Julia Lasker 80 posts
As an associate for FF2 Media, Julia writes reviews and features for films made by women. She is currently a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology. Outside of FF2, her interests include acting, creative writing, thrift shopping, crafting, and making and eating baked goods. Julia has been at FF2 for almost 4 years, and loves the company and its mission dearly.

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FF2-Sponsored Panel “Bringing in New Voices in a Post-Pandemic Film Industry” at Athena Showcases Two Promising New Artists

FF2-Sponsored Panel “Bringing in New Voices in a Post-Pandemic Film Industry” at Athena Showcases Two Promising New Artists

Like many things, Athena Film Festival looked completely different this year than it did in past years. The festival took place online, with live panels happening on Zoom.read more.

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Female Directors Make History in the 2021 Golden Globe Nominations

It’s shaping up to be an amazing week for female filmmakers. The Golden Globes have just announced their nominees, and for the first time in history, three out of five nominees for best director are women! Not only is this the first time a majority of the directors are women, this is also the first time more than one woman has been nominated in a single year at all.… read more.

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Female Filmmakers Dominate Sundance in 2021

Sundance Film Festival, which will take place online and on satellite screenings in select locations across the US, has announced the films it will feature in this year’s festival. This is going to be a good year for female filmmakers: across the full slate of films featured at Sundance this year, 50% (69 out of 139) were directed by one or more women (The full list of films that will be featured can be found here), and 50% of filmmakers across the slate are also people of color.… read more.

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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 Natalie Erika James

At FF2, we are proud to have reviewed three of these – The Assistant, First Cow and Never Rarely Sometimes Always – over the past year.… read more.

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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.read more.

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Social Justice Auteur: A Celebration of the Work of Ava DuVernay

Social Justice Auteur: A Celebration of the Work of Ava DuVernay

By FF2 Intern Julia Lasker

Ava DuVernay is a filmmaker that, in 2020, you need to know. She began creating films in 2010 and since then has become a historic name in the cinematic world. She was the first Black woman to win an award for Best Director at Sundance and to direct an Oscar-nominated Best Picture film.read more.

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