HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: April 2019 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ANDROMEDA

BEST CHARACTERS: AH

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: G(R)O(W)ING UP

BEST MUSIC: WATERMELON

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSKJEMT BLOD, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video festival poster
G(R)O(W)ING UP, 10min., USA, Drama/Romance
festival posterFOR WANT OF A NAIL, 18min., UK, Drama/Comedy festival posterWATERMELON: A CAUTIONARY TALE, 3min., USA, Animation/Fantasy
festival posterGOD TOLD ME, 6min., USA, Drama/Relationship festival posterAH, 8min, India, Drama
festival posterMY BROTHER, 9min., Canada, Drama/Family festival posterANDROMEDA, 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The theme of the April 2019 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Innocense Lost”.

Each film was about something or someone losing their idealism.

The 4th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

8 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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Director BIO: Ellie Harvie (SCATTERED)

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For the past 25 years Ellie Harvie has made a living as a TV and Film actress in Vancouver. She came through Theatre (Vancouver Playhouse School) and, with strong roots in local improv (Vancouver TheatreSports League) and the stand-up scene (Yuk-Yuks, Lafflines), comedy is her forte. From playing Morticia, in “The NewAddams Family” to Candace/Mrs. Bubkes in “Some Assembly Required” and the hundred other titles in between, she is a pro in front of the camera. In that time she has learned, watched and waited to make the transition to directing, backed with a huge wealth of knowledge and experience. A director on the board of UBCP/ACTRA, Ellie has huge regard for all the members of the sister unions, as well as the producers. Together we all make up this thriving, growing industry. Having achieved her goal of being a well respected actor in the city, her goal is now to be one of Vancouver’s best looking directors. Scattered marks her directorial debut.

Director Statement

When you hit a certain age you start to lose people. Cremation and scatterings are no longer sacred events in your imagination. They become a part of the nitty gritty of life. I remember buckling my father’s urn into the front seat of my car, which he had sat in a thousand times. What appealed to me about the script was normalizing the experience of scattering ashes. Because it is normal. We hold death at such a distance in this culture. Like a part of life, death and all its rituals are imperfect, flawed and finite.

Short Film: SCATTERED, 9min., Canada, Comedy

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Two women venture into the woods to scatter their friend’s ashes and fumble for a way to say good bye.

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Director BIO: David S Armstrong (PLEASURE PALS)

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David S Armstrong has been an editor and director in Los Angeles for 22 years.
Commercials (partial list): Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Titleist, Chevy
TV Series (partial list): Deadliest Catch, Wipeout, Undercover Boss, currently Survivor.

Director Statement

Despite the US being a multicultural country, minority groups are often subject to discrimination, ranging from racist comments to violent hate crimes. I created a Pixar-style animated satire that illustrates the prejudice that others experience through the eyes of the most discriminated-against toys on the planet: sex toys.

I had to learn about 11 computer programs to complete this project on my own; Writing, directing, modeling, animating, compositing, sound mixing, editing and voice over…I did It all…and it’s been an exhausting three-year ride.

I hope you’ll enjoy and share. Maybe one day we can all put an end to Toyscrimination.