HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: December 2018 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto)


BEST FILM: Maxwell’s Demon




Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

Löffel, 21min., Germany, Drama
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

EULOGY FOR DENIS K., 12min., Russia, Comedy
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

MAXWELL’S DEMON, 21min., Brazil, Drama/Family
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

LOLA, 25min., USA, Drama, Coming of Age
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the December 2018 Female Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Power Dynamics”.

Each film was about power. Shifting from character to characcter. And/or characters always feeling helpless over another person.

Great way to complete the 2018 season. 2018 was about showcasing Female talent and female directed films from all over the world.

In 2017, 16% of the films showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival events in 2017 were directed by females. In 2018, 41% of the films showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in 2018 were directed by females. A gigantic increase, but there is still a bit to go.

See you at the festivals.

– 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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