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Chicago Critics Film Festival Celebrates Women Directors

The 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival raises the curtain on 24 highly-anticipated new films running May 17-23 at the Music Box Theatre. Nine of these 24 feature films are written and/or directed by women, holding steady at 37.5 percent from last year’s representation of female filmmakers.  

It’s a strong group of films, many of which have taken home Grand Jury Prizes and nominations from prestigious festivals such as SXSW and Sundance.read more.

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Sundance increases number of women directors

This year’s Sundance Film Festival (Park City/Salt Lake City, Utah) will be different. What makes it different is the presence of female-directed movies – close to 42 percent, according to Women and Hollywood report.

With a four percent overall increase from last year, female-directed films will be featured in various categories, including large percentages in the U.S.read more.

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