HIGHLIGHTS: January 2023 Female Film Festival Showcase

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: UP TO G-CUP
Best Short Film: A LIFE FOR LILY
Best Performances: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE LEMONS
Best Sound & Music: PERIOD PARTY
Best Student Film: RATS IN THE HOUSE
Best Cinematography: SHAPE OF CLAY
Best Production Design: AGNES
Best Comedy: THE STAMP
Best Horror: MEANS TO AN END
Best Direction: BOWLING 4 EVA

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

UP TO G-CUP, 81min., Iraq/Netherlands, Documentary
Directed by Jacqueline van Vugt
In the documentary film, UP TO G-CUP, filmmaker Jacqueline van Vugt portrays intimate stories and emotional outpourings within Kurdistan’s first lingerie store.

Jacqueline van Vugt has made an honest film in which women are portrayed in a world dominated by war, faith, men and mothers. The film powerfully demonstrates self-determination, sensitivity, sensuality and sexuality.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE LEMONS, 13min., USA, Drama/Family
Directed by Caitlin Presberg
A young woman comes home after the death of her abusive father to reconnect with the sister she left behind.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

PERIOD PARTY, 15min., USA, Drama/Family
Directed by Nicole Collins
A dynamic exploration of the journey of menstruation as seen between the parallel experience of a mother and her blooming daughter.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

RATS IN THE HOUSE, 13min,. USA, Drama/Family
Directed by Francesca Brice-Martin
A cheating hysband tries to fix his marriage while dealing with his mistress who threatens to reveals the truth at Thanksgiving dinner.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

SHAPE OF CLAY, 13min., Czech Republic, Drama/Relationship
Directed by Catherine Andre
Romanian actress Sara and American director Andrew are perfect partners in life and art until Sara starts to see parallels between their love and their latest play: a stage adaptation of “The Evening Star” by Mihai Eminescu. As the two engage in a contest of creative wills, Sara is forced to reckon with the truth of their partnership — and what it would take to keep it alive.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

A LIFE FOR LILY, 20min,. USA, Drama/Fantasy
Directed by Marion Anouk Couturier
Since her creation, the marionette (Lily) dreams of being a part of the outside world, while she remains trapped in the workshop of her creator, Mr. Hopkins. One day, upon learning that the is going to be sold to the famous theater director Mr. Dolzhikov, she cuts off the strings that have kept her oppressed.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

AGNES, 8min., USA, Drama/Family
Directed by Holly Andres
A mother grieving the disappearance of her daughter is compounded by her daughter’s belongings finding their way home by way of a river near their home.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE STAMP, 10min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Sharon Mayo
A satire on how to complete a task within government bureaucracy.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

BOWLING 4 EVA, 14min., USA, Drama
Directed by Aelfie Oudghiri
A troubled teen girl spends her time trolling men online and bowling with her grandfather while becoming increasingly medicated by her psychiatrist.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

MEANS TO AN END, 11min., New Zealand, Horror
Directed by Tanya M. Wheeler
A sexy young woman seeks out married men to seduce in a bar in an effort to get pregnant, but her intentions for the baby are unexpected.

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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