Nia DaCosta's 'Little Woods' the heart of Chicago International Film Festival

Nia DaCosta's 'Little Woods' the heart of Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival wraps up today after featuring an excellent 12-day lineup, 30 percent of which was directed by women. Female characters and their creators played a central role in this year’s festival, from documentaries to foreign language features, but it was the following films directed by women that made the most impact.…

CIFF this week: ‘Olympia’ and ‘Core of the World’ part of Women in Cinema

CIFF this week: ‘Olympia’ and ‘Core of the World’ part of Women in Cinema

In part one of FF2 Media’s “Best of the Fest” coverage for the 54th Annual Chicago International Film Festival, we covered several interesting films directed by women. CIFF will run through October 21 at the AMC River East Theater. Support female filmmakers by attending the festival and screening McKenzie Chinn’s Olympia (United States) and Natalya…

Historic SWAN Day brings women and organizers together at Statera Conference

Historic SWAN Day brings women and organizers together at Statera Conference

For the first time, the SWAN torch was passed on to Statera Arts who will continue the movement under their umbrella. Many of the original SWAN organizers were there to witness this historical event - Christine Young from University of San Francisco, Sophie Doolan from Kenya, Jennifer Hill from Connecticut, Vanessa Gondron from Prague, and…

Nobel Peace Prize winners the focus of award-winning documentaries

Nobel Peace Prize winners the focus of award-winning documentaries

Both winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize are the subject of recent documentaries from female filmmakers. Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad are recipients of the 2018 award, according to Thursday’s announcement from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Mukwege is a gynecologist who co-founded a treatment center in the Congo to help women in post-rape…