According to a study last year by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, women directed only 7% of the 250 top- grossing films in 2014. That figure underscored a known problem in Hollywood, and though the proportions of female to male filmmakers are far better in Europe, women simply aren’t getting the same opportunities to share their voices and visions as their male counterparts.
That imbalance explains why Variety magazine partnered with European Film Promotion and the Sydney Film Festival to showcase 10 of Europe’s most promising distaff talents. The line-up clearly demonstrates the incredible diversity of subject matter and style being practised by women storytellers today.
, Chief International Film Critic, Variety
For additional information on the featured films and filmmakers visit efp-online.com.
Sydney Film Festival welcomes the following filmmakers to the 2016 Festival:
Mirjana Karanovic ́, Vangelis Mourikis, Sara Jordenö, Frederikke Aspöck, Nicolette Krebitz