This Initiative Aims To Give Aspiring Female Filmmakers The Chance To Work

Glamour and Girlgaze are running the #NewView competition.

Even though the lauded and lucrativeWonder Woman” just gave us our first female-directed superhero movie, the damning statistics about Hollywood’s gender gap behind the camera are hardly improving. Women made a mere 7 percent of 2016’s highest-grossing movies. 

In an effort to help bridge that gap, Glamour magazine has partnered with Girlgaze, a multimedia initiative supporting young female artists, for the #NewView competition. HuffPost is premiering a short montage, featuring Gia Coppola, that outlines the project, which will give winners the chance to helm a short film for one of several brands. 

Submissions for #NewView are open until June 30. The competition’s jury includes Coppola, Geena Davis, Rashida Jones, “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zendaya, “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway, Chloë Grace Moretz, “Pariah” director Dee Rees and Netflix executive Bela Bajaria.