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.
This year’s bumper line-up boasts 114 films directed or co-directed by women.
By Sarah Jilani
Refugee women from beyond the Middle East made their voices heard at this year’s festival.
Geena Davis, Greta Gerwig and Emily Blunt step up to the plate in the final part of our toast to women in comedy.
Big hitters, bridesmaids and women on the verge of a nervous breakdown make the cut in this penultimate segment.
Our comedic rundown continues with a promiscuous band camp geek and an ageless Old Hollywood icon.
Thora Birch, Tilda Swinton and Whoopi Goldberg feature in the second part of our tribute to funny film women.
A tribute to some of the most memorable comic turns from women actors, featuring an immortal Meryl Streep.
By Thomas Hobbs
Despite so few opportunities for female directors, women are currently thriving in the cutting room.
By Katy Vans
Ghostbusters isn’t the only franchise to be recast with female leads – and that’s not necessarily a victory for equality.
By Amandas Ong
Will this enduring trope become obsolete as we move towards a less gendered worldview?
Iconic stars like Anita Strindberg and Edwige Fenech are the thread that ties this deviant subgenre together.