On October 1, 2015, we launched #52FilmsByWomen as part of our Trailblazing Women Initiative with Turner Classic Movies. We asked a simple question: "Will you watch a film a week by a woman for one year?"
And so far, well over ten thousand have said YES.
To help people complete their pledges, we posted daily "Lists of the Day" during September 2016, as part of our celebration of the one year anniversary of #52FilmsByWomen. We'll occassionally continue adding to these lists of lists. Scroll down for the lists, and click here to learn more about #52FIlmsByWomen.
If you'd like us to share your personal list of 52, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 13, 2017In 2017, you can celebrate Galentine’s Day with #52FilmsByWomen! Check out these fourteen great titles that depict the complexity, beauty, and in many cases the comedy inside friendships among women. All of these films are written or directed by women, so they’re a great opportunity to add to your list of 52! Thelma & […]
December 19, 2016Want to add to your list of #52FilmsByWomen this holiday season? We’ve made it easy! Scroll down to learn about twelve holiday films written or directed by women. Watch with your family and maybe even get them to make the pledge! “Black Nativity (2013) is a moving, soulful film that delves deeper than most films […]
September 30, 2016Today, instead of a traditional list, we are posting Time Out Shanghai’s article on China’s female film directors.
September 29, 2016A History of Women in Animation Part Two: Working Mothers of a Medium
September 28, 2016Sify Movies: Women Directors of Bollywood.Lights, camera, and action! Whenever we heard those three words, we automatically thought of scowling men wielding microphones. Well, not anymore. If you go by the success of films like Dhobi Ghat and Peepli Live, the mainstream movie business is no longer alien territory for women directors. Perhaps it’s their […]
September 27, 2016We are giddy to present Vidiots‘ new shelf of #52FIlmsByWomen. Vidiots Foundation started as “as a movie rental store with a fierce commitment to making as wide an array of films available as possible.” Since then, they have expanded their organization to do programming and outreach work. Vidiots has compiled a shelf of films by […]
September 26, 2016Bitch meida turned to, Film Fatales asked their members in New York and LA for their recent favorite films helmed by a female director and for older films that have inspired their work.
September 23, 201650 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch, Part 1: The Mainstream
September 22, 2016TIME’s list of “14 Movies by Women We Can’t Wait to See in 2016”
September 21, 2016Women In Film is pleased to present this list of films directed by women at 2016’s New York Film Festival (running 9/30-10/16). Ava DuVernay’s THE 13TH, will break ground as the first documentary to open the festival. In addition to showing these thirty films by women, New York Film Festival also supports director Alice Rohrwacher […]
September 20, 2016Nitrate Diva’s 75+ Classic Films Directed by Women (and Where You Can Watch Them)
September 19, 2016Zombie Grrlz list of female-directed horror movies streaming on Netflix
September 16, 2016The Wrap’s list of highest grossing movies directed by women, as of last October.
September 15, 2016#52FilmsByWomen pledger Alfonso T’s list of the films he has watched!
September 14, 2016Check out Fandango’s list of comedies written by women.
September 13, 2016Indiewire’s List of the ten best woman-directed films of 2015
September 12, 2016Excellent list from Women In Film staff member Lauren Byrd!
September 11, 2016Fourteen classics & soon-to-be classics including BIG & THE BABADOOK.
September 10, 2016Check out Paper Droids’ monthly lists for #52FilmsByWomen!
September 9, 2016Hermi made the pledge to watch #52FilmsByWomen. Check out this list of 52 in progress!
September 8, 2016The whole industry is talking about inclusion in a way it hasn’t in a long time. We never want to say ‘[diversity] is the goal’ because I don’t think that’s the right way to do it. But we do want to make sure we’re paying attention and maybe looking more deeply for stories that will […]
September 7, 2016Flavorwire’s list of Horror Films Directed by Women, including Ida Lupino’s The HITCHHIKER & Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO
September 6, 2016Familiarize yourself with 22 talented woman filmmakers through 22 dazzling films, all available to screen via Netflix Streaming.
September 5, 2016WIF staff member Morgan Green’s list of #52FIlmsByWomen
September 2, 2016Gayle Nachlis is the Senior Director of Education at Women In Film. Check out her growing list of #52FilmsByWomen!
September 1, 2016
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