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Bea’s Athena 2020: My first year of celebration!

A few weeks ago, I attended my first Athena Film Festival at Barnard College as a member of FF2 Media (a sponsor of the festival). I’ve only been around that area once or twice, so I was really looking forward to exploring and supporting a student-run film festival! I went to Hunter College for undergrad; […]


Katusha’s Athena Film Festival 2020—an invigorating weekend of inspiration!

The end of February and beginning of March is an exciting few days for anyone in New York who loves supporting women in film. With water, notepad, and pen in hand, I braced myself for Athena 2020!


SXSW 2020 cancelled

Rachel Sennott in Shiva Baby, an official SXSW selection.

The city of Austin made the decision to cancel the SXSW this year due to the threat from COVID-19 and thousands of people flying in for SXSW. While the city of Austin made the right call, a number of filmmakers are hurting right now. I can’t blame them especially after the amount of hard work […]


Giorgi’s Athena Film Festival 2020 – An Exhausting, Amazing Celebration!

FF2 Media always spends a long weekend of February at the Athena Film Festival, checking out the best of what the feminist film scene has to offer and spreading the word about our international initiative Swan Day! One of the things I appreciate most about the Athena Film Festival is their choice of location–while the […]


‘Premature’ director Zora Howard talks wanting to make movie about life rather than death

The slow-burn romance Premature hit theaters on February 21st, and IFC held a Q&A with collaborators Rashaad Ernesto Green and Zora Howard to celebrate the opening weekend. The two artists talked about the black experience, living in Harlem, making a film as black artists, and how they create work that has both specific and universal […]


Calls for sisterhood, solidarity at 2020 Academy Awards

For the second year in a row, I covered the 92nd Academy Awards for FF2 Media. What made it more special, this year, is that I was wearing a red dress especially designed for me for the event by Mario and Jorge Designs, and I wore a red pin to go with it, saying, “Support […]