Congratulations to the ten women filmmakers nominated today for Independent Spirit Awards for the work they did in 2013:
Julie Delpy: Best Screenplay Before Midnight
Nicole Holofcener: Best Screenplay Enough Said
Stacie Passon: Best First Feature Concussion
Lucy Mulloy: Best First Feature Una Noche
Haifaa Al Mansour: Best First Feature Wadjda
Lake Bell: Best First Screenplay In a World…
Jill Soloway: Best First Screenplay Afternoon Delight
Martha Shane/Lana Wilson: Best Doc After Tiller
Jehane Noujaim: Best Doc The Square
There are wonderful films on this list (many already on DVD &/or VOD). Maybe you haven’t heard of them, but I’ve not just heard of them, I’ve seen them & rated them. It’s my job; it’s what I do!
So here’s PROOF of my message: The films are there; what’s missing is the audience…
We have the “power of the purse,” & we must learn to use it.
Note: Seven of these nominated nine films pass the Bechdel Test. That’s 78% 🙂