HIGHLIGHTS: March 2023 Female Film Festival Showcase

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Short Form Short Film: MY FATHER
Best Long Form Short Film: THE CRY OF A SPARROW
Best Performances: THE SERVICE
Best Cinematography: ZYKLUS XX
Best Sound & Music: EXTRA LARGE
Best Direction: YATRA: The Journey

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

Directed by Ami Vitale
Zacharia Mutai was devastated the day he lost his best friend Sudan. Sudan was someone he spent years with, someone he knew better than his own children, someone he loved. This death was tragic, but not a surprise.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

RAILS, JAILS AND TROLLEYS, 71min,. Canada, Documentary
Directed by Henna Mann
Rails, Jails and Trolleys (August 2022) documents history’s largest farmers’ protest and the Canadian diaspora’s response to it. This groundbreaking documentary captures the electric ethos of a protest that received international attention and the resounding response by Canadians to the movement. A full year in the making the documentary tells the story of why and how the farmers’ movement ignited a nation and youth, women and men from all over the world.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

YATRA: The Journey, 19min,. USA, Fantasy
Directed by Gayatri Bajpai
After the two boys she tutors go missing, a grieving widow journeys into a mythical realm to rescue them from legendary demons straight out of the Indian epics of old.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

MY FATHER, 6min,. USA, Thriller
Directed by Logan Donald
In order to provide for his family, Victorias father Hector made some bad decisions. She finds herself and her father kidnapped, knowing it will be up to her to get them out.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE SERVICE, 5min,. USA, Drama
Directed by Julie O’Hora
A woman of a certain age becomes invisible. Especially when she’s serving your hors d’oeuvres, renewing your library card or cleaning your house. Ruby counts on that.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

ZYKLUS XX, 13min., Switzerland, Dance
Directed by Johannes Franke, Confusionart Collective
Zyklus XX provokes and confronts. Through its dramatic depiction, the performance advocates the breaking of taboos on the female cycle. The topic is not only the frequently defamed bleeding, but above all the emotional and physical ups and downs of the menstrual cycle phases. The diverse range of stressful physical and psychological fluctuations is burdened with shame at a young age and causes girls and women to suppress their physical abilities and needs – often with the use of hormone preparations and painkillers, which can have various side effects.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

EXTRA LARGE, 15min,. France
Directed by Marina Ziolkowski


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE CRY OF A SPARROW, 22min,. Denmark
Directed by Ibi Støving
A little boy hides in the attic with his mom. She has PTSD and tries to keep him there. He becomes friends with a sparrow and that might lead him to freedom.


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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