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2016 Emmy Awards: Women Filmmakers Win!

FF2 Media congratulates Jill Soloway on Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Transparent and Susanne Bier for Outstanding Director in a Limited Series, Movie or Special for The Night Manager.

With a range of diverse nominees and winners, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards is a sign of the times: the Television Academy is the tortoise and AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) is — without a doubt — the hare.read more.

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NYFF: PREVIEW GUIDE TO FEMALE-DIRECTED SHORTS

Preview Guide to Female-Directed Feature Films at the 2016 New York Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel

The 54th Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) of the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) opens September 30, with a new documentary The 13th by Ava DuVernay, renowned for Selma. (2014).  Running through October 16, the full slate includes, by my count of all the sections: 11 new feature-length films (fiction and documentary), plus one restored revival, as well as 18 short films directed by women.  … read more.

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NYFF: Preview Guide to Female-Directed Features

Preview Guide to Female-Directed Feature Films at the 2016 New York Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel    

The 54th Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) of the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) opens September 30, with a new documentary 13th by Ava DuVernay, renowned for Selma. (2014).  Running through October 16, the full slate includes, by my count of all the sections: 11 new feature-length films (fiction and documentary), plus one restored revival, as well as 18 short films directed by women.  read more.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Recently, I watched the new documentary And Still I Rise (2016) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Telling the story about Maya Angelou’s fascinating life, I couldn’t take my eyes off of the screen. A definite must-watch. (SAT: 5/5)

Review by Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor

Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules’ new documentary And I Still Rise tells the story of the tumultuous yet triumphant life of Maya Angelou; writer, actress, singer, dancer and activist.read more.

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2 Weeks on Troll Patrol

AugButtonConfessions of a Sub Admin by Dani d’Arge

A few weeks ago, I had another sleepless night.

Imagine that, a 54 year old widow, alone in her country home, not getting a wink – too hot, too worried about the election, with a cat trying to sleep in her face. As if writing research reports about consumer products and substitute teaching at the local 100% free lunch high school wasn’t enough, I had managed to say yes to yet another task.… read more.

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Filmmaker Q&A: Kate Lyn Sheil

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin

Interview: Kate Lyn Sheil

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, one of the most talked-about young actresses,Kate Lyn Sheil,  arrived with the narrative Kate Plays Christine, a docudrama about the making of a movie about Christine Chubbuck, the Florida newswoman who shot herself live on television during a report.read more.

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