Beatrice Viri
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Beatrice Viri pursued a degree in Media Studies at Hunter College, specializing in Emerging Media (digital media production). She has experience in graphic design, web development, motion graphics and film, as well as media analysis. For FF2 Media, Bea created original content for blog publication, writing out prompted ideas that engages audience. 

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Women’s History Month: Naoko Yamada a Standout in Anime Industry

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the all-female team of film critics at FF2 Media were assigned to write about their favorite female artists – and where to watch their work. To conclude SWAN day and women’s history month, I wanted to talk about a medium that unfortunately still doesn’t have many women in its […]


Bea’s SWAN Day 2020: Contemporary Art

Kusama Infinity is a visual masterpiece, showcasing Kusama’s influential, expressive works while investigating her life, struggles and inspirations.


Bea’s Athena 2020: My First Year of Celebration!

A few weeks ago, I attended my first Athena Film Festival at Barnard College as a member of FF2 Media (a sponsor of the festival). I’ve only been around that area once or twice, so I was really looking forward to exploring and supporting a student-run film festival! I went to Hunter College for undergrad; […]


51fest helps women tell ‘remarkable and often untold’ stories

51fest’s first-ever run took place July 18-21 at the IFC Center. The festival aligned with a heatwave, but nonetheless people lined up enthusiastically in anticipation. Partnering with Women in the World and IFC Center, 51fest is a festival centered on women filmmakers. According to their mission statement, “Women make up more than half of [the] […]


51fest at IFC Center screens 'A Girl from Mogadishu', a film of female resilience

On Sunday, July 21, IFC Center screened A Girl from Mogadishu as a part of 51fest’s inaugural run. It is a narrative feature based on the life of Ifrah Omar, directed by Mary McGuckian. Born into a refugee-camp in Somalia, Ifrah (portrayed by Aja Naomi King) treks a tumultuous journey to seek asylum in Ireland […]


42nd Asian American International Film Festival celebrates women filmmakers

Human rights, poverty, gangs, political revolution and LGBT issues are just some of the topics that will be covered at the Asian American International Film Festival (July 25-August 3) this year. The festival (also known as AAIFF) will screen 27 films and documentaries, along with workshops, shorts by local college students, Q&As, and panels discussing […]