HIGHLIGHTS: July 2022 Film Festival Showcase

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Long Form Short Film: FAULT LINE
Best Short Form Short Film: JUST SMILE, YOU’RE FINE
Best Direction: UNFOLLOW ME
Best Performances: FAULT LINE
Best Production Design: GREENER PASTURES
Best Cinematography: BROTHERHOOD
Best Sound & Music: GUIN

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

JUST SMILE, YOU’RE FINE, 8min., Romania, Drama

Directed by Petrina Gheorghiu

Set in a parallel society where people take ‘Just Smile Tabs’ multiple times a day, a young girl struggles to superficially suppress her negative emotions. A commentary on society’s strive for perfection and the masking of mental health issues.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

UNFOLLOW ME, 11min,. Latvia, Drama

Directed by Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen

A granddaughter irritates her grandma with a provoking tattoo just to say “I love you” to her in a personally stubborn way.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

FAULT LINE, 38min,. USA, Drama

Directed by Lauren Himmelvo

A sweeping drama, FAULT LINE takes us on an odyssey of loss in the far west Texas town of Marfa.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

APART, 13min,. USA, Drama

Directed by Ziling “Jolyn” Mei

After his stubborn father suffers a stroke, a sensitive son becomes his caretaker, and the tensions of their estranged relationship come to the surface.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


Directed by Medora Levy

After the one-year anniversary of their mother’s death, Stevie and Julia must spread her ashes. They go to the field that their mother took them to as children to cloud watch. on arrival, Stevie is forced to confront her confusing feelings about her mother’s death. Stevie picks a fight with Julia because she realizes she is Jealous of the relationship that Julia got to with her mom. When Stevie eventually gives in to her feelings of sadness, the sisters leave the field with an understanding of the other’s pain.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

BROTHERHOOD, 16min,. USA, Drama

Directed by Maggie Grant

Greed, revenge, jealousy and pain heat up a chance and long overdue reunion of two brothers separated at an early age by an angry, spiteful mother. Frank, the younger brother had it all and threw it away, through his arrogance, avarice and recklessness. Alone, scared and left to fend for himself, Joey had to do what he could to survive. It took him years, but he finally carved out a niche for himself. Tensions rise as one brother tries to manipulate his way out of the trouble he has brought on to himself; the other is just doing his job. And no one will ever be the same again.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

GUIN, 19min., USA, Drama

A 20-something comes home to visit at Christmas after losing her dream job in New York City.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video 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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