Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

News
by Kerensa Cadenas
December 4, 2012 1:00 PM
0 Comments
  • |

Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women.  That's just 20%.

While there are many strong and worthy contenders in this category -- we are big fans of The Invisible War -- there are many other really excellent women-directed documentaries released this year that most certainly could have made this list including Lauren Greenfield’s Queen of Versailles, Sarah Burns’ Central Park Five, Amy Berg’s West of Memphis and Lisa Immordino Vreeland's Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel.

Here are the women directed features:

Alison Klayman - Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing –Detropia

Rory Kennedy - Ethel

Oscar Documentary Nomination Shortlist Includes 'Searching for Sugarman,' 'The Imposter, 'The Invisible War.' (Slash Film)

Oscar documentary shortlist announced (DocGeeks)

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

0 Comments

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Half of Sarajevo Film Fest Doc Contenders ...
  • Amma Asante Inspires Women Filmmakers ...
  • New York's Women’s Project Theater Hires ...
  • 17% of Venice Film Fest's Main Lineup ...
  • Trailer Watch: Dear White People Tackles ...
  • You're the Worst: Misanthropes In L ...
  • Amanda de Cadenet on Becoming the Newest ...
  • Trailer Watch: Fifty Shades of Grey ...
  • First-Time Female Filmmakers Take Home ...
  • Only 10% of Toronto Lineup So Far Directed ...