Director Bio: Keren Green (HOLDING SOUTH)

Keren is a WGA writer and director who focuses on character-driven science fiction and adventure stories that explore the strange, unusual, and topical issues of our time. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Full Sail University and her Master Screenwriting Certificate at ScreenwritingU,
She is currently in development with multiple projects, including a one-hour sci-fi series and a short-form comedy series, which is slated to shoot in Auckland later this year. Keren has worked with The Gillen Group (“Fried Green Tomatoes”) for the past several years, and has recently completed a new one hour, hard-science, dystopian series for them.
Keren completed her New Zealand, directorial debut, with the short film, “Defense +4” in May 2021.
Maintaining residency in New Zealand and dual citizenship with USA/Canada, Keren lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and four children.

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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