HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: February 2022 Shorts Film Festival

Audience Award Winners:
BEST FILM: Dahlia White
BEST DIRECTION: The Strangers’ Case
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: The Nest
BEST PERFORMANCES: The Gift of Life
BEST SCREENPLAY: Bully
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Lyssa

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

DAHLIA WHITE, 19min., USA, Drama
Directed by Alison Moir

DAHLIA WHITE is a cautionary tale of a young girls obsession with a boy and the lengths she will go to fulfill her fantasy.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


THE GIFT OF LIFE, 18min., Taiwan, Drama/Family
Directed by Manshu Jian

Lilian always aims for perfection in every detail at work. Mom reminds her to prioritize health, but she has invested all her time in work. Amid long working hours, talking to baby is her only way to recharge. As she approaches a new climax in her career, an illness strikes her by surprise. She prepares two gifts for her mom. Mom turns her care into repetitive reminders over the past two years. While she is busy at work, mom has been through a low point in life alone. She sees scars on her mom, and realizes cancer cells can also be a present, as the illness forces her to slow down and rest.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


LYSSA, 22min., USA, Drama/Thriller
Directed by Dilara Senbilgin

When a college student diagnosed as high-risk for schizophrenia begins seeing a stalker, she struggles to convince the people closest to her that she isn’t delusional.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


THE STRANGERS’ CASE, 6min., Canada, Dance
Directed by Ruth Goodwin

An actor stumbles upon an abandoned theatre in the midst of a global pandemic.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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BULLY, 4min., Canada, Drama
Directed by Noémie Blue

Bruised and beaten, seventeen-year-old Breanne hides out in her high school bathroom and cries. From her bathroom stall, she hears the conversation of other students, discussing a fight that just happened on school grounds. Breanne is disheartened to hear that she’s not regarded well by other girls at school.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


THE NEST, 13min., USA, Drama
Directed by Jammie Patton

Tanya, a young, single mom, has been secretly dreaming about this day for 17 years. Today is the day Tanya plans to drop off Tam, her daughter, at college. The freedom to do as Tanya pleases, which includes rekindling an old, sexy flame is just a phone call away! Tam is just as excited about her impending freedom as Mom is about hers. Tam’s overexuberance in leaving the care of her mother’s overprotective nest creates tension. Tanya is eventually left alone to face the solitude of empty-nest syndrome at 34. In her isolation, Tanya is faced with the decision to rediscover herself and possibly her dreams in the process.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


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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