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Ann Hui—telling the stories of Hong Kong’s social issues through cinema

Ann Hui is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actress, who has become one of the most influential figures of Hong Kong’s New Wave filmmakers. In the past decade, she has become a somewhat legend at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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Celebrating Rachel Portman—the versatile composer behind many of our well loved films

Born on 11th December 1960 in Surrey, UK, Rachel Portman is “one of the most prolific film score composers of the modern age,” having written over 100 scores for films and stage productions.

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Amma Asante uses her films to shed light on little-known history

Amma Asante is a British director, writer, and actress who is known for her films that shed light on little-known history.

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Writer/director Mirrah Foulkes makes feature debut with ‘Judy and Punch’

The puppeteering act of “Punch and Judy” has an origin story written from Judy’s perspective thanks to the unrestrained imagination of first-time writer and director Mirrah Foulkes in her new film “Judy and Punch.”  Note the order of the names in this version and you have an inkling of the power behind the film.  “Judy […]

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Celebrating ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ director Kimberly Peirce and decades of diverse storytelling

As part of our Celebration Series, FF2 Media pays tribute to the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. Director and writer Kimberly Peirce, born on September 8 1967 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, created a successful career for herself, directing […]

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Ten female composers who are writing great film scores

Composing film scores is a field within the movie industry that is still overwhelmingly monopolized by men. A study published last year found that of the 100 top-grossing movies of the last twelve years, only 1.4% had a score composed by a woman. And yet, there are female composers: a handful who have been steadily […]

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