Film Fatales at Sundance 2019
Film Fatales - Nov. 29, 2018

Congratulations to all of the women who directed feature films at the Sundance Film Festival!

The evolution of Film Fatales has resulted in a veritable force at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where seven members have directed feature films premiering at the festival. These include the narrative features THE FAREWELL directed by Lulu Wang, HONEY BOY directed by Alma Ha'rel, HALA directed by Minhal Baig, and the documentaries KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE directed by Rachel Lears, EDGE OF DEMOCRACY directed by Petra Costa, HAIL SATAN? directed by Penny Lane, and THE ADVOCATE directed by Rachel Leah Jones. Additionally, five Film Fatales members Alexandria Bombach, Alysa Nahmais, Amber Fares, Eva Vives and Violeta Ayala are fellows this year and several others directed shorts at the festival.

The annual Film Fatales reception this year was sponsored by the Utah Film Commission, Luna Bar, Goldthread, Tangerine Entertainment, and The Harnisch Foundation. With a continued strong presence at major cinematic events like Sundance, Film Fatales and its network of women directors are positioned to make an even greater impact on the film industry in the future. Film Fatales is also an affiliate partner of the Women at Sundance Celebration and co-hosted a filmmaker panel with Women in Media.

You can find our more about the members of Film Fatales with films at the festival by clicking on their director profiles linked below.

Advocate co-directed by Rachel Leah Jones

Always in Season directed by Jacqueline Olive

American Factory directed by Julia Reichert

Anthropocene co-directed by Jennifer Baichwal

Before You Know It directed by Hannah Pearl Utt

Birds of Passage directed by Christina Gallego

Blinded by the Light directed by Gurinder Chadha

Clemency directed by Chinonye Chukwu

Dirty God directed by Sacha Polak

Greener Grass directed by Jocelyn DeBoer

Hail Satan directed by Penny Lane

Hala directed by Minhal Baig

Honey Boy directed by Alma Harel

Honeyland co-directed by Tamara Kotevska

Imaginary Order directed by Debra Eisenstadt

Jawline directed by Liza Mandelup

Judy & Punch directed by Mirrah Foulkes

Knock Down the House directed by Rachel Lears

Late Night directed by Nisha Ganatra

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

One Child One Nation directed by Nanfu Wang

Pahokee co-directed by Ivete Lucas

Paradise Hills directed by Alice Waddington

Queen of Hearts directed by May el-Toukhy

Raise Hell directed by Janice Engel

Selah and the Spades directed by Tanyarisha Poe

Share directed by Pippa Bianco

Sister Aimee directed by Samantha Buck

Shooting the Mafia directed by Kim Longinotto

Sonja The White Swan directed by Anne Sewitsky

The Elephant Queen co-directed by Victoria Stone

The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang

The Great Hack co-directed by Jehane Noujaim

The Infiltrators co-directed by Christina Ibarra

The Lodge directed by Veronika Franz

The Mustang directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

The Nightengale directed by Jennifer Kent

The Sharks directed by LucĂ­a Garibaldi

The Souvenir directed by Joanna Hogg

Them That Follow directed by Britt Poulton

To The Stars directed by Martha Stephens

Troupe Zero directed by Bert & Bertie

Untitled Brazil Documentary directed by Petra Costa

Untouchable directed by Ursula Macfarlane