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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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

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

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIST SERVICE by Holly Scarabosio
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE GRAND JURY by Suzanne Lutus
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay: THE DANCE OF THE DESERT by Colleen Asbury
October 2018

STORYCRIME/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SAMANTHA RUTLEDGE PIE by Iannis Aliferis
October 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: COFFEE IN SOUTHTOWN by JJH
October 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MOVING ON by Sheila Warren
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: MONOCHROME by Chloe J. Hightower
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: GERALDINE HALL by Debasree Banerjee
October 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE Screenplay: SILENT NOTES by Dawn Brown
October 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: ELEMENTS: BOOK ONE by Nia Markos
October 2018

STORYShort Story: REMEMBERING MOMMA by Diane Elliott
October 2018

festival posterTHE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation

festival posterTHE WISHING CRANES, 3min., USA, Animation
festival posterPLUSH ASSASSIN, 2min., USA, Animation festival posterSTUCK, 5min., USA, Animation
festival posterBARELY THERE, 2min., USA, Animation

festival posterTHROUGH CHINATOWNS’S EYES: APRIL 1968, 25min., USA, Documentary

festival posterSAMBHALI TRUST, 10min, USA, Documentary

festival posterTHE REVELATOR, 24min., Belgium, Thriller/Mystery

festival posterI CAN’T SLEEP, 3min, Ireland, Drama

festival posterPIN-UP, 20min., USA, Drama

festival posterRITUAL, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterMIMESIS, 4min., USA, Experimental

 

 

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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 & VIDEOS: Toronto July 2018 Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: GRANDFATHERHOOD

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE CLIMB

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SNUG AS A BUG

BEST MUSIC: CARL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterGRANDFATHERHOOD, 27min., Russia, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE CLIMB, 9min., UK, Drama

festival posterSISTER IN ARMS, 9min., UK, Crime/Drama

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

festival posterCARL, 17min., USA, Drama

festival posterSNUG AS A BUG, 11min., UK, Comedy

The theme of the July 2018 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Death”. Every single film was about characters dealing with a death of some kind.

The Female Festival in both Toronto & Los Angeles is becoming a huge hit. In fact, it’s become so popular that we will now be programing an event every single month. So no matter what each month there will be a best of short film showcase of female directors and producers using the Audience FEEDBACK format.

The fun about this event was that we actually did two Female Festivals in one night in two different cities. At 7pm (EST) Toronto showcased a festival, lead by moderator Kierston Drier. Then at 7pm (PST) Los Angeles showcased a festival, lead by moderator Shepsut Wilson.

This was the first time we have ever accomplished two festivals in one night.

I couldn’t be more proud of the team in both cities. We are on the rise and nothing is going to stop us!

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Los Angeles February 2018 Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: FORGOTTEN FLORA

BEST PERFORMANCES: AN ACTOR PREPARES

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: PAPER PALACES

BEST MUSIC: MADEIRA


Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterFORGOTTEN FLORA, 5min., USA, Animation/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterPAPER PALACES, 6min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES, 7min., USA, Animation/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterAN ACTOR PREPARES, 4min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterGF, 25min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The 2nd LOS ANGELES FEEDBACK Film Festival event of 2018 was a great success.
The theme of the event was “Perspective”.

Every film was about seeing a situation or person from a outside or future point of view.

Whenever you have a festival where every single film receives multiple votes for BEST FILM of the night, you know you have yourself a solid lineup of movies. In our over 100 FEEDBACK Film Festival events, this has only happened a few times; And this festival was one of those nights.

The February LA Festival was a showcase of the best of Female Director’s (1st HALF) and Comedy (2nd HALF) shorts. Eight of the most diverse and solid films from around the world.

Doing the festival in Los Angeles is still a work in progress. It’s almost like we are starting over again. The attendance has been great and the people really get engaged in the FEEDBACK portion of the evening. That said, people don’t know what to expect when they come. There isn’t that “regular” crowd yet because we’ve only done a handful of events so far.

One thing I’m still puzzled by is the lateness in Los Angeles. People have found it difficult arriving on time. Either because of the traffic, or because it’s a “state of mind”. There’s a saying about the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team: people arrive in the 3rd inning and leave in the 7th. They’ll get there – but they’ll get there on their own time.

See you at the festivals. And make sure you get there by 6:55pm for the 7pm show!

– Matthew Toffolo, CEO, FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto & Los Angeles)

Audience FEEDBACK Video: GRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama

GRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Olivia Applegate

A twisted celebration of me, myself and I.

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

Get to know the short film: CARGO, 25min, Netherlands, Documentary/Romance

Film playing at the Best of EUROPEAN Cinema FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thursday May 18th. 7pm. Downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets

Poster cargo small

On a lonely ship, in the middle of the North Sea, fourteen men work together for a month. Day and night they sail around oilrigs to provide them of supplies. In this world of fellowship, waves, storms and containers, Frans, an Amsterdam sailor, seems to be at his best. However, the longer the journey lasts, the more it becomes apparent that something essential is missing in this male microcosm at sea. A small film about loneliness and the importance of love.

Project Links

 

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cargo
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, loneliness, ship, sea, oilrig
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Film Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Marina Meijer – Director’s BIO of the short film CARGO

Film playing at the Best of EUROPEAN Cinema FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thursday May 18th. 7pm. Downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets

See director BIO

Cargo marina meijer

Biography Marina Meijer (1987)
Director
Marina Meijer (1987) studied Political Science and Language&Cultural Studies at the Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht. Meanwhile she followed photography classes at the International Center of Photography in New York. At this moment she just graduated at the Netherlands Filmacademy, where she studied Directing Documentary.


festival posterCARGO, 25min, Netherlands, Documentary/Romance