30 Films about Women Directors

Here's a list of 30 films about women directors. I hope it helps film lovers dive in to participate in the 7th annual #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party, which runs throughout the month of September. This global celebration is D-I-Y. You get to choose how you want to celebrate. Solo Celebrations, House Parties, Twitter Chats, Community Screenings, Festivals, Panels, etc. etc. etc. What would you like to do?

Criteria for participation in the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party: Activities focus on films by women directors, respect intellectual property rights, and are celebratory in nature. #DirectedbyWomen is a mixed gender community open to EVERYONE who wants to explore, celebrate and enjoy films by women directors.

I hope you've been enjoying the celebration!

Barbara Ann O'Leary
Catalyst, #DirectedbyWomen

  • Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
  • Varda by Agnès
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood
  • Sisters of the Screen - African Women in the Cinema
  • In the Mirror of Maya Deren
  • Behind the White Glasses
  • Half the Picture
  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
  • Sisters in Cinema
  • Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film
  • Joan Micklin Silver: Encounters with the New York Director
  • Longing for Women: Dorothy Arzner
  • I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman
  • Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman
  • Binka: To Tell a Story About Silence
  • I Am Wanda
  • Lotte That Silhouette Girl
  • Filming Desire: A Journey Through Women’s Cinema
  • Lavender Limelight
  • Women of Vision
  • Films Directed by Women in the Silent Era
  • Calling the Shots
  • Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror
  • Cinéast(e)s
  • Trente tableaux
  • The Lost Garden: The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blache
  • Margery Wilson
  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
  • Golden Gate Girls