LYNNE RAMSAY is slated to direct a film produce by Amazon Studios, You Were Never Really Here (2017).
Her short film Gasman (1996) won her the Cannes Prix du Jury. Her feature Ratcatcher (1999) was then screened at Cannes.
LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON is most well known for her work as a visual and performance artist but she has also directed several narrative fiction films starring Tilda Swinton – and a feature length documentary about women working in the visual arts, !Women Art Revolution (2010).
Her first feature film Conceiving Ada (1997) premiered at Sundance where she also screened subsequent films, including her hybrid film Strange Culture (2007) which was also exhibited on the Sundance Channel.
ALANA CASH has directed documentaries about women and science which have been successfully distributed in academic circles, including the feature Marie Curie: The Woman Behind the Mind (2002).
Her narrative fiction film Tom’s Wife (2004) is based on a novel she wrote of the same name.
SHARI BERMAN’s feature film My Life as Abraham Lincoln (2012) toured the festival circuit to critical acclaim.
The self-taught director then went on to direct Sugar! (2015) starring Tony-award winning actress Alice Ripley which is now touring the festival circuit – premiering Wednesday July 20th at the Long Island International Film Expo.
IVANA MASSETTI originally hails from Italy and since moving to the US has continued to pursue her love for film and social justice issues with One Day in America, a transmedia project “about Justice and the controversial issues that divide this country.”
She has been an active advocate for more women’s directorial voices with her website and movement Women Occupy Hollywood – inspired by the Occupy movement in response to the financial crisis.
WENDY JO CARLTON is based in Chicago and . Her most recent project is the web series Easy Abby (2013) tells the story of Abby, a 30-year old lesbian woman navigating the world of romance and life and is shot in Chicago.
Her feature film Hannah Free (2009) was based on the play of the same name by Claudia Allen. When she’s not directing Carlton works as a producer for PBS Television and Sirius Radio.
ALICIA DWYER directed for the Independent Lens series The Calling.
Her work with PBS and ITVS on The Calling led to their distribution of her feature length film Xmas Without China (2013). She has also produced fiction films, including the feature Hostile Border (2015).
J.A. STEEL works as an actor and stunt woman as well as a director. She studied communications at USC while she was managing and promoting rock bands.
Her feature film The Third Society (2002) garnered interest in Hollywood but executives worried that the script was “too ethnic” so Steel produced the script herself. She formed her own company Warrior Entertainment.
SHOLA LYNCH began her documentary career working for Ken Burns and then went on to make the Peabody Award Winning Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004).
When she was very little (from age 2-6) she worked as an actor on Sesame Street.
LUCY PHENIX is known for her social documentary films which spring from her background as a community organizer and teacher.
You Got to Move (1985), a documentary about the grassroots movement for social change in the South, is in the video collection of the MacArthur Foundation which puts it in public libraries throughout the US.