More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?
The all-female Black Rose Anthology is a necessary catalyst for achieving gender equality in the genre.
By Emily Bray
The Wonder Woman director has fully earned her shot at a sequel, but for now her success story remains an anomaly.
By Mina Green
A decade on from its festival premiere, we explore the cultural impact of this feminist cult classic.
At Bristol’s Cinema Rediscovered, female-driven stories came to the fore in thrilling fashion.
At the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival, women directors once again took centre stage.
By Lena Hanafy
These films show the different ways women joined the war effort, often away from the home front.
By Eve Watling
2017 is shaping up to be an exceptional year for women behind the camera.
Twenty years since Buffy first hit our screens, feminist horror fantasies are firmly back in fashion.
By Ella Donald
A recent convention saw newly empowered fans take a stand against cynical queer representation.
The American filmmaker talks sex, love and everything in between.
Personal odes to some of the finest women directors from around the world.
By Simran Hans
How a socialist feminist fantasy kickstarted a trend for female-fronted mainstream comedies.
The Prevenge director on how she owned her womanhood by flipping a perceived weakness into a strength.
By Kate Jackson
Talented filmmakers like Desiree Akhavan and Ingrid Jungermann are making their voices heard.
By Mike Tsenti
A role reversal spinoff to this year’s surprise summer hit would be a step back for gender diversity.
By Fred Wagner
Free to Run reveals how marathon runners like Kathrine Switzer set the pace for gender equality.