Campion: Film industry inherently sexist

Jane Campion says she hopes more women will start featuring at the Cannes Film Festival.

Oscar-winning director Jane Campion. Picture: Twitter.

CANNES - Jane Campion, the head of the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, says she hopes more women will start featuring at the prestigious event.

Only two of the films in the competition for the festival's most coveted prize, the Palme d'Or, are directed by women.

Although Campion's jury has five women and four men, the filmmaker says the industry is inherently sexist.

"Time and time again we don't get our share of representation."

She says only seven percent of films submitted to Cannes organisers were made by women.

Campion is the only woman to have won the Palme d'Or in the festival's 67 year history.