Sharon Horgan is one of the people sharing words of encouragement for female directors on Twitter

A grassroots movement among female directors has quickly taken hold
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FEMALE FILM DIRECTORS are sharing their experiences within the field on Twitter in solidarity.

To mark #FemaleFilmmakerFriday, female directors  were asked to post a photo of themselves on set to Twitter.

Irish director Aisling Walsh wanted to send a message to young, aspiring directors.

This is me with Ethan Hawke on the set of Maudie rehearsing his final scene in the film.If I can so can you.”

Actor Sally Hawkins is nominated for an IFTA in her role as Maud Lewis in Maudie. Class.

Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan joined in to heap praise on her fellow female creators.

Some big names wading in, sure, but the hashtag is for everybody – even the little guy.

Lesli Linka Glatter, a director who’s worked on Homeland, Masters of Sex, Mad Men, Twin Peaks and Pretty Little Liars said the playing field needs to be levelled for future generations.

A Wrinkle In Time director Av DuVernay – who started the hashtag – shared her experience of mentoring others.

Mayor of Long Beach shouted out Patti Jenkins, Kathryn Bigalow and Barbara Streisand.

If you can see it, you can be it!

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