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Female Writers Screenplay Festival
June 2020
The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent.
Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts and Web Series
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About

Screenplay Festival takes place every single month. Obtain full feedback on your script. 

WEEKLY Screenplay Festival Events in either Toronto or Los Angeles. 

Accept stories from all over the world. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries from a committee of Professional writers, consultants, and producers. WINNERS get their stories read by professional actors at the weekly Writing Festival events.  

 We perform at least 5 screenplay readings a month.

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.

The festival quickly realized when doing the casting for the writing festival readings and setting up the film festival each week two distinct things:

There are so many talented female actors out there who don’t have enough roles to play. 64% of the assigned roles in a screenplay out of over 500 winning readings from 2013-16 were for males. A woman character got only 36% of the roles! And it’s safe to say that so many elite & talented women out there are sitting on the sidelines for no other reason than there is a lack of diversity in Hollywood and around the world in the stories being written.

There is a silent revolution happening around the world with female indy directors. The festival has noticed out of 323 films shown at the festival in 2019, 134 of those films were directed by a female. That is a great achievement in relation to how it is with Hollywood produced films, (4 out of 100 of the last films directed by a female.) but is that really something to be proud of? If 50% of the world’s population is female, then shouldn’t 50% of the films be produced and directed by a female? This is what the goal of this festival is.

Simply put: There NEEDS to be more stories told from the female point of view. And those stories need to be presented.


The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.
Screenplay Festival takes place every single month.
Festival takes place at the Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, and the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

Read recent testimonials:

A producer friend of mine who worked on this script suggested sending it in. What a great idea.
- Ellery VanDooyeweert (Short Screenplay, The Writer's Duel)

Absolutely outstanding notes and I can’t thank you enough. Obviously Charlie Kaufman are difficult waters to sail but I am determined to rock on. The first thing I throw out of the boat is He Who Appears To Be He. But a girl can dream can’t she? Count on one thing you will be receiving my rewrite with a boatload of gratitude.
– Kelly Karam (Screenplay, Ole: Rising Above Mith)

I want to thank you immensely for the feedback! I’m truly grateful. Feedback and reviews are the main reasons I submit to competitions such as this one. I’m most pleased with this one in particular because the reviewer took the time to make suggestions as to how I could make the script better, most notably with some of my character relationships.
– Chastity Lively (Screenplay, Happy Holidays)



"This festival went above and beyond to deliver even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the LA Live screening was changed to private screenings, I still received a long feedback video that included thoughtful and detailed critiques from a diverse array of people. My cast and crew is super excited as well, as every department got a mention in the video! If you want to know what real film enthusiasts think of your film beyond your inner circle, submit here! Thank you to everyone who participated in the video."
-Hannah de Groot.


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.

The festival quickly realized when doing the casting for the writing festival readings and setting up the film festival each week two distinct things:

There are so many talented female actors out there who don’t have enough roles to play. 64% of the assigned roles in a screenplay out of over 500 winning readings from 2013-16 were for males. A woman character got only 36% of the roles! And it’s safe to say that so many elite & talented women out there are sitting on the sidelines for no other reason than there is a lack of diversity in Hollywood and around the world in the stories being written.

There is a silent revolution happening around the world with female indy directors. The festival has noticed out of the last 100 films shown at the festival in the last year, 23 of those films were directed by a female. That is a great achievement in relation to how it is with Hollywood produced films, (4 out of 100 of the last films directed by a female.) but is that really something to be proud of? If 50% of the world’s population is female, then shouldn’t 50% of the films be produced and directed by a female? This is what the goal of this festival is.

Simply put: There NEEDS to be more stories told from the female point of view. And those stories need to be presented.


Prices & Deadlines

Jul 8th
Final Deadline
Screenplay Festival Submission (TV, Short, Feature)
$55.00
Extra Feedback Screenplay Festival Submission (TV, Short, Feature)
$110.00

Benefits

All Entrants Receive:

  • 1-2 pages of detailed notes from their first round review.

Official Selections Receive:

  • Their script performed by professional actors.
  • Recordings of the professional table read are posted and distributed to the Wildsound network for views from industry executives and fellow creatives
  • 80% of past winners have gone on to receive representation

Announcements

Jul 31st
Feedback Sent. Winners Announceds