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Act Now to Stream Award-Winning Short ‘Forgotten Voices Heard’

Congratulations to Kelly Hall-Tompkins from everyone on Team FF2!

Since March 31, 2021 — the night of the premiere at Carnegie Hall — Kelly’s short Face to Face: Forgotten Voices Heard has received 6 International Film Festival wins and 8 official selections. It will be available for streaming only through October 2nd, so be sure to watch it while you can!… read more.

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Erica Tremblay’s Filmography is Reshaping Our Media Landscape

When I first pitched an article about the newest season of Reservation Dogs – the hit FX dramedy following a group of Indigenous teens navigating grief, identity, and young adulthood on their Oklahoma Reservation – FF2’s EIC Jan Lisa Huttner sent me an IMDb link. It wasn’t for Taika Waititi or Sterlin Harjo (the Indigenous co-creators of the show who have racked up countless excellent film and television credits).read more.

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‘Goodbye, Petrushka’ Strikes a Gentle Chord with Indie Audiences

If there’s one person who made the most out of quarantine, it’s Nicola Rose. As the world shut down, Nicola powered up. Reaching out to her friend, producer Tierney Boorboor, Nicola declared it time to go big while staying home. Tapping into tools like Zoom and sheer tenacity, Goodbye, Petrushka made it to the screen.… read more.

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‘The Janes’: Inspiring Documentary about Pre-Roe/ProRoe Activism

Directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes mix archival footage from the 1960’s with modern-day interviews in The Janes, thereby creating an illuminating and extremely topical documentary. The Jane Collective was a group of Chicago women who provided care to thousands of women in the years immediately prior to the Roe versus Wade decision of 1972.… read more.

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Growing Up is a Beast in Domee Shi’s ‘Turning Red’

When 13-year-old Meilin Lee gets too emotional, she suddenly finds herself inhabiting the body of a giant red panda. EEK! This first feature-length film by Pixar director Domee Shi – winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Short of 2019 for the beloved film Bao – earns a solid rating of 4.5 for its universal message coupled with the beauty of its animation.… read more.

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Quarantales: How I Masked-Up & Frenchified Harlem!

I didn’t set out to make an independent feature film during a global pandemic. I didn’t wake up one morning during Quarantimes and say: “Hey kids, let’s make an Indie!” Yet, intentionally or not, that is exactly what I did.

Guest Post by Nicola Rose

Newly displaced from COVID-riddled NYC, I made a call to Tierney Boorboor, a film producer I had recently met.… read more.

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