My favourite female filmmakers

by Koyaanisqatsi4 | created - 03 Oct 2012 | updated - 14 Sep 2013 | Public

This is a list of my favourite female filmmakers.

1. Nadine Labaki

Actress | Capharnaüm

Nadine Labaki was born on February 18, 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an actress and writer, known for Capernaum (2018), Where Do We Go Now? (2011) and Caramel (2007). She has been married to Khaled Mouzanar since October 2007.

2. Annemarie Jacir

Writer | Milh Hadha al-Bahr

Annemarie Jacir was born on January 17, 1974 in Bethlehem, Palestine. She is a writer and producer, known for Salt of This Sea (2008), When I Saw You (2012) and Like Twenty Impossibles (2003).

3. Cherien Dabis

Producer | Amreeka

Cherien Dabis was born on November 27, 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Amreeka (2009), Ramy (2019) and May in the Summer (2013).

4. Susan Youssef

Director | Habibi Rasak Kharban

Susan Youssef is the writer/director of two dramatic features, a documentary, and seven shorts that have been official selections of film festivals such as Venice, Toronto International, and Sundance, as well as have been programmed in museums including Tate Modern, New Museum, and Museum of Modern...

5. Hiam Abbass

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Hiam Abbass was born on November 30, 1960 in Nazareth, Israel. She is known for her work on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), The Visitor (2007) and Inheritance (2012).

6. Céline Sciamma

Writer | Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Céline Sciamma was born on November 12, 1980 in Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France. She is a writer and director, known for Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Tomboy (2011) and Water Lilies (2007).

7. Mia Hansen-Løve

Director | L'avenir

Cinema came into Mia Hansen-Løve's life when she was eighteen, as Olivier Assayas made her start as an actress in Late August, Early September (1998). Two years later, he gave her the part of "Aline" in his Les destinées (2000). Their artistic collaboration was coupled by a union in real ...

8. Icíar Bollaín

Director | Te doy mis ojos

Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, ...

9. Andrea Arnold

Director | American Honey

Andrea Arnold was born on April 5, 1961 in Dartford, Kent, England as Andrea P. Arnold. She is an actress and director, known for American Honey (2016), Fish Tank (2009) and Red Road (2006).

10. Claire Denis

Director | High Life

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for High Life (2018), Beau travail (1999) and 35 Shots of Rum (2008).

11. Catherine Breillat

Writer | À ma soeur!

Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies....

12. Jane Campion

Writer | The Piano

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...

13. Niki Caro

Director | Whale Rider

Niki Caro is a New Zealand film director and screenwriter, born in 1967. Caro was born in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. She was educated first at the Kadimah College in Auckland, and then the Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. The School is a private girls' school, and ranks ...

14. Haifaa Al-Mansour

Director | Wadjda

Haifaa Al Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of the most significant cinematic figures in the Kingdom. She finished her bachelor's degree in Literature at the American University in Cairo and completed a Master's degree in Directing and Film Studies from ...

15. Sophie Letourneur

Director | La vie au ranch

Sophie Letourneur is a director and writer, known for Chicks (2009), La tête dans le vide (2004) and Les coquillettes (2012).



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