HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: January 2021 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST SHORT FILM: HOOF
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: 10 SECONDS
BEST PERFORMANCES: WENDY/GIGI
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: WHISPER

Theme of night: Leaving your legacy

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

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterCOVID BACH, 2min., Canada, Animation/Music Video


festival posterSEAGULL, 6min, USA, War/Mystery


festival poster10 SECONDS, 6min., Bulgaria, Action/Sports


festival posterTHE NEW OLD FASHIONED, 9min., USA, Drama/Family


festival posterWHEN THE WOLF’S AWAY, 12min., France, Drama


festival posterXIETY, 3min., USA, Drama


festival posterUNHIDE, 3min., India, Experimental


festival posterDRIVING WHILE BLACK MAGIC, 8min., USA, Drama/Mystery


festival posterWHISPER, 12min., Hungary, USA, War/Family


festival posterMISS YOU, DAD, 15min., USA, Drama/Family


festival posterAGE IS JUST A NUMBER, 1min., Denmark, Experimental


festival posterSHED, 5min., USA, Drama


festival posterDEMENTIA SPOTS, 10min., Hungary, Drama/Family


festival posterHOOF, 4min., USA, Horror/Drama


festival posterSONGBIRD, 14min., Canada, Drama


festival posterWENDY/GIGI, 14min., USA, Comedy/Drama


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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