HIGHLIGHTS: May 2022 Film Festival Showcase

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
BEST FILM: ONE DAY / DAY ONE
BEST LONG FORM SHORT FILM: THE LARK
BEST PERFORMANCES: THIS COULDA BEEN AN EMAIL
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: LET THEM EAT CAKE!
BEST DIRECTION: CHAPTER BREAK
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE WORLD TO MY DAUGHTER

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

ONE DAY / DAY ONE, 18min,. Canada, Family Thriller

Directed by Meagan McAteer
OneDay/DayOne, tells the story of a teen with disability and their mom in the midst of escaping a catastrophic event. The young teen must reconcile the loss of the world as they know it and find the strength to move on, into an uncertain future, alone. It is a story of family, independence and survival.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE MIGRANTS, 5min., Canada, Documentary

Directed by Louise Marie Beauchamp
Poetic fresco shot in the cold of Canada that expresses the difficulty for a migrant to tame a foreign territory. On J.-S. Bach’s Adagio in D minor, which he brilliantly interprets on the piano, the Guatemalan indigenous artist and farmer Salvador Chavajay tells us with simplicity and clairvoyance the recent forced exodus of workers from his country and offers his definition of the term’s poverty, wealth and conscience.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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MORNING DRIVE, 2min., USA, Experimental

Directed by Dannelle Lacancellera
The process of making a finely crafted cup of Drive Coffee and maintaining a classic automobile is visually juxtaposed to make for a sensational experience following a couples morning routine.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THIS COULDA BEEN AN EMAIL, 13min., USA, Comedy

Directed by Maya Table
This Coulda Been An Email is a 5-part comedy web series about two HR secretaries doing everything but their jobs. Hilarity ensues when they’re forced to put together a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative for the office.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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LET THEM EAT CAKE!, 10min,. UK, Dance

Directed by Avatâra Ayuso
Let Them Eat Cake! is a dance film on girl empowerment, where three teenagers rebel against how society dictates how they see themselves. In Let Them Eat Cake! the three characters transform from being “perfect girls” to agents of change, by embracing who they really are. It is directed by the choreographer and dance filmmaker Avatâra Ayuso.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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CHAPTER BREAK, 11min., Iceland, Drama

Directed by Erna Soffia
A young woman living an uneventful life goes clubbing with her best girlfriend. She meets a young man who seems to be the whole package — he’s polite, funny, handsome. He just might be the one and only? Or is he…?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE WORLD TO MY DAUGHTER, 13min,. Netherlands, Drama

Directed by Josefine Ezinga van Asdonk
In 2020, the world will change forever due to the Corona pandemic. Olivia and her father are staying at home together during the lockdown. Her mother works as a doctor in the ICU and her father Fons is in the middle of a financial crisis. Fons has to take care of his daughter alone for the time being, while his own company is on the verge of collapse. Olivia is seven years old and finds every day that her world is changing more and more and getting lonely. Because she now spends so much time with Fons, the bond between father and daughter grows stronger every day.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE LARK, 30min., Serbia, Coming of Age

Directed by Katarina Krstic
Iva (19) moves from her cosy home to a bustling Belgrade, where she finds her apartment in ruins. The first thing she sees after arriving is her childhood crush Vuk. That encounter gives her a painful headache and invokes blurry memories of repressed childhood trauma. Left to herself, the first time without her mother’s support, she starts testing the boundaries of freedom. Met with new challenges, she must accept newlyfound aspects of womanhood, and her past, so she can move on to a new life.

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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