HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: April 2019 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Los Angeles)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ANDROMEDA

BEST CHARACTERS: AH

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: G(R)O(W)ING UP

BEST MUSIC: WATERMELON

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSKJEMT BLOD, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

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G(R)O(W)ING UP, 10min., USA, Drama/Romance

festival posterFOR WANT OF A NAIL, 18min., UK, Drama/Comedy

festival posterWATERMELON: A CAUTIONARY TALE, 3min., USA, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterGOD TOLD ME, 6min., USA, Drama/Relationship

festival posterAH, 8min, India, Drama

festival posterMY BROTHER, 9min., Canada, Drama/Family

festival posterANDROMEDA, 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The theme of the April 2019 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Innocense Lost”.

Each film was about something or someone losing their idealism.

The 4th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

8 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

MARCH 2019 Script/Story/Film Winners

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: DOMINO WAR by Alena Cadova
March 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: TEXAS SHIELDS by Kathryn L. Scurry
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE 1st SCENE SCREENPLAY: CAROLINE BUXTONS LIPSTICK POSSE, by Kelly Jean Karam
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE 1st SCENE SCREENPLAY: OLD DYKES, by Elise Dhaene
March 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: STUCK by Katy Erin
March 2019 Winner

ACTORTHRILLER SHORT SCREENPLAY: TOO OLD TO TRICK OR TREAT, by Tammy Gross
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE SHORT SCREENPLAY: THE ORCHARD, by Kathryn Carmichael
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: REAR ENDED by Susie Schecter
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: HE TRIED TO KILL ME by Gail B. Robinson
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: UNFAITHFUL LOVE by Nicole Gray
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BURDEN OF THE BLOOD MOON by Paige Brien
March 2019 Winner

festival posterFARTMAN, 13min., USA, Comedy

festival posterSTARLIGHT, 4min., UK, Experimental

festival posterDESERTED EYES, 3min., Greece, Animation

festival posterAMOR TI VIETA, 2min., Canada, Animation

festival posterTIENAS, 18TH DEC, 3min., USA, Music Video

festival posterPORCELAIN, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterMOVEMENT NEVER LIES, 3min., France, Dance

festival posterTHE VEIL OF ACUMEN, 3min., Canada, Dance

festival posterLET HER OUT, 4min., Canada, Dance

festival posterICE FLOW, 10min., Canada, Documentary

festival posterPERSON OF THE FOREST, 17min., Indonesia, Documentary

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Director Biography – Emily Dean (ANDROMEDA)

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Emily Limyun Dean is an Asian-Australian-American currently based in Los Angeles. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours in History from the University of Sydney, and studied Animation at California Institute of the Arts.

Emily began making short films at age 12 and storyboarding professionally at age 15. In 2012 her short film Forget Me Not was nominated for an Australian Academy Award (AACTA) for best animated short, and was included in the Australian National Film and Sound Archive’s Permanent Collection.

Emily trained in the Story Department at Pixar Animation Studios, and has since worked in the Story Department at Warner Bros on The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Lego Movie Sequel (2019) and Scoob (2020). In 2017 Emily worked alongside renowned cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, It) as a Visual Consultant on the live action sci fi thriller, Hotel Artemis, directed by Drew Pearce (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) and starring Jodie Foster. In 2017 Emily also wrote and directed her live action debut, the sci-fi drama short Andromeda.

Emily is represented by Verve and managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Director Statement

Diverse, female-driven, action-adventure genre stories are my jam!

Director BIO –  Myriam Kamel (MY BROTHER)

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Myriam is a Canadian from Tunisian descendants with a bachelor in film production from Concordia University in Montreal. She’s interested in culture differences between the Maghreb and the West and the way these differences affect relationships and families. Khouya (My Brother) is her first short film and shows the difficulties of growing up in the middle of two opposite cultures, and sharing your experiences with your family as a child of immigrant. While Maghreb culture favors family and community, the West favors individualism and free will. Myriam wants to create a film genre that will illustrate the struggles that people of her generation go through while trying to balance those values in their everyday life.

Director Statement

Khouya tells the story of children of immigrants who grew up at home under strict rules and traditional ways of thinking, and were confronted to the open-minded values of north-American societies; such as freedom, independence and libertinism.

In a society that openly features sexuality and allows for diverse opinions to be shared, it is hard for those of us who were raised in conservative households, to juggle with these opposed values and to make our own sense of right and wrong.

This issue personifies through the character of Youness, who chooses to live the American way, and who consequently has to deal with his brother’s disapproving look. Khouya portrays how an environment can challenge one’s beliefs; it shows two brothers growing apart despite being raised under the same roof, and the drama of having to hide your lifestyle from your family for fear of being shamed and judged.

This short film is a social drama targeting millenials and portraying issues of identity and self-affirmation.

Director Biography – Yoginee Arul (AH)

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Name – Vishnudevi Arul by birth and fondly called Yoginee by film media.

Self made,Entrepreneur,Director,Actor,Writer,Lyricist,VoiceOver artist

Actor since 15 yrs old & acted in few films and about 70 television series in languages Tamil &Telugu

Received multiple awards for acting

About to direct my debut feature film by November 2018 which is Trilingual (Tamil & Malayalam& Kannada languages)