# Female directors
The Film Industry Says They Need Female Directors But You Need to Tick the Right Box
Photo of Filmmaker Amancay Tapia by Angelica Mastrogiuseppe. Making your first feature film takes a lot of work, endless energy and determination. Particularly when you have a budget of $7.000 and you are not only directing and doing the set design and make-up but also cooking for your crew . That was me in 2008 when shooting Campo de Batalla in La Paz, Bolivia. I was so exhausted, it took so much effort and the rewards were so little that I haven't made another feature film ever since.