Another Sundance is almost upon us, the time of year when the who's who of Hollywood hit the snow and slopes of Utah to bask in freezing temperatures and some of the most noteworthy fare in indie cinema. This year marks the return of Miranda July, her first feature since the highly regarded 'Me and You and Everyone We Know,' and sees last night's Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier bring her winning feature -- 'In a Better World' -- stateside for its U.S. premiere.
However, per usual, female filmmakers might make up close to half of the documentary selections, and have a decent number of shorts screening, but they're hard to come by in the world of narrative features -- especially premieres for higher profile films. (There are only 2 out of 16 female-directed films in the premieres selection, for example.) But let's not go by the numbers and fall into a ranting vortex of aggravation. While they are, for sure, an important part of the cinematic equation, there's some killer female talent at this year's fest that deserves some attention.
Hit the jump to feast on 10 premiere female filmmakers of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.