January 2017 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Female Story, Screenplay, or Short Film to the Festival today: https://femalefilmfestival.com/


festival posterIM PERFEKT, 7min, Hungray, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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BEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam
ACTORBEST Scene – NO MORE GOODYBES
January 2017 Reading
Written by Rebekah R. Ganiere

ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika
ACTOR1st SCENE Script – FAN SITE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Elisha Barnes

ACTOR1st SCENE Script – OCD
January 2017 Reading
Written by Quyen Tran
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

ACTORSHORT Story – MURDER IS A BREEZE
January 2017 Reading
Written by M Maureen Skahan
ACTORSHORT Story – MARIONETTE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson

ACTORSHORT Story – SHADOWS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly J. Kratz

2016 FEMME FATALE Stories

See the best of Femme Fatale stories, films, and screenplays showcased at the festival:


festival posterCOLOR, 6min, USA, Experimental/Student
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FALLING STARS, 25min, Germany, Drama/Mystery

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LATE, 5min, Canada, Drama

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festival posterTHE GRENADE, 4min., Brazil, Experimental/Music
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festival posterTHERE WAS A PLACE, 14min. Spain, Drama
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FREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries

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festival posterMIDNIGHT WALK, 4min., Australia, Thriller
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festival posterBARROW, 15min., Australia, Crime/Mystery
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ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – THE MASK OF LEIA
August 2016 Reading
Written by Ian Wilson

ACTORNOVEL Prologue – THE ACE OF KINGS
August 2016 Reading
Written by Dan Levinson

ACTORNOVEL READING – THE PESSARY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Juliet M. Nevins, MD

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: VOODOO LOVE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Frederick Julius

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CIVILIAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Scanlon

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: CHASING THE WIND
September 2016 Reading
Written by Corean Strong

ACTORNovel Transcript Reading – INTO THE SHADOWS
March 2016 Reading
Written by Marie Jones


festival posterBALLERINA
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5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

ACTORFeature Screenplay – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj

FEMALE FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL – Highlights of the Thursday December 22, 2016 Event

The first ever FEMALE DECEMBER 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival (FFFF) was a great success. The sold out crowd loved the diversity of 6 films from 6 different countries in 6 genres all directed by a female.

The theme of the festival was “Inner Struggles”.

This was definitely a night of firsts as this was also the debut of Kierston Drier as moderator. This is the first of many for the reviewer/festival programmer and she couldn’t have been more exceptional, receiving rave reviews from the audience afterwards.

NOTE: The Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (FFFF) was such a success, we plan on coming back every 3-4 months and showcasing the festival in Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York City.

This was also a rare festival when all 6 films received multiple votes for “Best Overall Film.”

It’s always interesting chatting with the audience members at the break and after the festival. You hear such unique perspectives of the films and their reactions to the audience’s comments.

When I was a kid I loved going to the movies. I used to think that it all depended what seat you took in the cinema as to what movie you saw. I thought that every person watched a different movie. It was soon after when I realized that we all indeed were watching the same film. But then as I grew into an adult (and starting running this festival) is when I realized that I was right all along when I was a toddler – we were all watching our own movie.

And that is what this festival is all about. It’s an audience FEEDBACK Festival where we do all experience something unique and different…and we all are watching a different film than the person sitting next to us. – Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: THERE WAS A PLACE

Best Performances: FREEMALES

Best Cinematography: FALLING STARS

Best Music: The music from THE GRENADE

festival posterCOLOR, 6min, USA, Experimental/Student
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festival posterFALLING STARS, 25min, Germany, Drama/Mystery
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festival posterLATE, 5min, Canada, Drama
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festival posterTHE GRENADE, 4min., Brazil, Experimental/Music
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festival posterTHERE WAS A PLACE, 14min. Spain, Drama
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festival posterFREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries
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Audience Feedback Video: FREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the SHORT FILM:

  MOVIE POSTERFREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries
Directed by Stephanie Jaclyn

When a free spirited traveler moves in with a 9-5 desk worker, they’ll for a strong wine-fueled friendship as they approach their mid-midlife crisis single unemployed and without a plan.

Director Statement

A ‘freemale’ is a modern woman who doesn’t allow what is considered socially ‘normal’ to dictate her life. Despite progress, the idea that a woman should be married, mortgaged and a mother by her 30’s is still extremely prevalent today. In a time where women are encouraged to work but still feel the pressure to conform to their traditional role of being a wife and mother, it’s no wonder we’re seeing a generation of young women experiencing something that can only be described as a mid-midlife crisis.

I felt inspired to write Freemales after living with a friend of mine for over a year. We spent many nights over a glass of wine discussing everything from love, children, what kind of house we wanted to the etiquette of peeing in the shower, free boobing, period sex and whether swallowing semen could be considered ‘acute’ cannibalism. I hope Freemales will provoke conversation, push boundaries and serve as a hilarious insight into the lives of young women attempting to find their place in this evershifting social landscape.

Film Type:Web / New Media

Runtime:19 minutes 19 seconds

Completion Date:September 6, 2016

Production Budget:5,000 AUD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 18th event
ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 28th event
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event

 

Audience Feedback Video: THERE WAS A PLACE, 14min. Spain, Drama

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the SHORT FILM:

  MOVIE POSTERTHERE WAS A PLACE, 14min. Spain, Drama
Directed by Irene Garces

Carlos has lived for years remote from the site near the sea where he and his family grew by an aversion to the figure of his father. When he dies, Carlos returns to face his disappearance in a way to reconnect with a part of his past that seems lost.

Project Title (Original Language):Hubo un lugar

Film Type:Short, Student

Runtime:14 minutes

Completion Date:April 4, 2016

Production Budget:8,000 EUR

Country of Origin:Spain

Country of Filming:Spain

Film Language:Spanish

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 18th event
ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 28th event
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event

 

Audience Feedback Video: THE GRENADE, 4min., Brazil, Experimental/Music

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the SHORT FILM:

  MOVIE POSTERTHE GRENADE, 4min., Brazil, Experimental/Music
Directed by We are Magnolias

The Grenade is a cosmic explosion of feelings which portray a chaotic and subversive universe of emotions and questions in a full eruption.

Film Type:Experimental, Short

Genres:Drama, Romance, Underground

Runtime:3 minutes 59 seconds

Completion Date:September 6, 2016

Production Budget:5,500 USD

Country of Origin:Brazil

Country of Filming:Brazil

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:2.35:1

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 18th event
ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 28th event
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event

 

Audience Feedback Video: LATE, 5min, Canada, Drama

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the SHORT FILM:

  MOVIE POSTERLATE, 5min, Canada, Drama
Directed by Karena Evans

When her partner is late for their standing tryst, a young woman must learn to move on.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:4 minutes 48 seconds

Completion Date:August 16, 2016

Production Budget:40 USD

Country of Origin:Canada

Country of Filming:Canada

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:4K

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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short films short films short films


WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 18th event
ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 28th event
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event