women filmmakers

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1. Maya Deren

Director | Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father, a psychiatrist, and her mother, an artist, she fled the pogroms against Russian Jews. She studied journalism and political science in at Syracuse University in New York, finishing her BA at NYU in June 1936 and ...

2. Pilar Miró

Director | El perro del hortelano

Born to a military family. Attends law studies before starting a newspaper career. In 1960 starts on TV. Joins the Socialist Party in 1976 and conducts the electoral campaign in 1982 and in the same year she is designated General Director of Cinema. Resigning in 1985, the next year she joins the ...

3. Doris Wishman

Director | Satan Was a Lady

Doris Wishman was born on June 1, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA. She was a director and producer, known for Satan Was a Lady (2001), Diary of a Nudist (1961) and Nude on the Moon (1961). She was married to Louis Silverman and Jack Abrahms. She died on August 10, 2002 in Miami, Florida, USA.

4. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She was a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Faces Places (2017) and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). She was married to Jacques Demy. She died on March 29, 2019 in Paris, France.

5. Lucrecia Martel

Director | La mujer sin cabeza

Born in 1966 in Salta in the North of Argentina,Lucrecia Martel settled down in Buenos Aires where she attended the ENERC (National Film School). She started by directing a few shorts among which Dead King (1995), which garnered several awards in the international film festival circuit. From 1995 to...

6. Lina Wertmüller

Writer | Pasqualino Settebellezze

Lina Wertmüller was born on August 14, 1928 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich. She is a writer and director, known for Seven Beauties (1975), The Basilisks (1963) and Swept Away (1974). She was previously married to Enrico Job.

7. Jennifer Kent

Director | The Babadook

Jennifer Kent was born in 1969 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is an actress and director, known for The Babadook (2014), The Nightingale (2018) and Monster (2005).

8. Mary Harron

Director | American Psycho

Mary Harron (born January 12, 1953) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. She gained recognition for her role in writing and directing several independent films, including I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), American Psycho (2000), and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005). She co-wrote American Psycho and ...

9. Dylan Greenberg

Actress | Dark Prism

Dylan Greenberg got an early foothold into the art world; by the time she was 15 she was performing in East Village clubs and dive bars, releasing a full length synth pop album as "Disck" and ending up with a photo spread in NY Times Magazine. When she was 17, she directed her first feature film "...

10. Larisa Shepitko

Director | Voskhozhdenie

Larisa Shepitko was born on January 6, 1938 in Artyomovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Larisa Yefimovna Shepitko. She was a director and writer, known for The Ascent (1977), Heat (1963) and You and Me (1971). She was married to Elem Klimov. She died on July 2, 1979.

11. Rayhana Obermeyer

Director | À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer

Rayhana Obermeyer is an actress and director, known for I Still Hide to Smoke (2016), Let Them Come (2015) and Paris Prestige (2016).

12. Mimí Derba

Actress | Las colegialas

Althought most of her career was before the cameras, Mimí Derba is better remembered as the first woman director in Mexico (and perhaps in Latin America). On 1917, when Mexican screens were filled by italian melodramas of "divas", Derba organized one of the very first Mexican production companies: ...

13. 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, ...

14. Agnieszka Holland

Director | Pokot

Agnieszka Holland was born 28 of November 1948 in Warsaw but went to Czechoslovakia to study film directing at FAMU in Prague. She began her film career working in Poland with Krzysztof Zanussi as assistant director, and Andrzej Wajda as her mentor. She wrote several scripts with Wajda before ...

15. Kimberly Peirce

Director | Boys Don't Cry

Kimberly Peirce was born on September 8, 1967 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Stop-Loss (2008) and Carrie (2013).

16. Chantal Akerman

Director | Je tu il elle

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), The Meetings of Anna (1978) and A Couch in New York (1996). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.

17. Claudia Llosa

Director | La teta asustada

Claudia Llosa was born on November 15, 1976 in Lima, Peru. She is a director and writer, known for The Milk of Sorrow (2009), Madeinusa (2006) and Loxoro (2012).

18. Ida Lupino

Actress | High Sierra

Ida was born in London to a show business family. In 1933, her mother brought Ida with her to an audition and Ida got the part her mother wanted. The picture was Her First Affaire (1932). Ida, a bleached blonde, came to Hollywood in 1934 and played small and insignificant parts. Peter Ibbetson (...

19. Safi Faye

Director | Mossane

Safi Faye was born on November 22, 1943 in Dakar, Senegal. She is a director and actress, known for Mossane (1996), Kaddu Beykat (1976) and Fad'jal (1979).

20. Gracia Querejeta

Director | Siete mesas de billar francés

Gracia Querejeta was born on August 13, 1962 in Madrid, Spain. She is a director and writer, known for Siete mesas de billar francés (2007), Cordelias (2014) and By My Side Again (1999).

21. Isabel Coixet

Director | The Secret Life of Words

Isabel Coixet was born on April 9, 1960 in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Isabel Coixet Castillo. She is a director and writer, known for The Secret Life of Words (2005), My Life Without Me (2003) and The Bookshop (2017).

22. Rose Troche

Director | Go Fish

Rose Troche was born in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Go Fish (1994), The Safety of Objects (2001) and Bedrooms and Hallways (1998).

23. Patricia Cardoso

Director | Real Women Have Curves

Patricia Cardoso is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. She was the first Latinx woman to receive a Sundance Audience Award and a Student Academy Award®. Cardoso's feature film, "Real Women Have Curves," was a box office and critical success and has become a landmark of Latinx cinema. ...

24. Lucía Puenzo

Writer | XXY

Lucía Puenzo was born on November 28, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a writer and director, known for XXY (2007), The German Doctor (2013) and The Fish Child (2009).

25. Marjane Satrapi

Director | Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi was born on November 22, 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She is a director and actress, known for Persepolis (2007), The Voices (2014) and Chicken with Plums (2011). She is married to Mattias Ripa. She was previously married to Reza.

26. Ana Lily Amirpour

Director | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour was born on July 25, 1976 in Margate, Kent, England. She is a director and writer, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), The Bad Batch (2016) and A Little Suicide (2012).

27. Mary Lambert

Director | Pet Sematary

Mary Lambert was born in 1951 in Helena, Arkansas, USA. She is known for her work on Pet Sematary (1989), Madonna: Like a Prayer (1989) and The In Crowd (2000). She is married to Jerome Gary.

28. Niki Caro

Director | Whale Rider

Niki Caro is a New Zealand film director and screenwriter, born in 1967. Caro was born in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. She was educated first at the Kadimah College in Auckland, and then the Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. The School is a private girls' school, and ranks ...

29. Ana Mariscal

Actress | Una sombra en la ventana

Ana Mariscal was born on July 31, 1923 in Madrid, Spain as Ana María Rodríguez-Arroyo Mariscal. She was an actress and director, known for Una sombra en la ventana (1945), Segundo López, aventurero urbano (1953) and A Man on the Road (1949). She was married to Valentín Javier. She died on ...

30. Genevieve Nnaji

Actress | Road to Yesterday

Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing ...

31. Chika Anadu

Director | B for Boy

Chika Anadu is a director and writer, known for B for Boy (2013), Girl and Ava (2010).

32. Tope Oshin

Director | Shuga

Named as one of the Okay100 Women of 2017 by OkayAfrica, Tope Oshin is a severally awarded filmmaker who has directed over 7,000 hours of TV & film content. These consist of up to 750 episodes of some of Africa's biggest drama series like MTV Shuga, Tinsel, Hotel Majestic, Hush, Castle & Castle, ...

33. Akosua Adoma Owusu

Producer | On Monday of Last Week

Akosua Adoma Owusu (born January 1, 1984) is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker, producer and cinematographer whose films and installation work address the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness." Owusu interprets Du Bois' notion of ...

34. Rosa Mia

Actress | Tumbando caña

Rosa Mia was born in 1925. She was an actress and director, known for Tumbando caña (1956), Roberta (1951) and Kamandag (1959). She died on November 28, 2006.

35. Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Director | Muro-ami

Marilou Diaz-Abaya was born on March 30, 1955 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She was a director and producer, known for Muro-ami (1999), New Moon (2001) and In the Navel of the Sea (1998). She was married to Manolo Abaya. She died on October 8, 2012 in Taguig City, Metro Manila.

36. Marguerite Duras

Writer | Le camion

Ms. Duras was born in southern Vietnam and lost her father at age 4. The family savings of 20 years bought the family a small plot in Cambodia, but everything was lost in a single season's flooding. The disaster killed her mother as a result. After high school in Saigon, Ms. Duras left Indochina to...

37. Antonia Bird

Director | Priest

Antonia Bird was born on May 27, 1951 in London, England. She was a director and producer, known for Priest (1994), Face (1997) and Ravenous (1999). She was married to Ian Ilett. She died on October 24, 2013 in London.

38. Dunia Ayaso

Director | La isla interior

Dunia Ayaso was born in 1961 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. She was a director and writer, known for The Island Inside (2009), El grito en el cielo (1998) and Chill Out! (2003). She died on February 28, 2014 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

39. Sara Gómez

Director | De cierta manera

Sara Gómez was born in 1943 in Cuba. She was a director and writer, known for One Way or Another (1977), ...y tenemos sabor (1967) and Una isla para Miguel (1968). She died in 1974.

40. Hala Khalil

Director | Ahla al awkat

Hala Khalil obtained a degree in film directing in 1992 from the Cairo Film School and started her career by writing and directing short films and documentaries. Her short film The Kite (1997) traveled to many film festivals and won several awards and international acclaim. Khalil has written and ...

42. Aleksandra Khokhlova

Actress | Po zakonu

Aleksandra Khokhlova was born on October 4, 1897 in Berlin, Germany as Aleksandra Sergeyevna Khokhlova. She was an actress and assistant director, known for By the Law (1926), Luch smerti (1925) and Vasha znakomaya (1927). She was married to Lev Kuleshov and Konstantin Khokhlov. She died on August ...

43. Alla Surikova

Director | Moskovskie kanikuly

Alla Surikova was born on November 6, 1940 in Kiev, Ukraine as Alla Isaakovna Surikova. She is a director and writer, known for Moskovskie kanikuly (1995), E=mc² (1998) and Choknutye (1991).

44. Margarida Cordeiro

Editor | Trás-os-Montes

Margarida Cordeiro was born in 1939 in Mogadouro, Portugal as Margarida Martins Cordeiro. She is an editor and director, known for Trás-os-Montes (1976), Ana (1982) and Rosa de Areia (1989).

45. Noémia Delgado

Editor | Contos Fantásticos

Daughter of Luís Delgado (b. 21 Aug 1900, d. 8 Dec 1986) and wife Judite da Conceição de Freitas.

46. Teresa Villaverde

Director | Colo

Teresa Villaverde was born on May 18, 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal as Teresa Villaverde Cabral. She is a director and writer, known for Colo (2017), Two Brothers, My Sister (1994) and Trance (2006).

47. Sabrina Fidalgo

Writer | Personal Vivator

Sabrina Fidalgo is a writer and director, known for The Staff (2013), Rainha (2016) and Black Berlim (2009).

48. Laurice Guillen

Director | Tanging Yaman

Laurice Guillen was born on January 29, 1947 in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. She is a director and actress, known for A Change of Heart (2000), Nagalit ang buwan sa haba ng gabi (1983) and Sana dalawa ang puso ko (1995). She was previously married to Johnny Delgado.

49. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Producer | Angry Inuk

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is a producer and director, known for Angry Inuk (2016), Lumaajuuq (2010) and The Embargo Project (2015).

50. Alba González de Molina

Director | Julie

Alba González de Molina is a director and writer, known for Julie (2016), Las Flores de Jericó and La Hora de la Merienda (2017).

51. Ava DuVernay

Producer | Queen Sugar

A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...

52. Antonia San Juan

Actress | Todo sobre mi madre

Antonia San Juan was born on March 22, 1961 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. She is an actress and director, known for All About My Mother (1999), The Platform (2019) and La China (2005).

54. Reina Gossett

Director | Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Reina Gossett is a director and writer, known for Happy Birthday, Marsha! (2017), Mudbound (2017) and Atlantic is a Sea of Bones (2017).

55. Sydney Freeland

Director | Drunktown's Finest

Sydney Freeland was born on October 29, 1980 in Gallup, New Mexico, USA. She is known for her work on Drunktown's Finest (2014), Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) and Hoverboard (2012).

56. Josiane Balasko

Actress | Gazon maudit

Josiane Balasko was born on April 15, 1950 in Paris, France as Josiane Balaskovic. She is an actress and writer, known for French Twist (1995), A French Gigolo (2008) and The Hedgehog (2009). She has been married to George Aguilar since June 12, 2003. She was previously married to Philippe Berry.

57. Maria de Medeiros

Actress | Pulp Fiction

Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher.

Studied at Lycée ...

58. Virginie Despentes

Writer | Baise-moi

Virginie Despentes was born on June 13, 1969 in Nancy, France as Virginie Daget. She is a writer and director, known for Baise-moi (2000), Bye Bye Blondie (2012) and Mutantes (2009).

59. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (...

60. Giada Colagrande

Director | Padre

Giada Colagrande was born in Italy in 1975. She studied in Italy, Switzerland and Australia. In 1995 she began making video art and documentaries on contemporary art. From 1997 to 2000 she joined the art project VOLUME, making a series of video portraits of 7 contemporary artists: Jannis Kounellis,...

61. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Actress | Il est plus facile pour un chameau...

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was born on November 16, 1964 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for It's Easier for a Camel... (2003), Human Capital (2013) and Like Crazy (2016).

62. Edith Bruck

Writer | Andremo in città

Edith Bruck was born on May 3, 1932 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a writer and director, known for Andremo in città (1966), Improvviso (1979) and Playing with Love (1977). She was previously married to Nelo Risi.

63. Elvira Notari

Director | Ritorna all'onda

Elvira Notari was born on February 10, 1875 in Salerno, Campania, Italy. She was a director and actress, known for Ritorna all'onda (1914), È piccerella (1922) and Fantasia 'e surdate (1927). She was married to Nicola Notari. She died on December 17, 1946 in Cava de' Tirreni, Campania.

64. Gracia Querejeta

Director | Siete mesas de billar francés

Gracia Querejeta was born on August 13, 1962 in Madrid, Spain. She is a director and writer, known for Siete mesas de billar francés (2007), Cordelias (2014) and By My Side Again (1999).

65. Chus Gutiérrez

Director | Retorno a Hansala

Chus Gutierrez (Birth Name: María Jesús Gutiérrez) was born in Granada, Spain in 1962. In 1970, her family moved to Madrid. At the age of 17, she moved to London to learn English. At age 21, she moved to New York to study film-making at Global Village, under the tutelage of Fred Barney Taylor. Ms. ...

66. Josefina Molina

Director | Esquilache

Josefina Molina was born on November 14, 1936 in Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain as Josefina Molina Reig. She is a director and writer, known for Esquilache (1989), Entre naranjos (1998) and Night Function (1981).

67. Yolanda García Serrano

Writer | Km. 0

Yolanda García Serrano was born in 1958 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She is a writer and director, known for Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000), Love of Man (1997) and All Men Are the Same (1994).

68. Laura Mañá

Director | Palabras encadenadas

Laura Mañá was born on January 12, 1968 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Laura Mañá Alvarenga. She is an actress and director, known for Palabras encadenadas (2003), Compassionate Sex (2000) and La vida empieza hoy (2010).

69. Aitzpea Goenaga

Actress | Ya está

Aitzpea Goenaga was born in 1959 in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain. She is an actress and director, known for Ya está (2019), Sukalde kontuak (2009) and El porvenir es largo (2009).

70. Lydia Zimmermann

Director | Aro Tolbukhin - En la mente del asesino

Lydia Zimmermann was born on December 12, 1966 in Barcelona, Spain. She is an actress and director, known for Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002), Where the EDELWEISS are (2017) and Elisa K (2010).

71. Aziza Amir

Actress | Kaferi am khatiatak

Aziza Amir was born in 1901 in Damietta, Egypt as Mofeeda Mahmoud Ghoneim. She was an actress and writer, known for Pay for Your Sins (1933), My Daughter (1945) and Hadaya (1947). She was married to Mustafa el Shere3y, Ahmed El Shereay and Mahmood Dhulfeqar. She died in 1952.

72. Mary Queeny

Actress | Wakhz el damir

Mary Queeny was born in 1913 in Lebanon as Mary Younis. She was an actress and producer, known for A Guilty Conscience (1932), Son of the Nile (1952) and Nissae bila regal (1953). She died on November 25, 2003 in Cairo, Egypt.

73. Asya Dagher

Actress | Fatat mutamarrida

Asya Dagher was born in 1908 in Tannourin, Lebanon as Almaza Dagher. She was an actress and producer, known for A Rebellious Girl (1940), The Suspect (1942) and Banknote (1936). She died in 1986.

74. Haifaa Al-Mansour

Director | Wadjda

Haifaa Al Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of the most significant cinematic figures in the Kingdom. She finished her bachelor's degree in Literature at the American University in Cairo and completed a Master's degree in Directing and Film Studies from ...

75. Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi

Director | Sofia

Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi is a director and writer, known for Sofia (2018), Jennah (2014) and Días de cine (1991).

76. Annemarie Jacir

Writer | Milh Hadha al-Bahr

Annemarie Jacir was born on January 17, 1974 in Bethlehem, Palestine. She is a writer and producer, known for Salt of This Sea (2008), When I Saw You (2012) and Like Twenty Impossibles (2003).

77. Anna Biller

Director | Viva

Anna Biller is a writer and director who creates unique, female-focused, highly visual films. She has a BA from UCLA in art and an MFA from CalArts in art and film. Her first feature Viva played in film festivals all over the world and gained minor cult status, and her second feature The Love Witch...

78. Amy Holden Jones

Writer | The Resident

Amy Holden Jones is a writer and producer, known for The Resident (2018), Mystic Pizza (1988) and Black Box (2014). She is married to Michael Chapman.

79. Jen Soska

Actress | American Mary

Identical twins, writers, directors, actors even stunt players, the Soska sister's have always loved twisted film. Even at an early age, they devoured Stephen King novels, one after another as fast as they could read - and snuck into the over 18 sections at video stores, to critique the bloody ...

80. Sylvia Soska

Actress | American Mary

Identical twins, writers, directors, actors even stunt players, the Soska sister's have always loved twisted film. Even at an early age, they devoured Stephen King novels, one after another as fast as they could read - and snuck into the over 18 sections at video stores, to critique the bloody ...

81. Fran Rubel Kuzui

Producer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fran Rubel Kuzui is a producer and director, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Orgazmo (1997) and Angel (1999). She is married to Kaz Kuzui.

82. Laura Lau

Producer | Open Water

Laura Lau was born on March 31, 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Open Water (2003), Silent House (2011) and Grind (1997). She has been married to Chris Kentis since 1997. They have one child.

83. Julia Ducournau

Writer | Grave

Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She attended film school at La Fémis in Paris, where she studied screenwriting. In 2011, her short film JUNIOR won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, the horror movie RAW, won the coveted FIPRESCI ...

84. Hélène Cattet

Director | Amer

Hélène Cattet is a director and writer, known for Amer (2009), Let the Corpses Tan (2017) and The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013).

85. Jane Campion

Writer | The Piano

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...

86. Kei Fujiwara

Actress | Organ

Kei Fujiwara is an actress and cinematographer, known for Organ (1996), Id (2005) and The Neptune Factor (1973).

87. Jovanka Vuckovic

Director | XX

Jovanka Vuckovic is an award winning writer and filmmaker. She got her start in broadcasting as a visual effects artist, winning a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) for Best Visual Effects, then went on to edit the horror publication Rue Morgue Magazine for six and a half years. Her presence at the helm...

88. Catherine Hardwicke

Director | Twilight

Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA as Helen Catherine Hardwicke. She is a director and production designer, known for Twilight (2008), Thirteen (2003) and Lords of Dogtown (2005).

89. Debbie Rochon

Producer | Model Hunger

Debbie Rochon grew up in British Columbia, Canada. She was a child of the streets and victim of much abuse until she accidentally ended up in a featured extra role in Paramount's Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)!

The event changed her life, and she saved enough money to move to New ...

90. Lucile Hadzihalilovic

Writer | Évolution

Lucile Emina Hadzihalilovic was born on May 7, 1961 in Lyon, Rhône, France, to Bosnian parents and grew up in Morocco. She studied Art History and Film Directing at the IDHEC. She has been working in film industry since 1980's, as director, editor, writer and actress in both short and feature films...

91. Coralie Fargeat

Director | Revenge

Coralie Fargeat is a director and writer, known for Revenge (2017), Reality+ (2014) and Le télégramme (2003).

92. Sophia Takal

Actress | Green

Sophia Is An Astonishing Filmmaker & Actress Her Work Is Seen Through A Variety Of Lens Including All Kinds Of Genre Work. In Her Early Days In The Start Of Her Beginning In The Entertainment Industry She Worked On Several Short Films Some Of Which Were Weighed Upon By Viewers Since There Release. ...

93. Karyn Kusama

Director | The Invitation

Karyn Kusama was born on March 21, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Karyn K. Kusama. She is a director and producer, known for The Invitation (2015), Girlfight (2000) and Æon Flux (2005).

94. Leni Riefenstahl

Producer | Das blaue Licht - Eine Berglegende aus den Dolomiten

Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...

95. Deepa Mehta

Director | Fire

Deepa Mehta is a transnational artist and a screenwriter, director, and producer whose work has been called "courageous", "provocative" and "breathtaking". Her visually lush and emotionally resonating films have played at every major international film festival; receiving numerous awards and ...

96. Yasmin Ahmad

Director | Sepet

Yasmin Ahmad was born on January 7, 1958 in Bukit Treh, Muar, Johor, Malaysia. She was a director and writer, known for Chinese Eye (2004), Talentime (2009) and The Convert (2008). She died on July 25, 2009 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

97. T. Minh-ha Trinh

Director | Shoot for the Contents

T. Minh-ha Trinh is a director and writer, known for Shoot for the Contents (1992), Night Passage (2004) and Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989).

98. So Yong Kim

Director | Na-moo-eobs-neun san

She originally comes from Korea but also grew up in Los Angeles, USA.

100. Grace Lee

Director | American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee was born in Columbia, Missouri, USA. She is a director and producer, known for American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013), Barrier Device (2002) and Janeane from Des Moines (2012).



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