PORTO FEMME SESSIONS #3

In August, we had the extension of FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL from Canada. This festival was created in 2001 by the hands of the founder Leslie-Ann Coles, who, as a filmmaker, found that women directors were a minority among filmmakers at the international festivals she participated in with her first film.

In this program were screening the 2017 edition awarded films of the festival, which celebrates 15 years.

 

The Milliner

WINNER BEST ANIMATION FILM Female Eye 2017

Experimental/Animation – 5’9’’ – YEAR 2016

New York

Director – Meagan Cignoli

 

Synopsis

The Milliner is a playful exploration of the history of hats and design, chronicling the evolution of millinery and the considerations of modern hat makers as they reinterpret the form.

 


A Beautiful Day

Experimental – 3’ – YEAR 2017

Georgia & China

Director – E-Jo Fang

 

Synopsis

Sorry, you can’t die – it’s a beautiful day today.

A Beautiful Day peeks into the private world of strangers as our protagonist falls, a passenger descending, glimpsing the lives of others through their windows.

 


Hopscotch

Fiction – 20’ – YEAR 2016

Australia

Director – Kate Halpin

 

Synopsis

When Chloe’s charismatic mother, Gigi, finds a new man, Chloe is pushed into a progressively deeper state of loneliness, resentment, and desperation.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/192427221

 

Mallory Memphis

Fiction – 2’53’’ – YEAR 2016

Canada

Director – Paige K. Boudreau

 

Synopsis

Mallory Memphis is a childhood urban legend come to life. It explores themes of beliefs and peer pressure told by an unreliable narrator.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/194762039

 

Liberation

WINNER BEST SHORT FILM female Eye 2017 

Fiction – 12’50 – YEAR 2016

Poland

Director – Veronica Andersson

 

Synopsis

A mother is torn between her faith and her duty to assist her 14-year-old daughter with an abortion.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/206247867

 

Beautiful dead things

WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM female Eye 2017

Experimental  – 5’ – YEAR 2016

Los Angeles

Director – Renee Faia & Ingela Ogard

 

Synopsis

“Beautiful Dead Things” is a powerful exploration of how we process grief. Whimsical yet poignant in its approach, the film employs non-linear storytelling. It is a story about the smallest of life’s details and the profound impact they can have on our ability to let go.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/196327430

 


 Note: “The Ravens” is out of screening program.