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There are many great films to see at Chicago’s European Union Film Festival (CEUFF), which takes place March 8 through April 4 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. This is the largest festival in North America that shows films from various parts of Europe. There are a total of 60 films this year. What amazes me in this year’s CEUFF is the selection of female-directed films.… read more.
My dream has always been to go to the Oscars and walk the red carpet. This February, my dream came true – I was accepted to attend and cover the Oscars for the first time in FF2 Media’s history. When I arrived in Hollywood, the streets were packed with gift shops, small restaurants, tourists and right in the middle of it all was the Dolby Theater, next to the legendary Chinese Theater, surrounded by the Walk of Fame on both sides.… read more.
Women won a record of 15 Oscars this year at the 91st Academy Awards, which makes history for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. FF2 Media contributor Nikoleta Morales was backstage in the press room, hearing first-hand how the female winners continue to support other women and spoke about a much-needed change.… read more.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hosted a much-needed panel at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in front of an eager and excited crowd. Women Breaking Barriers: Where Are We Now? took place on Jan 26 at the Packed Sundance TV Lounge, moderated by HFPA members Elisabeth Sereda and Silvia Bizio, including award-winning producer Cassian Elwes, Golden Globe-winning actress/producer Octavia Spencer, Golden Globe-winning actress Jenna Elfman and Golden Globe-winning actress and producer Kyra Sedgwick.… read more.
This year’s Sundance Film Festival is a breakthrough for women in film. More and more female directors, writers and producers are accepted into the festival and audiences are able to see and experience a great collection of female-made films. In addition to exceptional films, the opening days of the festival included many panels focused on women in film, the future of accepting more female filmmakers to Sundance, as well as networks like OWN emphasizing the need and importance for female producers and directors.… read more.
This year’s Sundance Film Festival (Park City/Salt Lake City, Utah) will be different. What makes it different is the presence of female-directed movies – close to 42 percent, according to Women and Hollywood report.
With a four percent overall increase from last year, female-directed films will be featured in various categories, including large percentages in the U.S.… read more.