[I contributed several entries to this listicle, compiled by the Flip Screen team to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020]
As proven by the 2020 Oscars, who once again failed to nominate any female directors in its Best Director category, female directors are often sidelined. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, women only account for 12% of the directors working on the 100 highest grossing films of 2019, with 14% working on the top 500. Though this figure is up from recent years, it certainly does not do justice for the thousands of female filmmakers who are consistently creating incredible pieces of art, who will instead remain unnoticed by large production companies and as a result, the general public.
So for International Women’s Day 2020, Team Flip Screen have worked together to curate a list of 100 female directors – both present and past – whose work is truly outstanding.