Director Biography – Julia Trofimova (Eulogy for Denis K. )

Director Biography – Julia Trofimova

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Julia Trofimova was born in a Russian town of Kaluga, moved to Moscow when she was sixteen. She studied Economics in the Moscow State University and worked as a strategy consultant for 10 years.
In the middle of her career she decided to change her life completely and started studying first screenwriting and then directing in New York Film Academy and Moscow Film School. Her experience in strategy helped her play both Director and Producer role for her student film “I’m Game” and her debut film “Eulogy for Denis K.”

 

Director Statement

 

This film is about acceptance. It is about the learning to accept life as it is, even if it’s not ideal. It is about accepting affairs of your husband, betrayal of your friends and even death. It is an attempt to find the way to treat all of it a bit less seriously.
The sub-theme of the film is the question of the truth or rather a truth. Do we know the whole truth and are we ready for it? Should we aspire to know it all, if it’s never the full picture?
We talk about it in a not too serious tone, without too much drama, via soft warm colours, ironic smiles and jazz.

Short Film: Eulogy for Denis K. , 12min., Russia, Comedy

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When four female friends gather together at the wake of one of their husbands to commiserate, the arrival of an unexpected guest turns the tables on the grieving widow.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Хвалебная речь Денису Кораблеву
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    26,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

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

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

festival posterRECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival poster#NOMORE, 16min., USA, Drama

festival posterREGRETS, 8min, UK, Drama

festival posterMEA CULPA, 6min., USA, Comedy/Crime

festival posterBETWEEN US, 10min, USA, Drama/Family

festival posterFIRST STEP, 9min., USA, Drama

festival posterMORGEN, 10min., USA, Documentary

festival posterNON-DISCLOSURE, 15min., USA, Drama

STORYFEMALE FESTIVAL BEST SCENE: OUT COLD by Tracy Scarlato
November 2018

festival posterINCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller</a

festival posterTHE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation

festival posterTHE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller

festival posterZAYA, 6min., Canada, LGBT

festival posterCROWNING CHANGE – THE ERIN O’FLAHERTY STORY, 17min., USA, LGBT

festival posterMANY LOVES, ONE HEART, 18min., USA, LGBT

festival posterBREATHING THROUGH A STRAW, 18min., Canada, LGBT

STORYWINNING TV PILOT: Confessions of an Apotemnophile: I Think I Am by Connie Wilson & Dan Decker
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: PANDORA by Karen Matthews
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: The Dead Ringer by Suzanne Lutus
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: PUNCTURED by Shari Hamrick Grewal
November 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE: Girl in the Navy Blue Sweater by Laura Carrione
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Helen of Troy by Mary Ann Rotondi
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Falling in October by Jeanne Dukes
November 2018

STORYNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: PASSING LOOP by Chynna Laird
November 2018

STORYNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: MOON SPYER by Susan Wingate
November 2018

STORYNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: EYES WIDE SHUT by Chatiela Underwood
November 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

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

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: #NOMORE

BEST PERFORMANCES: NON-DISCLOSURE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: RECONNECTED

BEST MUSIC: FIRST STEP

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterRECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival poster#NOMORE, 16min., USA, Drama

festival posterREGRETS, 8min, UK, Drama

festival posterMEA CULPA, 6min., USA, Comedy/Crime

festival posterBETWEEN US, 10min, USA, Drama/Family

festival posterFIRST STEP, 9min., USA, Drama

festival posterMORGEN, 10min., USA, Documentary

festival posterNON-DISCLOSURE, 15min., USA, Drama

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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 November 2018 Female Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Choices”.

Perhaps the most generic theme we’ve ever had, but each film was about the main character forced to make a major decision after a traumatic event. Pushing yourself when it’s the last thing you ever want to do.

This is always going to be a memorable festival for myself because while the festival was taking place in Los Angeles, 2500 miles away in Toronto my son Daniel Ross Toffolo was born. He wasn’t supposed to come for another two weeks, but he had other things on his mind.

The only reason this can happen is that we have an outstanding team in Los Angeles who runs a great festival for the organization month after month. From top to bottom, this is an amazing group of people assembled to deliver a top notch event on the first Thursday of every single month at the LA LIVE Regal cinemas in downtown LA.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Between Us Short Film – Female Festival Audience Feedback. Nov. 2018 Los Angeles

BETWEEN US, 10min, USA, Drama/Family
Directed by Alicia Coppola

Between Us is the story of Angela’s life, the one she has and the one she wishes she could have.

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

Regrets Short Film – Female Festival Audience Feedback. Nov. 2018 Los Angeles

REGRETS, 8min, UK, Drama
Directed by AJ Sykes

Mary (Kate Donnelly) sees her husband Jim (Lenny Mullen) in a hospital bed breathing with an oxygen mask. Through several flashbacks we see Mary’s life full of turmoil, from enduring years of physical and mental abuse from her childhood to adulthood. Jim removes his oxygen mask and the room begins to radiate with white light and he sees Mary in her red dress from all those years ago. Suddenly the illusion is shattered as Mary leaves.

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

Reconnected Short Film – Female Festival Audience Feedback. Nov. 2018 Los Angeles

RECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy
Directed by S.J. Main Munoz

When a suburban professional struggles to reconnect with his family after an extramarital affair, he is forced to confront his scornful mother-in-law.

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