Anger is what psychologists call an activating emotion—one that propels us to engage rather than withdraw—, and this is what is needed to drive society forward, claims Soraya Chemaly. Anger is the emotion that best protects us against danger, unfairness, and injustice. Understanding it and thinking about its methodical uses in response to threats like these allows girls and women to move from passivity, fear, and withdrawal to awareness, engagement, and change.
This festival hopes to give value to the female filmmaker's visions, which were silenced throughout history and are now angry about. We hope to show the work that deconstructs, breaks down phenomena, and looks at them from a different (female) perspective. The artists we praised are like idol-breakers who break the male idols of their time. They will have an axe in their hands and eliminate traditional patriarchal elements to achieve their goal.
Our festival is a yearly festival in which we will show the best films of gifted individuals from a female perspective. We also accept the works of men filmmakers who show sensitivity to women’s issues. We believe that a man can also be very sensitive to a female issue; as Simone de Beauvoir rightly asserted, one is not born a woman but becomes one. So gender is a social construct, not a biological phenomenon. If you have a project with female visions in mind, this is your festival. Hope to see your unique works at our festival!
-BEST FIRST TIM FILMMAKER SHORT
-BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
-BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
-BEST STUDENT SHORT
-BEST ANIMATED SHORT
–BEST DRAMA SHORT
-BEST COMEDY SHORT
-BEST SHORT DIRECTOR
-BEST FEATURE FIRST TIME
-BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
-BEST FEATURE DIRECTOR
Terms and conditions of participation in the festival
1- For short films, the maximum film time is 40 minutes.
2. We prefer movies that are shown for the first time in California . However, if you have a movie that has already been shown on YouTube or elsewhere, please send it to us, especially if it also contains elements of madness and insanity.
3- The only way to submit a film is through filmfreeway. Please refrain from sending videos in other ways.
4- Due to lack of sufficient staff, we cannot provide the reason for accepting or rejecting the films.
5. Feature films should be at least 50 minutes long.
6- It is possible to send the film for several categories and in this case your film will be judged in each category.
7- When you present a film to our festival, it means that all the rights and copyrights are at your disposal
8- By sending the film to our festival, you give us the permission to use the material and contents of your film for advertising.