HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: April 2020 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Los Angeles)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: CYCLE
BEST COMEDY FILM: LABOR RELATIONS
BEST PERFORMANCES: LISTEN
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CIGARETTE LIPS
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: JACKS

Theme of night: Not really listening.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTIME AT WOODPINE, 17min., USA, Drama

festival posterALIENATED, 5min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama

festival posterCIGARETTE LIPS, 7min., USA, Drama

festival posterMONOCHOPSIS, 6min., USA, Drama/Thriller

festival posterMILLENIALS THROUGHOUT HISTORY: A TITANIC FOLLOWING, 4min., USA, Comedy

festival posterJACKS, 9min., USA, Drama/Family

festival posterSHATTERED, 2min., USA, Animation

festival posterLISTEN, 7min., USA, Drama/Horror

festival posterCYCLE, 12min., USA, Drama/Family

festival posterBED-HEADLINES, 4min., USA, Comedy

festival posterLABOR RELATIONS, 7min., USA, Comedy

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– 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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