HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: April 2018 Documentary/Female Leads FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: THE GOOD BLINDER

BEST PERFORMANCES: I PROMISED HER LIFE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CITY GIRL

BEST MUSIC: SPINNING IN SLOW MOTION

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSUNDAY DINNER, 15min., USA, Documentary

festival posterSCORCHED: MINE FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA COAL COUNTRY, 6min., USA, Documentary

festival posterA GOOD BLINDER, 26min., USA, Documentary

festival posterSPINNING IN SLOW MOTION, 12min, Australia, Drama

festival posterI PROMISED HER LIFE, 15min., Drama/Family

festival posterCITY GIRL, 10min., Drama

The April 2018 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival was a tale of two festivals. The audience was overly positive and receptive in the first half documentary moderation, and then the gloves came out in the 2nd half. Perhaps the most “judgemental” and polarizing moderation session this festival has had in over 2 years.

The theme of the festival was “Self Empowerment”.

The LA Festival is building itself up month by month. The co-MVPs of the festival were our camera operators Zack Arch & Aser Santos Jr.. They have really nailed how to shoot in this gigantic cinema and make sure that all the coverage is there for the editor.

They both have to shoot hand-held style as they run up and down the aisles to make sure they have the best shot possible when the audience member is talking. They are in a full sweat after they are done. This type of shooting is not done anywhere else and it took a bit for them to master it – but master it they have!

The crowds are building up and all ready for conversing about the films. I can’t wait to hear what they think about our upcoming lineup of films from around the world.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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CITY GIRL Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 LA Film Festival

CITY GIRL, 10min., Drama
Directed by Avery Regen

Over the course of one night out in Manhattan, three teenage girls navigate catcallers, college boys, and each other’s demons at a rooftop party.

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I PROMISED HER LIFE Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 LA Film Festival

I PROMISED HER LIFE, 15min., Drama/Family
Directed by Robert Nazar ArjoyanOn the day of her daughter’s funeral, a grieving Armenian-American mother defies a centuries-old ritual and tests the limits of tradition as she walks the thin line between death and afterlife.

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SPINNING IN SLOW MOTION Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 LA Film Festival

SPINNING IN SLOW MOTION, 12min, Australia, Drama
Directed by Tess EmmersonLife is hard when you’re young, free, gay and single. In the space of 24 hours, twenty-five year old Tommy finds herself stood up on a date, sharing cheesecake with a baby, being lectured and patronised, sleeping with an off-again-on-again lover and eating ice cream in a 7/11 car park. She uses her youth to excuse her from any responsibility, but ultimately ends up spinning in slow motion, unable to save herself from the adult world. This slice of life, coming of age piece explores what happens when it all gets too much.

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FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – June 7, 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 – THRILLER & HORROR


BEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir
Directed by Christopher Sferrazza 

In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic.

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THE LETTERS, 18min., UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Terez Koncz

Impatient adoptive parents send secret letters to the teenage orphan Zolika, before meeting him in person. His emerging courage and hope helps him stand up for himself against his bully Feri, and dream of a better future for him and his beloved Dori. While the parents prepare for his arrival outside, Zolika has to find the ultimate solution to make sure his beloved Dori gets free from the orphanage.

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STALKER, 7min., Czech. Republic, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Oldrich Antos

Laura has been through a traumatic experience lately. She wakes up in her apartment at night and is not sure if the threat is still there. Is this a life threatening situation, or is everything just her imagination?

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2nd ACT PROGRAM – THRILLER & HORROR


GORGE, 3min., USA, Horror
Directed by Maxwell Seiler & Gabriel Francis

A woman enters the woods in search of something ancient and evil.

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ABOVE THE MIST, 8min, Canada/South Korea, Horror
Directed by Gabriel Galand

A young man seeks an assisted suicide with an illegal agency in South Korea.

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THE DOLLMAKER, 10min, USA, Horror/Fantasy 
Directed by Al Lougher

A grieving mother latches on to a magical surrogate for her lost child. But small miracles come with big consequences.

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ADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Nir Yaniv

Gershon is an addict. He’s being filmed for a documentary. Unfortunately, his vice isn’t alchohol or drugs – it’s blood.

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IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror 
Directed by Santiago C. Tapia & Jessica Curtright

“The time has come”, the Walrus said. And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row. From Couper Samuelson, Executive Producer of GET OUT.

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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.

Tickets for 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. 

Short Film: IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror

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‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said. And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row. From Couper Samuelson, Executive Producer of GET OUT. Co-Producer Efren Ramirez. Official Selection: SXSW 2017, Fantasia 2017.

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Director BIO: Nir Yaniv (ADDICT)

Director – Nir Yaniv

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Nir Yaniv (Hebrewניר יניב‎) is an Israeli musician, author and editor. In 2000 he founded the webzine of the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and was its chief editor for seven years. In 2007 he became chief editor of Chalomot Be’aspamia, Israel’s only professional printed SF&F magazine.