Female Festival Testimonial – October 17 2018

Thanks – really good feedback – it is definitely a work in progress!

  • M. Ferrara

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place six times a year!

Screenplay Festival takes place every single month.

Festival takes place at the Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, and the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: October 2018 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Los Angeles)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: EVE – THE REVELATOR

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: NAU

BEST PERFORMANCES: I CAN’T SLEEP

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: MIMESIS

BEST MUSIC: CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE REVELATOR, 24min., Belgium, Thriller/Mystery festival posterI CAN’T SLEEP, 3min, Ireland, Drama
festival posterPIN-UP, 20min., USA, Drama festival posterVAINSANITY, 7min., USA, Drama/Experimental
festival posterCAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, 3min., USA, Drama/Music Video festival posterNAU, 11min., USA, Experimental/Dance
festival posterRITUAL, 4min., USA, Dance festival posterSUSPENSION, 2min., USA, Experimental
festival posterMIMESIS, 4min., USA, Experimental

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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 October 2018 LA FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “I am who I am”.

First half – Best of FEMALE Directed Short Film Dramaa
2nd half – Best of EXPERIMENTAL Short Films.

The Female Festival is becoming the FEEDBACK Festival’s showcase festival. It’s our most popular festival, and arguably the festival that garners the best films submitted. We are honored to how be showcasing at least one Female Festival a month in either Los Angeles or our Toronto events.

This was the first time we showcased our Experimental Festival in Los Angeles. A popular event in Toronto, we wanted to see how the LA audience took to these purely original films. They seemed to really like it so we will showcase a full Experimental Festival at our February 2019 event.

Great night all around.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Female Festival Testimonial – October 15 2018

Absolutely outstanding notes and I can’t thank you enough. Obviously Charlie Kaufman are difficult waters to sail but I am determined to rock on. The first thing I throw out of the boat is He Who Appears To Be He. But a girl can dream can’t she? Count on one thing you will be receiving my rewrite with a boatload of gratitude. 
– Kelly Karam (Screenplay, Ole: Rising Above Mith)

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place six times a year!

Screenplay Festival takes place every single month.

Festival takes place at the Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, and the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

Video Review: WHALES short film. Directed by Nora Jaenicke

WHALES, 20min, USA, Drama
Directed by Nora Jaenicke 

Margot and her estranged sister Louise spend a week at their recently deceased mother’s house on an Italian Island. There are mysterious circumstances surrounding Louise being sent away at a very young age, which make it difficult for Margot to remember…Separated by the passing of time and different upbringings the two women unexpectedly find their lives linked back together by the forces and remembrance and forgiveness.

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

Female Festival Testimonial – October 13 2018

I loved hearing all the different interpretations from the different audience members. Everyone comes to a screening with different backgrounds and history, and that all informs the way in which they receive and perceive a film; it was fascinating to me, and I thought everyone had very valuable things to say. 
– Filmmaker Sarah Deakins (Greece)

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place six times a year!

Screenplay Festival takes place every single month.

Festival takes place at the Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, and the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

Female Festival Testimonial – October 10 2018

I want to thank you immensely for the feedback! I’m truly grateful. Feedback and reviews are the main reasons I submit to competitions such as this one. I’m most pleased with this one in particular because the reviewer took the time to make suggestions as to how I could make the script better, most notably with some of my character relationships. 
– Chastity Lively (Screenplay, Happy Holidays)

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place six times a year!

Screenplay Festival takes place every single month.

Festival takes place at the Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, and the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

SEPTEMBER 2018 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

festival posterTHE COLOR OF ME, 19min., USA, Drama/Romance

festival posterAMERICAN BOY, 9min., USA, Drama

festival posterWHALES, 20min, USA, Drama

festival posterDNA OF WILD BEASTS, 18min., France, Drama/Comedy

festival posterALL THAT REMAINS, 4min., Egypt, Drama/Experimental

festival posterCUBICLE, 3min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterBEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterLOVE LEX, 7min., Australia, Comedy

festival posterGET HOME SAFE, 7min., USA, Comedy

festival posterMARMO, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterGROUND FINE, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterCUBICLE, 3min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterSTAR WARS: DRESCA, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi

festival posterSTRANGER THINGS: THE STORY OF HENRY AND DALE, 6min., USA, Fan Fiction/Crime

festival posterBUT…SOMETIMES, 5min., UK, Experimental/Drama

festival posterSUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez
September 2018

STORY Short Screenplay: PURGATORY: A LOVE STORY by Alice L. Lee
September 2018

STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: SIGHT UNSEEN by Nicholas Downs & Susan Mac Nicol
September 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: JUBILATION by Meghan Fitzmartin
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE ILLUMINATI BELLADONNA by Caitlin Carter
September 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: ON THE VERGE by Rita Martinos
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: MY GIRL by Judy Klingoffer
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: JILLIAN’S PEAK by Charzette Torrence & Danielle Johnson
September 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: TORN BETWEEN by Stacey Lynn Patterson
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: TREED by Staci Greason
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: SANDS OF THE MIRAGE by Aissa Martell
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: REMEMBER KENT STATE by Cicely Wynne
September 2018

STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VENUS SYNDROME by Lynn Vincentnathan
September 2018

 

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch