FEMALE Festival Best Scene Script Reading: Hysteresis, by Lynn Vincentnathan

A deep water Arctic Ocean oil rig explosion in our near present releases gigatons of methane, causing runaway warming to spiral out of control much faster than it would have. By 2273 the only habitable place is the Arctic and life is dying out there. May’s malnourished son dies and the autocratic Imperium executes her husband for stealing food. Time travel has just been invented. The Imperium orders soldier May to go back in time and save pacifist Noah from his accidental death so she can gain access to the White House. Her mission: she must assassinate President Tomlin to prevent him from permitting the drilling that led to the explosion or they will execute her daughter Rachel in four days. Complications arise. Someone is trying to kill Noah. May misses opportunities to meet Tomlin and is mistaken for eco-terrorist Francine. And she starts to fall for Noah and his ideas.

Narrator: Val Cole
May: Kyana Teresa
Joe: Shaun Devlin
Ev: Allan Michael Brunet

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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