Currently Browsing: April 2017

Female directors win top categories at Tribeca Film Festival

The 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the top winners in all five feature categories were presented to women-directed films, including Keep the Change (Best U.S. Narrative) Son of Sofia (Best International Narrative) and Bobbi Jene (Best Documentary). The festival, which runs through April 30, also awarded the 5th Annual Nora Ephron Prize to Petra […]

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Robin Schiff’s ‘Romy and Michele’ marks platinum anniversary

You’re kidding me. It’s been 20 years since Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion? God, where have I been? Whether you’re the Mary or the Rhoda, you can understand why Robin Schiff’s 1997 comedy has staying power. Based on the stage play Ladies Room, the film tells the story of dimwitted Valley girls, Romy White […]

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Fifteen years in the making, Garcia releases ‘One Percent More Humid’

After 15 years with a script she wrote at the tender age of 25, Liz W. Garcia finally saw her film One Percent More Humid hit the screens as part of the US Narrative Competition at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The sun-soaked drama tells the story of two college-aged girls (played by Juno Temple and […]

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Female filmmakers play key role in UK movie boom

The backdrop of countless Bond films, Hugh Grant rushing to yet another wedding and endless period dramas, London is well and truly a cinematic staple. Indeed, the city is brimming with talented filmmakers and, thanks to a substantial film tax credit and the plunging pound (Thank you, Brexit!), it has become a hotbed of international […]

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Giorgi Plys-Garzotto debuts NYU film ‘Won’t Somebody Think of the Children’

Congratulations to FF2 Associate Giorgi Plys-Garzotto for posting her NYU film “Won’t Somebody Think of the Children” on the We Are Moving Stories site:   Here is a snippet from the WAMS interview: Congratulations, Giorgi! Why did you make your film? This film was my senior thesis at NYU, the culmination of four years studying film at […]

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‘Bend It Like Beckham’ director fights for change

Like New York, there is always something to do in London. Fancy afternoon tea on a double decker bus, playing miniature golf while sipping a cocktail, or diving into an adults-only glow in the dark ball pit? London’s got you covered. Unsurprisingly then, when it came to celebrating International Women’s Day, the city did not […]

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