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10 New Must-See Films Directed by Women

Only three of the top 10 certified-fresh films of 2019 on Rotten Tomatoes are directed by women. Documentaries Hail Satan? and Knock Down the House are both 100 percent fresh, while Olivia Wilde’s buzzy comedy Booksmart sits at 97 percent. Members of FF2 Media’s all-female staff watch and review every film released theatrically in New […]

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Silenced in reality, sexual assault survivors tell their stories on screen

How our culture accepts these stories matters. The people making these stories matter. The more women that push through the door to tell their stories by writing, directing and producing films, the more their messages will be spread throughout the country and into the minds of people who live, grow and vote in America.

Read below as the FF2 Media team reflects on works of fiction (in both film and television) and nonfiction that have respectfully and dutifully depicted sexual assault survivors.

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Publisher Richard Bayard Miller

Richard Bayard Miller traveled the world at an early age, moving around often for his father’s position as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He found his love for film in the early 1970s while attending Oberlin College in Ohio (note the 1974 release of The Godfather Part II). Rich spent the next few years moving […]

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Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner

Jan Lisa Huttner was born and raised in New Jersey, where Million Dollar Movie and The Late Late Show were daily television staples & she and her dad would snuggle up to historical epics and Roman spectaculars featured on Picture for a Sunday Afternoon. At an early age when most kids were sneaking into parties, […]

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Contributing Editor Rachel Mosely

As Contributing Editor for FF2 Media, Rachel edits and writes reviews and features, and aims to contribute to the visibility of underseen filmmakers. She is inspired by the position FF2 Media occupies at the crossroads of entertainment and progress, and by its core mission: getting the work of female filmmakers in front of as many eyes as possible.

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Senior Associate Nikoleta Morales

Nikoleta Morales is an award-winning writer, journalist, publicist and a photographer based in Chicago with passion for entertainment, hiking and travel.

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Spring Fling Screening: Free tickets available for Kay Cannon’s ‘Blockers’

Cannon (known for writing the Pitch Perfect series) makes her directorial debut with ‘Blockers.’

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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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Hashtag campaign celebrates women, minorities

The new hashtag campaign – #GoldenRobes – has been created to celebrate the achievements of women and minority directors overlooked by Golden Globes voters (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association).

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Associate Malin Jörnvi

My name is Malin Jörnvi, and since hearing those words by Marlon Brando during one of my first acting classes freshman year, it has been my guiding principle.

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

FF2 Media asks the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to acknowledge these films for Oscar consideration.

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SDC Observership Program accepts FF2 Media Associate Lindsy M. Bissonnette

Congratulations to FF2 Media Associate Lindsy M. Bissonnette on her acceptance into the SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers) Foundation’s 2017-18 Observership Class. As a member of this class, she is eligible to apply for directing observership and fellowship opportunities throughout the year as well as attend events and panel discussions. The Observership Program provides early […]

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Intern Roza Melkumyan

As an intern at FF2 Media, I watch newly-released films written and/or directed by women, and give my take through weekly reviews. As a senior at NYU, I am earning my degree at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which has given me the unique opportunity to create my own concentration: “Understanding & Misunderstanding in […]

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Siskel Center showcases female directors, contemporary Palestinian life

The 16th annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center, screened a variety of films focusing on contemporary Palestinian life. The festival, which runs through May 4th, was made possible by the Crossroads Fund and volunteers. Three of FF2 Media’s Chicago team members (Stephanie A. Taylor, Brigid K. Presecky and […]

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Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor wins first place IWPA awards

FF2 Media congratulates Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor on her first place win in the 2017 Illinois Women’s Press Association Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest. Her interview with “Spirits of Rebellion” director Zeinabu Irene Davis won first place in the Personality Profile category, along with her profile for Streetwise with director Will Adams. 1st Place (Personality Profile): Excerpt from “Filmmaker Q&A: […]

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Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner wins three IWPA awards

FF2 Media congratulates Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner on her three wins in the 2017 Illinois Women’s Press Association Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest. 2nd place certificate win in the Photographer/Writer category for her January JUF News feature The Fiddler Returns. 2nd place certificate win in the Specialty Articles/Reviews category (2 samples required per submission) for […]

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Read, Watch, Listen: Celebrating SWAN Day

To celebrate the 10th Annual International SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017, the FF2 Media team is highlighting their favorite female artists.The holiday, also observed throughout the months of March and April, highlights the creative feats of female artists and their audiences. Associate Lindsy M. Bissonnette I will be celebrating […]

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Oprah, Harry and Mariah Carey: Celebrating SWAN Day

To celebrate the 10th Annual International SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017, the FF2 Media team is highlighting their favorite female artists.The holiday, also observed throughout the months of March and April, highlights the creative feats of female artists and their audiences. Intern Rachel Kastner: I will celebrate SWAN day […]

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