2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Through Our Eyes: Female Filmmakers Tell All

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St


The industry is changing for female filmmakers. The ACLU challenged Hollywood for gender discrimination against female directors. The DGA and many others did studies. Blogs went viral. And Jill Soloway said “Watching something written and directed by women, to me that’s the future.”

It’s time to hear where things stand from the women on the front lines. Established independent female filmmakers will share how gender discrimination does or does not impact them on a per-project basis, whether gender should matter at all, their take on the current movement for change, and what they see coming down the line.

Organized by Film Fatales, a global collective of female feature directors.

Hashtags: #sxsw #filmfatale


Janicza Bravo at SXSW

Janicza Bravo


Woman in Deep

Janicza Bravo was raised on an army base in Panama City, Panama. She moved to the US two decades ago. She studied directing and design for theatre at NYU. Most recently she made Filmmaker Magazine'...

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Judi Krant at SXSW

Judi Krant


Beachwood Pictures

Judi Krant's comedy feature, MADE IN CHINA, won the SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature and the first ever Chicken & Egg Award for Emergent Female Director (now called the Gamechanger ...

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Kat Candler at SXSW

Kat Candler


Candler Productions

Kat Candler’s latest feature film, Hellion premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition. Her previous films have screened at Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Sa...

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Leah Meyerhoff at SXSW

Leah Meyerhoff


Film Fatales

Leah Meyerhoff is an award winning independent filmmaker whose debut feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS was released theatrically in 2015 after premiering at SXSW, winning the Grand Jury Prize at t...

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Logan Kibens at SXSW

Logan Kibens



Logan Kibens is a Writer/Director whose work integrates visual artistry with narrative, character driven storytelling. She is a Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow and recipient of the HBO/DGA Direct...

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