Showcasing the best of female talent. Filmmakers and Screenwriters
Director BIO: Paz Bernstein (WHEN ALONE)
Paz Bernstein (1992, Israel) made three short films, all surrounding females and feminist subjects. in the past years she has helped organize protests against sexual assaulters, and helped with graphic design pro-bono for the “Headquarters For Combating Trafficking Women and Prostitution”. Currently she is working on her new short film, at the “Open Workshop” artist residency in Denmark.
The film “when alone” describes feminine sexuality as a magical and powerful source, that just waits to explode and color the world. The film takes us into the rich inner world of a woman, it doesn’t matter who the woman is- just the fact that she is a woman can tell us that she is magic. The subject of the film is considered taboo, but the creator asks to break this barrier. with the help of the animation technique, the rhythm and the visuals, it is much easier for the audience to process and realize that they just witnessed a woman org**m.
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.