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Alice Waddington, Genre Filmmaker of the Future

Four years ago today, the sci-fi, feminist thriller Paradise Hills opened in the United States. Today, FF2 celebrates its director, the inimitable Alice Waddington.

Alice was born on July 31, 1990 in Bilbao, Spain. While still a teenager, Alice developed a keen fascination with photography. Interested in pursuing that passion further, Alice obtained a degree in advertising at the University of the Basque, where she began to work with promotional photography and film.read more.

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Awkwafina represents women-directed work at Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globe Awards were held Jan. 5 in Los Angeles, featuring a dismally male-dominant slate of nominees from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. On the film side, no women screenwriters or directors were nominated. Only one of the 10 films nominated for Best Motion Picture is written by a woman: the category’s winner from co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917.read more.

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Watch at Home: ‘The Farewell’ & more from female filmmakers

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 11/15/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

  • After the Wedding – Susanne Bier (original screenwriter)
  • The Farewell – Lulu Wang (writer/director)
  • Frances Ferguson – Kaley Wheless (co-writer/story)
  • Maki – Naghmeh Shirkhan (writer/director)

DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK

This week’s selection is The Farewell, an intimate look at one family as they go about saying goodbye to a loved one while never letting them know the truth.… read more.

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