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Short Film: NEW STORY OF THE EARTH, 6min., Sweden, Animation/Documentary
The old story, which we all heard in childhood and read in textbooks, is the story of a struggle where living beings compete with each other for survival, and people win all and are the pinnacle of evolution. In the 21st century, this story brought us to the brink of disaster, and now is the time to tell another story – a story in which we are all connected to each other and are part of a whole.
We invite you to learn more about the content of the cartoon on the page we-art-lab.org/newstory where we have collected explanations and links, as well as information on what you can do if the content of the cartoon touches you or interests you!
Director Biography – Alexandra Pivovarova
Leading classes and director in the animation Studio DA, director of commercial and author’s animation. http://studio-da.info/
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.