Showcasing the best of female talent. Filmmakers and Screenwriters
New Year’s Eve Dinner Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from July 2020 Female Festival
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER, 22min., China, Thriller/Fantasy
Directed by Xinwen Zhang
Human treatment of livestock is only food to be eaten. No matter what animals feel, they will have emotions, emotions, and desires for the world, from birth to death without any freedom. Nowadays, the appetite of the society is greater than the demand for nutrition. Every time the human race passes the festival, it is the end of the livestock. The earth is still evolving. It is full of possibilities. In the future, it is possible that animals become masters, and humans eat for them. Now we will do this to livestock and future animals, and all animal instincts will survive. Despair and hope alternate, look upside down in the world our situation and destiny.
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.