October 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 posterTWO, 1min, USA, Fashion/Experimental
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festival posterD’ARLINE, 22min, USA, Drama/Biography
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festival posterLIZ DRIVES, 8min, Australia, Horror
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ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE
October 2017 Reading
by Brooke Elowe
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – DEFYING THE TIDE
October 2017 Reading
by Anna Bamberger

ACTORROMANCE SHORT Screenplay – LULU
October 2017 Reading
by Tracey Lion Cachet
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE RECEIPT
October 2017 Reading
by Hazel Allan

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – VAMPIRE ACADEMY
October 2017 Reading
by Melissa Birks
ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – BRENDA IN DHARMALAND
October 2017 Reading
by Anne M. Robinson

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
October 2017 Reading
by Janet Caulfield
ACTORCRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay – VINDICATION
October 2017 Reading
by Louetta Jensen

ACTORNOVEL Reading – KILER CONVERSATIONS
October 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Parker McKean
ACTORNOVEL Reading – PRIESTESS OF THE FOREST: A DRUID JOURNEY
October 2017 Reading
by Ellen Evert Hopman

ACTORNOVEL Reading – SNAYGILL: SLITHERY TEMPTATIONS
October 2017 Reading
by Michelle B. Assor

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

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ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – QUANTICO Show
September 2017 Reading
by Leslie Lyshkob

ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – PALACES
September 2017 Reading
by Taryn Procsal

ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – ROSIE
September 2017 Reading
by Amalia Williamson

ACTORCOMEDY Short Screenplay – TWITS
September 2017 Reading
by Alison McGrath

ACTORACTION Best Scene Screenplay – VOLUNTEER
September 2017 Reading
by Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney

ACTORCRIME Best Scene Screenplay – HICK
September 2017 Reading
by Marianna Moneymaker

ACTORSTAGE PLAY BEST SCENE – VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Bree Katz

ACTORSTAGE PLAY Best Scene –
September 2017 Reading
by Linda Collison

ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – GIVE ME TRUTH OR GIVE ME SILENCE
September 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson

ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – IN THE CEMETERY
September 2017 Reading
by Mari Tamez

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BODIE
September 2017 Reading
by Anne Sweazy Kulja

<festival posterNO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
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<festival posterAMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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<festival posterDOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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<festival posterPEPITA & MAX, 6min, Family/Animation
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<festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
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<festival posterINGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
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<festival posterSUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
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<festival posterBAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
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<festival posterUNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
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<festival posterDEIGHTIES, 8min, Australia, Documentary/Romance
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<festival posterCOUNTING, 10min, USA, LGBT, Romance
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<festival posterMANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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<festival posterLAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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Director’s BIO: Nikhat Powell (THE BENEFACTION)

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Nikhat Powell is an educator. She got her M.A. in Mass Communications from the premier institute for Filmmaking, the Mass Communications Research Centre (MCRC), New Delhi, India in 1990. Before transitioning full time into education, she worked as a Video editor for Zee TV and for different independent TV shows.

Identifying a need for a unique film school offering high quality instruction to everyone who had missed the opportunity during college days, she started ‘Magic in Motion’. MIM taught intensive, short term, part time courses that a working professional could manage.

She headed departments and worked with media and liberal arts colleges in Bangalore and Pune, India for nearly two decades before moving to the US with her American husband. Unable to work in higher education in the US without an MFA, she decided go back to full-time studying and get what she needed to teach the subject she loves. She graduated as one of the top graduates across the program, with a 4.0 GPA and an Honors degree.

She is currently teaching in the Cinematic Arts department in Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida.

Director Statement

This film is a labor of love. It is a testament to how the Universe supports one when faith, passion, perseverance and dedication lead the way.

The characters, their conflict, the stakes, the social and monetary conditions might could be argued as specific to a culture prevalent in India. I believe they’re specific to mankind. I’ve tried to pay attention to cultural nuances, character flaws, culture-specific dialogs, development of character, character arc and plot, and the story arc, remembering that the story is set in India, but will largely be viewed by a foreign audience. Though the story is about Rishi, the male protagonist, it is also a comment on the unacknowledged role of women that are the strength and support of families across the world. Naina, in this film, could well be recognized by many other names across the world. Rishi, in this film, is each of us when faced with difficult decisions in our lives. May we learn to never judge someone else, for we are not in their shoes.

DOMESTICITY Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Action/Crime/Thriller 2017 Festival

DOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

A bruised young woman takes her revenge

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

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

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ACTORFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay – GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
July 2017 Reading
by Tara C. Hall

ACTORLGBT SHORT Screenplay – CRYSTAL
July 2017 Reading
by Jessica Perla

ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – ONE STOP SHOP
July 2017 Reading
by Hazel Allan

ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – ORSON WELLES ASHES
July 2017 Reading
by Debra Knox

ACTORFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
July 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – NEVER SPEAK MY NAME
July 2017 Reading
by Jo Ann Allen & Walter G. Meyer & Stampp Corbin

festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
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festival posterICARO, 11min, Brazil, Experimental
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festival poster65.5 WOMEN, 6min, Norway, Experimental
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festival posterDIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
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festival posterDON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterSUICIDE NOTE, 5min, UK, Fantasy/Thriller
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festival posterREAL ARTISTS, 12min, USA, Fantasy/Drama
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festival posterPLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER, 27min, France, Fantasy/Romance
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Winning FEMALE 1st Scene of GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE, by Tara C Hall

 
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime

A serial killer roams from small town to small town, preying on abusive, sadistic men who won’t be missed when they die both mysteriously and violently.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Rick Ford: Neil Bennett
Bartender: Rais Moui
The Woman: Connie Wang

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An unknown woman who appears to be the victim of domestic violence, turns out to be a psychopathic killer preying on sadistic, abusive men.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thiller, horror, drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think that there is a demand among female audiences for darker stories. There has been a rise in true crime, largely because of that female audience. Even though this is a fictional story, so much of the ideas came from the stories of real serial killers and their victims.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Quietly brutal.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Harold & Maude. I remember the first time I saw it when I was a kid and I love it as much as I did then.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A little over a year from idea to polished draft.

How many stories have you written?

20-30 give or take.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

“This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

While I didn’t have any obstacles with the writing process, I always struggle with keeping a consistent writing schedule with work, kids, and all of the regular life problems that creep in on that time.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

True crime and sketch comedy.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

When I read the description for this festival, I appreciated the fact that the ultimate goal is to eventually not exist because women will (hopefully) have an equal share in storytelling. The feedback was thoughtful and detailed. I got the feeling that the reader actual read the script and didn’t just skim it.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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

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festival posterEAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical
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festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterCARGO, 25min, Netherlands, Documentary/Romance
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BLOSSOM OF MY HEART, 4min, Canada, Experimental/Anti-Romance
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festival posterFANTOME, 13min, Canada, Horror/Drama
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ACTORLGBT TV PILOT – FAUK MY LIFE
May 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Neroes
ACTORTV SPEC of SUPERNATURAL
May 2017 Reading
by Bonnie Bonaduce

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – THE ALIBI
May 2017 Reading
by Wendy Appelbaum