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2016 Emmy Awards: Women Filmmakers Win!

FF2 Media congratulates Jill Soloway on Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Transparent and Susanne Bier for Outstanding Director in a Limited Series, Movie or Special for The Night Manager. With a range of diverse nominees and winners, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards is a sign of the times: the Television Academy is the […]

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NYFF: PREVIEW GUIDE TO FEMALE-DIRECTED SHORTS

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 The 13th by Ava DuVernay, renowned for Selma. (2014).  Running through October 16, the full […]

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Events/Festivals

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 […]

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Recently, I watched the new documentary And Still I Rise (2016) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Telling the story about Maya Angelou’s fascinating life, I couldn’t take my eyes off of the screen. A definite must-watch. (SAT: 5/5) Review by Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules’ new documentary And […]

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Politics/Wider World

2 Weeks on Troll Patrol

Confessions of a Sub Admin by Dani d’Arge A few weeks ago, I had another sleepless night. Imagine that, a 54 year old widow, alone in her country home, not getting a wink – too hot, too worried about the election, with a cat trying to sleep in her face. As if writing research reports about […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Kate Lyn Sheil

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Kate Lyn Sheil At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, one of the most talked-about young actresses,Kate Lyn Sheil,  arrived with the narrative Kate Plays Christine, a docudrama about the making of a movie about Christine Chubbuck, the Florida newswoman who shot herself live on television during a report. The […]

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Events/Festivals

Filmmaker Q&A: Zeinabu Irene Davis

The 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (BHFF), which takes place at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Illinois, celebrates the history and heritage of black people, worldwide, through indie films and shorts.   While the focus is Black culture, there are several female directors and screenwriters at the festival this year, including Jerico 2016, Walk […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Amy Fox & Meera Menon

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Amy Fox and Meera Menon, Writers-Directors of Equity When actresses Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner founded Broad Street Pictures in 2015, their goal was to tell stories women are too often excluded from in film – like stories about Wall Street greed and competitiveness. In films such as Wall […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Benzchawel

By Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor The 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (BHFF), which takes place at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Illinois, celebrates the history and heritage of black people, worldwide, through indie films and shorts.   While the focus is Black culture, there are several female directors and screenwriters at the […]

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BHFF ’16: Kate Benzchawel

By Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor The 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (BHFF), which takes place at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Illinois, celebrates the history and heritage of black people, worldwide, through indie films and shorts.   While the focus is Black culture, there are several female directors and screenwriters at the […]

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BHFF ’16: Walk All Night

By Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor The 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (BHFF), which takes place at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Illinois, celebrates the history and heritage of black people, worldwide, through indie films and shorts.   While the focus is Black culture, there are several female directors and screenwriters at […]

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Black Harvest Film Festival

By Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor The 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (BHFF) begins August 5 at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Illinois. It celebrates the history and heritage of black people, worldwide, through indie films and shorts. More than 40 movies are scheduled to be shown.   While the focus is […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Sian Heder

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Sian Heder, Writer-Director of Tallulah Sian Heder’s name is best known for her work on critically acclaimed shows such as Men of a Certain Age and Orange in the New Black. But she got her start in the business writing and directing her award-winning short Mother, about a wealthy, […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Satoko Yokohama

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Interview: Writer-Director Satoko Yokohama For the past 10 years, New York’s Japan Society has hosted Japan Cuts; the largest film festival showcasing Japanese films in North America. This year, the film festival closed its program with the new film by one of Japan’s freshest talents, Satoko Yokohama. The Aomori native […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: OVARIAN PSYCOS

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: SONITA

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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Pulchronomics 2016

Booted from FOX : Roger Ailes Finally Gets his Just Desserts Special For FF2 Media By Stephanie Taylor A few years back I wrote a 3-part series for FF2 Media called Pulchronomics 101 in which I showed how physical beauty affects women in the workplace — often determining their success or at least making the road a little easier — using movies and cable […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: P.S. JERUSALEM

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: TEMPEST (TEMPESTAD)

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: SOLITARY

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: JACKSON

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: HOOLIGAN SPARROW

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights […]

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Filmmaker Q&A: Corsini

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Writer-director Catherine Corsini has gradually emerged not only as one of France’s top female directors, but one of their most respected auteurs of her generation. Although she originally pursued a career as an actress, writing and directing proved to be her true calling. And she’s been pursuing that ambition since […]

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AMPAS Adds Women Directors!

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) invited 683 new members into “The Academy,” 314 of whom are women. This action—adding 314 women including women from many different countries and a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds–is the result of the pledge made earlier in the year to […]

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AMPAS ’16: Maren Ade

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are here […]

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AMPAS ’16: Lexi Alexander

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are here […]

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AMPAS ’16: Haifaa al-Mansour

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are here […]

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AMPAS ’16: Ana Lily Amirpour

Ana Lily Amirpour is an Iranian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, most known for her feature film debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Self-described as “the first Iranian vampire spaghetti western” and starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Dominic Rains, Mozhan Marnò and Rome Shadanloo, the film built up significant buzz […]

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