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Petra Volpe Explores the Personal and Political

On this day five years ago, The Divine Order was released. We’re celebrating its writer and director, Petra Volpe. 

Petra Volpe is a Swiss filmmaker, best known for her film The Divine Order, which was released in 2017. The Divine Order is about women’s suffrage in Sweden, where women did not have the right to vote until the 1970s.read more.

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The Power of the Dog? Join the International Women’s Day Q&A

Headlines everywhere and foul text like this in prestige publications like Variety:

“Sam Elliott railed against Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog during his visit to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Campion’s drama is nominated for 12 Oscars, more than any film this year. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a sadistic rancher who makes life hell for his new sister-in-law and her son in 1925 Montana.… read more.

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Lina Wertmüller’s Big Crack in the Celluloid Ceiling

Note from Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media): Today, Jane Campion received an Oscar nomination in the Best Director category for her work on The Power of the Dog, making her the first woman in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) to be nominated in the Best Director category for a second time!read more.

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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 Women Artists Now” (SWAN) that caught a lot of attention.read more.

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27 countries submit films by women for ‘Best International Film’ Oscar consideration

Out of a record-breaking 93 countries that have submitted entries to be considered for best international film nominations at the Academy Awards, 27 films are directed by women (or 29 percent total). 

Previously known as the “Best Foreign Language Film” that the Academy dubbed outdated, the “Best International Film” submissions were announced Monday, including first-time submissions from Ghana, Nigeria and Uzbekisztan.read more.

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makeoscargold17

Dear Cinephiles: It’s time to think about short lists for the 89th annual OscarBowl on February 26, 2017.

Backlash from the 2016 Oscar snubs sparked our merit-based Make Oscars Gold campaign, a combination of #OscarsSoWhite (lack of minorities) and #StopBlueOscar (lack of women). If Oscar wants to be “gold” = merit-based, then everyone should have an equal chance of success.read more.

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