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Films Directed By Women

von Ally the Manic Listmaker
I created a comprehensive list of female film directors, because women are often underrepresented in the film industry. Please also see the Pinterest board. Topical: Films Co-Directed By Women Favorite Films Directed by Women A Woman’s Essence (films directed by women that capture the essence of being a woman) A Female Director A Day (discover a new female director each day) Female Directors on UBU Web Actresses Who Have Tried Their Hand at Directing Female Directors in Hollywood Female Directors Present on the Jonathan Rosenbaum 1000 Essentials List TV Episodes Directed by Women Women Who Direct… Mehr

I created a comprehensive list of female film directors, because women are often underrepresented in the film industry.

Please also see the Pinterest board.

Topical:
Films Co-Directed By Women
Favorite Films Directed by Women
A Woman’s Essence (films directed by women that capture the essence of being a woman)
A Female Director A Day (discover a new female director each day)
Female Directors on UBU Web
Actresses Who Have Tried Their Hand at Directing
Female Directors in Hollywood
Female Directors Present on the Jonathan Rosenbaum 1000 Essentials List
TV Episodes Directed by Women
Women Who Direct Documentaries:https://mubi.com/lists/women-who-direct-documentaries

By Country:
Films Directed by Danish Women
Films Directed by French Women
Films Directed by Polish Women
Films Directed by Portuguese Women created by chanandre / also includes other female filmmakers from across the world

Individual Female Director Lists:
Chantal Akerman
Dorothy Arzner
Laurence Ferreira Barbosa
Catherine Breillat
Jane Campion
Věra Chytilová
Isabel Coixet
Sofia Coppola
Catherine Corsini
Claire Denis
Marguerite Duras
Anne Fontaine
Alice Guy-Blaché
Barbara Hammer
Agnieszka Holland
Nicole Holofcener
Barbara Kopple
Diane Kurys
Valérie Lemercier
Claudia Llosa
Ida Lupino
Penny Marshall
Elaine May
Céline Sciamma
Agnès Varda
Margarethe von Trotta
Lina Wertmüller

Here is a list of female directors that you can check out:
Jennifer Abbott
Mona Achache
Liz Adams
Maren Ade MUBI
Carine Adler MUBI
Anne Aghion MUBI
Catalina Aguilar Mastretta
Josephine Ahnelt
Peggy Ahwesh MUBI
Susana Aiken MUBI
Mania Akbari MUBI
Ayo Akingbade
Chantal Akerman MUBI
Desiree Akhavan
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Myriam Alaux
Barbara Albert MUBI
Karin Albou MUBI
Lexi Alexander MUBI
Natalia Almada MUBI
Maud Alpi
Mercedes Álvarez MUBI
Suzana Amaral MUBI
Ann Ambrose (no profile on Auteurs/IMDB)
Shirel Amitay
Rachel Amodeo MUBI
Allison Anders MUBI
Jane Anderson MUBI
Laurie Anderson MUBI
Madeline Anderson IMDB
Jennifer Anderson-Bounds
Nancy Andrews
Nancy Andrews
Antouanetta Angelidi
Lucia Aniello
Eileen Anipare
Threes Anna MUBI
Kary Antholis
Alexandra Anthony
Emmanuelle Antille MUBI
Urszula Antoniak
Danielle Arbid
Georgia Sugimura Archer
Fanny Ardant
Jane Arden MUBI
Asia Argento MUBI
Sara Kathryn Arledge MUBI Experimental
Kristin Armfield
Gillian Armstrong MUBI
Andrea Arnold MUBI
Karen Arthur MUBI
Leslie Asako Gladsjø
Kayoko Asakura
Dinara Asanova
Amma Asante
Mari Asato
Joana Ascensão MUBI
Patsy Asch
Katie Aselton MUBI
Nadia Attia
Rania Attieh
Deborah Attoinese
Jacqueline Audry MUBI
Caroline Avery
Natalie Avital
Anna Axster
Florence Ayisi MUBI
Anna Azevedo MUBI
Rita Azevedo Gomes MUBI
Myriam Aziza
Lisa Azuelos MUBI

Beth B MUBI
Jamie Babbit MUBI
Selma Baccar MUBI
Yamina Bachir MUBI
Marina Rice Bader
Maria Rosa Badia
Alison Bagnall
Jennifer Baichwal
Pascale Bailly MUBI
Géraldine Bajard
Parisa Bakhtavar MUBI
Josiane Balasko MUBI
Sylvie Ballyot MUBI
Anne Bancroft MUBI
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
“Elizabeth Banks":http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Laurence Ferreira Barbosa MUBI
Céline Baril MUBI
Clio Barnard
Neema Barnette Link
Elsa Barrère
Shirley Barrett
Drew Barrymore MUBI
Sophie Barthes MUBI
Joy Batchelor MUBI
Patrícia Bateira MUBI
Sharron Bates IMDB
Signe Baumane
Pina Bausch
Cynthia Beatt
Aida Begic MUBI
Zoe Beloff
María Luisa Bemberg MUBI
Margot Benacerraf
Susie Benally
Miriam Bennett
Sadie Benning MUBI
Emmanuelle Bercot MUBI
Marie-Louise De Geer Bergenstråhle
Karin Berger MUBI
Zaida Bergroth
Eleanor Bergstein
Shari Springer Berman
Nicole-Lise Bernheim
Molly Bernstein
Madeleine Besson
Angela Bettis
Shana Betz
Radha Bharadwaj
Pippa Bianco
Susanne Bier MUBI
Kathryn Bigelow* MUBI
Anna Biller MUBI
Camille Billops
Dara Birnbaum ( IMDB
Simone Bitton MUBI
Stephanie Black
“Whitney Blake":http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Sara Blecher
Sarah-Violet Bliss
Beth Block
Alexis Bloom
Maria Blumencron MUBI
Bettina Blümner MUBI
Samantha Bode
Frances Bodomo
Anna Maria Bofarull MUBI
Icíar Bollaín MUBI
Sandrine Bonnaire MUBI
Lizzie Borden MUBI
Lizzy Borden
Ilaria Borrelli MUBI
Roselyne Bosch MUBI
Sabine Boss
Elisabeta Bostan MUBI
Nathalie Boutefeu MUBI
Laura Boulton ( NFB
Leyla Bouzid
Kansas Bowling
Rachel Boynton
Garrett Bradley
Cristina Braga
Liane Brandon MUBI
Charlotte Brandstrom MUBI
Janicza Bravo
Catherine Breillat MUBI French
Zabou Breitman MUBI French
Chantal Briet
Deborah Brock
Betzy Bromberg
Mary Bronstein
Katherine Brooks MUBI
Sara Broos
Erin Brown Thomas
Margaret Brown MUBI
“Valeria Bruni Tedeschi":http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Ellen Bruno
Nancy Buirski
Kristina Buozyte (Kristina Buožytė)
Colette Burson
Nanette Burstein

Lyric R. Cabral
Rosa Coutinho Cabral
Marie Caldera
Sophie Calle French
Ilinca Calugareanu
Domenica Cameron-Scorsese
Anna Campion
Jane Campion MUBI
Bonnie Camplin
Carla Camurati MUBI
Sheila Canavan
Dominique Cardona MUBI
Margarida Cardoso MUBI
Maggie Carey
Niki Caro MUBI
Ana Carolina MUBI
Axelle Carolyn
Erin Lee Carr
Celeste Carrasco MUBI
Albertina Carri MUBI
Louise Carrin
Christine Carrière
Maria João Carvalho MUBI
Xan Cassavetes
Zoe Cassavetes MUBI
Patricia Castaño
Hélène Cattet MUBI
Liliana Cavani MUBI
Lucía Cedrón MUBI
Christiane Cegavske
Una Celma MUBI
Carlotta Cerquetti
Gurinder Chadha MUBI
Anna Chai
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Mimi Chakarova
Laure Charpentier MUBI
Martine Chartrand ( NFB Canadian animator
Joan Chemla MUBI
Mariana Chenillo MUBI
Ayoka Chenzira
Maro Chermayeff
Mabel Cheung MUBI
Evelyn Spice Cherry ( NFB
Clara Chichin MUBI
Abigail Child
Lisa Cholodenko MUBI
Joyce Chopra MUBI
Deborah Chow MUBI
Christine Choy MUBI
Angela Christlieb MUBI
Stéphanie Chuat
Joan Churchill
“Vera Chytilová”:http://mubi.com/lists/vera-chytilova—2 MUBI
Maya Ciarrocchi
Michelle Citron MUBI
Shirley Clarke MUBI
Christina Clausen MUBI
Claire Clouzot
Katie Cokinos
Bonni Cohen
Isabel Coixet MUBI
Laurie Colbert
Martha Colburn ( IMDB
Janis Cole
Laura Colella
Elsa Colfach
Kathleen Collins Experimental
Nicole Conn
Linda Conner ( IMDB
Shari Cookson
Martha Coolidge MUBI
Emma Cooper
Sofia Coppola MUBI
Margarida Cordeiro MUBI
Catherine Corman
Catherine Corsini MUBI
Catarina Alves Costa
Petra Costa
Delphine Coulin
Muriel Coulin
Courteney Cox
Joan Craft
Judith Crawley ( NFB
Diane Crespo
Ximena Cuevas
Kim Cummings ( IMDB
Keren Cytter MUBI
Isabelle Czajka

Cherien Dabis MUBI
Jill D’Agnenica
Holly Dale
Hattie Dalton
Isabelle D’Amours MUBI
Courtney Daniels
Mireille Dansereau – Canadian
Joan Darling
Julie Dash MUBI
Byambasuren Davaa MUBI
Donna Davies ( IMDB
Julie Davis MUBI
Kate Davis
Tamra Davis
Zeinabu Irene Davis
Josée Dayan MUBI
Tacita Dean MUBI
Camille de Casabianca MUBI
Josephine Decker
Storm de Hirsch
Donna Deitch MUBI
Mijke de Jong
Liliane de Kermadec
Alix Delaporte
Maryann DeLeo
Jennifer DeLia
Anne Delporte MUBI
Julie Delpy MUBI
Maria de Medeiros
Claire Denis MUBI
Melissa de Raaf MUBI
Emilie Deleuze
Gaby Dellal
Savina Dellicour
Nadine Descendre
Flora Desprats
Sophie Deraspe MUBI
Maya Deren MUBI / UBUWeb
Virginie Despentes MUBI
Marina de Van MUBI
Alison De Vere shorts & TV
Claire Devers
Jennifer Devoldère MUBI
Saba Dewan MUBI
Autumn de Wilde
Ramona S. Diaz
Deborah Dickson
Omah Diegu not in database directed The Snake in My Bed (1995)
Emily DiPrimio
Lea Dizon
Leila Djansi
Assia Djebar
Lola Doillon
Leticia Dolera MUBI
Valérie Donzelli
Doris Dörrie
Annie Dorsen MUBI
Christine Dory
Maïmouna Doucouré
Isabelle Doval
Sara Driver MUBI
Tracy Droz Tragos
Danièle Dubroux
Martine Dugowson MUBI
Marie Dumora
Lena Dunham MUBI
Laurie Dunphy
“Kirsten Dunst":http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Cheryl Dunye MUBI
India Dupré
Zain Duraie
Marguerite Duras MUBI
Ava DuVernay MUBI
Marie Dvořáková MUBI
Susan Dynner
Nana Dzhordzhadze

Jessica Edwards
Debra Eisenstadt
Rachida El Garani
Sally El Hosaini
Elisa Eliash MUBI
Grace Elliott
Tracey Emin IMDB
Esther Eng
Ildikó Enyedi MUBI
Nora Ephron MUBI
Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Erotic Psyche (a group of filmmakers)
Cristina Escoda MUBI
Tanaz Eshaghian
Mel Eslyn
Michelle Esrick MUBI
Sarah-Laure Estragnat
Audrey Estrougo MUBI
Kim Evans
Heidi Ewing MUBI
Valie Export MUBI / UBUWeb

Agneta Fagerström-Olsson
Sabrina Farji MUBI
Vera Farmiga MUBI
Linda Feferman MUBI
Pascale Ferran MUBI
Renata Ferraz
Shana Feste
Hannah Fidell
Sally Field MUBI
Elisabeth Fies
Maria Finitzo MUBI
Jeanne Finley
Nicole Gomez Fisher
Coleen Fitzgibbon MUBI
Ann Marie Fleming
Mandie Fletcher
Elise Florenty MUBI
Susanna Fogel
Anne-Laure Folly
Nina Fonoroff
Anne Fontaine* MUBI
Katia Forbert MUBI
Maya Forbes
Amanda Forbis
Jodie Foster MUBI
Pia Frankenberg MUBI
Andrea Fraser MUBI
Megan Freels Johnston
Raquel Freire
Su Friedrich MUBI
Susan Frömke
Andrea Fuentes Charles
Kei Fujiwara
Abigail Fuller

Laura Gabbert
Clarisse Gabus
Lisa Marie Gamlem
Judita Gamulin
Geeta Gandbhir
Liz Garbus
Ana Maria Garcia
Nicole Garcia MUBI
Teresa Garcia
Mariah Garnett
Julie Gavras MUBI
Sarah Gavron MUBI
Janie Geiser
Anne Georget
Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
Razan Ghalayini
Margarida Gil MUBI
“Lillian Gish":http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Eloyce Gist
Lesli Linka Glatter
Elinor Glynn
Krisztina Goda MUBI
Fabienne Godet
Jill Godmilow MUBI
Sandra Goldbacher MUBI
Rachel Goldenberg
Dayna Goldfine
Amy Goldstein
Sara Gomez
Laura Gonçalves
Ellen Goosenberg Kent
Bette Gordon MUBI
Rachel Gordon MUBI
Tina Gordon Feste
Marleen Gorris* MUBI
Jacqueline Goss MUBI
Lisa Gottlieb MUBI
Maria Govan
Debra Granik
Amy Grappell MUBI
Jennifer Grausman
Francesca Gregorini
Megan Griffiths MUBI
Valeska Grisebach MUBI
Lourdes Grobet
Kristina Grozeva ( IMDB
Christina Grozik ( IMDB
Krystyna Gryczelowska
Yu Gu
Candy Guard"MUBI":http://mubi.com/cast_members/158570
Sandra Gugliotta
Valérie Guignabodet
Ana Luísa Guimarães
Laura Amelia Guzmán MUBI
Camila Guzmán Urzúa
Sabina Guzzanti
Lívia Gyarmathy

Lucile Hadzihalilovic MUBI
Barbara Hammer MUBI
Geneviève Hamon
Sumiko Haneda MUBI
Mia Hansen-Løve MUBI
Iram Haq
“Melora Hardin":http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Catherine Hardwicke MUBI
Margo Harkin
Amélie Harrault ( IMDB
Danielle Harris
Leslie Harris MUBI
Mary Harron MUBI
Julia Hart
Mona Hatoum MUBI
Linda Hattendorf MUBI
Jessica Hausner MUBI
Anne Heche MUBI
Amy Heckerling MUBI
Leslye Headland
Sonja Heiss MUBI
Marielle Heller
Annekatrin Hendel
Molly Hermann
Jeanne Herry
Lynn Hershman-Leeson
“Hafsia Herzi“:http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Dee Hibbert-Jones
Cynthia Hill
Eliza Hittman
Julie Hivon MUBI
Amy Hobby MUBI
Joanna Hogg
Agnieszka Holland MUBI
Anna Rose Holmer
Nicole Holofcener MUBI
Heddy Honigmann MUBI
Pirjo Honkasalo
Solveig Hoogesteijn
Gillian Horvat
Cheryl Miller Houser
Tiffany Hsiung
Sophie Huber MUBI
Faith Hubley
Ann Hui MUBI
Danièle Huillet MUBI
Eva Husson

Kristina Inčiūraitė MUBI
Allison Inman
Judy Irving
Debbie Isitt
Sarah Ivy

Annemarie Jacir
Lisa F. Jackson
Zoe Jackson IMDB
Jannicke Systad Jacobsen MUBI
Holly Jacobson
Sabrina Jaglom
Wanda Jakubowska
Krystyna Janda MUBI
Agnès Jaoui MUBI
Florence Jaugey MUBI
Laleen Jayamanne
Naomi Jaye – directed an entire feature in Yiddish.
“Marianne Jean-Baptiste":http://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing
Tamara Jenkins MUBI
Vicky Jenson
Liu Jiayin MUBI
Khaldiya Jibawi
Kirsten Johnson
Liza Johnson
Lana Jokel
Angelina Jolie
Amy Holden Jones
Fijona Jonuzi
Mary Jordan MUBI
Genie Joseph
Valérie Jouve MUBI
Pauline Julier MUBI

Wanuri Kahiu MUBI
Jessie Kahnweiler
Rinku Kalsy
Mischa Kamp
Deborah Kampmeier
Ellie Kanner
Sabrina B. Karine
Nancy D. Kates
Alante Kavaite
Naomi Kawase MUBI
Yaelle Kayam
Diane Keaton MUBI
Dorota Kędzierzawska MUBI
Maureen Kelleher ( IMDB
Marjorie Keller
Rory Kennedy
Jennifer Kent
Elza Kephart
Amanda Kernell MUBI
Maryam Keshavarz MUBI
Callie Khouri MUBI
Sarita Khurana
Beeban Kidron MUBI
Maggie Kiley MUBI
Patty Kim MUBI
So Yong Kim
Laura Kipnis
Alison Klayman
Sarah Klein
Carmen Klotz ( IMDB
Héléna Klotz MUBI
Diane Kolyer
Aneta Kopacz
Barbara Kopple MUBI
Salima Koroma
Lucie Králová
Jennifer M. Kroot MUBI
Ester Krumbachová MUBI
Vivian Kubrick
Martina Kudlácek MUBI
Diane Kurys* MUBI
Karyn Kusama
Nina Kusturica
Lyda Kuth
Nari Kye

Nadine Labaki MUBI
Jeanne Labrune MUBI
Marion Laine
Leida Laius MUBI Estonian
Sophie Laloy MUBI
Salomé Lamas
Evelyn Lambart MUBI | NFB
Rachel Lambert
Micheline Lanctôt MUBI
Penny Lane
Rachel Lang
Melissa Langer
Stéphanie Lansaque
Lisa Langseth
Janina Lapinskaitė MUBI
Shannon Lark
Chantal Lasbats MUBI
Laura Lau
Kathleen Laughlin ( IMDB
Mélanie Laurent
Talya Lavie
Isabelle Lavigne MUBI
Clara Law MUBI
Caroline Leaf MUBI
Isild Le Besco MUBI
Alexandra Leclère
Mimi Leder MUBI
Grace Lee
Jennifer Lee ( IMDB
Jeong-hyang Lee
Lisa Leeman
Michelle Lehman MUBI
Barbara Leibovitz
Natalia Leite
Sophie Lellouche
Suzanne Lemaître
Valérie Lemercier MUBI
Nolwenn Lemesle MUBI
Kasi Lemmons MUBI
Nanouk Leopold MUBI
Sophie Letourneur MUBI
Marilyn Levine ( IMDB
Naomi Levine ( IMDB
Helen Levitt MUBI
Lorraine Levy MUBI
Anne Lévy-Morelle MUBI
Torun Lian
Frieda Liappa MUBI
Caroline Link MUBI
Barbara Linkevitch
Jeanne Liotta MUBI
Christine Lipinska ( IMDB
Amanda Lipitz
Amy Lippman
Joanna Lipper
Zoe Lister-Jones
Hope Litoff
Renata Litvinova
Jiayin Liu
Jennie Livingston MUBI
Claudia Llosa* MUBI
Phyllida Lloyd MUBI
Elizabeth Lo
Elisabeth Löchen
“Sondra Locke”:https://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing/
Sharon Lockhart MUBI
Barbara Loden MUBI
Jacqueline Logan
Nadège Loiseau
Julia Loktev MUBI
Kim Longinotto MUBI
Julie Lopes-Curval MUBI
Marie Losier
Rose Lowder
Alice Lowe
Sabine Lubbe Bakker
Ivete Lucas
Nicole Lucas Haimes
Emma Luchini MUBI
Anna Luif MUBI
Kátia Lund
Ida Lupino MUBI
Joanna Lurie (animation)
Dana Lustig
Noémie Lvovsky MUBI
Tiina Lymi
Kendall Lynch
Shola Lynch MUBI

Jennifer Maas MUBI
Tina Mabry
Angelina Maccarone
Hettie Macdonald
Judith MacDougall
Jodie Mack
Alison Maclean MUBI
Madonna MUBI
Berit Madsen
Victoria Mahoney MUBI
Maïwenn MUBI
Hana Makhmalbaf MUBI
Marzieh Makhmalbaf MUBI
Samira Makhmalbaf MUBI
Sarah Maldoror MUBI
Justine Malle
Marilú Mallet MUBI
Kalyanee Mam
Haifaa Mansour MUBI
Pia Marais MUBI
Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė MUBI
Tonia Marketaki MUBI
Havana Marking
Constance Marks
Susan Marks
Amanda Marsalis
Jane Marsh ( NFB
Penny Marshall MUBI
Tonie Marshall MUBI
Caroline Martel MUBI
Lucrecia Martel MUBI
Catherine Martin MUBI
Darnell Martin
Laetitia Masson MUBI
Mara Mattuschka MUBI
Diana Matuzevičienė MUBI
Elaine May MUBI
Patricia Mazuy MUBI
Lorenza Mazzetti – mentioned in Siegfried Kracauer’s Theory of Film
Kate McCabe
Barbara McCullough
Catriona McKenzie MUBI
Johanna McKeon
Juliet McKoen
Sheila McLaughlin
Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Nancy Meckler MUBI
Inês de Medeiros
Maria de Medeiros
Mich Medvedoff
Ivy Meeropol
Stella Meghie
Deepa Mehta – Canadian; premiered her first film at Cannes
Marie Menken
Nina Menkes MUBI
Meera Menon
Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar MUBI
Agnès Merlet MUBI)
Márta Mészáros MUBI
Barbara Meter
Leah Meyerhoff “IMDB”:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1573783/
Nancy Meyers MUBI
Florence Miailhe
Elfi Mikesch
Tahmineh Milani
Elisa Miller MUBI
Rebecca Miller
Marisa Miller Wolfson
Emmanuelle Millet MUBI
Elizabeth Mims MUBI
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Pilar Miró
Freida Lee Mock
Tracey Moffatt
Michelle Mohabeer
Flora Molinié
Karen Moncrieff MUBI
Meredith Monk MUBI
Mariette Monpierre
Nancy Montouri-Stein
Jocelyn Moorhouse MUBI
Mirka Morales
Reed Morano
Jeanne Moreau MUBI
“Yolande Moreau”:https://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing/
Olivia Mori
Rachael Moriarty
Michelle Morgan
Carol Morley
Sarah Morris
Jennifer Morrison
Samantha Morton MUBI
Crystal Moselle
Isabel Muñoz MUBI
Sarah Moshman
Claudia Muller
Lucy Mulloy
Julia Murat
Kira Muratova MUBI
Shannon Murphy
Wangechi Mutu – African filmmaker
Anna Muylaert

Ruba Nadda
Marva Nabili MUBI
Dana Nachman
Justine Nagan MUBI
Mira Nair MUBI
Géraldine Nakache
Laurel Nakadate MUBI
Élodie Namer
“Isabelle Nanty”:https://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing/
Britt Napier
Sofia Nascimento
Terre Nash
Rola Nashef
Afia Nathaniel
Frances Negron-Muntaner
Gunvor Nelson ( Wiki
Jessie Nelson
Shirin Neshat MUBI
Sara Nesson
June Newton
Jill Nicholls
Miwa Nishikawa
Andrea Nix
Leonor Noivo
Solveig Nordlund
Elvira Notari
Jehane Noujaim MUBI
Anna Novion
Zhang Nuanxin MUBI
Rita Nunes
Jules Nurrish

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Bettina Oberli
Alanis Obomsawin MUBI
Anna Odell MUBI
Naoko Ogigami
Annette K. Olesen MUBI
Madeleine Olnek MUBI
Jenni Olson MUBI
Inês Oliveira
Vanessa O’Neill MUBI
Jessica Oreck MUBI
Suzanne Osten
Alexis Ostrander
Ulrike Ottinger
Mariana Otero
Gracie Otto
Mina Ownlee
Asli Özge MUBI

Julie Pacino MUBI
Marie Clémence Paes
Nisha Pahuja
Laila Pakalnina
Euzhan Palcy MUBI
Nina Paley
Anna da Palma
Sofia Papachristou MUBI
Denise Papas Meechan
Lillie Paquette
Verena Paravel
Christine Parker
Claire Parker
Gudrun Bjerring Parker NFB
Pratibha Parmar
Carmen Luz Parot MUBI
Christine Pascal MUBI
Geeta Patel
Patrea Patrick
Irena Pavlásková MUBI
Kimberly Peirce MUBI
Malika Pellicioli
Perri Peltz
Rachel Perkins MUBI
Janet Perlman
Emma Perret
Marta Pessoa
Regina Pessoa
Katarina Peters MUBI
Sarah Petit MUBI
Kamilla Pfeffer
Jennifer Phang
Gabriela Pichler
Mimi Pickering
Suzan Pitt MUBI
Vanessa Place
Lina Plioplyte
Shannon Plumb MUBI
Béatrice Plumet MUBI
Anne Claire Poirier MUBI
Laura Poitras
Ana Poliak MUBI
Sarah Polley MUBI
Léa Pool MUBI
Dawn Porter
Lourdes Portillo
Sally Potter MUBI | Archive
Eléonore Pourriat MUBI
Teresa Prata
Shalimar Preuss
Maria Procházková MUBI
Svetlana Proskurina
Elina Psikou
Sarah Pucill
Lucía Puenzo MUBI

Katell Quillévéré MUBI
Joanna Quinn MUBI

Iva Radivojevic
Mona Rafatzadeh
Madoka Raine
Yvonne Rainer MUBI
Lynne Ramsay MUBI
Susan Raymond
Véronique Reymond
Jackie Raynal MUBI
Amy Redford
Dee Rees MUBI
Jennifer Reeves
Kelly Reichardt MUBI
Julia Reichert MUBI
Filipa Reis
Anne Renton
Virginia Reticker
Ann-Kristin Reyels MUBI
Jeri Rice
Angela Ricci Lucchi MUBI
Emily Richardson MUBI
Celia Rico Clavellino
Leni Riefenstahl MUBI
Madeleine Riffaud
Patricia Riggen
Sandrine Rinaldi
Nadja Ringart
Marialy Rivas
Susan Robeson
Anne Charlotte Robertson
Gillian Robespierre
Marie-Monique Robin
Angela Robinson MUBI
Julie Anne Robinson
Philippa Robinson
Sophie Robinson
Susan Robinson ( IMDB
Anita Rocha da Silveira
Amália Rodrigues MUBI
Marta Rodríguez (Auteurs)
Elizabeth Rohrbaugh ( IMDB
Françoise Romand MUBI
Pamela Romanowsky
Deborah Rombaut
Gigi Romero
Mariana Rondón MUBI
Sarah Roper MUBI
Axelle Ropert
Kathy Rose
Marina Rosenfeld
Jenna Rosher MUBI
Katarzyna Roslaniec MUBI
Martha Rosier
Brigitte Roüan MUBI
Carole Roussopoulos
Emma Rozanski
Patricia Rozema MUBI
Barbara Rubin MUBI
Carlye Rubin
Joanna Rudnick MUBI
Aïda Ruilova
Catarina Ruivo
Ry Russo-Young MUBI
Monique Rutler

Jocelyn Saab MUBI
Mariya Saakyan MUBI
Lynne Sachs
Leontine Sagan MUBI
Noémie Saglio
Nathalie Saint-Pierre MUBI
Susan Saladoff
Elina Saloranta MUBI
Helke Sander
Marina Sargenti
Valeria Sarmiento MUBI
Barbara Sass MUBI
Nancy Savoca
Lorene Scafaria
Claire Scanlon
Beth Schacter MUBI
Angela Schanelec MUBI
Amy Schatz
Lone Scherfig MUBI
Alicia Scherson MUBI
Jillian Schlesinger
Carolee Schneemann MUBI
Rosalind Schneider
Laura Schroeder
Michelle Schumacher
Lillian Schwartz
Mikaela Shwer
Hanna Schygulla MUBI
Céline Sciamma MUBI
Georgia Scott
Sophia Scott
Sandra Seacat
Petra Seeger MUBI
Susan Seidelman
Ellen Seidler MUBI
Aparna Sen MUBI / Wiki
Marina Seresesky
M.M. Serra
Coline Serreau MUBI
Jana Sevciková MUBI
“Chloë Sevigny”:https://mubi.com/lists/actresses-who-have-tried-their-hand-at-directing/
Anne Sewitsky MUBI
Adela Sequeyro
Deborah Shaffer MUBI
Martha Shane
Kathleen Shannon MUBI
Maryam Shariar aka Maryam Shahriar MUBI
Jean Shaw ( IMDB
Katt Shea
Adrienne Shelly MUBI
Lynn Shelton MUBI
Larisa Shepitko MUBI
Cindy Sherman MUBI
Stacy Sherman
Gauri Shinde
Tiffany Shlain
Cate Shortland MUBI
Mina Shum MUBI
Alex Sichel
Jennifer Siebel Newsom MUBI
Charlotte Sieling MUBI
Floria Sigismondi MUBI
Megan Siler MUBI
Joan Micklin Silver MUBI
Charlotte Silvera MUBI
Annie Silverstein
Carla Simón
Claire Simon MUBI
Laura Angelica Simon MUBI
Jane Simpson
Marisa Sistach MUBI
Kari Skogland
Lisanne Skyler
Rebecca Sloan a.k.a. Becky Sloan (This Is It Collective) animator
Becky Smith ( IMDB
Cauleen Smith
Lydia Smith
Sarah Adina Smith
Devi Snively
Kim A. Snyder
Maria Sødahl MUBI
Stephanie Soechtig
Anna Soehring MUBI
Sheila Sofian
Anna Sokolowska
Helena Solberg
Yuliya Solntseva
Debra Solomon
Julia Solomonoff
Gretchen Somerfeld
Susan Sontag
Zornitsa Sophia MUBI
Türkan Şoray
Susana Sousa Dias
Elizabeth Spear
Jane Spencer
Penelope Spheeris MUBI
Jill Sprecher MUBI
Stephanie Spray MUBI
Birgitte Stærmose MUBI
Andrea Štaka
Monica Stambrini MUBI
Michele Stephenson
Jules Stewart
Jennifer Stoddart
Lara Stolman
Lynne Stopkewich MUBI
Vera Storozheva
Chick Strand
Deborah Stratman MUBI
Marah Strauch
Barbra Streisand MUBI
Susan Streitfeld MUBI
Roxana Stroe
Trudie Styler
Sara Sugarman MUBI
Jennifer Cho Suhr
Sabiha Sumar
Sandhya Suri
Elizabeth Swados
Alison Swan
Christine Swanson
Karin Swanström
Robin Swicord
Erika Szántó

Joanna Tabet
Linda Tadic (independent filmmaker)
Massy Tadjedin
Margaret Tait MUBI
Rea Tajiri
Sophia Takal
Sara Taksler
Rachel Talalay
Kinuyo Tanaka ( IMDB
Anna Maria Tatò MUBI
Astra Taylor MUBI
Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Irene Taylor Brodsky
Sam Taylor-Johnson MUBI
Julie Taymor MUBI
Sarah Teale
Ann Tegnell
Suzie Templeton MUBI
Eva Testor
Andra Tévy
Stella Theodoraki MUBI
Virginie Thévenet MUBI
Laura Thies
Marianne Thivillier MUBI
Betty Thomas MUBI
Daniela Thomas MUBI
Rebecca Thomas MUBI
Lea Thompson
Stewart Thorndike
Leslie Thornton MUBI / UBUWeb
Wendy Tilby
Ondi Timoner
Emily Ting
Stacy Title
Loretta Todd
Cláudia Tomaz
Shu Shuen Tong
Fina Torres
Joana Toste
Mia Trachinger
Helena Třeštíková MUBI
Monika Treut
Justine Triet
Nadine Trintignant MUBI
Rose Troche MUBI
Adalaida Trujillo
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Angela Tucker
Masha Tupitsyn
Ann Turner MUBI

Leslee Udwin
Susanne Ullerich
Liv Ullmann MUBI
Marie Ullrich ( IMDB
Ana Urushadze
Yeşim Ustaoğlu MUBI

Stéphanie Valloatto
Sarah Vanagt MUBI
Dorothee van den Berghe
Anna van der Heide
Paula van der Oest MUBI
Sabrina Van Tassel
Agnès Varda MUBI / UBUWeb
Cláudia Varejão
Ingrid Veninger MUBI
Sylvie Verheyde MUBI
Donna Vermeer
Myriam Verreault
Sandrine Veysset MUBI
Alice Vial
Manuela Viegas
Drahomíra Vihanová MUBI
Selma Vilhunen
Baby Ruth Villarama
Lorena Villarreal
Teresa Villaverde
Maya Vitkova
Eva Vives
Sanne Vogel
Judith Vogelsang
Anaïs Volpé
Katja von Garnier MUBI
Maria von Heland MUBI
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Margarethe von Trotta MUBI
Jovanka Vuckovic

Lana Wachowski
Lilly Wachowski
Cynthia Wade MUBI
Louise Wadley
Monona Wali not in MUBI database directed Grey Area (1982)
Lucy Walker
Aisling Walsh
Jeanne Waltz
Lulu Wang
Nanfu Wang
Sasha Waters Freyer
Gillian Wearing MUBI
Christine Weatherup
Anne Weil
Claudia Weill MUBI
Adrienne Weiss MUBI
Valerie Weiss
Yvonne Welbon MUBI
Noël Wells
Amy Wendel MUBI
Lina Wertmüller MUBI
Jennifer Westfeldt
Anne Wheeler MUBI Canadian
Ioana Wieder
Joyce Wieland MUBI / Ubuweb / Wiki Canadian
Dorothy Wiley
Jodi Wille
Jane Wilson
Lana Wilson
Louise Wilson
Alice Winocour MUBI
Doris Wishman
Alyce Wittenstein
Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo MUBI
Leah Wolchok
Lauren Wolkstein
Elizabeth Wood
Elizabeth Woodman Wright
Kate Woods MUBI
Jessica Hope Woodworth
Alice Wu MUBI
Sonja Wyss

Eileen Yaghoobian MUBI
Tizuka Yamasaki
Ruby Yang
Lise Yasui
Pamela Yates
Maria Yoon
Jessica Yu
Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Paule Zajdermann
Julie Zammarchi
Lili Fini Zanuck
Yolande Zauberman
Jasmila Zbanic MUBI
Marina Zenovich MUBI
Enid Zentelis
Chloé Zhao
Amy Ziering
Hélène Zimmer
Rebecca Zlotowski
Éva Zsurzs

Silent Film Directors:
Dorothy Arzner MUBI
Ruth Ann Baldwin
Gemma Bellincioni-Stagno
Francesca Bertini MUBI
Marguerite Bertsch
Madeline Brandeis
Ruth Bryan Owen
Bianca Virginia Camagni
Renée Carl
Giulia Cassini Rizzotto
Mrs. George Randolph Chester aka Lillian Christy Chester
Julia Crawford Ivers
Grace Cunard MUBI
Paula Dean aka Paula Blackton
Lucie Derain
Mrs. Sidney Drew aka Lucille McVey
Lillian Ducey
Germaine Dulac MUBI
Marion Fairfax
Dorothy “Dot” Farley
Helen Gardner
Gene Gauntier
Elizabeth Grimball
Lillian Gish MUBI
Alice Guy-Blaché MUBI
Ella Hall
Grace S. Haskins
Gale Henry
Anna Hofman-Uddgren
Eugenie Magnus Ingleton
Diana Karenne
Lita Lawrence
Louise Lovely
Lottie Lyell
Jeanie MacPherson
Cleo Madison
Frances Marion
Vera McCord
Paulette McDonagh
Bess Meredyth
Alma Morganstern a.k.a. Alma Morganstein
Jane Murfin
Angela Murray Gibson
Musidora
Alla Nazimova
Miriam Nesbitt
Mabel Normand MUBI
Elvira Notari
Ida May Park
Elizabeth Pickett
Olga Preobrazhenskaya
Elettra Raggio
Stella Razeto
Mrs. Wallace Reid a.k.a. Dorothy Davenport Reid
Lotte Reiniger MUBI
Margaret Sanger
Nell Shipman MUBI
Esfir Shub
Tressie Souders
Ruth Stonehouse
Elizaveta Svilova
Alice Terry MUBI
May Tully
Lucie K. Villa
Lule Warrenton
Lois Weber MUBI
Kathlyn Williams
Maria P. Williams
Elsie Jane Wilson
Margery Wilson
Olga Wohlbrück
Marion Wong

Animation Directors:
Mary Ellen Bute
Helen Hill MUBI
Nicole Van Goethem MUBI
Evelyn Lambart

Female Directors Without Profiles On mubi.Com (as of 3/12/10):
Perry Miller Adato
Madeline Anderson
Saphia Azzedine
Mirra Bank
Maureen Blackwood
Peg Campbell
Raymonde Carasco
Claire Clouzot
Jocelyne Lemaire Darnaud
Anne Depetrini
Yolanda DuLuart
Safi Faye
Svetlana Geier
Gwyneth Gibby
Cindy Lou Johnson
Myna Joseph
Nelly Kaplan
Sarah Kernochan
Lauren Lazin
Nana Mchedlidze
Laura Mulvey
Katharina Otto-Bernstein
Fatima Jebli Ouazzan
Isabelle Partiot-Pieri
Diane Pierens
Ursula Puerrer
Stephanie Rothman
Amalie R. Rothschild
Carole Roussopoulos
Beatriz Flores Silva
May Spils
Barbara Trent
Hermina Tyrlova

*director or film by director was nominated for an Academy Award

Note: I watch films directed by women for the month of March each year (since 2008).

In March 2008, I saw films by:
Agnieszka Holland, Marguerie Duras, Deborah Warner, Valerie Lemercier, Sophie Fillières, Dorothy Arzner, Chantal Akerman, Márta Mészáros, Vera Chytilová, Sophie Calle, Donna Deitch, Agnès Varda, Laetitia Masson, Danièle Huillet (co-directed with husband Jean-Marie Straub), Anne Fontaine, Kathryn Bigelow, Amy Berg, Catherine Breillat, Shirley Clarke, Barbara Loden, Sadie Benning, and Amanda Boyle

In March 2009, I saw films by:
Jane Campion, Sylvia Chang, Anne Fontaine, Dorothy Arzner, Françoise Romand, Claire Denis, Diane Kurys, Susan F. Walker, Claire Simon, Harriet Dodge & Silas Howard, Agnès Varda, Julie Gavras, Vera Chytilová, Diane Keaton

In March 2010, I saw films by:
Louise Archambault, Jacqueline Audry, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, María Luisa Bemberg, Jane Campion, Liliana Cavani, Clara Chichin, Claire Denis, Michele Farinola & Mimi Freedman, Forugh Farrokhzad, Sophie Fillières, Patricia Foulkrod, Su Friedrich, Marleen Gorris, Alice Guy, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Diane Kurys, Caroline Link, Marzieh Makhmalbaf, Ariane Mnouchkine, Jeanne Moreau, Phyllis Nagy, Shirin Neshat, Leontine Sagan Nadia Tass, Agnès Varda, Lois Weber and Lina Wertmüller

In March 2011, I saw films by:
Carine Adler, Aliona van der Horst, Catherine Binet, Kathy Sebbah, Angelina Maccarone, Samira Makhmalbaf, Anne Fontaine, Sarah Jacobson, Margarethe von Trotta, Ida Lupino, Diane Bertrand, Alison Maclean, Jane Spencer, Marilyne Canto, Pipilotti Rist, Glenda Leon, Cao Fei, Agnès Varda, and Lina Wertmüller

In March 2012, I saw films by:
Jennifer Abbott, Chantal Akerman, Paula Delsol, Sherry Horman, Sarah Kernochan, Mira Nair, Marie Pérennou, Nancy Savoca, Lillian F. Schwartz, Agnès Varda, and Carol Wiseman.

In March 2013, I saw films by:
Anne-Sophie Birot, Catherine Breillat, Hélène Cattet, Shirley Clarke, Barbara Connell, Tamra Davis, Claire Denis, Marina de Van, Marguerite Duras, Alice Guy-Blache, Clara Law, Sarah Maldoror, Lucrecia Martel, Kira Muratova, Ulrike Ottinger, Julia Reichert, Nancy Savoca, Susan Seidelman, Lynn Shelton, Cate Shortland, Marisa Silver, Claire Simon, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, and Jasmila Žbanić.

In March 2014, I saw films by:
Bonnie Sherr Klein, Ann Hui, Margarethe von Trotta, Torun Lian, Vicky Jenson, Margaret Brown, Betty Thomas, Nora Ephron, Kira Muratova, Paula van der Oest, Brenda Chapman, Vera Chytilova, Dearbhla Walsh, Drahuse Vihanová, Catherine Hardwicke, Allison Anders, and Jill Godmilow.

In March 2015, I saw films by:
Gillian Armstrong, Dorothy Arzner, Anne Bancroft, Julie Bertuccelli, Nanette Burstein, Rama Burshtein, Marina de Van, Dorota Kedzierzawska, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Agnieszka Holland, Alice Winocour, Sophie Fiennes, Agnès Varda, Penny Marshall, Natalia Brozynska, Chick Strand, Kira Muratova, Malika Pellicioli, Claudia Weill, Alison Klayman, Miranda July, Jehane Noujaim, Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, Margarida Cordeiro, Mai Zetterling, Anna Boden, Malgosia Szumowska, and Barbara Sass.

In March 2016, I saw films by:
Chantal Akerman, Asia Argento, Shirley Barrett, Joan Churchill, Savina Dellicour, Julie Delpy, Danièle Huillet, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Mai Zetterling, and Anne Wheeler.

In March 2017, I saw films by:
Annette Apon, Kim Bartley, Lake Bell, Gurinder Chadha, Vera Chytilová, Byambasuren Davaa, Marguerite Duras, Anne Fontaine, Päivi Hartzell, Ann Hui, Rachel Lang, Tina Mabry, Lesley Manning, Rebecca Miller, Yvonne Rainer, Dorothy Davenport Reid, Nancy Savoca, Joyce Wieland, and Elizabeth Wood

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