Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago….and now FINALLY New York City. Anthology Film Archives. 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.) Manhattan, NY
Director BIO: Jesper Buijvoets, Aagje van Meerwijk (DARK GREEN)
Jesper Buijvoets is the creative director of Sensu Productions. He has more than 10 years’ experience. His strength lies in bringing together information, feeling and style in one symmetrical visual image.
Aagje van Meerwijk has a background in biology and environmental sciences. Her strength to simplify complex environmental problems into a single message was key in the creative process of Dark Green.
The directors of Dark Green want to take the viewer on their own jungle experience. By using one person as a human referencepoint and following him in silence, this documentary film never loses the human eye in the midst of nature. Using as little narration as possible, there is ample room for the viewer to create his own story. When the viewers experience the jungle in their own way, we hope they create a renewed connection with nature – and get inspired to save this wonderful ecosystem together.
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.