Spotlight on Women Filmmakers

With the start of Women’s History Month, Film at Lincoln Center is excited to continue our ongoing efforts to showcase underrepresented stories, perspectives, and filmmakers in continuation of our wider Amplified Voices initiative. All through March, we’ll spotlight woman-identifying filmmakers through our programming, never-before-seen archival Q&As, community initiatives, essential articles, and more.

March Social Links

Throughout the month, follow along as we highlight vital films and filmmakers who have made an impact in cinema. The lists below will continue to be updated so we encourage you to bookmark this page on your browser. For direct access, join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or subscribe to FLC’s weekly newsletter.

  • “Filmmaker Spotlight” will shine a light on exemplary filmmakers from well-known icons to emerging voices.


  • Film in Focus” will present notable works featured in past iterations of the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and more.

  • Our “Community Corner” questions will offer a space for online dialogues with the FLC community. Tune in every Friday to offer your cinema-related thoughts!

March Programming & Talks

Lost Course

This month FLC is presenting programming featuring a variety of films from around the world helmed by women. Our current Virtual Cinema titles include Jill Li’s Lost Course, Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Featuresand Lili Horvát’s Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time. Maya Da-Rin’s The Fever, a 49th New Directors/New Films selection, will open on March 19th.

Emmanuelle Béart

The 26th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema takes place March 4-14 with actress and activist Emmanuelle Béart as the official Guest of Honor. Explore contemporary French cinema through the eyes of the women filmmakers such as Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh’s Gagarin, Fabienne Godet’s Lifelines, Nicole Garcia’s Lovers, Caroline Vignal’s My Donkey, My Lover, and I, Nora Martirosyan’s Should the Wind Drop, Charlène Favier’s Slalom, and Suzanne Lindon’s Spring Blossom. Ticket holders for each film will receive access to a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Conversations with Woman-Identifying Filmmakers

Explore our archive of interviews and Q&As with filmmakers including Chloé Zhao, Claire Denis, Garrett Bradley, Mati Diop, Kelly Reichardt, Dee Rees, Agnès Varda, Jessie Maple, and more as they share their storytelling tips and distinct approaches to filmmaking in discussions with our programmers and special guests.

Check out the playlist below, along with highlights, or on YouTube.

Film Comment Articles

Explore the Film Comment archives for additional reading and film criticism: