MISSION AND MANDATE
FeFF, an international film festival for women directors, bridges the gap
between the written, visual, and media arts with an eclectic program of
films, script readings, book signings, a photo exhibit, music nights,
industry-initiative panels, and best-in-the-biz tributes. FeFF provides an
exclusive showcase for Canadian and international independent
women filmmakers. We present high-calibre short and feature films in
drama, comedy, sci-fi, action, horror, documentary, animation, and
experimental genres. The directors and their casts and crews
participate in Q & As with audiences following their film screenings.
In addition to the annual festival, FeFF also curates film programs
throughout the year and produces community-outreach programs to
raise awareness of issues that pertain to women.
Annually, the Female Eye attracts film enthusiasts, international
women directors, celebrities, seasoned industry professionals, screen
writers, and producers of film and television. The Female Eye is noted
for its intimate atmosphere, accessibility, and excellence in
The festival’s mandate is to illuminate the best of independent film by
women directors and offer a cinematic perspective through the Female
Eye. Our mandate is to discover and recognize debut and mid-career
directors and pay tribute to internationally recognized filmmakers.
Summary of Mandate
•Produce a yearly Female Eye Film Festival;
offer a perspective: through•illuminate the
•enlighten, educate, and entertain through independent cinema;
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•celebrate the relationship between the written, visual, and media
•support the advancement of women directors in the film industry and
promote equality and empowerment of women everywhere through
The Female Eye Industry Initiatives - MAKING IT HAPPEN IN 2017 Supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
The Female Eye will deliver the Industry Initiatives Program for a 6th consecutive year which is comprised of three key Industry Panel Discussions namely, Meet the Funders, Meet The Guilds, and Meet the Distributors along with the Script Development Program (Good To Go & Script Readings), The 3rd Annual Live Pitch, Best In The Biz Tributes, and annual Directors' Brunch and Round table Discussion, a tradition of the FeFF moderated by Leslie-Ann Coles, Founder and Executive Director, FeFF, and Carol Whitman, President & CEO Creative Women Workshops Association and Producer, The Women In The Director's Chair (WIDC).
The Industry Initiatives Panel Discussions are small intimate panels involving representatives from the local offices from the Canadian Film and TV Industry. The panels are geared toward fiction and non -fiction filmmakers, writers and producers.
The Script Development Program is a and to brainstorm and strategize around business planning, employment opportunities, project financing and distribution with a goal to advance women in the screen-based industry. two tier event, the Script Reading Series, and Good To Go pitch session. The Good To Go is an industry meet and greet for writers with theatrical screenplays at an advanced stage who meet with local producers, financiers, directors, literary agents and distributors and is by invitation only. Writers are pre-selected based on the merit of their screenplay as well as other eligibility criteria. Winner of the Live Pitch is awarded a $2500 cash prize! The Female Eye Directors Round Table brings together writers, directors and producers to facilitate networking/relationship building opportunities,