Female Festival Testimonial – February 3 2018

Danja Politis
Danja Politis

My film was screened in Toronto. I could not attend but i got a link to a feedback video of my film. As a filmmaker, getting feedback from the audience is a very nice aspect of this film festival. Thanks for having me!
I very much recommend this festival!

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.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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: THE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

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Mother and daughter Julia and Ruth get their pregnancy tests mixed up when they both hide them in the bathroom. They set out to discreetly buy pregnancy tests in their small Irish suburban town, but are thwarted at every turn, bumping into people they know. Word spreads and friends and neighbors turn up at their home to find out the ‘news’ from distressed dad Robert.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Biography – Kyra Gardner (THE DOLLHOUSE)

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With a dad as a special effects makeup artist, blood and guts became a normality for Kyra. Combat nursing became her prime focus, but she soon discovered that real blood is more intense than the fake goop. Since high school she’s been pursuing a career in directing and hopes to create quirky fantastical films with the help of her forever scared childhood.

Director Statement

“I remember being oddly different from other kids in elementary school. I thought blood, monsters, and aliens were something all children came home to see after walking home from school. I was known as, “The girl who grew up with Chucky.” As I grew older I realized how much more bizarre that sounded, and how my childhood was distinctly different from anyone I knew. No one else grew up with a killer doll they referred to as a brother or celebrated Halloween like a religion. That was until I met the other families surrounding the Chucky franchise. I wanted to make, “The Dollhouse,” to show what life was truly like for the families who grew up around the Chucky doll and how it all connected us in the oddest of ways.”

-Kyra Gardner, director, “The Dollhouse” (2017)

Short Film: THE DOLLHOUSE, 7min., USA, Documentary

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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.

News & Reviews

Short Film: OLD HABITS, 13min., USA, Drama

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

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    28,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Biography – Samantha McDanel (PAGEANT PERFECT)

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Samantha McDanel has a Bachelors Degree with honors from University of North Texas in Media Arts. She served as an active member and Social Chair in UNT Short Film Club where she also held different roles in multiple film productions that the club produces each semester. Samantha’s main focus is writing, directing, and video editing, and she is currently working toward her professional certification in AVID Media Composer. Her goal is to be a top film editor for major motion pictures, but her dream in life is to become an established director and woman filmmaker. She also works with makeup and practical FX in film and photography and is well-known in the Denton community for this work. Samantha would like to learn as much as she can about every aspect that goes into making a film to better herself as a director, creator, and leader.

Director Statement

This film was a simple idea at first, but the more I sat and worked on it, it quickly became a much bigger and a true passion project to me. The story and the characters mean so much to me. It’s filled with themes, some that may not be immediately caught, and a complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. I knew that I could bring this story to life with the right team working with me and the perfect cast. I am so proud of how this film turned out.