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Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

Director Isabel Coixet attends a news conference about the film 'Elisa und Marcela' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday,...
Actress Tilda Swinton, left, and actress Honor Swinton Byrne, right, pose for photographers during the photo-call for the film 'The Souvenir' at the 2...
Director Agnes Varda pose for photographers during a photo-call for the film 'Varda by Agnes' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, ...
Actress Alia Bhatt poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'Gully Boy' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Sa...

Director Isabel Coixet attends a news conference about the film 'Elisa und Marcela' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday,...

Actress Tilda Swinton, left, and actress Honor Swinton Byrne, right, pose for photographers during the photo-call for the film 'The Souvenir' at the 2...

Director Agnes Varda pose for photographers during a photo-call for the film 'Varda by Agnes' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, ...

Actress Alia Bhatt poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'Gully Boy' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Sa...

BERLIN (AP) — The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 17 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently at the festival.

Women directors represented 63 percent of the films presented across the festival's 15 different sections, compared to 36 percent for men, making it the biggest representation of women directors in the festivals 69-year history. In addition, the film festival's selection committee was overwhelmingly female.

This year's festival, also known as the Berlinale, was rich with global women telling female-focused stories.


Updated : 2021-08-05 00:44 GMT+08:00