Female Directors

by littlenorthernlight | created - 21 Aug 2013 | updated - 27 Mar 2015 | Public

A growing list of Female Directors in Drama and Documentary Feature Films.

1. Andrea Arnold

Director | American Honey

Andrea Arnold was born on April 5, 1961 in Dartford, Kent, England as Andrea P. Arnold. She is an actress and director, known for American Honey (2016), Fish Tank (2009) and Red Road (2006).

2. Clio Barnard

Director | The Selfish Giant

Clio Barnard is a director and writer, known for The Selfish Giant (2013), The Arbor (2010) and Dark River (2017).

3. Catherine Breillat

Writer | À ma soeur!

Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies....

4. Lena Dunham

Writer | Tiny Furniture

New Yorker Lena Dunham is the daughter of a painter, Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, a designer and photographer. Dunham was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, graduating with a creative writing degree. It was while at Oberlin that she began writing shorts and feature films. In 2009, Dunham ...

5. Jane Campion

Writer | The Piano

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...

6. Kathryn Bigelow

Director | The Hurt Locker

A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...

7. Joanna Hogg

Director | Unrelated

Joanna Hogg was born on March 20, 1960 in London, England. She is a director and writer, known for Unrelated (2007), Archipelago (2010) and Exhibition (2013).

8. Susanna White

Director | Bleak House

Susanna White was born in 1960 in the UK. She is a director and producer, known for Bleak House (2005), Parade's End (2012) and Generation Kill (2008).

9. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She is a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Le Bonheur (1965) and Les plages d'Agnès (2008). She was previously married to Jacques Demy.

10. Sofia Coppola

Director | Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003) and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was ...

11. 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 ...

12. Lynn Shelton

Director | Humpday

Lynn Shelton is a director and actress, known for Humpday (2009), Laggies (2014) and Your Sister's Sister (2011).

13. Diablo Cody

Writer | Juno

Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.

She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...

14. Valerie Faris

Director | Little Miss Sunshine

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have built an impressive body of work by perpetually seeking innovative projects in a variety of mediums.

After introducing bands such as REM and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ground breaking MTV show The Cutting Edge, Jonathan and Valerie continued to work in ...

15. Penny Marshall

Actress | Laverne & Shirley

Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1943. The Libra is 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She is the younger sister of ...

16. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

17. Nancy Meyers

Writer | It's Complicated

Nancy Meyers was born on December 8, 1949 in Pennsylvania, USA as Nancy Jane Meyers. She is a writer and producer, known for It's Complicated (2009), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and The Holiday (2006). She was previously married to Charles Shyer.

18. Catherine Hardwicke

Director | Thirteen

Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA as Helen Catherine Hardwicke. She is a director and production designer, known for Thirteen (2003), Twilight (2008) and Red Riding Hood (2011).

19. Jill Soloway

Producer | Transparent

Jill Soloway was born on September 26, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Transparent (2014), Six Feet Under (2001) and Afternoon Delight (2013). She has been married to Bruce Gilbert since 2011. They have one child.

20. Ann Hui

Director | Nu ren si shi

Born in China in 1947, Ann Hui moved to Hong Kong when whe was still in her youth. After graduating in English and Comparative Litereature from Hong Kong University, whe spent two years at London Film School. Returning to Hong Kong, she worked as an assistant to director King Hu before joining TVB ...

21. Patty Jenkins

Director | Wonder Woman

Patty Jenkins is a writer/director best known for directing Wonder Woman, the Warner Bros./DC Comics blockbuster of 2017, and her debut feature Monster. Patty also works in television where she is best known for the pilot and finale episode of AMC's hit show The Killing.

Patty began her career as a ...

22. Amy Heckerling

Writer | Clueless

Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and people started to take notice. In 1987, ...

23. Debra Granik

Director | Winter's Bone

Debra Granik was born on February 6, 1963 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Winter's Bone (2010), Down to the Bone (2004) and Stray Dog (2014).

24. Claire Denis

Director | Beau travail

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for Beau travail (1999), 35 Shots of Rum (2008) and Nenette and Boni (1996).

25. Julia Leigh

Writer | Sleeping Beauty

Julia Leigh is a writer and director, known for Sleeping Beauty (2011), The Hunter (2011) and Disquiet.

26. Deepa Mehta

Director | Fire

Deepa Mehta is a transnational artist and a screenwriter, director, and producer whose work has been called "courageous", "provocative" and "breathtaking". Her visually lush and emotionally resonating films have played at every major international film festival; receiving numerous awards and ...

27. Sam Taylor-Johnson

Director | Nowhere Boy

Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two ...

28. Julie Taymor

Director | Frida

Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007).

She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a ...

29. Phyllida Lloyd

Director | Mamma Mia!

Leading British theatre director, particularly praised for her work in opera.

30. Maya Angelou

Actress | Madea's Family Reunion

Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was an actress and writer, known for Madea's Family Reunion (2006), How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Poetic Justice (1993). She was married to Paul Bernard Du Feu and Thomas J. (Tosh) Angelos...

31. Sally El Hosaini

Director | My Brother the Devil

Sally El Hosaini is known for her work on My Brother the Devil (2012), Green Zone (2010) and The Fifth Bowl (2008).

32. Céline Sciamma

Writer | Bande de filles

Céline Sciamma was born on November 12, 1980 in Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France. She is a writer and director, known for Bande de filles (2014), Naissance des pieuvres (2007) and Tomboy (2011).

33. Lucía Puenzo

Writer | Wakolda

Lucía Puenzo was born on November 28, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a writer and director, known for The German Doctor (2013), XXY (2007) and El niño pez (2009).

34. Dee Rees

Director | Mudbound

Dee Rees is a director and writer, known for Mudbound (2017), Pariah (2011) and Pariah (2007).

35. Mia Hansen-Løve

Director | L'avenir

Cinema came into Mia Hansen-Løve's life when she was eighteen, as Olivier Assayas made her start as an actress in Late August, Early September (1998). Two years later, he gave her the part of "Aline" in his Les destinées (2000). Their artistic collaboration was coupled by a union in real ...

36. Haifaa Al-Mansour

Director | Wadjda

Haifaa Al Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of the most significant cinematic figures in the Kingdom. She finished her bachelor's degree in Literature at the American University in Cairo and completed a Master's degree in Directing and Film Studies from ...

37. 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 ...

38. Ava DuVernay

Producer | Selma

A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...

39. Sally Potter

Director | The Tango Lesson

Sally Potter made her first 8mm film aged fourteen. She has since written and directed seven feature films, as well as many short films (including THRILLER and PLAY) and a television series, and has directed opera (Carmen for the ENO in 2007) and other live work. Her background is in choreography, ...

40. Susan Seidelman

Director | Musical Chairs

Susan Seidelman was born on December 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Musical Chairs (2011), Smithereens (1982) and Boynton Beach Club (2005).

41. Margarethe von Trotta

Director | Rosenstrasse

Margarethe von Trotta was born in Berlin in 1942. In the 1960s she moved to Paris where she worked for film collectives, collaborating on scripts and co-directing short films. She also pursued an acclaimed acting career, starring in films by well known German directors such as Rainer Werner ...

42. Shari Springer Berman

Director | American Splendor

Shari Springer Berman was born on July 13, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for American Splendor (2003), The Nanny Diaries (2007) and The Extra Man (2010). She has been married to Robert Pulcini since 1994.

43. Rama Burshtein

Director | Lemale et ha'halal

Rama Burshtein was born in 1967 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Lemale et ha'halal (2012), The Wedding Plan (2016) and Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013).

44. Jerusha Hess

Writer | Austenland

Jerusha Hess was born on July 12, 1980 in Olathe, Kansas, USA as Jerusha Elizabeth Demke. She is a writer and producer, known for Austenland (2013), Napoleon Dynamite (2004) and Nacho Libre (2006). She is married to Jared Hess. They have one child.

45. Katie Aselton

Actress | The Freebie

Katie Aselton was born on October 1, 1978 in Milbridge, Maine, USA as Kathryn Anne Aselton. She is an actress, known for The Freebie (2010), Black Rock (2012) and The Gift (2015). She has been married to Mark Duplass since August 26, 2006. They have two children.

46. Maggie Carey

Writer | The To Do List

Maggie Carey was born in 1975 in Boise, Idaho, USA. She is a writer and director, known for The To Do List (2013), Silicon Valley (2014) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015). She has been married to Bill Hader since 2006. They have three children.

47. Lake Bell

Actress | In a World...

Lake Bell was born on March 24, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA as Lake Caroline Siegel Bell. She is an actress and director, known for In a World... (2013), No Strings Attached (2011) and It's Complicated (2009). She has been married to Scott Campbell since June 1, 2013. They have two ...

48. Gurinder Chadha

Writer | Bend It Like Beckham

Gurinder Chadha was born in Kenya, and grew up in Southall, London, England. She began her career as a news reporter with BBC Radio, directed several award winning documentaries for the BBC, and began an alliance with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Channel Four. In 1990, Chadha set up her own...

49. Penelope Spheeris

Director | Wayne's World

Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'.

In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the ...

50. Valeria Golino

Actress | Rain Man

The second child of an Italian germanist and a Greek painter, Valeria Golino grew up in Naples until her parents parted. After three years in Athens with her mother and another three in Naples with her father, she began to work as a model. She left high school after her first movie and didn't study...

51. Amma Asante

Director | Belle

Amma Asante is a screenwriter and director, known for Belle (2013), and A Way of Life (2004). She is a former child actress, who began her writing career at the age of 23 with a script deals from both Channel 4 in the UK and BBC. Her first movie, A Way of Life, which she wrote and directed won her ...

52. Kristen Wiig

Actress | Bridesmaids

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before ...

53. Lexi Alexander

Director | Hooligans

A former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, Lexi Alexander found her calling to become a filmmaker while traveling around the world competing and teaching martial arts seminars. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Lexi dreamed of eventually moving to Hollywood and made it a point to attend every karate ...

54. Nicole Holofcener

Director | Enough Said

Nicole Holofcener was born on March 22, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Enough Said (2013), Please Give (2010) and Friends with Money (2006). She was previously married to Benjamin Allanoff.

55. Shana Feste

Director | The Greatest

Shana Feste was born on August 28, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a director and writer, known for The Greatest (2009), Endless Love (2014) and Country Strong (2010).

56. Kimberly Peirce

Director | Boys Don't Cry

Kimberly Peirce was born on September 8, 1967 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Stop-Loss (2008) and Carrie (2013).

57. Lisa Cholodenko

Director | The Kids Are All Right

Lisa Cholodenko earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School where she made an award-winning short film Dinner Party (1997) Her feature High Art (1998) won the National Society of Film Critics award for Ally Sheedy's performance and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. Both "High Art...

58. Lucy Mulloy

Producer | Una noche

Lucy Mulloy is known for her work on Una noche (2012), This Morning (2005) and Baby (2010).

59. Sophie Fiennes

Director | Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Sophie Fiennes was born on February 12, 1967 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England as Sophia Victoria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes. She is a director and editor, known for Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) and The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012).

60. Kelly Reichardt

Director | Wendy and Lucy

Kelly Reichardt was born and raised in Miami-Dade Country, Florida, to a family of police officers. She had an interest in photography from a very young age. She started by using her father's camera, which he used for photographing crime scenes. She went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in ...

62. Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Producer | Blackfish

Gabriela Cowperthwaite is a producer and director, known for Blackfish (2013), Megan Leavey (2017) and City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story (2010).

63. Stacie Passon

Director | Concussion

Stacie Passon is a director and writer, known for Concussion (2013), Strange Things Started Happening and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018).

64. Antonia Bird

Director | Priest

Antonia Bird was born on May 27, 1951 in London, England. She was a director and producer, known for Priest (1994), Face (1997) and Ravenous (1999). She was married to Ian Ilett. She died on October 24, 2013 in London.

65. Jennie Livingston

Director | Paris Is Burning

Jennie Livingston is a director and editor, known for Paris Is Burning (1990), Who's the Top? (2005) and Through the Ice (2006).

66. Patricia Rozema

Director | Into the Forest

Patricia Rozema was born on August 20, 1958 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is a director and writer, known for Into the Forest (2015), Mansfield Park (1999) and Grey Gardens (2009).

67. Aurora Fearnley

Director | Pulsar

Aurora was born in Kent, UK but grew up in Stockport, Cheshire. She is an Actor and Director who graduated The Northern Film School with a First BA Degree. Her career started directing and editing promos and commercials through her own company Little Northern Light and co-founded Production Company...

68. Jennifer Lee

Writer | Frozen

Jennifer Lee was born on October 22, 1971 in Barrington. Rhode Island, USA as Jennifer Michelle Rebecchi. She is known for her work on Frozen (2013), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Zootopia (2016).

69. Jehane Noujaim

Director | Control Room

Jehane Noujaim was born on May 17, 1974 in Cairo, Egypt. She is a director and cinematographer, known for Control Room (2004), Startup.com (2001) and Al midan (2013).

70. Lorene Scafaria

Actress | Coherence

Lorene Scafaria is a writer and actress, known for Coherence (2013), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and The Meddler (2015).

71. Lauren Greenfield

Director | The Queen of Versailles

Lauren Greenfield is a director and producer, known for The Queen of Versailles (2012), Thin (2006) and Kids + Money (2008).

72. Cate Shortland

Director | Lore

Cate Shortland was born on August 10, 1968 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia. She is a director and writer, known for Lore (2012), Somersault (2004) and Berlin Syndrome (2017).

73. Brenda Chapman

Writer | Brave

Brenda Chapman was born on November 1, 1962 in Beason, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Brave (2012), The Lion King (1994) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). She is married to Kevin Lima. They have one child.

74. Sarah Smith

Writer | Arthur Christmas

Sarah Smith is a producer and writer, known for Arthur Christmas (2011), The Armando Iannucci Shows (2001) and The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012).

75. Alison Klayman

Producer | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

The New York Times' chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis named Alison Klayman one of the "20 Directors to Watch" on 2013 list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40. Alison's debut feature documentary, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry", was shortlisted for an Academy Award and ...

76. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international ...

77. Jennifer Westfeldt

Actress | Kissing Jessica Stein

Jennifer is an American actress and filmmaker, who is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the indie hits, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) and Friends with Kids (2011).

A graduate from Yale University, Jennifer started her career as a New York-based theater actor, starring in over 25 ...

78. Anne Fontaine

Writer | Les innocentes

Anne Fontaine was born on July 15, 1959 in Luxembourg as Anne Sibertin-Blanc. She is an actress and writer, known for The Innocents (2016), Coco Before Chanel (2009) and Marvin ou la belle éducation (2017). She is married to Philippe Carcassonne. They have one child.

79. 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).

80. Jennifer Kent

Director | The Babadook

Jennifer Kent is an actress and director, known for The Babadook (2014), Monster (2005) and Murder Call (1997).

81. Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writer | Love & Basketball

Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball (2000) which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. Her other directing credits include ...

83. Louise Archambault

Director | Gabrielle

Louise Archambault holds a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal. Her first film, Atomic Saké (1999), attracted attention and toured the international festival circuit, earning the 2000 Jutra for Best Short Film as well as Best Film at the Festival delle Donne in Turin,...

84. Eliza Hittman

Director | Beach Rats

Eliza Hittman is a director and producer, known for Beach Rats (2017) and It Felt Like Love (2013).

86. Gillian Robespierre

Writer | Obvious Child

Gillian Robespierre was born on June 29, 1978 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is a writer and director, known for Obvious Child (2014), Landline (2017) and Untitled Divorce Comedy.

87. Talya Lavie

Writer | Efes beyahasei enosh

Talya Lavie was born in 1978 in Petah Tikva, Israel. She is a writer and director, known for Efes beyahasei enosh (2014), Hayelet Bodeda (2006) and Shibolet Bakafe (2004).

88. Desiree Akhavan

Actress | Appropriate Behavior

Desiree Akhavan was born in 1984 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Appropriate Behavior (2014), The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) and The Slope (2010).

89. 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 actress, known for Palo Alto (2013), Somewhere (2010) and Blood Orange: You're Not Good Enough (2014).

90. Malgorzata Szumowska

Director | W imie...

One of the most prominent Polish directors of today, Malgorzata Szumowska was born in Kraków in 1973. She's been directing, writing and producing feature and documentary films. Her movies have received many awards, for example Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival for "33 Scenes from Life" or...

91. Mia Hansen-Løve

Director | L'avenir

Cinema came into Mia Hansen-Løve's life when she was eighteen, as Olivier Assayas made her start as an actress in Late August, Early September (1998). Two years later, he gave her the part of "Aline" in his Les destinées (2000). Their artistic collaboration was coupled by a union in real ...

93. Mijke de Jong

Director | Tussenstand

Mijke de Jong was born on September 23, 1959 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She is a director and writer, known for Tussenstand (2007), Layla M. (2016) and Hartverscheurend (1993).

94. Naomi Kawase

Director | An

Naomi Kawase was born on May 30, 1969 in Nara, Japan. She is a director and writer, known for Sweet Bean (2015), Futatsume no mado (2014) and Mogari no mori (2007). She was previously married to Takenori Sentô.

95. Jasmila Zbanic

Director | Grbavica

Jasmila Zbanic was born on December 19, 1974 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. She is a director and writer, known for Grbavica (2006), Na putu (2010) and For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013).

96. Mariana Rondón

Director | Pelo malo

Mariana Rondón is a director and writer, known for Pelo malo (2013), Postales de Leningrado (2007) and A la medianoche y media (1999).

97. Sepideh Farsi

Director | Tehran bedoune mojavez

Sepideh Farsi is a director and writer, known for Tehran bedoune mojavez (2009), Khaneye zire âb (2010) and Red Rose (2014).

98. Natalia Leite

Director | M.F.A.

Natalia Leite was born in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She is a director and writer, known for M.F.A. (2017), Bare (2015) and Be Here Nowish (2014).

99. Reed Morano

Director | The Handmaid's Tale

Reed Morano was born on April 15, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is known for directing and executive producing the pilot and episodes 1 & 2 of The Handmaid's Tale (2017) as well as directing the feature film, Meadowland (2015). As a cinematographer, Reed is known for her work on Lemonade (2016)...

100. Crystal Moselle

Director | The Wolfpack

Crystal Moselle was born on August 1, 1980 in San Francisco, California, USA as Sierra Ditson Moselle. She is a director and producer, known for The Wolfpack (2015), Skate Kitchen (2018) and Frida (2002).