HIGHLIGHTS: April 2022 Film Festival Showcase

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
BEST FEATURE FILM: MEMORIES OF PUERTO RICO
BEST FILM: THE SWAP
BEST PERFORMANCES: NO HEARTBEAT
BEST DIRECTION: NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: KILL THEM ALL AND DON’T COME BACK ALONE
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: STATIC SPACE

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

MEMORIES OF PUERTO RICO, 68min., Spain, Documentary

Directed by Núria Abad Rivas, Marta Hierro Bravo

Carles and Luis set out on a trip to Puerto Rico to learn about their origins, which began in the 19th century, when the brothers Joan and Antoni Castañer emigrated from Mallorca to Puerto Rico. A story about the reunion with the past, family stories and the search for identity.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE SWAP, 10min., France, Comedy/Drama

Directed by Chloé Dumond

Sonia, 40 years old, single, decides to exchange sperme for a thesis correction in order to have a child.

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WHEN IT STOPS, 4min., USA, Drama

Directed by Megan Mayes

Lucy accepts a harrowing dance with the past.

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NO HEARTBEAT, 10min., USA, Drama

Directed by Jana Devino

In a near-future Roe Vs. Wade has been overturned nationwide, banning abortion under any circumstance. 15 year old Nola discovers she’s pregnant and must try to find a way to safely choose what she knows is best for her future, despite her family’s strong conservative beliefs.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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PLEASE DO NOT TELL HER, 6min., China, Experimental

Directed by Yunxia Wang

Wang Huihui, a genius girl whose IQ is only one point less than Hawking, has been a hot topic in public opinion for many years. One day in 2015, 9-year-old Wang Huihui disappears on the day she is admitted to the best university in China.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS, 16min., USA, Crime/Thriller

Directed by Lana Wang

Night-blooming Cereus is a crime short film. A young Broadway actress becomes a lead star after witnessing a secretive death of the main actor. Withholding the truth from others, she seems to have an acting career better than ever…

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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QARDOUN [La Passation], 9min., France, Experimental

Directed by Sarah El Hamed

In a timeless palace out of sight, a women’s circle realizes the strength of the mystical bond that unites them.

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METRES APART, 6min., UK, Drama

Directed by Teele Dunkley

13-year-old Lilly is running through the empty streets of a rural village, followed by a man (Ethan). He follows her until she runs to a weathered bench and sits down. After a strained and awkward conversation between them, Lilly finally opens up and reveals her true feelings towards him. From their conversation, it is slowly revealed that Ethan is her dad, who she has not seen for months.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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STATIC SPACE, 29min., USA, Fantasy/Drama

Directed by Kate Black-Spence

Jamie is a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find meaningful connection, even while worlds apart.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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KILL THEM ALL AND DON’T COME BACK ALONE, 26min., Western/Crime
Directed by Enrique Novials

Carol tries everything to rescue her daughter, who has been kidnapped by the “Rubio” gang after the bank robbery. All hope seems to fade for Carol, even praying.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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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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