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

Breathless Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2018 LA Festival

BREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime
Directed by Anaiis Cisco

‘Breathless’ is the story of Larry, a middle aged Black man, whose trip to the bodega for coffee and cigarettes leads to his unwarranted death.

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THE CLIMB Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the July 2018 Female Festival (Toronto)

THE CLIMB, 9min., UK, Drama
Directed by Lynne Davison

Inspired by a heart-breaking true story, The Climb quietly explores the concept of feeling connected to someone you have lost by immersing yourself in something they love. The painful act of remembering by doing.

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Director BIO: Elisa Possenti (AXioMA)

FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

Director Biography – Elisa Possenti

Elisa possenti axioma

Elisa Possenti was born in 1998 in a small town near Milan. She spent her childhood traveling around Italy because of her parents’ job (they are managers of tourist accommodation establishments). Her itinerant childhood helped her develop an artistic identity, which led to the need of sharing her wealth of experience through art. She studied direction, screenwriting, and acting at Liceo Artistico Piero della Francesca, at Talent Center (a non-profit association based in Arezzo), and at New York Film Academy. She made her debut as screenwriter for several independent short films, among which “Stripling” was shortlisted for the 48 Hour Film Project in Los Angeles. In 2017, at the age of only 19 years old, She wrote, directed and produced her first work “Axioma”. The short earned and incredible number of selections and awards into film festival’s circuit. She’s currently working on her second short…

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FEMALE FEEDBACK Festival Testimonial – July 6 2018

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

Nora Jaenicke
Nora Jaenicke

A great festival! Highly recommend it. They always reply on time and are very well organised. I particularly like the feedback they give after each screening. A unique feature.

5 Star Review

 

BETWEEN SECONDS, 20min, USA, Romance/Music 
Directed by Nora Jaenicke“Between Seconds” is the story of two musicians who have grown out of sync with their music and ultimately themselves. Adrian, a classically trained pianist, loses the ability to play in sync with his music when thoughts of his ex-girlfriend flood his mind. Alicia, a struggling opera singer, loses her ability to sing in sync when she realizes she can’t really grasp her dreams. Both the musicians discover mysterious red envelopes which lead them inside of their clocks and into a surreal clock world. Here they must figure out how to synchronize themselves or they risk never being able to play their music again.

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