March 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 posterPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
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THE SAD MONK, 11min. Germany
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festival posterTHE BODY I LIVE IN, 7min, USA
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festival posterGULMARG – PARADISE ON EARTH, 14min, Australia
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festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
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ACTORLGBT WEB SERIES Screenplay – LITTLE SISTA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Charmaine Bingwa
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNFLOWER CARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Della Greenawalt
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – REBEKAH’S CLOSET
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amy Malinda Jackson

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE MIDDLING CLASS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amanda J. Bermudez

RSVP Female FEEDBACK Film Festival – Thursday April 20th, 7pm, Toronto

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017.

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:

OR, if you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us attickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 54 out of its last 56 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


NOSTOMANIA, 2min, Canada, Experimental
Directed by Paige K. Boudreau

Nostomania [nos-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] is an intense homesickness, or a passion for nostalgia.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Short Film Movie

IN A WARM DARK PLACE, 10min, USA, Drama/Thriller
Directed by Sydney Waltz

A psychological drama about a mother and her relationship with her newborn son. With the incessant crying of her child and lack of support from her husband, Clarissa is finding that motherhood is not as satisfying as she had hoped. When her newborn son goes missing, Clarissa is met with conflicting emotions.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Short Film Movie

THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE, 15min, Brazil, Drama/Romance
Directed by Cibele Santa Cruz

A man in his chaotic world in search of love. When signing up for a swimming class, he finds love or at least the possibility of that. The movie discusses about encounters that happen in the daily life.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Short Film Movie

BENDED BONDS, 6min, Belgium, Drama
Directed by Julie Janssens

Sarah and Jane, two sisters, haven’t spoken to each other for years. The death of their mother forces them to come together to make the arrangements for their legacy. Their painful memories and resentments crawl back to the surface.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Short Film Movie

SECOND ACT PROGRAM


RIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
Directed by Mabille Pauline

After several years, young Lily finally returns home. However, her parents seem to be quite indifferent to the arrival of their daughter. What has happened? Stuck between a father who is haunted by his memories and a mother who is torn apart, Lily is looking for redemption. Will she attain it?

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Short Film Movie

UNBIND, 5min, Australia, Dance/Experimental
Directed by Mathilde Neau

Jim is a man of great stature, imposing man, muscular, wild. His presence fills the room. The sound of his body, his breath fills the space. We feel his anxiety and discomfort. A challenge to confront.

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Short Film Movie

LE BELLE FOLIE, 14min, UK, Comedy
Directed by Ruth Pickett

A comedy about a desperate actress who attempts to make a black-and-white french language film, in order to convince her agent that she’s good enough at french to put her up for an audition. She ropes in her dad, her best friend, and her dad’s friend Mr Harris. It doesn’t go well.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Short Film Movie


The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017.

Get to know the short film: RIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama

Playing at the Thursday April 20, 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

RIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
Directed by Mabille Pauline

After several years, young Lily finally returns home. However, her parents seem to be quite indifferent to the arrival of their daughter. What has happened? Stuck between a father who is haunted by his memories and a mother who is torn apart, Lily is looking for redemption. Will she attain it?

Director Statement

Right Here or Over There is my first short movie as scriptwriter and director. I am totally self-taught and it hasn’t been simple. This short was a huge challenge for me. There are mistakes but i learn of it and I will make better in my next projects.

Project Title (Original Language):Ici ou La-bas

Film Type:Short

Runtime:16 minutes 28 seconds

Completion Date:October 1, 2015

Production Budget:10,000 EUR

Country of Origin:France

Country of Filming:France

Film Language:French

Shooting Format:RED Scarlet

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 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
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Get to know the short film: BENDED BONDS, 6min, Belgium, Drama

Playing at the Thursday April 20, 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

BENDED BONDS, 6min, Belgium, Drama
Directed by Julie Janssens

Sarah and Jane, two sisters, haven’t spoken to each other for years. The death of their mother forces them to come together to make the arrangements for their legacy. Their painful memories and resentments crawl back to the surface.

Director Statement

The challenge of the movie was to communicate the paradox and complexity of siblings relationships through dialogs, silences and gazes. From an outside perspective, these tensions may seem ridiculously intense and dramatic. Sarah and Jeanne have a hard time understanding each other. They are trying to get away from some patterns transmitted by generational legacy. They claim who they are but they struggle to move through the perception of the family they grew up with.

What particularly concerns me is the unconditional love we share with our siblings. It’s the kind of relationship that allows low blows and induces a duty to reconcile. This relationship is undeniable because it is “the same flesh, the same blood”.

Also reconciliations are special in this love/hate relationship. From what I have observed in my own family, seldom are there proper apologies or truthful excuses. Most of the time, with my sister, we renew contact without obtaining a conflict resolution. Time passes, we forget about it until the next hint that will rekindle the flame. Between siblings we know exactly what to say to each other to piss or hurt each other. These recurrent conflicts become individual scars and/or common ones.

I also wanted to recreate this ambivalence in the title “Bended bonds”:
– ‘bended’ refers to the bended, twisted relationship they developed,
– ‘bonds’ refers to the brotherhood and the fact that they were tied to some things before they met again … but finally freed themselves.

The combination of the two terms expresses the paradox of their relationship. One expression cancels and/or complements the other … Moreover, this ambiguity leaves an open end for the viewer.

This short film was shot from start to finish in 72 hours as part of the Kino Kabaret at the “Off-Courts” Trouville 2016 festival.

This story is a realistic private session with the necessary subtilety to address the complexity of a sister’s relationship with accuracy and sensitivity.

Project Title (Original Language):Deliees a s’en tordre

Film Type:Short, Television

Runtime:6 minutes

Completion Date:September 17, 2016

Country of Origin:Belgium

Country of Filming:France

Film Language:French

Shooting Format:Digital

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 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
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Get to know the short film: THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE, 15min, Brazil, Drama/Romance

Playing at the Thursday April 20, 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE, 15min, Brazil, Drama/Romance
Directed by Cibele Santa Cruz

A man in his chaotic world in search of love. When signing up for a swimming class, he finds love or at least the possibility of that. The movie discusses about encounters that happen in the daily life.

Director Statement

The short film, The man from the swim lane aside, is the debut of Cibele Santa Cruz as a director. Film Type:Short

Genres:Drama

Runtime:15 minutes

Completion Date:October 13, 2016

Production Budget:10,000 USD

Country of Origin:Brazil

Country of Filming:Brazil

Film Language:Portuguese

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 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
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Get to know the short film: IN A WARM DARK PLACE, 10min, USA, Drama/Thriller

Playing at the Thursday April 20, 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

  MOVIE POSTERIN A WARM DARK PLACE, 10min, USA, Drama/Thriller
Directed by Sydney Waltz

A psychological drama about a mother and her relationship with her newborn son. With the incessant crying of her child and lack of support from her husband, Clarissa is finding that motherhood is not as satisfying as she had hoped. When her newborn son goes missing, Clarissa is met with conflicting emotions.

Director Statement

I’ve always been inspired by dreams and I wanted to mimic a dream quality in my filmmaking. I wanted In a Warm, Dark Place to have elements of a dream where objects and places seem to briefly exist, but to also pair that with the harsh reality of losing one’s child.

Runtime: 10 minutes 2 seconds

Completion Date: May, 2016

Production Budget: 3,000 USD

Country of Origin: USA

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Student Project: Yes

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 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
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Get to know the short film: NOSTOMANIA, 2min, Canada, Experimental

Playing at the Thursday April 20, 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

  MOVIE POSTERNOSTOMANIA, 2min, Canada, Experimental
Directed by Paige K. Boudreau

Nostomania [nos-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] is an intense homesickness, or a passion for nostalgia.

Director Statement

I have always had a fascination with abandoned buildings and urban exploration. NOSTOMANIA is an exploration into why that fascination exists, and how it affects our lives.

Film Type:Experimental, Short

Runtime:1 minute 59 seconds

Completion Date:October 17, 2016

Production Budget:1,000 USD

Country of Origin:Canada

Country of Filming:Canada

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:iPhone 5s

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event