animation. comedy. drama. Fantasy / original title : LES PIONNIÈRES DU CINÉMA / status : completed

The first female filmmakers were adventurers, pioneers and heroines like only the early cinema had ever known. Alice Guy Blaché, the very first woman to become a director in 1902, Germaine Dulac, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Marie-Louise Iribe, Olga Preobrazhenskaya, Dorothy Arzner, Mary Ellen Bute… Discover the masterpieces of the nine most innovative and influential women directors of the early days of film history. Dramas, comedies, animation, avant-garde or fantastic…. Pushing the limits of storytelling and aesthetics, we forgot how courageous, inventive and exciting their films were. Without those women, the whole art of filming would have been different.