Short Film: CYBER BABY, 6min., USA, Experimental

Directed by Beidi Wang
A late 20s virginal journalist, Terrance, whose experience of interrogating his roommate, Callie, a Camgirl, enlightens him from prior asceticism to his own liberation of sexuality – he later transforms to be an iconic sexuality mogul who creates his own publication representing sexual emancipation.

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Director Biography – Beidi Wang

Originally from Beijing, China, Beidi grew up as a single child in the hub of theatre and television. She was a child news reporter in CCTV-14, a Chinese national broadcast, and a child actor starring in sitcoms on national television.

Beidi studied Journalism at University of Oregon and graduated from University of Southern California’s MFA program in 2021, specializing in directing/producing. Her works were sponsored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Film Independent and KCET, which have been screened and awarded at Asian Film Festival, FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, Independent Shorts Award, Nowness Asia, etc.

Beidi is interested in making modernist films discovering underrepresented East Asian female stories. She believes in any innovative cinematic experience that will rejuvenate movie-making to a new era.

Director Statement

Inspired by childhood friend who has been a CamGirl, the story is written in a comedian eccentric tone demystifying the repression of sex from the subordinated male character and the overly sexualized female niche in the western society. The fluidity of sexuality is embedded in this film so as in the millennial age.

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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