FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – February 7, 2019. 7pm.


FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – February 7, 2019. 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.

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FIRST ACT PROGRAM

OF SILENCE, 6min., Belgium, Dance

Directed by Sam Asaert

A short dance film about the contrast between intimacy and vastness, conflict and freedom—and the individual yearning for a past long gone, in the face of a bleak collective future.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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“ROPPONGI BOYS” JET LAGZ, 2min., Poland, Music

Directed by Bartek Kalinowski

Visually stunning music video.

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POSITIVE, 2min., France, Experimental

Directed by Hadi Moussally

POSITIVE is a film and photo series starring three people with special skin conditions. Putting a spotlight on albinism and vitiligo through negative editing , the project aims to raise awareness of these skin conditions and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination those with albinism and vitiligo face. By allowing the negative to empower the positive, Hadi Moussally highlights our similarities, rather than our differences.

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ADORINE, 4min., Cyprus, Music

Directed by Savvas Stavrou

You wanna laugh in my face?
Cause when you do so
It’s in the mirror you see
You wanna crash at my place?
I have all the room that you need babe

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FRANCISZKA, 8min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Elias Djemil

1943, a revolt broke out at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Among the resistants, a famous polish ballerina.

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SOMEWHERE IN THEIR HEADS, 13min., UK, Musical/Documentary

Directed by Gregg Houston

About the recording of Curse Of Lono’s second album ‘As I Fell’. Shot and edited by acclaimed music film maker Gregg Houston (Noel Gallagher, Two Door Cinema Club, Michael Kiwanuka, Foy Vance), ‘Somewhere In Their Heads’ follows Curse Of Lono as they record between London and a remote, desert studio in Joshua Tree, California. The film offers a unique glimpse into the recording process and the stories behind the songs, including deeply personal conversations about heroin addiction and the death of family members.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


STAR IN THE EAST, 2min., USA, Musical

Directed by Katie Garibaldi & Marc Morgan

Folky songwriter Katie Garibaldi’s sweet and majestically produced original song “Star in the East” from her new album Home Sweet Christmas is the perfect match for such a creatively inspired music video. The claymation and stop motion video was made by artist Marc Morgan, which pays homage to the classic Christmas movies of the ’60s that we all know and love. Detailing the Biblical story of the three wise men’s journey following the Christmas star to Bethlehem, the video not only offers a fun spin on the traditional Christmas story, but also gives viewers a sense of nostalgia in the most enjoyable way. Garibaldi’s endearing and soulful vocals serenade, “Bright as can be, lead us to our king, star in the east,” as Morgan presents a unique personality to each character, including the magi’s devoted camel. This mini Christmas movie is a treat that participants watching of all ages can appreciate.

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DANCERS, 2min., USA, Dance

Directed by Danqi Xie

Two dancers from two different parts of the world connect through the art of dance.

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THE DUCHESS, 7min., USA, Experimental

Directed by Marco De Ornellas

A surrealistic horror film based on the latin urban legend “The woman in white” ( “A muller de Branco” ). When the clock hits midnight, a mysterious woman pays a visit to unfaithful man to revenge of her pain of the past.

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PERSON(A), 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Cameron Kostopoulos

Inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock, PERSON(a) explores themes of identity, character, and the human psyche while simultaneously questioning the boundaries between performance and art. Featuring a dance between flesh and plastic, PERSON(a) is at first playful and provocative, while also building its own uneasiness to mirror the dynamic of its waltz. The lines between the mask and the masquerade, the self and the psyche, and the person and persona are questioned, culminating in a transmission of identity that beckons audiences to ask: “What does it mean to be me?”

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CAUGHT IN THE CHAMBER, 7min., USA, Dance

Directed by Nathan Johnson

Screendance with original score by composer Andrew Norman, performed by yMusic.

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THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Jen Guy Metcalf

A traveler explores a places between reality and dreams, control and chaos, the known and unknown, as she comes to a realization about her existence.

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LOVE IS WILD, 2min, USA, Music

Directed by Michael McCallum

A music video for singer/songwriter, Jen Sygit, by award-winning writer/actor/director Michael McCallum about the different faces of love.

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: December 2018 DRAMA/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: I’LL BE FINE

BEST COMEDY: WRITER’S WORKSHOP

BEST PERFORMANCES: CASEY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SEX BOMB

BEST MUSIC: THE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterA PIACERE, 7min, USA, Drama

festival posterCASEY, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterSTOLEN, 5min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterMISCREANT, 10min., Crime/Thriller

festival posterI’LL BE FINE, 3min., USA, Drama

festival posterTOM IN COUCHLAND, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterTHE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY, 6min., USA, Comedy

festival posterI GOT A CALLBACK, 15min., USA, Comedy

festival posterWRITER’S WORKSHOP, 11min., USA, Comedy

festival posterMURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE, 4min., USA, Comedy

festival posterSEX BOMB, 3min., USA, Comedy

LISTEN to our Daily Podcast via iTunes, or go to www.wildsoundpodcast.com

There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the December 2018 Comedy/Drama Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Exposure”.

Each film was about someone or something being exposed – in a good and not so good way!

Great way to complete the 2018 season. 12 festival in Los Angeles in 2018 and 12 sucesses. Couldn’t be more happier with first official year in LA. Great city. Great people. Great films. Great cinema. This was the first year of many.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Stolen Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

STOLEN, 5min., USA, Drama/Crime

Directed by Kevin Caulfield

When a scrappy teen faces consequences for stealing car stereos, he must decide if he will continue a life of crime in order to provide for his family.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Miscreant Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

MISCREANT, 10min., Crime/Thriller
Directed by Rocky Ramsey
Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

I’ll Be Fine Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

I’LL BE FINE, 3min., USA, Drama

Directed by Damien Starr

Sofia is excited about her date, but she hasn’t quite told the full story about herself.

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A Piacere Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

A PIACERE, 7min, USA, Drama

Directed by Andy BrewsterA violin student wrestles with her motivations for studying what she loves.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: November 2018 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: #NOMORE

BEST PERFORMANCES: NON-DISCLOSURE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: RECONNECTED

BEST MUSIC: FIRST STEP

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterRECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy festival poster#NOMORE, 16min., USA, Drama
festival posterREGRETS, 8min, UK, Drama festival posterMEA CULPA, 6min., USA, Comedy/Crime
festival posterBETWEEN US, 10min, USA, Drama/Family festival posterFIRST STEP, 9min., USA, Drama
festival posterMORGEN, 10min., USA, Documentary festival posterNON-DISCLOSURE, 15min., USA, Drama

LISTEN to our Daily Podcast via iTunes, or go to www.wildsoundpodcast.com

There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the November 2018 Female Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Choices”.

Perhaps the most generic theme we’ve ever had, but each film was about the main character forced to make a major decision after a traumatic event. Pushing yourself when it’s the last thing you ever want to do.

This is always going to be a memorable festival for myself because while the festival was taking place in Los Angeles, 2500 miles away in Toronto my son Daniel Ross Toffolo was born. He wasn’t supposed to come for another two weeks, but he had other things on his mind.

The only reason this can happen is that we have an outstanding team in Los Angeles who runs a great festival for the organization month after month. From top to bottom, this is an amazing group of people assembled to deliver a top notch event on the first Thursday of every single month at the LA LIVE Regal cinemas in downtown LA.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo