FeFF Director Statement

Welcome to the 16th edition of the Female Eye Film Festival. Our beloved tagline – Always Honest, Not Always Pretty – has never seemed more fitting, given all the unsavoury industry revelations of the past year. Despite the continued onslaught of affronts against women in film, we prevail and stand in solidarity now more than ever before.


This year we celebrate so many talented women! It is a blessing and a privilege to share your work. I speak for the Female Eye when I say we will continue to serve the interests of our sisters who are media makers, artists, and story creators for as long as our stories are being told and until gender bias and discrimination, in all their manifestations, are eradicated.


Congratulations for having the courage to create.


Upward and onward.



Leslie Ann Coles, Founder and Executive Director