Showcasing the best of female talent. Filmmakers and Screenwriters
Short Film: GIORGIO, 8min., Italy, Drama/Experimental
Giorgio is a teenager who is discovering his inner nature. Getting off the carousel of his childhood, he faces the world that awaits him: there are people more or less capable of understanding him, both ready to offer a hand or reject him, as if he were wrong or inadequate. Strong of his will, he goes deep in the abyss that only he can see in the mirror of his childhood’s room. Radiant and confident, there is the woman he wants to become, and he leaves behind only a cocoon: a body that doesn’t represent him, in which he was born and from which he wants to get out. At any costs.
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.