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Oscar Nominee ‘My Year Of Dicks’ Hits Serious Topics with Humor

My Year of Dicks was recently nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards. FF2 Media is proud to support such an innovative woman-led project. Learn more about FF2 Contributor Farah Elattar’s screening and Q&A experience below and cheer on My Year of Dicks at the 95th Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 12th, 2023.read more.

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Elizabeth McBride’s perfect costumes grace many iconic films of the nineties

When Driving Miss Daisy was released on this day in 1989, it was a hit amongst critics and audiences alike, and became a classic. The film was applauded for its incredible performances by both principal actors, and there’s no doubt that the costumes helped their characters come alive. The costuming for Driving Miss Daisy was one of the earliest successes of costume designer Elizabeth McBride. read more.

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Academy Award Nominee Sarah Polley: Acclaim for ‘Women Talking’

Women Talking, a film written and directed by Sarah Polley, was just nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2023 Academy Awards. The film is receiving much-deserved attention for the incredible story it tells. Of course, it was all made possible by Sarah Polley. 

Sarah Polley is well known for her directing projects, but her success began years before that.read more.

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Petra Volpe Explores the Personal and Political

On this day five years ago, The Divine Order was released. We’re celebrating its writer and director, Petra Volpe. 

Petra Volpe is a Swiss filmmaker, best known for her film The Divine Order, which was released in 2017. The Divine Order is about women’s suffrage in Sweden, where women did not have the right to vote until the 1970s.read more.

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The Power of the Dog? Join the International Women’s Day Q&A

Headlines everywhere and foul text like this in prestige publications like Variety:

“Sam Elliott railed against Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog during his visit to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Campion’s drama is nominated for 12 Oscars, more than any film this year. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a sadistic rancher who makes life hell for his new sister-in-law and her son in 1925 Montana.… read more.

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Lina Wertmüller’s Big Crack in the Celluloid Ceiling

Note from Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media): Today, Jane Campion received an Oscar nomination in the Best Director category for her work on The Power of the Dog, making her the first woman in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) to be nominated in the Best Director category for a second time!read more.

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