HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: February 2018 FEMALE/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: GF

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: PAPER PALACES

BEST MUSIC: MADEIRA

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE CRYING CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy
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festival posterTHE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS, 16min, USA, Comedy/Time Travel
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festival posterFORGOTTEN FLORA, 5min., USA, Animation/Drama
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festival posterMADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterPAPER PALACES, 6min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES, 7min., USA, Animation/Drama
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festival posterAN ACTOR PREPARES, 4min., USA, Comedy
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festival posterGF, 25min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The 2nd LOS ANGELES FEEDBACK Film Festival event of 2018 was a great success.
The theme of the event was “Perspective”.

Every film was about seeing a situation or person from a outside or future point of view.

Whenever you have a festival where every single film receives multiple votes for BEST FILM of the night, you know you have yourself a solid lineup of movies. In our over 100 FEEDBACK Film Festival events, this has only happened a few times; And this festival was one of those nights.

The February LA Festival was a showcase of the best of Female Director’s (1st HALF) and Comedy (2nd HALF) shorts. Eight of the most diverse and solid films from around the world.

Doing the festival in Los Angeles is still a work in progress. It’s almost like we are starting over again. The attendance has been great and the people really get engaged in the FEEDBACK portion of the evening. That said, people don’t know what to expect when they come. There isn’t that “regular” crowd yet because we’ve only done a handful of events so far.

One thing I’m still puzzled by is the lateness in Los Angeles. People have found it difficult arriving on time. Either because of the traffic, or because it’s a “state of mind”. There’s a saying about the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team: people arrive in the 3rd inning and leave in the 7th. They’ll get there – but they’ll get there on their own time.

The MVP of the evening was moderator Shepsut Wilson. She has only moderated 3 events and it seems like she’s been doing this for ages. There was a situation where one of the audience members tried to “overwhelm” the moderation with their negative comments about a film – without using the designated mic. Shepsut handled it so well. She and I have talked about a situation happening like this before, but you really never can be truly prepared for it. What a pro she was! A true talent in many forms, Shepsut has a bright future ahead of her. As you can see when you watch the FEEDBACK videos.

See you at the festivals. And make sure you get there by 6:55pm for the 7pm show!

– Matthew Toffolo, CEO, FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto & Los Angeles)

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FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – April 5, 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 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.

1st ACT PROGRAM – Best of DOCUMENTARY


SUNDAY DINNER, 15min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Casey Beck

For years Kwok Wai Chan has orchestrated the making of Sunday dinner. From early morning tea to shopping to the intricacies and timing of cooking the food from his childhood, sustaining a weekly tradition that now spans the generations. This is a Chinese ritual as American as apple pie.

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SCORCHED: MINE FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA COAL COUNTRY, 6min., USA, Documentary
Directed by John Welsh

A look at the hidden legacy of coal mining in Pennsylvania by examining 5 of the approximate 80 coal mine fires that burn across the state.

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A GOOD BLINDER, 26min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Mike Grundmann

“A Good Blinder” is a documentary about 75-year-old Dan Bowman of Harrisonburg, VA who lost his sight at age 12, became a piano tuner and crafts fine furniture for charity auctions using power tools and precision instruments. He still has all 10 fingers, a lively wit and a theologically trained mind that makes for profound reflection.

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2nd ACT PROGRAM – Best of FEMALE LEADS


I PROMISED HER LIFE, 15min., Drama/Family
Directed by Robert Nazar Arjoyan

On 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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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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SPINNING IN SLOW MOTION, 12min, Australia, Drama
Directed by Tess Emmerson

Life 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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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.

Short Film: SPINNING IN SLOW MOTION, 12min, Australia, Drama

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Life 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.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: I PROMISED HER LIFE, 15min., Drama/Family

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On 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.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, fantasy, magical realism, lgbt
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    33,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    Armenian, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: CITY GIRL, 10min., Drama

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.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: January 2018 ACTION/CRIME FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: MONDAY

Best Performances: MONDAY

Best Cinematography: FREEDOM OF THE WHEELS

Best Music: STORY TO TELL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:


festival posterSTORY TO TELL, 15min., Japan, Crime/Drama
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festival posterMONDAY, 18min., USA, Crime/Comedy
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festival posterCONVERSATIONS, 8min., Ireland, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterMIND GAME, 2min., China, Action/Experimental
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festival posterFREEDOM OF THE WHEELS, 17min., USA, Adventure/Comedy
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festival posterVIKING TOOTHACHE, 4min, USA, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterLILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The LOS ANGELES JANUARY 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of CRIME & ACTION/ADVENTURE short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “BREAKING EXPECTATIONS”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that was about a character(s) leaping out of their expected ideal.

January 2018 was the beginning of everything in Los Angeles for the FEEDBACK Film Festival. The first event of the monthly festival format. We plan on doing a festival every single month in LA from the rest of the existence of humanity!

There is a new management team for the FEEDBACK Festival in Los Angeles. One of our main workers fell sick with a stomach flu on the day, and one of our camera operators car broke down on the way to the cinema. So LA Feedback Coordinator Rachel Elder basically ran the festival all by herself – on her first time out at that. The Regal Cinemas manager said that what she pulled off was truly amazing. She was definitely the MVP of the night and we at WILDsound headquarters are truly grateful.

Shepsut Wilson was the moderator of the evening and did a fantastic job on her first time out. This will be the first of many for the talented performer who also puts in a lot of effort and research to make sure the best moderation for each film gets executed.

So we are on our way in Los Angeles. We showcased 7 shorts from all over the world on our first FEEDBACK Film Festival of 2018.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

CONVERSATIONS Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

CONVERSATIONS, 8min., Ireland, Crime/Mystery
Directed by Emma Jackson & Igor Osipov

Detective thriller set in Dublin.

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