Jane Campion is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director based in Australia. Campion is the second of four women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and is also the first female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d'Or.
Only a handful of women have been nominated for Best Director at the Oscars, while many more female directors have been snubbed despite their films getting nominated for Best Picture. Nine have see…
Spike Lee has allowed a few more women-directed films to grace the list of essential films he gives to his class at NYU, bringing the total women-films he deems worth watching up to a grand total of four of which by the same filmmaker, Lina Wertmuller.
Dorothy Emma Arzner (1897-1979)was an American film director whose career in feature films spanned from the silent era of the late 1920s into the early 1940s. In fact, Dorothy Arzner was the only female director working in the 1930s in the United States.