HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Los Angeles July 2018 Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: THE BUTTER KNIFE

BEST PERFORMANCE: BREATHLESS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ESKIMO

BEST MUSIC: PUPPETS AND PUSHPINS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterPUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video

festival posterESKIMO, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterBREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterHIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama

The theme of the July 2018 DRAMA & FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Powerful Women”. Every single film had strong female characters in every single short that played.

The 2nd half of 2018 at the Los Angeles Festival began with a bang! We had our largest crowd and by far our most talkative crowd.

The LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles isn’t the greatest destination spot, despite having three major professional sports teams playing next door at the Staples Center. Parking is always way too much and the traffic exit ramps can be a nightmare. Despite that, we are getting a great crowd 8 months into our monthly festival events.

We do have to figure our where 2019 lands us and if we’ll resign with LA LIVE. Perhaps having the festival at a more indy cinema would suit us better. There is much to decide. I simply want to make sure people don’t have to pay TOO much for parking and can get there on time without worrying about the traffic.

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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