Short Film: TO LIFE, 12min., Germany, Documentary

Lene lives in solitude by a fjord in Iceland. She calls herself an “old lady,” but her curiosity and joy in life are reminiscent of those of a child.

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Director Biography – Stefanie Gartmann

Stefanie Gartmann, born in 1979 near Cologne/Germany, has studied cinematography at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund. Since her graduation in 2009, she works on the international market for commercials and documentary film. Stefanie loves the encounter of human relationships with her camera. Her strength is emotional storytelling, discovering and seeing beauty in the moment.

Director Statement

My camera always opens up new spaces, new encounters, moods. I love to pour my own experience, my perception into something cinematic. To lead the viewer for a moment into this world, into this mood, to touch him, that is the greatest gift.

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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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