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2020 Gotham Awards: All Five Best Picture Nominations Directed by Women!

The Gotham Awards, hosted by the Independent Film Project (IFP), is on its 30th year now. This year, its nomination list is a win for women. All five nominees for best pictures have female directors: The Assistant by Kitty Green First Cow by Kelly Reichardt Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman Nomadland by Chloé Zhao Relic by […]

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Studies Show Significant Increases in Female Presence behind the Camera over the Last Decade

Studies show significant increases in female presence behind the camera over the last decade As a feminist film blog, FF2 is thrilled to report that some recent studies have shown significant strides in gender equality in the cinematic world.  The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, run by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, has been running a study […]

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Nicole Holofcener Builds Career on Complex, Realistic Women

As part of our Celebration Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. We always talk about the importance of seeing representation on screen—for women, it would mean seeing women on screen. This is also […]

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‘Infiltrators’ Co-director Cristina Ibarra Is the Voice of Change

Co-directors Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera’s docu-thriller The Infiltrators (available in virtual cinemas May 1) tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center— on purpose. With the current political turmoil, uncertainty, COVID-19 and immigration changes, this film shows us that if we […]

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Director Lynn Shelton Finds Humor, Humanity in Vast Body of Work

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. Lynn Shelton is an accomplished writer and director who has been gracing us with wonderful films since 2008. She is also powerful […]

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Women Filmmakers Best Of the Fest at 2019 SXSW

Kaitlyn Dever stars as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, an Annapurna Pictures release.

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival has come and gone and there was a nice crop of films directed or written by women during this year’s festival. As is the typical case, I could not see everything that I wanted to during this year’s festival.  This just speaks to how much of a monster that SXSW […]

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