Women directors and screenwriters make up half of Filmmaker Magazine's 2014 list of the New Faces of Independent Film. Spanning narrative helmers and documentarians, studio collaborators and experimental artists, the 13 women named on the list are a diverse lot.
Among them are New York-Based Frances Bodomo, whose short "Afronauts" explores Zambia's aborted space program; Annie Silverstein, whose short "Skunk" won the Best Student Short prize at Cannes this year; Ana Lily Amirpour, whose "Iranian vampire spaghetti western" has become a festival favorite; and Heidi Saman, a producer at NPR's Fresh Air who strives to balance her 9-5 journalism career with her after-work passion for cinema.
Here are Filmmaker Magazine's female Faces of Independent FIlm. Shorts (generally less than an hour long) are in quotation marks; features are italicized:
Frances Bodomo - "Boneshaker," "Afronauts"
Jodie Mack - "Dusty Stacks of Mom"
Jessica Dimmock + Christopher LaMarca - Boone, "Brick"
Jamey Phillips - Untitled Bill Cosby Documentary
Annie Silverstein - "Skunk," The Great Madness
Gina Telaroli - Stages, Traveling Light, Here’s to the Future!
Ana Lily Amirpour - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Bad Batch
Janicza Bravo - "Gregory Goes Boom," "Pauline Alone"
Lily Henderson - About a Mountain
Nicole Riegel - Untitled Cary Fukunaga film, untitled Justin Lin film, Lynch
Charlotte Glynn - Rachel, "The Immaculate Reception"
Heidi Saman - "The Maid," Namour
Lev Kalman + Whitney Horn - "Blondes in the Jungle," L for Leisure, "Peruvian Bodies," Two Planes and a Fancy
[via Filmmaker Magazine]