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Cristina Ibarra: Passionate ‘Genius’ at the Southern Border

Cristina Ibarra
Cristina Ibarra is a documentary filmmaker, known for making movies that explore life at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Female Filmmakers Dominate Sundance in 2021

Sundance Film Festival, which will take place online and on satellite screenings in select locations across the US, has announced the films it will feature in this year’s festival. This is going to be a good year for female filmmakers: across the full slate of films featured at Sundance this year, 50% (69 out of 139) were directed by one or more women (The full list of films that will be featured can be found here), and 50% of filmmakers across the slate are also people of color.… read more.

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The Best of Sundance From Female Filmmakers

Now that I’ve had some time to recover from Sundance, I’d like to present the best films that I saw from female filmmakers at this year’s festival.

There were some standout films from returning female filmmakers on the mountains. At the same time, it was also nice to discover some new filmmakers to keep an eye on.… read more.

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Women directors debut diverse, impactful stories at Sundance

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival inches closer to gender parity with 48 percent of the competition films directed by women.
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‘Miss Americana’ trailer released, more from Sundance 2020

Netflix has released the trailer for director Lana Wilson’s highly anticipated Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana (available to stream on January 31, 2020).

***Updated as of 1/22/20***

Of the 65 directors in Sundance’s four competition categories, 46 percent are women. The lineup of the festival – which will run from January 23-February 3- was announced this week, sparking social media trends for Taylor Swift and her highly-anticipated documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana along with director Julie Taymor’s Gloria Steinem biopic, The Glorias.read more.

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Sundance ‘Breaking Barriers’ Panel Highlights Women Filmmakers

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hosted a much-needed panel at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in front of an eager and excited crowd. Women Breaking Barriers: Where Are We Now? took place on Jan 26 at the Packed Sundance TV Lounge, moderated by HFPA members Elisabeth Sereda and Silvia Bizio, including award-winning producer Cassian Elwes, Golden Globe-winning actress/producer Octavia Spencer, Golden Globe-winning actress Jenna Elfman and Golden Globe-winning actress and producer Kyra Sedgwick.read more.

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