January 2019 Script/Story/Film Winners

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

festival posterSTORY MOVIE: Knock Knock by Mary Barr

festival posterTELEPLAY MOVIE: EPS: Emergency Psychiatric Service
festival posterWINNING TV SPEC SCREENPLAY: The Middle “The Fancy Party”

festival poster1pg. COMEDY SHORT SCREENPLAY: Ginger Snap by Eileen Wilson
festival posterFEMALE FESTIVAL SHORT SCREENPLAY: A Chance of Success by Malgorzata Suwala & Marta Jagniewska

festival posterFEMALE FESTIVAL 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Drones Drivers by Haley Isleib
festival posterCOMEDY 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Pain in the A by Beth Rehman

festival posterDRAMA BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Order of the Dimensions by Irene Helenowski
festival posterHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Shame by Chiara Provenzano

festival posterROMANCE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Salacious by Mona Fuller
festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Adrienne Cart by Donald P. Howard

festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Unhooked by Shelly Paino

festival posterPENANCE, 4min., USA, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterA FRIEND OF DOROTHY, 4min., Sweden, LGBT/Family

festival posterUTOPIA, 15min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterTHANK YOU COME AGAIN, USA, 21min, LGBT/Comedy Web Series

festival posterA GREAT RIDE, 33min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE DOLLHOUSE, 7min., USA, Documentary

festival posterOLD HABITS, 13min., USA, Drama

festival posterPAGEANT PERFECT, 12min., USA, Drama

festival posterANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

festival posterGOODBYE BABY LADY, 13min., UK, Drama

festival posterITSY, 12min., UK, Drama

festival posterTHE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

festival posterTEA & COFFEE, 9min., UK, Drama/Family

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: January 2019 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: THE FAMILY WAY

BEST PERFORMANCES: ITSY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: GOODBYE BABY LADY

BEST MUSIC: GOODBYE BABY LADY

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE DOLLHOUSE, 7min., USA, Documentary

festival posterOLD HABITS, 13min., USA, Drama

festival posterPAGEANT PERFECT, 12min., USA, Drama

festival posterANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

festival posterGOODBYE BABY LADY, 13min., UK, Drama

festival posterITSY, 12min., UK, Drama

festival posterTHE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the January 2019 FEMALE Directors Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Odd One Out”.

Each film was about someone or something being left out of the masses!

A great start to the Toronto festivals in 2019. The first of over 30 festival events.

We ended 2018 with a showcase of the best of Female Directed films from all over the world. And we began the 2019 season with the same.

2018 was definitely the year of Female Directors and Writers at the FEEDBACK Festival Events. From 2013 to 2017 only 15% of films we showcased at the festival were directed by women. In 2018, we showcased 314 films at our festival and 144 were directed by women. Which equals to 46% films directed by a woman. So that’s a gigantic increase – but generally we should always be at around 50% without it being a story. Let’s hope that in 5 years or less this will be the case.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Female Festival Testimonial – January 16 2018

Liz Lachman

I LOVED getting the feedback from the audience. It was so interesting to hear what different people responded to and the different cross sections of people who I never would have thought would love the film. Very valuable for me to hear- so THANK YOU to the festival! AND the film looked and sounded awesome on the big screen! Great job there!
Liz Lachman -writer/director of PIN-UP

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.

DECEMBER 2018 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

 

Löffel, 21min., Germany, Drama
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

A VOICE FOR CHANGE: THE LAURA HILLIER STORY, 7min., Canada, Documentary
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

EULOGY FOR DENIS K., 12min., Russia, Comedy
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

MAXWELL’S DEMON, 21min., Brazil, Drama/Family
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

LOLA, 25min., USA, Drama, Coming of Age
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

festival posterGREY MATTER, 3min., Canada, Dance

JASPER, 21min., USA, Sci-Fi
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

festival posterSILENT SCREAMS, 8min., Costa Rica, Experimental

JASPER, 21min., USA, Sci-Fi
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

FAEW, 7min., Canada, Animation, Sci-Fi
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

TABULA RASA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

festival posterCASEY, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterMURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE, 4min., USA, Comedy

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: THE GOLDBERGS by Elizabeth Shum
December 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: GIRLS by Anna Milun Walsh
December 2018

STORY1pg. SHORT Screenplay: THE CLICHE by Eileen Wilson
December 2018

STORYANIMATION SHORT Screenplay: A STITCH IN TIME by Rita Pomade
December 2018

STORYFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay: ALICE THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE by Helen Marsh
December 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST scene Screenplay: SALACIOUS by Mona Fuller
December 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST scene Screenplay: FAMILY TREE by Andrea N. Carr
December 2018

ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading: APEX FIVE
December 2018 Reading
by Sarah Katz
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading: CATLIPS INCORPORATED
December 2018 Reading
by Sharon Bennett Gandy

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Female Film Festival: Thursday January 17th (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2019.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a Female Film Festival every single month!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

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 at toronto@femalefilmfestival.com 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 70 out of its last 72 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 a 7pm sharp!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM


THE DOLLHOUSE, 7min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Kyra Gardner

A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.

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

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OLD HABITS, 13min., USA, Drama

Directed by Sophie Ellsberg

Two women are reunited at the scene of the hunting accident that left one of them disabled.

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

old_habits


PAGEANT PERFECT, 12min., USA, Drama

Directed by Samantha McDanel

Vivian will do whatever it takes to make sure her daughter Desiree, a young pageant girl, is perfect so she will win the big annual pageant.

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

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ANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

Directed by Danja Politis

What if everyone looks the same but still a distinction is being made? The protagonists, black balls, are transported into a factory. They make their way through the selection process, that seems completely random. What will happen to them in the end?

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

animus_per_machina


SECOND ACT PROGRAM


GOODBYE BABY LADY, 13min., UK, Drama

Directed by Emilia Kinderman

Rose is 24 years old. She lives with her eccentric mother. Together they fill their lives with mundane often pointless tasks that are rigidly timetabled. The house is nothing but a trap with a vast collection of clutter that stops them from moving forward.

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

goodbye_baby_lady


ITSY, 12min., UK, Drama

Directed by Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri

ITSY is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond.

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

itsy


THE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

Directed by Roisin Kearney

A family is thrown into turmoil when a positive pregnancy test is found in the bathroom drawer.

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

the_family_way


The event runs from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday January 17, 2018

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 every single Thursday in Toronto in 2019!

 

Short Film: ANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

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What if everyone looks the same but still a distinction is being made? The protagonists, black balls, are transported into a factory. They make their way through the selection process, that seems completely random. What will happen to them in the end?

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  • Film Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: GOODBYE BABY LADY, 13min., UK, Drama

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Rose is 24 years old. She lives with her eccentric mother. Together they fill their lives with mundane often pointless tasks that are rigidly timetabled. The house is nothing but a trap with a vast collection of clutter that stops them from moving forward.
What Rose doesn’t know is she is about to go through an awakening. For the first time in her life she can see outside of the four walls that hold her as a voluntary prisoner. The cause? Ivan- a faceless man with a strange accent.
He is Roses new tenant. A quiet obsession grows within her. This man represents a life she didn’t know she wanted.

But can she really take the bull by the horns, break out of her mothers shadow and become a woman in her own right?

Set in East London Goodbye Baby Lady is a story of growth and the realisation of ones presence in their own life. Rose is capable of change and so she does.

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