HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Toronto July 2018 Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: GRANDFATHERHOOD

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE CLIMB

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SNUG AS A BUG

BEST MUSIC: CARL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterGRANDFATHERHOOD, 27min., Russia, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE CLIMB, 9min., UK, Drama

festival posterSISTER IN ARMS, 9min., UK, Crime/Drama

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

festival posterCARL, 17min., USA, Drama

festival posterSNUG AS A BUG, 11min., UK, Comedy

The theme of the July 2018 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Death”. Every single film was about characters dealing with a death of some kind.

The Female Festival in both Toronto & Los Angeles is becoming a huge hit. In fact, it’s become so popular that we will now be programing an event every single month. So no matter what each month there will be a best of short film showcase of female directors and producers using the Audience FEEDBACK format.

The fun about this event was that we actually did two Female Festivals in one night in two different cities. At 7pm (EST) Toronto showcased a festival, lead by moderator Kierston Drier. Then at 7pm (PST) Los Angeles showcased a festival, lead by moderator Shepsut Wilson.

This was the first time we have ever accomplished two festivals in one night.

I couldn’t be more proud of the team in both cities. We are on the rise and nothing is going to stop us!

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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