We try hard to be supportive and optimistic about the state of female filmmakers and storytellers. But, occasionally we need to point out that we still have a long way to go.
“The time for excuses has ended. The work is there, but it’s down both to studios to financially back films directed by women in a way that can put them at the forefront of the awards conversation, and to awards bodies to take a step back and examine where their own internal biases may be preventing women from getting their due recognition. It’s a vicious cycle, but someone needs to break it.”