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The Wedding Plan & The Woman’s Balcony: A Tale of 2 Screenplays

FF2 Media Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner explores the implicit misogyny of religious fundamentalism in a compare/contrast of two recent Israeli films.

It can’t just be that I was no fan of Rama Burshtein’s first film Fill the Void.

I had heard raves about her second film — The Wedding Plan — from people I love and respect, so I went to my Tribecca Film Festival screening on April 26th expecting the best… but I left the theatre in dismay.… read more.


Tel Aviv CinemaTheque hosts International LGBT Film Festival

TLVFest is an international LGBT Film Festival held each June at the Tel Aviv CinemaTheque. The festival offers public screenings of films with no Israeli distribution, meetings with local as well as foreign filmmakers, panel discussions and special events. The impressive program includes many exciting films while aspiring to enrich and empower tolerance and pluralism in Israeli society.… read more.


DocAviv ’17: Sneak Peeks from Israel’s world-renown documentary film festival

FF2 Media is proud to introduce Eti Or — our new Israeli contributor — with her report on Israeli women filmmaker screenings at this year’s DocAviv (Israel’s world-renown documentary film festival). Here are sneak peaks of Eti’s Top Picks from DocAviv ’17. Hopefully some of these films will make their way to festivals and theaters worldwide in the next few months.… read more.


Feminist Media Critic Jennifer Pozner wins 2017 Women’s Choice Award

Congratulations to Feminist Media Critic Jennifer Pozner (author of “Reality Bites Back“) for winning the 2017 Women’s Choice Award in the “Voice of Women” category last night in LA!

From Jennifer’s Amazon Page:

Jennifer L. Pozner is founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media justice group that amplifies women’s presence and power in the public debate through media analysis, education and advocacy.… read more.


Pride, Determination & Resilience at the 24th Annual New York African Film Festival


The urge to reclaim stolen images and voices has been a motto for African filmmakers and artists since the 60s. Cinema has served as a megaphone for the African people to let the world know about their collective and individual struggles. As Frantz Fanon said:

Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

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Women will complete in all writing/directing categories at the 2017 Tony Awards

When the 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning, women’s names appeared in every single writing and directing category. Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not believe this has ever happened before. And if I am correct, this marks a new milestone for women in the arts!

Here is the list of women nominated for Tony Awards for writing and/or directing in 2017:

In the Best Play category, the nominees include “Indecent” by playwright Paula Vogel and “Sweat” by playwright Lynn Nottage.… read more.