The Oscars rarely celebrate women filmmakers. Sundance is trying to change that.

Through movies and programs, the festival’s recognition of women in the business outpaces Hollywood by a mile.

The Oscar nominations are in, and once again, no women were nominated for a Best Director Oscar. This isn’t an anomaly: The last time a woman was nominated for the slot was 2010, when Kathryn Bigelow won for The Hurt Locker. Before that, the most recent nominee was Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation in 2004. (She lost to Peter Jackson.)

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