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Throughout her career, Ava DuVernay has made history as the first Black woman to not only win an award for Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival, but also to direct an Oscar-nominated Best Picture film AND receive a Golden Globe nomination. Today, the groundbreaking filmmaker celebrates her birthday!… read more.
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.
Dear AMPAS: FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner asks you to consider these fourteen films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016) for Oscar nominations next month.
(Note that this list is dated 12/1/16 & will be updated after 12/31/16.)
Jan’s Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (Yes!… read more.
FF2 Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci asks you to consider these four films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.
My Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (2)
- Hello, My Name is Doris (Screenwriter Laura Terruso)
- Sensitivity Training (Writer/Director Melissa Finell)
My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)
- 13th (Writer/Director Ava DuVernay)
- Women of Maidan (Writer/Director Olha Onyshko)
Photo: Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris
Photo Credit: Roadside Attractions… read more.
Preview Guide to Female-Directed Feature Films at the 2016 New York Film Festival
By Nora Lee Mandel
The 54th Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) of the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) opens September 30, with a new documentary 13th by Ava DuVernay, renowned for Selma. (2014). Running through October 16, the full slate includes, by my count of all the sections: 11 new feature-length films (fiction and documentary), plus one restored revival, as well as 18 short films directed by women. … read more.
One was #OscarSoWhite (protesting the fact that David Oyelowo was not nominated for Best Actor & all of the acting nominees in all 4 categories were white).
One was #StopBlueOscar (protesting the fact that Ava DuVernay was not nominated for Best Director & all of the Best Director nominees & all of the Best Screenplay nominees–in both the Best Original Screenplay & the Best Adapted Screenplay categories–were male).… read more.