August 2021 New York Feedback Festival – Highlights and Videos


Winner of BEST FEATURE FILM at the Festival

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

DISCOVERY MODE, 58min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Andrew Malcolm

Discovery Mode follows two travelers for five months throughout South East Asia as they interview 150 millennial tourists from around the world, to learn about the values of the world’s most misunderstood generation.

Director Biography – Andrew Malcolm

Andrew Malcolm is a travel and wildlife documentarian who is actively working with the Wildlife Emergency Fund, a South African based conservation organization, in the development of the wildlife series Saving Giants. He has previously directed a feature documentary titled “Discovery Mode”, filmed over a period of five months in South East Asia, profiling the phenomenon of Millennial travel. His upcoming projects include “Malelane”, the story of the rescue of five African elephants from death, and “Coming Home: The Mpilo and Makhosi Story” about the translocation of two orphaned rhinos in South Africa.

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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