Directed By Women Event

Do you know only 9% of movies are directed by women? In recent years, there has been an outcry and concerted effort to expand women’s presence and visibility behind the camera throughout Hollywood.

Gals Guide to the Galaxy is addressing the gap at a local level with a unique event, by partnering with Directed by Women Catalyst to put Hamilton County on the world-wide viewing map.


$30 Tickets At The Door

Seating is limited.

The day begins with an introduction from Barbara Ann O’Leary of Directed by Women Catalyst followed by a quick keynote from Gal’s Guide General, Kate Chaplin.

We are offering two tracks and encourage a mix and match of programming that interests you. We offer the Filmmaker Track and the Empowerment Track 

Filmmaker Track

12:30pm Movie – Reel Herstory with discussion following

2:30pm Panel – What’s it’s like for a female director

4:00pm Panel – How to make your own movie

Empowerment Track

12:30pm Discussion – Finding (and embracing) the female voice

2:30pm Movie – Wonder Women with discussion following

4:00pm Movie – She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry with discussion following

Selected films


Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women directed by Ally Acker.


Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. 


She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry directed by Mary Dore.

CLICK HERE for more info about these films including trailers.

Panels & Panelists

NEW! 12:30 – Finding (and embracing) the female voice

2:30pm – What it’s like for a female director

  • Kate Chaplin
  • Cindy Maples
  • Trisha Borowicz
  • Carmen Jameson
  • Madelyn Ritrosky

4pm – How to make your own movie

  • J. Andy Murphy
  • Jenna Ruiz
  • Sheila Plank
  • Andie Redwine
  • Kate Chaplin

CLICK HERE for more info our panels and our panelists.

Get your tickets now for this celebration of women filmmakers that will send ripples into the community that female artists, creators and filmmakers are valued in our community inviting new stories, art and conversations.

Tickets at the door

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