HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: July 2020 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: LILI
BEST DOC SHORT: BARE IT ALL
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: OMA
BEST PERFORMANCES: SUPER SPECIAL
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: GLAD YOU’RE HERE

Theme of night: Coming to terms.

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

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSUPER SPECIAL, 12min., New Zealand, Drama

festival posterBARE IT ALL, 7min., Documentary/Experimental

festival posterOMA, 9min., Latvia, Comedy Drama

festival poster1814 FROST FAIR, 4min., UK, Drama

festival posterYOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY, 7min., Canada, Drama

festival posterLILI, 8min., USA, Drama

festival posterLAUNDRY, 3min., Canada, Experimental

festival posterCHICKEN, 5min., UK, Drama

festival posterAILIN ON THE MOON, 5min., Argentina, Animation

festival posterA BLOODY MESS, 10min., Canada, Drama/Family

festival posterGLAD YOU’RE HERE, 10min., Canada, Documentary

festival posterNEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER, 22min., China, Thriller/Fantasy

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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