HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Toronto August 2017 Film Festival


Best Film: KAJAL

Best Performances: THE SESSION

Best Cinematography: WE WERE SWIMMING

Best Music: The music from KAJAL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos from each film: 

festival posterMAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy

festival posterGRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterWE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal

festival posterTHE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama

festival posterTHE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy

festival posterNO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video

festival posterKAJAL, 20min, India, Drama

The FEMALE AUGUST 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best NEW films by women directors from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “SELF DISCOVERY”.

Every film showcased was about a setting where a character finds out who they are deep inside of themselves.

NOTE: Our 4th Female Director’s festival!

The Female FEEDBACK Film Festival has been an incredible learning experience. The success it has acheived so far in less than a year and four festival nights (3 in Toronto. 1 in Los Angeles) has been nothing short of amazing. The quality of films presented is top notch.

There will be one more Female Festival in 2017 occuring and 6 festivals set for 2018 in Toronto & Los Angeles.

I really have nothing to do with this festival. I don’t program a single film. I don’t moderate. I don’t program any of the accepted screenplays. My job is to simply make sure the excellent team (lead by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco) have a cinema and audience to showcase the accepted works.

The amazing succcess of Kierston and Amanda’s programming of this festival can’t be overlooked.

See you at the festivals in 2017 and beyond.

– Matthew Toffolo

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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