April 2020 New York Feedback Festival – Highlights and Videos

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: THE LAST HARVEST
BEST COMEDY FILM: THE O LIST
BEST PERFORMANCES: THEO: BEYOND EXPRESSION
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE AVANT-GARDENER
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: TIME TO LEAVE

Theme of night: Looking at society’s faults.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHEO: BEYOND EXPRESSION, 14min., Drama



festival posterTHE BLESSING, 5min., USA, Drama/Family
festival posterTHE LAST HARVEST, 20min., USA, Documentary



festival posterTIME TO LEAVE, 7min., USA, Experimental
festival posterTHE O LIST, 11min, USA, Comedy/Romance



festival posterTHE AVANT-GARDENER, 36min., USA, Animation/Experimental
festival posterI RESIGN, 7min., USA, Drama



festival posterWHAT IF…., 7min., USA, Documentary



festival posterTHE OUTCOMING, 7min., Comedy



The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Author: femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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