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Dreams for SWAN Day 2020: What happened, and what we wanted to happen

We’d like to take this space to appreciate the awesome events and communities FF2 members had been building for a pre-pandemic SWAN Day 2020.

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Prime Video releases lineup of free SXSW films streaming April 27

Amazon Prime Video & SXSW have collaborated to showcase a collection of full-length films, episodic and shorts programming from the 2020 SXSW Film Festival: Available to stream for free from April 27 – May 6. Nonprofit initiative FREE THE WORK, founded by Honey Boy director Alma Har’el, will help promote the 10-day Prime Video special […]

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Sophia’s Athena 2020

Walking into Barnard College, there is already a sense of female empowerment and pride. It feels like women can do anything and will conquer the world. This creates a perfect setting for the Athena Film Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Athena showcased some powerful works of art. With a pass swinging around my neck, in […]

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Shortened CEUFF featured thought-provoking films by women

Sadly, this year’s Chicago European Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center had to close early as a result of the coronavirus. “In suspending our programming we simply did what was necessary to do our part in protecting the public health,” Director of Programming Barbara Scharres told FF2 Media in a follow-up interview. “There […]

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Amelie’s Athena 2020

The Athena Festival each year feels a bit like an FF2 reunion, or a milestone. And this festival celebrates the kinds of stories that we wish could be told more, and nothing but those stories. It reminds us what we’re working toward.

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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; […]

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