Female Festival Testimonial – June 15 2020

Filmmaker Lina Schmeink (Löffel)

I was so touched, moved, happy and grateful that people I had no chance to talk to completely understood the movie and could laugh and cry while watching it.

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

 

Female Festival Testimonial – May 29 2020

Hannah de Groot
Hannah de Groot

This festival went above and beyond to deliver even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the LA Live screening was changed to private screenings, I still received a long feedback video that included thoughtful and detailed critiques from a diverse array of people. My cast and crew is super excited as well, as every department got a mention in the video! If you want to know what real film enthusiasts think of your film beyond your inner circle, submit here! Thank you to everyone who participated in the video.

5 Star Review

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place six times a year!

Screenplay Festival takes place every single month.

Festival takes place at the Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, and the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

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Female Film Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

Screenwriter Debra Knox (Orson Welles Ashes)

I’m interested in networking with other women writers/film makers and determined to make my creative dreams come true.

I was pleasantly surprised when I started winning awards for my screenplay and thought Hmmm….they get this!” It’s nice to have some love!

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Charlie and Susan, a couple of Hollywood wannabes, take a journey down Sunset Boulevard in a black Lincoln with Orson Welles ashes in the trunk and discover what it means to not give up on themselves and their dreams. (copyright 2017)

CAST LIST:

Bette – 2 – Andrea Irwin
NARRATION – Laura Afelskie
Charlie – 20 – Sean Ballantyne
Susan – 18 – Norma Dunphy

Female Film Festival Testimonial – April 28 2020

Premila Puri

We were honoured to be nominated at TOFFFF and then to pick up the Best performances award was truly magical. Thank you TOFFF for this win and the recognition that such an award bestows. We’ve been really impressed at the lengths the festival has gone to bring films the maximum exposure via their interview segment and the audience reaction video. This is so very needed for young filmmakers esp making their debut. A massive kudos to the team for being fantastically communicative! I look forward to submitting more films and this time attending the festival too!! Thanks for hosting a brilliant festival!

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

Female Festival Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: For Better Or For Worse, by Clara BIJL

An American-born woman who’s deemed to be an “illegal” attempts to avoid deportation at any cost, only to find that her seemingly fool-proof plan has backfired.

CAST LIST:

Various: Regan Brown
Phil: Dale Samms
Jane: Cassandra Guthrie
Narration: Kat Smiley
Edith: Melie Rondeau
Brad: Hugh Ritchie
Mike: Wayne Yuan

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Female Festival 1st Scene Reading: Steal The Light, by Whitney Stewart

After Hurricane Katrina destroys her home and career, a young journalist abandons everything to fulfill her German grandmother’s dying wish — to discover the fate of her brother who disappeared on the Russian Front of World War Two.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Charlotte: Hannah Ehman
Anna: Nkasi Ogbonnah

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

FEMALE Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Art Appreciation, by Jennifer Titus & Mark Provencher

A nice suburban couple own a painting. Desperate for cash, they wonder…how much is it worth if the artist dies suddenly?

CAST LIST:

Woman: Nadine Charleson
Ali: Tiffany Davidson
Narration: Esther Tribault
Joe: Scott Hilton
Sylvia: Elizabeth Erhart

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Director Biography – Denise Hurley (BET THE DEMON WINS)

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Denise is the President of Devilhouse Films and Director and Producer of the web series #Me4TV – next gen talk show. She is also a Producer of So This Is it Then, Wrapped, Sunshine Backpackers, Red Wire, Knock Knock and Initiation. She is a former journalist, magazine editor and crisis communications and reputation management consultant, and she manages a small group of talented Australian actors.

Director Statement

Bet the Demon Wins aims to highlight the impact gambling has on families; an issue that heavily impacted our family.

SHORT Female Festival Screenplay Reading: Discord, by Jax Smith & Helene Taylor

This short is about a female musician putting up with inappropriate advances from a senior male musician in order to secure a job.

CAST LIST:

Server: Daniel Jones
Narrator: Regan Brown
Meastro: Luke Robinson
Jane: Cassandra Guthrie

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Top Female Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 18 screenplays in total.

3 1st Scene Screenplays:

1st Scene Female Festival Reading: Sins Of My Father, by Jane Therese
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/12/18/1st-scene-female-festival-reading-sins-of-my-father-by-jane-therese/

Female Festival 1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Drones & Drivers, by Haley Isleib
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/03/01/female-festival-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-drones-drivers-by-haley-isleib/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Drones & Drivers by Haley Isleib
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/01/29/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-drones-drivers-by-haley-isleib/
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4 Short Screenplays:

Winning Female Festival Short Script: You Don’t Deserve My Jelly Strips, by Tai-Ying Chi
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/12/16/winning-female-festival-short-script-you-dont-deserve-my-jelly-strips-by-tai-ying-chi/

SHORT Female Festival Screenplay: Wolf Woman, by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/08/22/short-female-festival-screenplay-wolf-woman-by-melissa-tantaquidgeon-zobel/

Winning Female Festival Short Screenplay: The Orchard, by Kathryn Carmichael
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/03/18/winning-female-festival-short-screenplay-the-orchard-by-kathryn-carmichael/

Winning Short Screenplay Reading: A Chance of Success by Małgorzata Suwała & Marta Jagniewska
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/01/29/winning-short-screenplay-reading-a-chance-of-success-by-malgorzata-suwala-marta-jagniewska/

2 TV PILOTS:

Female Festival Winning TV PILOT Screenplay: WALK OF SHAME, by Anna Bielkheden
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/10/31/female-festival-winning-tv-pilot-screenplay-walk-of-shame-by-anna-bielkheden/

Female Festival TV Pilot Best Scene Reading: MRS. MD, by Mary Kate Allen
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/10/09/female-festival-tv-pilot-best-scene-reading-mrs-md-by-mary-kate-allen/
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9 Best Scene Screenplays:

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Trouble With Friends, by Karen Matthews
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-trouble-with-friends-by-karen-matthews/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Orson Welles Ashes-Short, by Debra Knox
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-orson-welles-ashes-short-by-debra-knox/

FEMALE Festival BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: Old Dykes, by Elise D’Haene
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-old-dykes-by-elise-dhaene/

FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay Reading: DRAGGING THE MARK, by Suzy Stein
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-best-scene-screenplay-reading-dragging-the-mark-by-suzy-stein/

FEMALE Best Scene Reading Reading: THE TERRAN CHRONICLES: A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE, by Lisa Kirkwood
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-best-scene-reading-reading-the-terran-chronicles-a-voyager-in-chronospace-by-lisa-kirkwood/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Indigenous by ML De La Garza
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-indigenous-by-ml-de-la-garza/

Female Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Headstrong by Tali Zingman
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-headstrong-by-tali-zingman/

Female Best Scene Reading of Uncelebrated Passing by Randall Talton
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-best-scene-reading-of-uncelebrated-passing-by-randall-talton/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Dream by Randall Talton
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-dream-by-randall-talton/