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

LISTEN to our Daily Podcast via iTunes, or go to www.wildsoundpodcast.com

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

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

Female Festival Testimonial – September 19 2018

Zena Abdelbaky

My film was featured and won best movie in this great, supportive, and uplifting festival. The constant communication and feedback makes one feel recognized and valued. Sadly I could not attend the screenings, but the festival recorded audience’s reactions to my film as well as send me a podcast of people reviewing films that were screened there. So, even as someone that could not attend, they made me feel very included, and i’ve experienced this festival despite not physically being there. I have a lot of gratitude towards them.

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

ALL THAT REMAINS, 4min., Egypt, Drama/Experimental 
Directed by Zena AbdelBakyThe art of saying what’s on your mind without saying it.

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

Female Best Scene: LOOKING FOR RUTH by Celeste Helminski

A successful single business woman in her early 40’s discovers important life lessons through a reconnection with an old friend.

CAST LIST:

Denny – 4 – Allen Michael Brunet
Narration – Hartley O. Gyamfi
April – 14 – Georgia Grant
Mrs. Wallace – 11 – Regan Brown

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

FEMALE Best Scene Reading of ON THE VERGE by Rita Martinos

Following her roommate’s suicide, Lily is inspired by Salma to take a trip outside the United States and explore a foreign culture in Lebanon.

CAST LIST: 

Lily – Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Theo – Sean Ballantyne
Salma – Katelyn Varadi

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

FEMALE Best Scene Reading of TREED by Staci Greason

After the death of her estranged mother, a grieving housewife climbs a tree by the mall to save it from destruction and uncovers the root of true happiness.

CAST LIST:

Kate (late 30s) – Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Narration – Sean Ballantyne
Ruby (older) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mort (30s) – Omar Aufi

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox