lived until attending college at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father, Robert Cummings (not the actor), was a Systems Analyst and her mother, Marie Cummings is an artist. Cummings...
 
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Holly Dale
Holly Dale is one of Canada's premiere film and television directors who has been making award-winning television and cinema for the past twenty-five years. She exhibits great versatility in her craft directing Television Pilots, Series, and Movies of the Week, as well as numerous Commercials, Documentaries...
 
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Su Friedrich
Director, Sink or Swim
Su Friedrich is a New York-based filmmaker who writes, directs, photographs and edits. She currently teaches film and video production at Princeton University.
 
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Joan Micklin Silver
Director, Hester Street
As a successful director working both inside and outside the Hollywood studio system, Joan Micklin Silver has been a true lamplighter. Garnering a steady stream of awards and box office successes, she has proved herself time and again as one of the most important woman directors to come out of the United States...
 
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Anne Buford
Director, Elevate
 
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Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
 
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Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
 
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Jennifer Venditti
Casting Department, Zoolander
Director Jennifer Venditti makes her directorial debut with "Billy The Kid". Venditti started her New York City based casting agency JV8INC in 1998. Traveling all over the world, street scouting real people for advertising, fashion, and film she discovers an inspired repertoire of diverse talent otherwise ignored by traditional casting methods...
 
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Floria Sigismondi
Director, The Runaways
Floria Sigismondi is a photographer and director. Apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing music videos. Her trademark dilating, jittery camerawork, noticeable as early as her video for Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", has been replicated by a great number of directors since...
 
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Fina Torres
FINA TORRES is currently a director/producer who brings experience from all areas of filmmaking to the role. After studying design, photography and journalism in Venezuela, Torres moved to Paris, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in cinematography from the Institute de Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques...
 
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Anna Mastro
Director, Walter
 
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Molly Green
Casting Department, Thor
 
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Chiemi Karasawa
Miscellaneous Crew, Adaptation.
 
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Jessie Deeter
Producer/Director Jessie Deeter's most recent award-winning documentary, A Revolution in Four Seasons, premiered at the Hot Docs film festival in 2016. Her producing and directing credits include Spark: A Burning Man Story, which debuted at SXSW in 2013 and Death by Fire which opened PBS's FRONTLINE season in 2010...
 
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Sara St. Onge
Director, Molly Maxwell
Sara St. Onge is a writer and director who was born in Canada, but spent her formative years in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000 with a degree in photography, but never attended film school. Her films have screened at major festivals such as Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and MOMA. She lives in Toronto.
 
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Joan Tewkesbury
Actress, Nashville
Joan Tewkesbury began her career at age ten as a dancer in The Unfinished Dance. A few years later she appeared as an Ostrich, an Indian and Mary Martin's flying understudy in Jerome Robbin's Peter Pan. She attended University of Southern California, became a choreographer, a theatre director, a script supervisor for Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs...
 
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Kalyanee Mam
Cinematographer, Inside Job
 
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Jenn Page
Jenn Page has directed and produced multiple feature films, branded series, music videos, live stage shows, and a TV talk show. Determined and passionate, Jenn has a reputation for taking on tough projects and leading them to excel against the odds. Although she's directed in almost every genre, she's most drawn to romantic dramedy and musical projects...
 
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Whoopi Goldberg
Self, The View
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway...
 
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Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Television producer and writer, usually developing TV shows for strong female characters.
 
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Steph Green
Director, The Americans
Steph Green is an Oscar nominated film and TV director. Selected as one of Creativity Magazine's Top Directors to Watch and Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Steph has worked extensively in Ireland. Steph has been honored at Cannes Lions and Young Guns advertising festivals, as...
 
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Jane Weinstock
Director, Easy