HIGHLIGHTS: May 2023 Female Film Festival Showcase

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Films: SHAPING LADIES
Best Short Form Short Film: PESTLE
Best Long Form Short Film: WHO IS LIKE YOU
Best Direction: NOT TODAY
Best Performances: NOT MY MOON
Best Sound & Music: HERE: MEMORIES OF A SOUL
Best Cinematography: DAYLIGHT
Best Original Story: LUCINDA’S PANDORA

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

SHAPING LADIES, 52min., France
Directed by Sandra Rude
This is a little piece of lingerie that seems to have always existed in the female wardrobe. However, the bra was only invented at the end of the 19th century to free women from the corset, which had been restricting them since the Renaissance. First decried, the bra imposed itself since WWI. It shaped the women’s silhouette throughout the 20th century and never stopped changing their appearance, depending on technical innovations and fashion. Initially as a simple corset cut in two, it becomes flattened during the Roaring Twenties to erase breasts, then takes the shape of a shell after the WWII to mimic the pin-ups look.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

WHO IS LIKE YOU, 40min,. Israel
Directed by Shira Green
Wild nature in an unfamiliar landscape. An indigenous Jewish community called The Abayudaya has lived in Uganda since 1919.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

NOT MY MOON, 10min., China, Drama
Directed by Yuping Zeng
Ran Zhou, daughter of a single parent family, wants to study fine art abroad, but the reality breaks the fantasy she formed since childhood.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

NOT TODAY, 10min., USA, Drama
Directed by Mingjun Zheng
When a childless woman’s estranged sister visits unexpectedly, she is forced to face her hidden insecurities.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

DAYLIGHT, 12min., USA, Drama
Directed by Yaa Asantewaa Faraji
A ballet dancer struggles to cope with the realities of her new life after one night goes terribly wrong.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

PESTLE, 8min., USA, Drama
Directed by Sophie Nobler
When thirteen year old Zara is caught trying to kill a fish she races home to escape punishment, only to then accidentally bear the brunt of her father’s rage.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

LUCINDA’S PANDORA, 17min., Germany, Drama
Directed by Sylvia Piechocki Gonzalez
A woman destroys the life of her new love out of nowhere and faces her hidden self in the shadow of this existence.

About Golden Hoops

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

HERE: MEMORIES OF A SOUL, 40min., France, Music Video
Directed by Julia Delbourg
This is a film made along the music album “Here” by Skysia. Through out the 11 tracks, we follow memories of the life of Ava, a renowned scientist, who creates a machine which allows her to upload her memories, then to relive them and even to change them when she wants to forget dark parts of her past… aren’t we all the unreliable narrators of our own story ?

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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