HIGHLIGHTS: September 2022 Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Short Form Short Film: TAMBAL
Best Long Form Short Film: TRUE REVIEWS
Best Performances: VOODOO SALON
Best Direction: CONTRABAND
Best Sound Design: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
Best Animation: AURORA
Best Student Film: DOUBLE EXPOSURE

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, 15min., UK, Drama

Directed by Jess Moore
Why doesn’t she just leave? Left alone in her house in the aftermath of a brutal attack, one woman attempts to leave the home she is trapped in before her husband returns. This short is based on the critically-acclaimed stage play called NEXT TIME.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

VOODOO SALON, 16min., Australia, Supernatural/Drama

Directed by Jessie Kathleen Claude
Gwenaelle has inherited a gift from her family : she can tell the date of death of anyone she touches. As she spends the day with her sister making their family tree, a secret starts unravelling.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CONTRABAND, 13min., UK, Drama

Directed by Anabal Barnston
Flailing millennial, Ruby, endeavours to get her life together after an overdue gap year, but is hindered by a pesky, over-complicated abortion.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

TAMBAL, 8min., Canada, Thriller

Directed by Nicolynne Bonoan
A diabolical Philippine mythical creature gets in between two sisters out of its desperation to live in the human world.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

AURORA, 5min., USA, Animation

Directed by Jo Meuris
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who fell in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora…

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 8min., China, Action

Directed by Siying Long
The mantis catches the cicada, the Yellow sparrow is behind.
Is it a dead end or a life of death?
For the world, for salvation.
It is still vast to go forward bravely in the end.
It’s called chivalry.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

TRUE REVIEWS, 40min. USA, Comedy

Directed by Dan Bruhl, Megan Rosati, Carrie Stett, Sergio Abuja Rodriguez
With the help of our grizzled host, we re-enact real-life yelp reviews and hear from the reviewers themselves.

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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