Cannestagram: Women Directors To Follow

Last week at the Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett and director Agnès Varda led a march of 82 women organized by @5050×2020, an organization dedicated to “promoting equality and inclusion” for women within the film industry. The number 82 was no coincidence: Over the course of the festival’s seven-decade run, just 82 films (or less than 5%) have been directed by women. According to a document released by the organization, at least 30 of the 82 women present at the march were themselves directors. The rest included film distributors, producers, actresses, directors of photography, and screenwriters. Here, we parse the Instagram accounts of 15 of the female directors who marched.


Agnès Varda

The only woman to have won an honorary Palme d’Or.

📊Followers: 93,790


Nadine Labaki

📊Followers: 60,766


Celine Sciamma

📊Followers: 4,854


Ava DuVernay

📊Followers: 960,124


Rebecca Zlotowski

📊Followers: 7,756


Houda Benyamina

📊Followers: 2,051


Marie Amachoukeli

📊Followers: 455


Andréa Bescond

📊Followers: 2,043


Annemarie Jacir

📊Followers: 1,339


Cristina Gallego

📊Followers: 668


Haifaa Al Mansour

📊Followers: 1,708

Follow: @lisazuelos

Lisa Azuelos

📊Followers: 7,811


Valérie Donzelli

📊Followers: 1,642

Follow: @vanessa.filho

Vanessa Filho

📊Followers: 1,317

Follow: @zaboubreitman

Zabou Breitman

📊Followers: 17,977


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