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This year is TCFF XII’s 100 Years of the CineMAN – a celebration of incredible women in Hollywood. It’s a sad fact that it’s not uncommon to see a list of the one hundred highest-grossing movies of most recent years and have only TWO directed by women. TWO!

We want to shine the spotlight on these remarkable female filmmakers, showing off their cinematic accomplishments and raw talent, and teach Hollywood a thing or two about how it should be done.

The Directors of the Official US Selection at TCFF XII, from left to right, top to bottom:

  1. Nancy Buirski – By Sidney Lumet
  2. Claire Carre – Embers
  3. Bonni Cohen – Audrie & Daisy
  4. Darcy Dennett – The Champions
  5. Deborah Riley Draper – Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
  6. Heidi Ewing – Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
  7. Maya Forbes – Infinitely Polar Bear
  8. Jenny Gage – All This Panic
  9. Vanessa Gould – Obit
  10. Rachel Grady – Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
  11. Chris Hegedus – Unlocking the Truth
  12. Mariel Heller – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  13. Cheryl Miller Houser – Generation Startup
  14. Kristi Jacobson – Solitary
  15. Vicky Jenson – Shrek
  16. Kirsten Johnson – Cameraperson
  17. Ingrid Jungermann – Women Who Kill
  18. Logan Kibens – Operator
  19. Jennifer Lee – Frozen
  20. Kamala Lopez – Equal Means Equal
  21. Maris Curran – Five Nights in Maine
  22. Amanda Marsails – Echo Park
  23. Meera Menon – Equity
  24. Rebecca Miller – Maggie’s Plan
  25. Meghan O’Hara – The C Word
  26. Ferne Pearlstein – The Last Laugh
  27. Dawn Porter – Trapped
  28. Kelly Reichardt – Certain Women
  29. Patricia Riggen – The 33
  30. Andrea Scott – Florence, Arizona
  31. Sophie Goodhart – My Blind Brother
  32. Penelope Spheeris – Wayne’s World
  33. Elyse Steinberg – Weiner
  34. Lydia Tengalia – Jerimiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
  35. Nanfu Wang – Hooligan Sparrow
  36. Sue Williams – Death by Design