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‘Export Quality’ Dives Into Filipino Culture and Identity on Stage

The women-led and women-centric play, Export Quality, recently had its run as part of the programming at HERE – a theater that produces multidisciplinary theater performances in the heart of New York City’s Soho district. The play reveals strong warnings on the dangers of the international mail-order bride industry, whilst infusing its characters and their backstories with Filipino culture.read more.

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Andrea Kantrowitz Wants Us to Draw for Ourselves

Today FF2 is proud to spotlight artist and educator Andrea Kantrowitz. On the one year anniversary of her exhibition Unbound: Drawings from the book, Drawing Thought, Andrea’s work continues to help its viewers not only to understand Andrea, but themselves. The purpose of Andrea’s art is to take the audience step-by-step through the artistic process.read more.

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Nida Manzoor’s Action-Packed ‘Polite Society’

Nida Manzoor, the creator of award-winning television series We Are Lady Parts, writes and directs her debut feature film, Polite Society. The film is about a British teenage girl who tries to use her martial arts skills to stop her older sister from marrying into the wrong family. Starring Priya Kansara as “Ria Khan,” a teenager who dreams of becoming a stuntwoman, and Ritu Arya as “Lena Khan,” Ria’s sister, this is an exciting action comedy that grapples with sisterhood, immigrant culture, and growing up. read more.

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Recapping NYC’s 15th Annual SWAN Day Celebration at SVA

On Saturday, March 25th, 2023, also known as International SWAN Day, NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) hosted its 15th annual SWAN Day celebration. This event was co-sponsored by FF2 Media as well as Herflix, SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), and WAMC (Women in the Arts and Media Coalition).read more.

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Rebecca Pruzan on Breaking the Silence Surrounding Incest

On January 24th, members of the cast and crew of Ivalu gathered together for a screening of their film. Producer Rebecca Pruzan remembers how she was sitting next her Co-Producer Kim Magnusson (who is also her husband) as well as Anders Walter (Ivalu’s Director). Her children were sitting behind them. Eleven-year-old lead actress Mila Heilmann Kreutzmann was watching the completed film for the first time.… read more.

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Angela Stern Brings ‘Because We’re Family’ to Chelsea Film Festival

FF2 Media is delighted to congratulate Angela Teresa Stern – an FF2 alumna! – on her big accomplishment as the writer, co-director, and lead actor of Because We’re Family.

Angela’s feature film debut had its World Premiere on June 15th at the 25th annual “Dances With Films Festival” in Los Angeles. This past week, on October 14th, the film made its way to Manhattan’s Regal Union Square as part of the 10th annual Chelsea Film Festival.… read more.

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