Woman Directors

by bbatnemeh | created - 12 Sep 2019 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. Unjoo Moon

Director | I Am Woman

Unjoo Moon is a director and producer, known for I Am Woman (2019), Sorrow's Child (1998) and The Zen of Bennett (2012).

2. Marjane Satrapi

Director | Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi was born on November 22, 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She is a director and actress, known for Persepolis (2007), The Voices (2014) and Chicken with Plums (2011). She is married to Mattias Ripa. She was previously married to Reza.

3. Ana Lily Amirpour

Director | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour was born on July 25, 1976 in Margate, Kent, England. She is a director and writer, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), The Bad Batch (2016) and A Little Suicide (2012).

5. Uisenma Borchu

Actress | Schau mich nicht so an

Uisenma Borchu was born in 1984 in Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia, and moved to Germany in 1989. She studied French, History, and Linguistics at Mainz University from 2004-2006 and worked as a journalist. Since 2006, she has been studying Directing in the documentary department of the Munich ...

6. Byambasuren Davaa

Director | Die Höhle des gelben Hundes

Byambasuren Davaa was born in 1971 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. She is a director and writer, known for The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005), The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003) and Veins of the World (2020).

7. Mati Diop

Director | Atlantique

Mati Diop was born on June 22, 1982 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for Atlantics (2019), A Thousand Suns (2013) and Big in Vietnam (2012).

8. Rungano Nyoni

Writer | Mwansa the Great

Directors born in Zambia and willing to bear witness on this country are something of a rarity. This is nonetheless the case of Rungano Nyoni, a young woman whose native town is Lusaka although she did not stay there long. She was indeed still a little girl when she emigrated to Great Britain with ...

9. Claire McCarthy

Director | The Luminaries

Director, writer, producer and visual artist, Claire's most recent work includes being the set-up director and EP for the SKY series DOMINA, starring Kasia Smutniak, Claire Forlani and Isabella Rossellini. She was director and executive producer on the 6 part television series THE LUMINARIES. An ...

10. Natalie Erika James

Director | Relic

Natalie Erika James is an assistant director and director, known for Relic (2020), Creswick (2017) and Upgrade (2018).

11. Amanda Kernell

Writer | Sameblod

Amanda Kernell is a writer and director, known for Sami Blood (2016), Northern Great Mountain (2015) and Charter (2020).

12. Sarah Polley

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...

14. Kris Rey

Actress | It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home

Kris Rey was born on November 11, 1980 in Virginia, USA as Kristin Anita Williams. She is an actress and writer, known for It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home (2009), Young American Bodies (2006) and Baby Mary (2014). She was previously married to Joe Swanberg.

15. Amy Seimetz

Actress | Upstream Color

Amy Seimetz first came to prominence producing and directing shorts and independent films. Most notably associate producing Barry Jenkins' Medicine For Melancholy which was nominated for Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards, after playing at South By Southwest and the Toronto International Film ...

16. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

Director | The Mustang

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre was born as Laure Marsa Frédérique de Clermont-Tonnerre. She is an actress and director, known for The Mustang (2019), Rabbit (2014) and Atlantic Avenue (2013).

17. Nia DaCosta

Writer | Little Woods

Nia DaCosta is known for her work on Little Woods (2018), Candyman (2021) and Ghost Tape (2020).

18. Emerald Fennell

Writer | Promising Young Woman

Emerald Fennell was born on October 1, 1985 in Hammersmith, London, England as Emerald Lilly Fennell. She is an actress and writer, known for Promising Young Woman (2020), The Crown (2016) and Killing Eve (2018).

19. Miranda July

Writer | Me and You and Everyone We Know

Filmmaker Magazine rated her #1 in their "25 New Faces of Indie Film" in 2004!

She is a performance artist and published short story writer. Since becoming a filmmaker, her debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) has won several film awards.

Daughter of Lindy Hough and Richard ...

20. Mona Fastvold

Director | The World to Come

Mona Fastvold was born on March 7, 1986 in Oslo, Norway. She is an actress and writer, known for The World to Come (2020), The Sleepwalker (2014) and The Childhood of a Leader (2015). She was previously married to Sondre Lerche.

21. Julia Ducournau

Director | Grave

Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She attended film school at La Fémis in Paris, where she studied screenwriting. In 2011, her short film JUNIOR won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, the horror movie RAW, won the coveted FIPRESCI ...

22. Maria Schrader

Actress | Aimée & Jaguar

Maria Schrader was born in Hannover, Germany on September 27th, 1965. She directed the award-winning film Love Life (2007), as well as Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016) and the Emmy-nominated miniseries Unorthodox (2020). She is well known for acting in Keiner Liebt Mich (1994), Aimée & ...

23. Gia Coppola

Director | Palo Alto

Gia Coppola was born on January 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Giancarla Coppola. She is a director and writer, known for Palo Alto (2013), Mainstream (2020) and Somewhere (2010).

24. Rene Liu

Writer | Hou lai de wo men

Rene Liu was born on June 1, 1969 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is an actress, known for Us and Them (2018), A World Without Thieves (2004) and The Personals (1998).

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