FEMALE FEEDBACK Festival Testimonial – July 16 2018

Jessica O'Sullivan
Jessica O’Sullivan

I wasn’t able to go to the festival but the video with feedback on my short film has been invaluable. It was a great balance of positive criticism as well as an amazing insight into what an audience felt a thought. Areas of ambiguity in my script and in my directing have been highlighted in incredibly helpful way. I feel I have learnt and grown as a film maker from this feedback more than any other feedback I have gotten.
I couldn’t recommend this festival enough!!!

5 Star Review

SISTER IN ARMS, 9min., UK, Crime/Drama
Directed by Jessica O’Sullivan 

A female police squad arrive at a remote village in Northern Pakistan to question the villagers (mostly women) about two men that they are looking for. Before they leave they are attacked and shot at by three Taliban men. Returning fire they kill one Taliban before running for cover. All the female officers regroup except for the police commander’s younger sister who can not be found. Hearing shots and a truck driving away in the distance they run to the village edge where they can just about see in the far distance the younger sister being thrown out of the back of a truck and doused in gasoline by the Taliban. With the engine wires of their police truck cut and only an assault rifle to intercede the police commander races against the clock to save her sister from a horrendous death.

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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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