New female-driven Twilight mini-movies get unexpected reactions (VIDEOS)

Jul 16, 2015 at 10:08 p.m. ET

Last year, Stephenie Meyer collaborated with Women in Film, Lionsgate and Tongal to launch a contest that would showcase female filmmaking talent — and whet Twihards' appetites. These female-driven films are bold, creative and twisted, and anything but chick flicks.

The contest, The Storytellers: New Voices of The Twilight Saga, pulled in 1,300 scripts and 150 director pitches, but only seven films made the final cut. These finalists — seven female directors and eight female screenwriters — debuted their mini-movies on Monday night, walking down the red carpet with Meyer, of course.

"It's been really exciting to do something, maybe not on a huge scale, but on a small scale to get more female voices out there," Stephenie Meyers said at the premiere, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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The shorts were released to the public on Tuesday via The Twilight Saga's Facebook page. You can check out all seven of them and vote now for your favorites — but we won't be the only ones with a say in who takes the $100,000 prize. Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Lee (director of Frozen) are just a few others who'll be judging the contest.

However, fans are already taking to Facebook and voicing their opinions, particularly on these two:

The Groundskeeper

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OK, we know fans can be very protective of their favorite stories (cough, Game of Thrones, cough), but some of these comments are just plain harsh.

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Image: Facebook/Stephanie Molina-Torres

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On the other hand, there is lots of positive support for the mini-movies, with several comments asking for extended versions and if the films will eventually be made into feature length. Consumed, in particular, tugged on some heartstrings.

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Image: Facebook/Tina Schwabe

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Image: Facebook/Marisa Sammons

Decide for yourself and don't forget to vote!

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