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A Female Director a Day

by Ally the Manic Listmaker
Vera Chytilova 365 Female Directors Whose Films You Can Watch Throughout the Year Let’s watch films directed by women. There will be a female director listed for each day of the year. On the day listed, I encourage you to check out films directed by that person or to participate in a discussion about that director’s work. Click on the date to participate in the discussion on the relevant filmmaker or theme. If one has not been created yet, you may create one and post the link here. The link will be added as long as the discussion is appropriate. Click on the name to see my personal ranked list. If you start a discussion on a female… Read more


Vera Chytilova

365 Female Directors Whose Films You Can Watch Throughout the Year

Let’s watch films directed by women. There will be a female director listed for each day of the year. On the day listed, I encourage you to check out films directed by that person or to participate in a discussion about that director’s work.

Click on the date to participate in the discussion on the relevant filmmaker or theme. If one has not been created yet, you may create one and post the link here. The link will be added as long as the discussion is appropriate.

Click on the name to see my personal ranked list.

If you start a discussion on a female director, feel free to pass on the link and I will update it here.

Also check out:
Favorite Films Directed by Women
Films Directed By Women

January 1 Jae-eun Jeong
January 2 Christy Turlington
January 3 Dorothy Arzner
January 4 Agnès Merlet ( IMDB )
January 5 Forugh Farrokhzad
January 6 Larisa Shepitko
January 7 Darnell Martin
January 8 Sarah Polley
January 9 Farah Khan ( IMDB )
January 10 Annarita Zambrano
January 11 Valérie Guignabodet
January 12 Mary Harron
January 13 Euzhan Palcy
January 14 Karin Albou
January 15 Nancy Meckler
January 16 Ursula Meier
January 17 Alicia Duffy
January 18 Susanne Schneider
January 19 Cindy Sherman
January 20 May Spils
January 21 Jessica Woodworth
January 22 Tamra Davis
January 23 Diana Matuzevičienė
January 24 Maria Procházková
January 25 Yuki Tanada
January 26 Mimi Leder
January 27 Francine McDougall
January 28 Jacqueline Veuve
January 29 Christine Jeffs
January 30 Sally Potter
January 31 Helke Sander
February 1 Kátia Lund
February 2 Sophie Calle
February 3 Lizzie Borden
February 4 Ida Lupino
February 5 Mia Hansen-Løve
February 6 Dorothy “Dot” Farley
February 7 Debbie Isitt
February 8 Julie Bertuccelli
February 9 Nelly Kaplan
February 10 Frieda Liappa
February 11 Leontine Sagan
February 12 Bess Meredyth ( IMDB )
February 13 Pernilla August
February 14 Angela Schanelec
February 15 Samira Makhmalbaf
February 16 Christine Edzard
February 17 Ágnes Kocsis ( IMDB )
February 18 Nadine Labaki
February 19 Nnegest Likké
February 20 Randa Haines
February 21 Margarethe von Trotta
February 22 Drew Barrymore
February 23 Lottie Lyell
February 24 Anne Le Ny
February 25 Noémie Lvovsky
February 26 Mona Achache
February 27 Susan Streitfeld
February 28 Kelly Reichardt
March 1 Danièle Thompson
March 2 Danièle Huillet
March 3 Liliana Cavani
March 4 Miranda July
March 5 Elaine May
March 6 Beth B., Peggy Ahwesh, & Female Filmmakers on UBUWeb
March 7 Chantal Akerman
March 8 Janina Lapinskaitė
March 9 Courtney Hunt
March 10 Barbara Kopple
March 11 Jodie Foster & Actresses Who Have Tried Their Hand at Directing
March 12 Julie Lopes-Curval
March 13 Mrs. Wallace Reid aka Dorothy Davenport
March 14 Vera Chytilová
March 15 Agnès Varda
March 16 Françoise Romand
March 17 Shirin Neshat
March 18 Laurence Ferreira Barbosa
March 19 Claudia Llosa
March 20 Jane Campion
March 21 Karyn Kusama
March 22 Nicole Holofcener
March 23 Márta Mészáros
March 24 Claire Denis
March 25 Marguerite Duras
March 26 Cleo Madison
March 27 Daniela Thomas
March 28 Suzana Amaral
March 29 Marina de van
March 30 Leni Riefenstahl
March 31 Jessica Hausner
April 1 Kathryn Bigelow
April 2 Lili Fini Zanuck
April 3 Mary Lambert
April 4 Sandra Nettelbeck
April 5 Andrea Arnold
April 6 Floria Sigismondi
April 7 Jennifer Chambers Lynch
April 8 Grace Cunard
April 9 Isabel Coixet
April 10 Mona Hatoum
April 11 Sadie Benning
April 12 Jodie Markell
April 13 Josiane Balasko
April 14 María Luisa Bemberg
April 15 Susanne Bier
April 16 Anna Biller ( IMDB )
April 17 Pascale Ferran ( IMDB )
April 18 Mrs. Sidney Drew aka Lucille McVey
April 19 Tahmineh Milani
April 20 Jane Anderson ( IMDB )
April 21 Rebecca Zlotowski
April 22 Nicole Garcia
April 23 Caroline Thompson
April 24 Barbra Streisand
April 25 Barbara Trent
April 26 Barbara Rubin
April 27 Zana Briski
April 28 Emma-Kate Croghan
April 29 Maya Deren
April 30 Anne Fletcher
May 1 Danièle Huillet ( IMDB )
May 2 Lone Scherfig
May 3 Tamara Jenkins
May 4 Cristina Comencini ( IMDB )
May 5 Delphine Gleize
May 6 Amy Heckerling
May 7 Lucile Hadžihalilović
May 8 Martine Dugowson
May 9 Aida Begic
May 10 Caroline Strubbe ( IMDB )
May 11 Isabelle Mergault
May 12 Patricia Riggen
May 13 Samantha Morton
May 14 Sofia Coppola
May 15 Barbara Hammer
May 16 Valie Export
May 17 Jehane Noujaim
May 18 Catherine Corsini
May 19 Nora Ephron
May 20 Claire Simon
May 21 Joan Micklin Silver
May 22 Alla Nazimova
May 23 Ann Hui aka 许鞍华
May 24 Mai Zetterling ( IMDB )
May 25 Marie Menken
May 26 Doris Dörrie
May 27 Brigitte Berman
May 28 Hannah Rothschild
May 29 Clara Law
May 30 Naomi Kawase aka Kawase Naomi aka 河瀨直美
May 31 Sandrine Bonnaire
June 1 Doris Wishman
June 2 Lotte Reiniger
June 3 Caroline Link
June 4 Laila Pakalnina
June 5 Laurie Anderson
June 6 Patricia Mazuy
June 7 So Yong Kim
June 8 Donna Deitch
June 9 Christina Olofson
June 10 Gina Prince-Bythewood
June 11 Virginie Despentes
June 12 Icíar Bollaín
June 13 Lois Weber
June 14 Beeban Kidron
June 15 Miwa Nishikawa
June 16 Stella Theodoraki
June 17 Phyllida Lloyd
June 18 Laetitia Masson
June 19 Lule Warrenton
June 20 Jeanne Labrune
June 21 Pipilotti Rist
June 22 Helena Třeštíková ( IMDB )
June 23 Connie Field
June 24 Adrienne Shelly
June 25 Nisha Ganatra
June 26 Lynne Littman
June 27 Amber Benson
June 28 Laetitia Colombani
June 29 Zoe R. Cassavetes
June 30 Ann Turner
July 1 Alice Guy-Blaché
July 2 Clare Kilner
July 3 Olga Preobrazhenskaya
July 4 Jennifer Abbott (British director)
July 5 Angélique Bosio
July 6 Katelyn Williams
July 7 Cecelia Condit
July 8 Barbara Loden
July 9 Rose Troche
July 10 Maïwenn Le Besco
July 11 Byambasuren Davaa
July 12 Dorothée Van Den Berghe
July 13 Catherine Breillat
July 14 Kirsten Sheridan ( IMDB )
July 15 Anne Fontaine
July 16 Saphia Azzedine
July 17 Sharon Maguire
July 18 Lauren Greenfield
July 19 Fabienne Berthaud
July 20 Joana Hadjithomas
July 21 Nancy Savoca
July 22 Sylvia Chang
July 23 Evelyn Lambart
July 24 Patty Jenkins
July 25 Sabina Guzzanti
July 26 Martha Rosler
July 27 Betty Thomas
July 28 Tonia Marketaki
July 29 Alice Terry
July 30 Jenna Rosher
July 31 Nina Menkes
August 1 Paula Blackton
August 2 May Tully ( IMDB )
August 3 Solveig Hoogesteijn
August 4 Park Chan-ok
August 5 Deborah Stratman
August 6 Susan Stroman http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0834893/
August 7 Carine Adler
August 8 Lynne Stopkewich http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0832369/
August 9 Merzak Allouache
August 10 Cate Shortland
August 11 Tabea Blumenschein
August 12 Maria Speth
August 13 Athina Rachel Tsangar ( IMDB )
August 14 Lina Wertmuller
August 15 Charlotte Zwerin
August 16 Madonna
August 17 Martha Coolidge
August 18 Claudia Weill ( WIKI )
August 19 Lisbeth Lynghøft
August 20 Patricia Rozema
August 21 Angelina Maccarone
August 22 Leni Riefenstahl
August 23 Adina Pintilie
August 24 Dennie Gordon
August 25 Lisbeth Movin
August 26 Joyce Chopra
August 27 Melanie Mayron
August 28 Shana Feste
August 29 Sara Gómez
August 30 Antouanetta Angelidi
August 31 Jennie Livingston ( IMDB )
September 1 Nadia Tass
September 2 Helen Gardner
September 3 Hana Makhmalbaf aka حنا مخملباف
September 4 Jocelyn Moorhouse
September 5 Danièle Dubroux
September 6 Alexandra Codina
September 7 Léa Pool
September 8 Kimberly Peirce
September 9 Lisa Azuelos
September 10 Laurie Collyer
September 11 Maren Ade
September 12 Hettie Macdonald
September 13 Alexandra “Xan” Cassavetes
September 14 Daisy von Scherler Mayer
September 15 Rebecca Miller
September 16 Annelise Reenberg
September 17 Anne Bancroft
September 18 Angela Ricci Lucchi
September 19 Márta Mészáros
September 20 Asia Argento
September 21 Cheryl Hines ( IMDB )
September 22 Anna Karina
September 23 Gilda de Abreu
September 24 Antonia Bird
September 25 Jacqueline Audry
September 26 Alison Maclean
September 27 Sylvie Verheyde
September 28 Ruth Stonehouse
September 29 Lillian Christy Chester ( IMDB )
September 30 Shari Springer Berman
October 1 Ying Ning
October 2 Shirley Clarke
October 3 Julia Crawford Ivers ( IMDB )
October 4 Mina Shum
October 5 Jenni Olson
October 6 Josée Dayan
October 7 Éléonore Faucher
October 8 Andrea Fraser
October 9 Fina Torres
October 10 Wanda Jakubowska
October 11 Coleen Fitzgibbon
October 12 Nell Shipman
October 13 Penny Marshall
October 14 Amma Asante
October 15 Mira Nair
October 16 Giada Colagrande
October 17 Elinor Glyn
October 18 Jackie Raynal
October 19 Agnès Jaoui
October 20 Valerie Faris
October 21 Catherine Hardwicke
October 22 Julie Dash
October 23 Leticia Dolera
October 24 Marion Fairfax
October 25 Aparna Sen aka অপর্ণা সেন
October 26 Jessica Sharzer
October 27 Jane Murfin
October 28 Cynthia Beatt
October 29 Coline Serreau
October 30 Zabou Breitman
October 31 Margery Wilson
November 1 Hella Joof
November 2 Sophie Fillières
November 3 Paprika Steen
November 4 Sally Field
November 5 Kira Muratova
November 6 Emmanuelle Bercot
November 7 Elsie Jane Wilson
November 8 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
November 9 Stephanie Rothman
November 10 Mabel Normand
November 11 Nadine Trintignant
November 12 Céline Sciamma
November 13 Mabel Cheung
November 14 Sophie Marceau
November 15 ldikó Enyedi
November 16 Allison Anders
November 17 Germaine Dulac
November 18 Frances Marion ( IMDB )
November 19 Jodie Foster
November 20 Annette K. Olesen
November 21 Safi Faye
November 22 Isild Le Besco
November 23 Katarzyna Roslaniec ( IMDB )
November 24 Yvonne Rainer
November 25 Suzan Pitt
November 26 Lillian Ducey ( IMDB )
November 27 Callie Khouri
November 28 Agnieszka Holland
November 29 Tonie Marshall
November 30 Marina Abramovic
December 1 Lisa Gottlieb
December 2 Penelope Spheeris
December 3 Diane Kurys
December 4 Nina Paley
December 5 Lynne Ramsay
December 6 Ruba Nadda
December 7 Jessica Yu
December 8 Nancy Meyers
December 9 Marleen Gorris
December 10 Astrid Henning-Jensen
December 11 Susan Seidelman
December 12 Su Friedrich
December 13 Marguerite Bertsch
December 14 Lucrecia Martel
December 15 Julie Taymor
December 16 Liv Ullmann
December 17 Caroline Leaf
December 18 Gillian Armstrong
December 19 Jasmila Žbanić
December 20 Karen Moncrieff
December 21 Julie Delpy
December 22 Muriel Box
December 23 Dinara Asanova
December 24 Mira Fornayová
December 25 Helen Hill ( IMDB )
December 26 Alice Nellis
December 27 Pernille Fischer Christensen
December 28 Ida May Park
December 29 Laura Neri
December 30 Sarah Kernochan ( IMDB )
December 31 Shelly Dunn Fremont

Note: MUBI destroyed the HTML in my list. I had a backup, but since MUBI has their own coding, it would take forever to replace the links. Therefore, if you want any info on these directors, please PM me.

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