Helen Mirren calls for more women directors

London: Actress Helen Mirren urges that the film industry needs to have more female directors.

The Oscar winner expressed her views after receiving the lifetime achievement award at the European country`s annual Karlovy Vary International Film event, reports a website.

"When I was making those (early) films, they were very, very few female directors, and there were certainly no women on set, which made taking one`s clothes off all the more difficult," she said.

"Things have moved on, but as far as I`m concerned, they haven`t moved on enough. I don`t know how many female directors are presenting their films in this festival. I very much doubt that it`s 50 per cent. Not too many, I`m sure," she added.