Her win surprised me! Surprised not because a woman won the award, but surprised because no woman had won the award before her. Sure, other women have been nominated (2003: Sofia Coppola, “Lost in Translation;” 1993: Jane Campion, “The Piano;” 1975: Lina Wertmuller, “Seven Beauties”), but it’s about damn time!
Want to see the Best Female Filmmakers in Minnesota?
Women Stand Up! A Comedy Cabaret and IFP Minnesota present: “WOMEN STAND UP AND SHOOT: A COMEDIC FILM COMPETITION!” From their website:
“The purpose of WOMEN STAND UP AND SHOOT is to promote and encourage women writers, actors and directors in film comedies. Send in your best woman-made, woman-starring short comedy films!”
Get Your Tickets
Come see the top ten films and find out who the winners are on Saturday, May 8th, at the Bryant Lake Bowl at 10:00 pm. You can buy tickets here or by calling the Bryant Lake Bowl Box Office at 612-825-8949 (there’s no credit card “service fee” via phone orders).
Below is the film I helped Melissa Hoppe with this spring. Enjoy!