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The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) celebrated their milestone 10th Anniversary on June 20 – 24, 2012. With outstanding films including the Gala Opening Feature Billy Bishop Goes to War (directed by FeFF 2012 honourary director Barbara Willis Sweete, and the Closing Gala feature Union Square by Best in the Biz Tribute recipient Nancy Savoca.
On Saturday, June 23, we had the chance to join the FeFF Best in the Biz Conversation with filmmaker Nancy Savoca, who came all the way from New York to attend the FeFF. Savoca told us about all her interesting stories in filmmaking and her inspiration sources. She also talked about the making of “Union Square” – Her latest film starring Mira Sorvino and Tammy Blanchard. The tribute was moderated by Leslie Ann Coles, Female Eye Founder & Executive Director.
Nancy Savoca is one of America’s original indie filmmakers, a multiple award winning director whose debut film True Love, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Savoca was also nominated for a Spirit Award as Best Director. The film was named “One of the 50 Greatest Independent Films of All- Time” by Entertainment Weekly. It garnered Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.
Watch Union Square‘s official trailer:
Watch Nancy Scova telling us about the making of Union Square:
(For more information on “Union Square” please visit: http://theunionsquaremovie.com/)
Watch Scova telling us about her films Reno: Rebel Without a Pause, inspired by the 911 incident and Dirt
Watch Scova telling us about Directing and Producing as a woman:
On Sunday, June 24 , we had the chance to screen the premiere of the Union Square, which closed the 10th edition FeFF at the Carlton Cinema. It is a very moving story of an unexpected reunion between two estranged sisters, one of whom is on the verge of getting married, the other on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The film stars Mira Sorvino as Lucy, a hard-drinking party-girl from the Bronx who takes a trip into Manhattan to meet with her married lover, and ends up visiting her sister Jenny (Tammy Blanchard) who has cleaned up her life and is engaged to a man running a health-food business. A beautiful, heart wrenching, and oft funny story about family, truth and the reconciliation with ones past. Other notable cast members include Patti Lupone, Mike Doyle, Michael Rispoli and Daphne Rubin-Vega. The film will be in the theatres on July 13.
The Award Ceremony
The 10th Annual FFeF Award Ceremony was held at the Novotel Toronto Centre. We had the honour to share the joy with the award-winning Producers/Directors. We interviewed Desiree Lim- winner of Best Canadian Feature with her film “The House” (Thriller) and her beautiful main actress Natalie Skye.
Watch The House‘s official trailer:
Watch our exclusive interview with Desiree Lim and Natalie Skye:
For more information on “The House” please visit: http://the-housemovie.com
We also had the pleasure to interview Eliaichi Kimaro about her 2012 FeFF Best Documentary Award-winning film “A Lot Like You”
Watch A Lot Like You‘s official trailer:
Watch our exclusive interview with Eliaichi Kimaro:
For more information on “A Lot Like You” please visit:http://www.alotlikeyoumovie.com/
More about the FeFF (Female Eye Film Festival)…
The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) is a one-of-a-kind international women director’s film festival that was established in 2001. It offers a different perspective through the Female Eye. Each year the FeFF showcases high caliber films in all genres and attracts film enthusiasts, internationally recognized directors, celebrities and seasoned industry professionals.
For more information please visit: http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/