Fantastic Female Filmmakers

Fantastic Female Filmmakers


By Suzanne Simoni


Go behind the camera!

Women have been writing, producing and directing movies since filmmaking began in the early 1900s. From taming wild dogs to filming from the open door of a plane to being nominated for an academy award, women directors have done amazing things in the world of film.

Fantastic Female Filmmakers tells the stories of ten women who are some of the most creative and respected directors in the world. From Nell Shipman, who started her own production company in the silent movie days, to Ida Lupino, the American actress who was the first woman to direct herself in a film, to Academy-Award nominee Deepa Mehta, whose films have brought East Indian stories to audiences around the world. These directors prove that women can be stars behind the camera as well as on the screen.

A Women's Hall of Fame Series Book

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About the Author

Suzanne Simoni works as a writer and editor. She has traveled the globe and lived in Denmark, China, and Kenya. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. Suzanne loves the movies, especially a good suspense or comedy.

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Product Information

  • Release: March 31, 2008

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 128 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • ISBN: 9781897187364


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • The Arts
    > Film & Cinema Studies

Awards for Fantastic Female Filmmakers

  • Named one of the Amelia Bloomer Project's 2009 Best Feminist Books for Young Readers - American Library Association

Praise for Fantastic Female Filmmakers

"The profiles in both books are revealing, inspiring, and insightful." - VOYA

"There is a wonderful multicultural emphasis in this text and Simoni stresses the perseverance and strength of each woman." -Resource Links

"Written in clear, simple language and peppered with quotations from each filmmaker." - Canadian Children's Book News