January 2022 New York Feedback Festival – Highlights and Videos

Watch the Audience Feedback Videos for each film:

NO SMALL DREAMS, 30min., USA, Documentary
After a trip to Haiti, where he saw thousands living in unimaginable conditions, young entrepreneur Brett was shaken. Upon his return, Brett met Alexandria, an inner-city educator recovering from a devastating loss, and Matthew, a tech-savvy social impact advocate. The three bonded over a belief that the shelter crisis needed new solutions, and despite their qualifications, they set out to change the narrative for thousands of families in need.

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TILL THEN, AWAKENING IN A DREAM, 23min., Hong Kong, Documentary
Mui Cheuk Yin’s dance solo “Awakening in a Dream” was a defining work of her career that she performed numerous times across three decades. Mui’s relationship with the work evolved over time as she came to view both the character and the dance from the position of age and lived experience. In this film, multiple incarnations of the dance are performed, filmed, spoken, taught and their relationships examined through sound and image editing.

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NENEKUS: MEDITATING WITH FLOWERS, 10min., Turkey, Documentary
The deep relationship the filmmaker’s grandmother holds with her plants.

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LIGHT ON WATER, 15min., USA, Experimental
Following a series of abstract photos called Light on Water, I made this short film to capture the natural world in an abstract way, and to combine moving images with abstract and ambient generative music. Light on Water is a capture of a moment and place in time as I floated in my kayak in the Atlantic near Rockport, Maine.

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By 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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