Roberta Grossman debuts 'Who Will Write Our History' at Lincoln Center

Roberta Grossman debuts 'Who Will Write Our History' at Lincoln Center

When director and filmmaker Roberta Grossman read Professor Samuel Kassow’s book Who Will Write Our History, she was fascinated, horrified and outraged that such a powerful and poignant story had received less media attention than other prominent histories of the Holocaust. She was inspired to turn Kassow's book into a blended documentary that captures the…

Sundance ‘Breaking Barriers’ panel highlights women filmmakers

Sundance ‘Breaking Barriers’ panel highlights women filmmakers

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hosted a much-needed panel at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in front of an eager and excited crowd. Women Breaking Barriers: Where Are We Now? took place on Jan 26 at the Packed Sundance TV Lounge, moderated by HFPA members Elisabeth Sereda and Silvia Bizio, including award-winning producer Cassian…

Chicago film critics talk Oscar snubs, surprises

Chicago film critics talk Oscar snubs, surprises

Four Chicago film critics provided their thoughts about the 91st Academy Award nominations January 22. FF2 Media Contributor Pamela Powell joined WGN’s Dean Richards, WCIU’s Brandon Pope and Hollywood and Chicago’s Patrick McDonald at the CMX Cinemas in Skokie to discuss their favorite films, along with snubs and surprises. The critics unanimously agreed that Roma…

Golden Globes acceptance speeches laud female creators

Golden Globes acceptance speeches laud female creators

There were many triumphant moments for women at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, despite very few female writers and directors being represented in film categories. Many winning actresses used their acceptance speeches as an opportunity to champion female creators. On the television side, Best Actress Rachel Brosnahan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel thanked many women…

DOC NYC: Gudrun Schyman talks 'The Feminist: a Swedish Inspiration'

DOC NYC: Gudrun Schyman talks 'The Feminist: a Swedish Inspiration'

DOC NYC and New York Women in Film & Television presented the International premiere of The Feminist: a Swedish Inspiration on Saturday, November 10 at Cinepolis Chelsea. Produced by Helene Granqvist and directed by Hampus Linder, the documentary is an intimate portrait of Gudrun Schyman—a living icon among feminist supporters in Sweden. As a candid politician,…

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 StateraArts 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 many…