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14th Annual Athena Film Festival Honors Marginalized Voices

From February 29-March 3, Barnard College hosted its 14th Annual Athena Film Festival, celebrating the voices of female, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals. As this is my second year attending the festival, if last year indicated the caliber of film, I looked forward to exploring what this year’s festival had to offer.read more.

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Women’s History Month: Female Filmmakers Offer Range of Diverse Protagonists 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the all-female team of film critics at FF2 Media were assigned to write about their favorite female artists – and where to watch their work.

When you are stuck inside the house during social distancing and isolation, one thing you can do is watch films made by women.read more.

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Ebert Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Stacy Smith predicts major increase of female filmmakers for 2020

The Second Annual Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium took place on Friday, Sept. 27, where panelists discussed important issues and solutions for diversity in film, including Keynote Speaker Dr. Stacy Smith who gave a presentation on extensive film analysis research. Founder & Director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (AII), Dr.read more.

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Watch at Home: ‘Booksmart’ & More from Female Filmmakers

Kaitlyn Dever stars as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, an Annapurna Pictures release.

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 9/6/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

  • Booksmart – Olivia Wilde (director), Emily Halpen & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman (co-writers)
  • Boy Genius – Bridget Stokes (director), Vicky Wright (writer)
  • Mary Magdalene – Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett (co-writers)
  • Satanic Panic – Chelsea Stardust (director)

DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK

This week’s selection is Booksmart.  read more.

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Watch at Home: ‘Destroyer’ and More from Female Filmmakers

Destroyer

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 4/26/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

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FEMALE-LED DOCUMENTARIES ADVANCE IN OSCAR RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films (out of the 145 films submitted) in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. Our FF2 Media has screened and reviewed each documentary by a female filmmaker.

Congratulations to Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, Big Mouth Productions), Hooligan Sparrow (Nanfu Wang, Little Horse Crossing the River), 13th (Ava DuVernay, Forward Movement) and Weiner (Elyse Steinberg, Edgeline Films).read more.

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