Currently Browsing: Nora Lee Mandel
New York’s 33rd annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival continues, with ten sets of screenings — often with post-screening Q&A sessions — spread across auditoria at Lincoln Center (on the Upper West Side) and IFC Center (in Greenwich Village).
But the good news is that if you don’t live in Manhattan — and even if you do — you can stream these invaluable films at your convenience on the Festival’s digital platform through Thursday night (May 26th) when the Festival closes.… read more.
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.
FF2 is proud to present Nora Lee Mandel’s coverage of the Tribeca Festival’s Annual Nora Ephron Award. Thank You, Nora!
The pandemic creatively inspired the winners of the 9th Annual Nora Ephron Award for female filmmakers at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Directors Chanel James and Taylor Garron won the Ephron Award, with its $25,000 prize, for as of yet.… read more.
What did Swiss filmmaker Petra Volpe say that made me laugh so hard that I almost peed my pants in front of a full auditorium? I can’t remember.
I just know that in a weekend full of superlative moments, my Q&A with Petra after our FF2 Media-sponsored screening of The Divine Order (see featured photo above) was a peek experience!… read more.
FF2 Senior Contributor Nora Lee Mandel asks you to consider these six 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
- The Dressmaker (Director Jocelyn Moorhouse)
- Equity (Director Meera Menon)
My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)
- Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four – (Director Deborah Esquenazi)
- Miss Sharon Jones!
Preview Guide to Female-Directed Feature Films at the 2016 New York Film Festival
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.