The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) – “Always honest, not always pretty” – was founded in 2001. FeFF is an annual competitive independent film festival that provides an exclusive showcase for Canadian and international women filmmakers. It pays tribute to the best and most creative in independent film and serves to bridge the gap between the written, visual, and media arts with script development, book signings, and our annual photo exhibit.
In addition to the festival, FeFF runs the Young Filmmaker Development Workshop (YFDW), a mentorship program for debut filmmakers. To date, FeFF has produced 46 short experimental films involving women and girls aged 13 to 25. Twenty-six were debut Indigenous directors; all premiered at FeFF. In 2014, FeFF began curating Canadian film programs for sister festivals abroad: Flying Broom (Turkey), KIN International Film Festival (Armenia), FemCine (Chile), Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival (United States), and in 2023, we’ll present films at Porto Femme (Portugal) and the Beirut International Women Film Festival (Lebanon).
MovieMaker magazine voted FeFF one of the “World’s Top Fifty Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for the 10th consecutive year in 2022.
FeFF celebrates its 20th anniversary edition June 9 to 12, 2022, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.