HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: August 2018 Romance/Sci-Fi FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST SCI-FI FILM: MARGARET AND THE MOON

BEST ROMANCE FILM: WHAT IF…

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE VOLUNTEER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: HOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN

BEST MUSIC: ZACKMAN

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterWHAT IF, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Romance

festival posterHOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN, 12min., USA, Romance/Drama

festival posterTEMPORARY, 14min., USA, Drama/Romance

festival posterTHE VOLUNTEER, 27min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance

festival posterMARGARET AND THE MOON, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation

festival posterZACKMAN, 5min, Hong Kong, Sci-Fi

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The theme of the August 2018 ROMANCE & SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Human Connection”. Every character on all of these presented films were looking to connect with someone else. Sometimes our themes are riddled in complications and confusions – but this festival is as simple as people wanting to connect. And we used to distinct movie genres to do it in Sci-Fi and Romance.

Them MVP of our festival night was our editor/mic handler Kimberly Villaruel. We had some technical issues where the wireless mics stopped working. So we only had one working mic as the other 2 kept popping. Kimberly was able to fix it in post-production without much angst. A true talent and someone to watch out for. She has a bright future ahead of her.

Eight months into our monthly Los Angeles Festival experiment and we’re doing very well. Starting to obtain a nice regular crowd and people seem to really like what we’re doing.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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Margaret And The Moon Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from August 2018 LA Festival

MARGARET AND THE MOON, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation
Directed by Trevor MorganAn unpopular little girl falls in love with her imagination and learns the true value of friendship.

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The Volunteer Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from August 2018 LA Festival

THE VOLUNTEER, 27min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance 
Directed by Michael WillerA woman fleeing a dystopian city forms a connection with someone she cannot touch.

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What If Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from August 2018 LA Festival

WHAT IF, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Romance 
Directed by Linda Gasser

It’s the year 2184 and big data is omnipresent. A sophisticated system has been developed to analyze people. Perfect partner recommendations have become the norm. But Achille wants to find a partner by himself

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Temporary Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from August 2018 LA Festival

TEMPORARY, 14min., USA, Drama/Romance
Directed by Aaron Seever & Brad SkoglundTed and Tonya meet while backpacking in the Arizona mountain wilderness, bonding over beer and a game of “pineball”

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Hotter With The Windows Open Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from August 2018 LA Festival

HOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN, 12min., USA, Romance/Drama
Directed by Julie HaberstickTwo corners of a love triangle confront their selfish affections and responsibilities in the 1970s South.

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FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – October 4, 2018. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

1st ACT PROGRAM – Female Directors


THE REVELATOR, 24min., Belgium, Thriller/Mystery
Directed by Deniz Campinar

After an unconventional heart attack, Mason dies in the company elevator as it halts mid-way. The elevator transforms into a place between heaven and hell, the floors representing the years of his life. A man who calls himself God, takes Mason on a trip through various stages of his life. And it’s not looking good.

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I CAN’T SLEEP, 3min, Ireland, Drama 
Directed by Laura Way

Features a dual narrative track, depicting the possible fates of a young girl, Lucy, who leaves State care at the age of eighteen.

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PIN-UP, 20min., USA, Drama
Directed by Liz Lachman

Uninspired and in her forties, celebrated photographer, Lana Freeman, searches for the elusive visual “perfect moment.” When a young waitress saves her life, Lana experiences an awakening; colors are more saturated and crisp, traffic noise becomes music, taste has more depth, and her work is suddenly transformed. As Lana becomes more and more obsessed with the young woman as her “muse,” she pulls away from her husband, her work, and the people who love her, not realizing that the muse could destroy her life.

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2nd ACT PROGRAM – Best of EXPERIMENTAL


VAINSANITY, 7min., USA, Drama/Experimental
Directed by Pierre Schlumberger 

A man attempts to get the best out of himself for himself.

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CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, 3min., USA, Drama/Music Video
Directed by Gabriele Fabbro 

While partying in a stylized lounge, a confused young man has to reject his top-model girlfriend in order to follow his true love.

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RITUAL, 4min., USA, Dance
Directed by Stacey Menchel Kussell 

Ritual follows four dancers as they rehearse in the studio. Their preparation is prayer-like, full of repetition, meditation, ecstasy, and reflection, reinforcing the sacredness of daily practice.

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SUSPENSION, 2min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Neil Kendricks

An unseen protagonist is drawn to an enigmatic searchlight piercing the darkness in a lonely vigil for lost souls at sea.

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MIMESIS, 4min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Patrick Lee

Nothing in the film is digital, all the visuals are analog, created using miniatures, home-made machines, smoke and mirrors. Plato and Aristotle saw in mimesis the representation of nature.

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NAU, 11min., USA, Experimental/Dance
Directed by Amy Secada & Daniel Garica

NAU (Native Americans Unite) is an audiovisual dance journey celebrating the unification of tribes against the fossil fuel industry. NAU aims to spread Chief Wovoka’s message of inter-tribal unity through song and dance to overcome all obstacles, peacefully.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated byShepsut Wilson