Currently Browsing: February 2018

Amelie’s Athena ’18: “When you’re a boy…”

This year, my second time at Athena with FF2, I loved the excitement of going with our growing team, and the general camaraderie of the people in the audience, often with the filmmakers themselves present at the screenings.

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2018 Athena Film Festival Preview

The eighth annual Athena Film Festival will be held February 22-25 at Barnard College.

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Iannucci authors travel guide for film fans

FF2 Media Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci recently authored the book On Location: A Film and TV Lover’s Travel Guide, published by Globe Pequot Press.

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BAFTAs barely acknowledge female filmmakers

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced its BAFTA winners February 18 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with very little recognition for female nominees in major categories. I Am Not a Witch writer-director Rungango Nyani (above, with producer Emily Morgan) is the only woman winner recognized outside of the acting categories, […]

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Neighboring Scenes series returns to Lincoln Center

The five-day event is a showcase of Latin America cinema and will feature 14 films (10 are celebrating their U.S. premiere).

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Director Nora Twomey on ‘The Breadwinner’ Oscar nom

The Breadwinner is based on the best-selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis, about an 11-year-old girl forced to dress as a boy and provide for her family in Afghanistan after her father’s been arrested by the Taliban.

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‘Love, Simon’ is a breath of fresh YA air

Love, Simon is coming out March 16, and it’s everything the young adult film genre needs and more.

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Supporting Women Filmmakers: A Guide to Valentine’s Day

You can still support female filmmakers by watching your favorite romantic comedies and dramas of past and present. If they’re not your favorite now, they will be!

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Female Gazing: How we look at art and who is represented

What does the female look like? What is it about her looks? What distinguishes her look from another? These are objectively valid questions.

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Joelle Touma: Spotlight on Oscar-Nominated Lebanese Screenwriter

Though The Insult is now an Oscar-nominated film – a first for Lebanon – it seems that the mainstream media is focusing primarily on Ziad Doueiri (the director) and his contributions to the film, making for another case where the female filmmaker is left in shadows and receives no recognition for the work she put in.

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Newsradio anchor Felicia Middlebrooks talks Oscar panel, production company

Felicia Middlebrooks, co-anchor of Morning Drive Program on Chicago’s WBBM Newsradio 780, moderated the Gene Siskel Film Center’s annual Oscars Nominations Panel on January 23.

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WomenArts partners with Statera Foundation for SWAN Day

The Statera Foundation is joining forces with WomenArts to organize the 11th Annual International SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day) celebrated on March 31, 2018.

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Kate McIntyre Clere on the making of documentary ‘Kangaroo’

After the release of her new film Kangaroo: a love-hate story, Contributing Editor, Lindsy M. Bissonnette was able to ask her some questions about the making of the film and what it’s like being a woman in the industry.

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Female Cinematographers – What’s the big deal?

Although we still have over a month until the Oscar Awards, Rachel Morrison’s nomination is already being celebrated worldwide. Why? Because no female has ever been nominated for the Best Cinematography category. And yes, this is a big deal.

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‘Passionflix’ founder talks female-run streaming service, romance genre

Passionflix is a stand-alone production/distribution company for original romance films based on existing novels.

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Siskel Center director talks ‘Hollywood on State’ fundraiser, Oscar predictions

Gene Siskel Film Center’s Executive Director Jean de St Aubin is set to kick of their Oscar party fundraiser (Hollywood on State) on March 4th.

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Tony Scott has “Second Thoughts” about Woody Allen

Hallelujah! After a little over a year of life in Trumpsylvania, some big dudes in the mainstream media (aka MSM) are finally beginning to recognize their own complicity in this national disaster. First came news of Jeffrey Toobin’s mea culpa on Larry Wilmore’s podcast last Monday. “I think there was a lot of false equivalence in […]

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