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DGA Winner Alma Har’el Subverts What Film Can Be

Four years ago today, the bewitching film Honey Boy was released in the USA to instant critical acclaim. Honey Boy’s success is in its intimacy. The plot, already delicately personal, was elevated by the striking talent of its director. Honey Boy was not director Alma Har’el’s first feature film, nor her first more.


Natasha Braier Enhances Emotion of Cinematography

FF2 Media staff writers are using our time in quarantine to reflect on the influence of women artists – especially behind the camera, where women account for only six percent of cinematographers working on top-grossing films, according to research from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and more.


‘Honey Boy,’ ‘Hustlers’ lead Film Independent Spirit Award nominations

The Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced Nov. 21, featuring several nominations for women in film. Voted on exclusively by Film Independent members, the awards will be held February 8, broadcast on IFC.

Two films directed by women are nominated for Best Feature: The Farewell (Lulu Wang) and Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu).read more.


Alma Har’el talks ‘overwhelming’ response to ‘Honey Boy,’ LaBeouf’s career-best performance

Alma Har’el recently spoke to FF2 Media over the phone about Honey Boy.

Amazon Studios will release the film for limited theatrical release starting on November 8.

Honey Boy is a very personal and cathartic film for Shia LaBeouf.  What drew you to take on the project?

Alma Har’el: What drew me really is that I think when I got the script from Shia, it was very clear that this is something rare that you never get to read.… read more.


Women directors come of age at Chicago International Film Festival

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) kicks off this weekend, featuring more than 40 films directed by women during its 11-day lineup. 

The festival has a history of striving toward gender equality, featuring more than 30 films directed by women in 2017 and 2018. Favorite films in previous years have included Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Nia Dacosta’s Little Woods and a handful of excellent foreign features submitted for Academy Award more.


Films by women top ‘Best of the Fest’ at Sundance

This year’s Sundance Film Festival is a breakthrough for women in film. More and more female directors, writers and producers are accepted into the festival and audiences are able to see and experience a great collection of female-made films. In addition to exceptional films, the opening days of the festival included many panels focused on women in film, the future of accepting more female filmmakers to Sundance, as well as networks like OWN emphasizing the need and importance for female producers and more.