Panel: Directors' Forum



Sweetwater Music Hall Sun, Oct 6, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Behind the Screens
Running Time:120 min.


In 91 years of Oscars®, there have only ever been five—5!—women nominated in the Best Director category. In this one year at MVFF, we’ve assembled six potential Awards-track women directors in this forum alone, as well as the many others represented by their films throughout the festival—making up the 48% of MVFF directors who just happen to be women. This panel takes a deep dive into what it takes to sustain a career as a filmmaker—of fiction, animation, documentary—in 2019. 


  • ZABOU BREITMAN, The Swallows of Kabul
  • SIPPY CHADHA, Subira
  • KASI LEMMONS, Harriet
  • PETRA COSTA, The Edge of Democracy