By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz June 9, 2011 at 3:50AM
Half of these are women!!! This is the first time the Female Factor has reached 50%! Parity!
Who makes exciting stories work on screen? Who is the person behind touching pictures, amazing film scenes and breathtaking moments in cinema? Ten directors from across Europe will be spotlighted as creative heads of passionate cinema in the sidebar "Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch" at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF, July 1 - 9, 2011). At the invitation of European Film Promotion (EFP) and KVIFF, they will present their films in this most attractive sidebar from July 3 - 4. The talent was selected by critics from the international trade magazine Variety. Most of them are first- and second-time directors and prize-winners from the international film festival circuit. The MEDIA Programme of the EU and the ten participating EFP member organisations are supporting the event. This year again sees HBO in the Czech Republic serving as the main sponsor. The directors below will be presenting their films at "Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch"
Alexandru Maftei HELLO! HOW ARE YOU? , Romania ISA: M-Appeal
Lisa Aschan ♀ SHE MONKEYS Sweden ISA: Yellow Affair
Claudio Cupellini A QUIET LIFE, Italy ISA: Beta
David DusaFLOWERS OF EVIL France Prod: Sciapode
Jannicke Systad Jacobsen ♀ TURN ME ON, GODDAMMIT, Norway ISA: Celsius
Yasemin Samdereli ♀ ALMANYA, Germany ISA: Beta
Zuzana Liová ♀ THE HOUSE aka DOM, Slovak Republic Prod: Fog n Desire
Valdís Oskarsdóttir ♀ KING'S ROAD, Iceland ISA: Beta
Hans Van Nuffel OXYGEN, Belgium ISA: Flanders Image
Ben Wheatley KILL LIST, U.K. ISA: Protagonist