Hey Free The Bid fam! Ready to get down with us? Slip on your dancing shoes and moonwalk your way into our third Here’s The Work newsletter, chock-full of incredible films created by women directors!

 

 

Kim Gehrig “Like Sugar,” Chaka Khan | Somesuch

 
This quarterly round-up, along with our weekly interviews and daily social media updates, is our way of shining a bright spotlight on the talented women directors with profiles in our database.
 
Last time, our roundup included 74 ads, short films, and music videos. This edition, which covers work released within AprilMay, and June, includes MORE THAN DOUBLE that amount. BAM!
 
This is a sampling of the vast quantity of amazing work being created by women directors on Free The Bid. Directors from our database have also been busy working in episodic TV, documentary, Innovation (VR, AR, AI, and beyond), and feature films.
 
Free The Bid had the opportunity to screen one feature film in particular released during this time frame: the essential “Half The Picture,” by Amy Adrion. Featuring interviews with high profile women directors, including Ava DuVernaySam Taylor-JohnsonLucy WalkerJill SolowayCatherine HardwickeMiranda July, and Gina Prince-Bythewood, among many others, this documentary eviscerates the systemic inequality that women directors confront at every level of the film industry, and charts the progress of the EEOC’s ongoing investigation into discriminatory hiring practices at several major Hollywood studios. 
 
Don’t miss “Half The Picture” while it’s still in theaters!
 
So get up on your feet and join us on the dancefloor to celebrate! This is your one-stop shop to discover the work of women directors from all over the world. The directors are presented in alphabetical order, so be sure to scroll allllllll the way from A to Z, so you don’t miss out.
 
 
 
During this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, while women were underrepresented within all award categories, we were glad to see that campaigns directed by Free The Bid ladies took home Gold, Silver, and Bronze Lions across a number of categories. Women directors were also awarded at the Young Director Awards, and included in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase. 
 
Congratulations to all of the talented women listed below – here’s hoping that even more women directors are put up for awards (and win them) next year!
 
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CANNES LIONS WINNERS
Maureen Hufnagel | Film Lions – Silver | Issue | J. Walter Thompson Buenos Aires | Hachiko | LINK
Jeana Theron | Entertainment Lions – Gold | Joburg BalletTBWA | Darling Films | LINK
Chloe Coetsee | Entertainment Lions – Gold | Joburg BalletTBWA | Darling Films | LINK
Alma Har’el | Film Lions – Silver | Proctor & GambleWieden + Kennedy | Epoch Films| LINK
Lorena Medina | Film Lions – Silver | Mattel LOLA MullenLowe | Blur Films | LINK
Camila Zapiola | Film Lions – Bronze | Revista Alzas y Bajas/Mercado – Publicitaria Del Sur Sa J. Walter Thompson Buenos Aires | argentinacine | LINK
Jaci Judelson | Craft Lions – Bronze | Gatorade TBWA, Chiat, Day Los Angeles USA | Tool| LINK
Megan Park | Film Lions – Bronze | Ignite | Pereira & O’Dell | PRETTYBIRD | LINK (#1)
Megan Park | Film Lions – Bronze | Ignite | Pereira & O’Dell | PRETTYBIRD | LINK (#2)
Hyphen Labs | PR Lions – Bronze | National Safety Council | Ketchum New York | m ss ngp eces | LINK
Rachel McDonald | Film Lions – Silver | One Love Foundation | MAL\FORGOOD | TOOL | LINK
 
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SAATCHI & SAATCHI NEW DIRECTOR SHOWCASE
Jessy Moussallem | Mashrou’ Leila, “Roman, مشروع ليلى – رومان” | Caviar | LINK
Georgia Hudson | Tom Misch ‘Waterbaby’ | Park Pictures | LINK
 
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YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARDS WINNERS
Jessy Moussallem | Mashrou’ Leila, “Roman, مشروع ليلى – رومان” | Caviar | LINK
Eliza McNitt | “Spheres: Songs of Spacetime” | Protozoa | LINK
Alicia MacDonald | “Bad News” | Missing Link Films LINK
Charlotte Regan | “Standby” Knucklehead | LINK
Amy Wang | “Unnatural” | Unnatural Productions | LINK
 
Niki Lindroth von BahrCarol FreemanJore JanaviciuteEmilie ThalundFlorine & Kim Nüesch, and Dorothy Allen-Pickard were also among the winners at the Young Director Awards.
 
Congrats ladies, we will be adding your profiles to the Free The Bid database soon!
 
 
 
And now…the moment you’ve all been waiting for…drumroll…
 
The following commercial spotsbranded contentshort films, and music videos were directed by women directors from our database and released in AprilMay, and June of 2018.
 
Remember! This list is alphabetical, so don’t forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom!
 
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A.V. Rockwell | Susan G. Komen / AdCouncil | Translation | Little Minx | INTERVIEW
Adinah Dancyger | NOWNESS, “Design Futures: Eva Franch | Gilabert” | LINK
Alexandra Cuerdo | eon. son | Kidlat Entertainment | LINK
Ali Alvarez | HP | Alma | CollaborationLINK
Alicia J. RoseQDoc Film Festival | Alicia J. Rose Productions | LINK
Alison Klayman | 3M Command Colle McVoy | Washington Square Films | LINK
Alyssa Boni | The Guardian Media Group, D&AD | Common Industry | RSA / Black Dog | LINK
Amy Nicholson | “Irony” | Supply & Demand | LINK
Archer | Vanity Fair Napkins, Match.com | Figliulo & Partners | LINK
Aubrey Smyth | Moët & Chandon | Cutter Productions | LINK
Basak Erol | Wagamama | MullenLowe London | Blink | LINK
Bella Monticelli | Bulgari x Tribeca Studios, “Conducting a Revolution” | LINK
Cara Stricker | “i-D Presents A-Z of Aaliyah Created with MAC Cosmetics” | Vice+ LINK
Casey Hennessy | BMW | CogentFilm | LINK
Cass BirdChaos, “CHAOS BRUV CLUB” | Truro+ | LINK
 
 
Cheryl Dunn | T Magazine, “Stars Remember the Golden Age of New York Theater” LINK
Christelle De Castro | Sally Hansen / Coty | Anomaly | IMG/LENS | INTERVIEW
Christine Yuan | Pabst Vice+ Productions | INTERVIEW
Cindy Lee Coca-Cola | Ogilvy & Mather Ghana | The Star Film Co. | LINK
Columbine Goldsmith | Waldorf Astoria | PRETTYBIRD |  LINK
Cristina Streciwik | Bravo! | F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi | Planalto |  LINK
Daniele Anastasion UPS | T3 | ContagiousLA |  LINK
Devi Brule | Olay | WhoSay Cutaway Creative | LINK
Diana Yee | Hemas Sri Lanka | Phoenix Ogilvy Sri Lanka | LINK
Diane Russo | TeenVogue X ADIDAS | Conde Nast Entertainment | LINK
Dina Mande | Visit California – Mering Carson | Juice Media | LINK
Elise Holowicki General Mills | Funny Or Die | LINK
Eliza McNitt “Trailblazers of STEAM” | Chromista | LINK
Elizabeth Banks | Tommy John | Preacher Harvest Films | LINK
Elle Ginter | ALS Association | MMB Sanctuary | LINK
 
 
Eva Michon | “Small Fry” | Lief, Ways & Means LINK
Femke Huurdeman | TK Maxx | W + K | CANADA LINK
Fernanda Weinfeld | NetflixLew Lara / TBWA | Awake Film | LINK
Fran Broadhurst | Alzheimer’s Society | Open My Accomplice LINK
Gandja Monteiro | Google, “Daniel and The Sea of Sound” | Gloria LINK
Georgi Banks-Davies | Audi | BBH Skunk LINK
Georgia Oakley | Tell Mama UK M&C Saatchi London | Just So Films LINK
Georgia Tribuiani | Baskin-Robbins | 22squared | Psyop / Oona Media LINK
Gia Coppola Brighthouse Financial | BBH | The Directors Bureau LINK
Hannah Dougherty | TEDx 2018 Film Program | Velvet Media and The Editors LINK
Holly Blakey | Swoon | BBH | Black Sheep Studio/Lez Creative LINK
Jane Qian | Strayer University | EP+Co | Acres | LINK
Jasmin Kuhn | Cream Silk | J. Walter Thompson | LINK
Jeannette Godoy | “Disconnected” | Superlounge | LINK
Jillian Martin | Newport Beach Film Festival | Garage Team Mazda | Untitled.tv | LINK
 
 
JJ Adler | Blue Bunny | FCB Chicago | Tool | LINK
Joanna Bailey | The Unstereotype Alliance | MullenLowe, London / IPG | Snapper Films | LINK
Joy Kilpatrick | Dairy Queen | Barkley | MJZ | LINK
Ju Lee | The DFL Foundation The Brand Orchestra | Markenfilm Hamburg | LINK
Juliana Curi | More Grls | LOV, ISOBAR, Facebook | Damasco Filmes | LINK
Karien Cherry | KFC | Ogilvy CPt | Giant Films LINK
Karla Braun | Barefoot | Haven Entertainment and MWWPR | LINK
Katy Wang | Girl Effect | Partizan LINK
Kell Mitchell | Glamour x Tommy Hilfiger, “Speed” | LINK
Kim Jacobs | Kellogg’s – Special K | Leo Burnett Suneeva LINK
Kirsten Lepore | Skippy | BBDO Minneapolis | PRETTYBIRD | LINK
Kitty Bertazzi | Whirlpool | Grupo Cinco – México | Oriental Filmes | LINK
Kristin Dehnert | UBER | Sister Studios | LINK
Lacey Duke | “A Great Day In Hollywood” | Netflix | PRETTYBIRD | LINK
Laura Scrivano Macular Society | Don’t Panic | Kode Media | LINK
 
 
Leonn Ward Rimmel | BETC | RSA / Black Dog | INTERVIEW
Liz Von Hoene Westfield | Pitch Agency | Great Bowery Film | LINK
Lizzy Sanford Macy’s Beauty | BBDO | BBDO Studios | LINK
Lola Young MARGO SS18 | Lief LINK
Loren Denis Zeiss, “The Invisible Danger” | gyro Paris | Les Fils De, Family Production | LINK
Lucy Forbes PlayOJO | TBWA\London | Hungry Man | LINK
Lucy Walker Ralph Lauren, L’Oréal Paris, “#LeadLikeAWoman” | LINK
Mary Dauterman “On My Way” | LINK
Mary-Sue Masson Haribo Fruitilicious Quiet Storm | LINK
Maya Albanese Georgia Pacific (spec spot) | brother LINK
Megan Brotherton Funny or Die, “Potty Talk” | LINK
Megan Park IGNITE | Pereira & O’Dell | PRETTYBIRD | INTERVIEW
MJ Delaney First TransPennine Express WCRS | Merman | LINK
Natalia Leite The North Face | Sid Lee | Humble | LINK
Natasha Kermani NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) | The Quirk Creative | LINK
 
 
Nathalie Canguilhem | UnderArmour | Droga5 | Superprime | INTERVIEW
Nina Meredith Bulgari x Tribeca Studios, “The Litas” | LINK
Paola Morabito Triumph | VCCP | Knucklehead | LINK
Peyton Wilson | Ford | GTB | Chelsea | INTERVIEW
Rachel McDonald HP Fred and Farid | Tool of North America | INTERVIEW
Radical Friend KFC UK & Ireland | Mother Partizan | LINK
Renee Mao Meals On Wheels | Anomaly | Greenpoint Pictures | LINK
Riess/Hill Teleflora | Wonderful Agency | Wondros | LINK
Sara Dunlop McDonald’s | Leo Burnett London | Rattling Stick | LINK
Sasha Levinson | Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) | R&R Partners | Humble |  INTERVIEW
Savanah Leaf | “The Ayes Have It” | Stink Films | INTERVIEW
Shea Glover Samsung, “‘Lets You Be You” | Adolescent | LINK
Shimmy AhmedSloggi | MullenLowe | LINK
Sindha Agha | BBC Three “Body Language” Series | PRETTYBIRD | LINK
Siri BunfordMcDonald’s | Leo Burnett London | Knucklehead | LINK
 
 
Sofia Garza-Barba Coppel | Underdog (Brands & People) | LINK
Sonejuhi SinhaNOWNESS, “Miles of Sand” | LINK
Sophia Banks RSEA Safety | Stratosphere Agency | Filmgraphics | LINK
Stef Smith | Young Henrys, “Lady Beer” | Taste Creative, Unko, Photoplay LINK
Stella Scott NOWNESS / Mulberry, “Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall” | LINK
Tamar Glezerman “Fill Your Heart With French Fries” | LINK
Tamika Miller Amazon | CDDP | MIKAMIL Entertainment, Inc. | LINK
Tatia Pilieva | Facebook, “Grateful Together” | Pulse | LINK
Tracey Rowe Snooze | Whippet | McGrath Productions | LINK
Tulips & Chimneys Hendrick’s Gin’s | Quaker City Mercantile (QCM) | Strange Beast | LINK
Vaughan and Anthea House of Fraser | 18 Feet & Rising | Moxie Pictures | LINK
Viviane Blumenschein Lufthansa | Neulandherzer | Markenfilm INTERVIEW
We Are Magnolias | Coca-Cola | J. Walter Thompson Brasil | Landia | LINK
Zandile Tisani | Superbalist | M & C Saatchi Abel | INTERVIEW
Zoë Bell Wilderness Society | Curious Films | LINK
 
 
 
Allie Avital | Moses Sumney, “Quarrel” | Partizan | INTERVIEW
Ariel Fisher | Miya Folick, “Deadbody” | Anthem Films | LINK
Aubree Bernier Clarke | Horse Feathers, “Without Applause” | LINK
Autumn De Wilde | Florence And The Machine, “Big God” | Anonymous Content | LINK
Beatrice Pegard | parcels, “tieduprightnow” | La Pac | LINK
Carissa GalloAlela Diane, “Moves Us Blind” | LINK
Carolina Cortella | Rafaël Leloup, “Remain” LINK
 
 
Charlotte Regan | Wretch 23, “His & Hers” | Knucklehead | LINK
Claire Marie Vogel | Lake Street Dive, “I Can Change” | KODE Media | LINK
Clara Aranovich | Meg Myers, “Numb” | LINK
Clara Cullen Lykke Li, “utopia” | Image Partnership | LINK
Clare Gillen | King Princess, “Talia” | INTERVIEW
Diane Martel | The 1975, “Give Yourself A Try” | Hound LINK
Elle Schneider | Speedy Ortiz, “Villain” | LINK
 
 
Emma Westenberg | Janelle Monae, “PYNK” | Partizan INTERVIEW
Hannah Lux Davis | Halsey, “Alone” | London Alley LINK
Ivana Bobic | Sigrid, “High Five” | riff raff | LINK
Jenn Nkiru | Kamasi Washington, “Fists Of Fury” | Iconoclast LINK
Jessie Hill | Halsey, “Strangers” | LINK
Joanna Nordahl | Tove Styrke, “Sway” | Pulse Films, Indio | LINK
Karena Evans | Drake, “Nice For What” | m ss ngp eces | LINK
 
 
Kijek/ Adamski | tunng, “ABOP” | Strangebeast | LINK
Kim Gehrig | Chaka Khan, “Like Sugar” | Somesuch | LINK
Kinga Burza | Aurora, “Queendom” | Forever Pictures | LINK
Lacey Duke | Janelle Monae, “I Like That” | PRETTYBIRD | LINK
Libby Burke WildeJealous of the Birds, “Plastic Skeletons” | Archers Mark LINK
Lizzy Walker | Peach Kelli Pop, “Black Magic” | LINK
Lucia Aniello | Tove Lo ft. Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant, ALMA, “bitches” | Sanctuary LINK
 
 
Natalie Rae | Leon Bridges, “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” | Sanctuary LINK
Nur Casadevall Blanche, “Wrong Turn” | CANADA, Blink LINK
Quinn Wilson Lizzo, “Boys” | LINK
Rianne White Gilligan Moss, “Want U So Bad” | LINK
Sarah McColgan | Kelly Clarkson, “The Meaning Of Life” | Hound LINK
Sophie Muller | Kylie Minogue, “Stop Me From Falling” | Anonymous, Wondros | LINK
Thora Hilmars | Ólafur Arnalds, “unfold” | Black DogLINK
 
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