The 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival was a hot spot for celebrities and directors on their award season tour. In addition to checking out future award contenders, the festival’s diverse programming included 35% female directors, a silver lining of improvement comparative to the industry figure of 8% of female top film directors in 2017.
With more women behind the camera, Hollywood’s storytelling is on its way to showcasing a better range of narratives, more complex characters, and better representation on screen. The films have also received high praise from critics and audiences alike.
Here are some top SCAD Festival films to watch out during festival season, and the powerhouse women behind them.