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Less than 10% of Oscar-Eligible Films Directed by Women

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by Inkoo Kang
December 17, 2013 4:45 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have released their list of films eligible for the 2014 Oscars, and of the 289 films that qualified for Oscar consideration, a paltry 25, or 8.6%, were from female filmmakers. (This does not include the Academy Awards' documentary category, where women made up a third of the shortlist.) The 8.6% figure simply reflects the status quo, where only about 9% of American films are made by women. 

At this juncture, the likeliest Oscar bet on a woman director is Jennifer Lee's FrozenOf the women-directed films, Enough Said is arguably the biggest recipient of critical praise, but the Academy has never shown Nicole Holofcener any love. 

To qualify for the 86th Academy Awards, a film must be exhibited for at least seven days in a Los Angeles County theater by the end of the year and last longer than 40 minutes. 

Scroll down for the list of Oscar-eligible films directed by women: 

ADORE - Anne Fontaine

AFTERNOON DELIGHT - Jill Soloway

AUGUSTINE - Alice Winocour

AUSTENLAND - Jerusha Hess

BALLAD OF RUSTOM - Ajita Suchitra Veera

BLACK NATIVITY - Kasi Lemmons

THE BLING RING - Sofia Coppola

BRAVE MISS WORLD (doc) - Cecilia Peck

CARRIE - Kimberly Peirce

ENOUGH SAID - Nicole Holofcener

EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN - Ana Piterbarg

FILL THE VOID - Rama Burshtein

FROZEN - Co-directed by Jennifer Lee

GIRL MOST LIKELY - Co-directed Shari Springer Berman

HANNAH ARENDT - Margarethe von Trotta

IF I WERE YOU - Joan Carr Wiggin

IN A WORLD... - Lake Bell

THE LEGEND OF SARILA - Nancy Florence Savard

LORE - Cate Shortland

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED - Susanne Bier

99%: THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM (doc) - Co-directed by Audrey Ewell, Nina Krstic 

THE SQUARE (doc) - Jehane Noujaim 

THE TO DO LIST - Maggie Carey

THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL - Francesca Gregorini

WADJDA - Haifaa Al-Mansour

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