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FEMALE-LED DOCUMENTARIES ADVANCE IN OSCAR RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films (out of the 145 films submitted) in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. Our FF2 Media has screened and reviewed each documentary by a female filmmaker.

Congratulations to Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, Big Mouth Productions), Hooligan Sparrow (Nanfu Wang, Little Horse Crossing the River), 13th (Ava DuVernay, Forward Movement) and Weiner (Elyse Steinberg, Edgeline Films).read more.

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FYC ’17: Jan Lisa Huttner

Dear AMPAS: FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner asks you to consider these fourteen films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016) for Oscar nominations next month.

(Note that this list is dated 12/1/16 & will be updated after 12/31/16.)

Jan’s Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (Yes!read more.

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FYC ’17: Lisa Iannucci

FF2 Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci asks you to consider these four films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.

My Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (2)

My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)

  • 13th (Writer/Director Ava DuVernay)
  • Women of Maidan (Writer/Director Olha Onyshko)

Photo: Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris

Photo Credit: Roadside Attractions… 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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#MakeOscarGold

HashtagMOGLast year, when Selma was nominated for Best Picture & Best Song but nothing else, 2 hashtag campaigns were born.

One was ‪#‎OscarSoWhite‬ (protesting the fact that David Oyelowo was not nominated for Best Actor & all of the acting nominees in all 4 categories were white).

One was ‪#‎StopBlueOscar‬ (protesting the fact that Ava DuVernay was not nominated for Best Director & all of the Best Director nominees & all of the Best Screenplay nominees–in both the Best Original Screenplay & the Best Adapted Screenplay categories–were male).… read more.

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