HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: December 2017 DRAMA FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: DE GLACE

Best Performances: MORNING AFTER

Best Cinematography: CALL COHO

Best Music: MORNING AFTER

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festival posterMORNING AFTER 15min, USA, Drama/Romance
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festival posterDE GLACE, 6min, France, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterLOSING CLAIRE, 6min, India, Drama/Relationship
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festival posterCALL COHO, 16min, South Korea, Drama/Mystery
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festival posterREBIRTH, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Thriller
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festival posterPARADIGME, 6min, Poland, Sci-Fi/Experimental
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festival posterTHE NINGYO, 27min, USA, Fantasy/Mystery
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The LOS ANGELES DECEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of romance short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “FINDING ONE-SELF”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that was about a character(s) looking to find who they really are before it’s too late.

The first part of the DECEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Los Angeles Film Festival featured a showcase of the best DRAMA short films from around the world. Films from India, France, South Korea, and the USA.

The crowd was very responsive to the films in our 5th venture to Los Angeles in the FEEDBACK Film Festival format. The crowd really enjoyed the screening and it was a nice start to the beginning of doing the festival every single month (first Thursday of every month) at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.

We attempted to give the audience seven different types of drama and sci-fi shorts from all around the world.

We are proud to announce our new moderator, Shesput Wilson, who will be taking over the reigns full time starting in January. She will do an outstanding job in the months, and hopefully years ahead.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

CALL COHO Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Dec. 2017 LA Film Festival

CALL COHO, 16min, South Korea, Drama/Mystery
Directed by Daeryun Chang

Coho is a proxy driver who gets paid to drive other people’s cars so that they can freely go drinking. His clients only think they see a man who is all out of luck but what mysterious past is he actually hiding?

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MORNING AFTER Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Dec. 2017 LA Film Festival

MORNING AFTER 15min, USA, Drama/Romance
Directed by Patricia ChicaMichael is faced with a dilemma, when a night of drinking with friends, turns into a sensual exploration of sexual identity.

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LOSING CLAIRE Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Dec. 2017 LA Film Festival

LOSING CLAIRE, 6min, India, Drama/Relationship
Directed by Parry Majmudar 

A story about psychological anguish from a male’s perspective on having a stillborn child. The main characters are Emily and Perry who are finding it difficult to cope with the devastating loss of their stillborn daughter – Claire and this is having a detrimental impact on their relationship which is becoming strained.

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DE GLACE Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Dec. 2017 LA Film Festival

DE GLACE, 6min, France, Drama/Thriller
Directed by RautszkoAt night in an empty skating rink, a young artistic skater launches on the ice, and begins a training. After a bad fall, she finds herself in blood, alone in the middle of the track. Unable to get up, she calls for help, when the ground starts to tremble …

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Audience FEEDBACK Video: THE NEON STRUGGLE, 38min, USA, Documentary

  MOVIE POSTERTHE NEON STRUGGLE, 38min, USA, Documentary
Directed by Bert Simonis

A family fights to keep their neon sign business alive as the light of the industry fades away. The process of creating these delicate signs is beautifully photographed to capture the intricacy of this populist American art form. Interviews with neon historians and experts are interspersed with vintage neon signs from across the United States.

Director’s Statement:

When we saw a Jumbotron screen in Las Vegas projecting the image of a neon sign, something clicked. It was as though the image was adding insult to injury. As we dug into the history of making neon for commercial use, we discovered that there are a series of “Mom and Pop” shops around the country that make neon signs for the local businesses. Many of these shops are now going the way of the family farm, as large industries are providing LED and Jumbotron signs that can be instantly customized to display anything.

When we found Rio Score III, working quietly in a small shop in the Inland Empire, we struck gold. Rio was taught the trade by his grandfather who started out in Los Angeles, and whose shop working on many studio films. As business slowed, Rio moved his family out of L.A. to fill a void in Riverside County. Now, as business is slowing again, he is examining the future of his trade, his family and the legacy of generations of “tube benders”.

We hope you will enjoy meeting Rio, learning about his craft and will take a different look at the next neon sign that you see.

John C. Brown and Bert Simonis

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

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ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

Audience Feedback: HEAD SPACE, 5min, Drama/Thriller

See the best of the December 8, 2016 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival

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  MOVIE POSTERHEAD SPACE, 5min, Drama/Thriller
Directed by Emma Huibregtse

A single mother concerned with her son’s inability to cope, sees the tables turn when faced with danger.

Director’s Statement: After numerous scripts of mine were returned by USC faculty members claiming the concepts were “too big” for the scope of our class projects – we had only $1,500 and 5 weeks to make a film from casting to final sound mix! – I knew I had to keep my story simple. In a last minute panic the night before our scripts were due I came up with the concept for Head Space, resorting to the affordable unique location of under the kitchen table as my primary setting.

With my strong interest in cinematography I was inspired by the unique shot compositions and angles offered by a child’s limited perspective in an unusual space. I have no idea how this story came out of me, but I’m glad it did. As my first major production it was an honor to collaborate with our dedicated cast and crew. As a trumpet player music has always played a vital role in my films and the opportunity to work with composer Steve Gaboury to develop the score was incredible. Recording with our live jazz band brought our visuals to an entirely new level. It was a pleasure to work along side such creative professionals. We hope you enjoy the film!

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