Get to know the short film: THE BENEFACTION, 27min, USA, Drama

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

PostertupeloProtagonist Rishi, a young Indian taxi driver struggles to make his payments on his sole means of livelihood, his taxi. While under the threat of repossession, he finds his daughter falling prey to an unknown illness that could take her life. When his taxi is repossessed and his wife is ready to leave him, he must make choices that will affect his future, and the life of his daughter.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Audience FEEDBACK Video: THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama

THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
Directed by Jana Stackhouse

A young filmmaker finds herself in a new apartment where her neighbour is literally up all night. Her anger turns to curiosity as she sets out to make a documentary about ‘The Man Who Doesn’t Sleep.’

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Audience FEEDBACK Video: KAJAL, 20min, India, Drama

KOHL, 20min, India, Drama
Directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala

Like all elements, humans have a saturation point. What happens when a woman — constantly bullied by a boss, harassed by strangers and abused by husband — finds an abandoned package one night?

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Get to know the short film: THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama

Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017

Mwds posterA young filmmaker finds herself in a new apartment where her neighbour is literally up all night. Her anger turns to curiosity as she sets out to make a documentary about ‘The Man Who Doesn’t Sleep.’

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Narrative, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: KOHL, 20min, India, Drama

Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017

Kajal posterLike all elements, humans have a saturation point. What happens when a woman — constantly bullied by a boss, harassed by strangers and abused by husband — finds an abandoned package one night?

A package that holds an answer to all her demons.

Kajal captures a turning point in the life of a woman, in a world claimed by men.

Paakhi A Tyrewala – Director
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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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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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