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Join FF2 in Celebrating the 15th Annual SWAN Day!

Hello, Cyberspace. I’m Jan Lisa Huttner, the “mastermind” behind the SWAN concept.

Today is the last Saturday of March, and I am thrilled to be celebrating 15 years of continuous SWAN Day programming with all of you – ensuring that Women’s History Month ends once again this year with a tribute to women artists regardless of mode and media.… read more.

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Petra Volpe on Swiss Myths of Neutrality in WW2 & After

Filmmaker Petra Volpe grew up “half-Italian” in Switzerland and looks askance at the myths of Swiss history: “We are connected to the past because it also determines our present.” Her directing debut film The Divine Order – winner of the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – entertainingly showed international audiences how Swiss women organized to finally get the right to vote at the late date of 1971.… read more.

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FF2-Sponsored Panel ‘Bringing in New Voices in a Post-Pandemic Film Industry’ at Athena Showcases Two Promising New Artists

FF2-Sponsored Panel “Bringing in New Voices in a Post-Pandemic Film Industry” at Athena Showcases Two Promising New Artists

Like many things, Athena Film Festival looked completely different this year than it did in past years. The festival took place online, with live panels happening on Zoom.read more.

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Sophia’s Athena 2020

Walking into Barnard College, there is already a sense of female empowerment and pride. It feels like women can do anything and will conquer the world. This creates a perfect setting for the Athena Film Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Athena showcased some powerful works of art. With a pass swinging around my neck, in the cold winds of February, I walk into Barnard feeling inspired already. read more.

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Amelie’s Athena 2020

The Athena Festival each year feels a bit like an FF2 reunion, or a milestone. And this festival celebrates the kinds of stories that we wish could be told more, and nothing but those stories. It reminds us what we’re working toward.
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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; it’s an institution that sports depressing gothic architecture and has virtually no campus, so from the get-go Barnard was total whiplash for me.… read more.

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