Candy Cotton

The Alice Initiative was launched in 2016 by a group of female film executives and producers to highlight promising up-and-coming female directors who are ready to helm their first studio film. The Alice Initiative is named after French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache, who is widely considered the first female director. She was a pioneer in the field and helmed more than 1,000 films during her career in the early 1900s.

 

In addition to the women highlighted on the Alice Initiative List, they also provide a curated list of women currently working in TV and Film they would consider working with. This list is constantly evolving.  Names are added as the women of the initiative discover new talent. The Alice Initiative tries to not only shine a spotlight on new (or new to them) talent, but on the female directors we think should be working more. 

THE ALICE INITIATIVE

WOMEN WEDNESDAYS

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2020 - ALICE INITIATIVE LIST (DIRECTED A FEATURE)

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BLUE MY MIND

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Laure de Clermont-Tonnere

THE MUSTANG

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37 SECONDS

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Sasie Sealy

LUCKY GRANDMA

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THE PARTY’S JUST BEGINNING

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Lena Khan

THE TIGER HUNTER

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Olivia Newman

FIRST MATCH

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Céline Sciamma

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

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HONEY BOY

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TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID

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Tayarisha Poe

SELAH & THE SPADES

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Lulu Wang

THE FAREWELL

2020 - ALICE INITIATIVE LIST (HAS YET TO DIRECT A FEATURE)

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Shorts: “Baldwin Beauty” “Suitable”

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Anya Adams

Episodic: "Glow" “Black-ish”

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Rachel Goldberg

Episodic:"Raising Dion" “American Horror Story”

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Short: “Feathers”

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Episodic: “Black Lady Sketch Show”

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Karena Evans

Music Video: Nice for What

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Sharon Horgan

Episodic: “Catastrophe” “Modern Love”

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Nikyatu Jusu

Short: “Suicide By Sunlight”

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Short: “Cake”

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Lucy Forbes

Episodic: End of the Fucking World

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Alexis Ostrander

Episodic: “Servant”

Short: “The Haircut”

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Zelda Williams

Short: “Shrimp”