FEEDBACK FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL -Monday November 13, 2017

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.  

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 58 out of its last 60 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM


POST NO BILLS, 5min, Canada, Animation/Adventure 
Directed by Robin Hays

On an urban city wall plastered with posters Noodle Boy must make his way through a series of obstacles and challenges in order to save his crush, Miss Fortune from the city’s clean up crew.

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THE FOREST PRINCESS, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Family 
Directed by Gretchen Bayer

In a world, where the unknown is feared and misunderstood, one girl begins the journey within… searching the path for direction, finding the beauty that connects us and uncovering what conquers fear. She emerges with a simple, yet powerful understanding….

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THE BENEFACTION, 27min, USA, Drama
Directed by Nikhat Powell

Protagonist Rishi, a young Indian taxi driver struggles to make his payments on his sole means of livelihood, his taxi. While under the threat of repossession, he finds his daughter falling prey to an unknown illness that could take her life. When his taxi is repossessed and his wife is ready to leave him, he must make choices that will affect his future, and the life of his daughter.

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FIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy 
Directed by Tia Ayers and Shannon Ayers Swanson

A loving mother goes to a job interview in her daughter’s place.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


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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HEDDA NEEDS HELP, 14min, USA, Comedy 
Directed by Lisa Baron

Hedda Needs Help tells the tale of Hedda, an aspiring poet and undying optimist, tasked with watching the most prized possession of Manhattan’s acclaimed poet, Albert Stein: his dog. But when Hedda accidentally kills her big break we find that no one fails quite like Hedda, as she carries the weight of her problems around Manhattan in this all too real comedy gone awry.

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FELL, 5min, USA, Drama/Supernatural, 
Directed by Holly Voges

A cautionary tale about man’s possessive relationship with nature, as told by two children over a campfire.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Monday November 13, 2017

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017! 

Get to know the short film: HEDDA NEEDS HELP, 14min, USA, Comedy

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Hedda needs help poster

Hedda Needs Help tells the tale of Hedda, an aspiring poet and undying optimist, tasked with watching the most prized possession of Manhattan’s acclaimed poet, Albert Stein: his dog. But when Hedda accidentally kills her big break we find that no one fails quite like Hedda, as she carries the weight of her problems around Manhattan in this all too real comedy gone awry.

  • Lisa Baron
    Director
    Malin Barr
  • Writer
News & Reviews

August 2017 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Female Story, Screenplay, or Short Film to the Festival today: https://femalefilmfestival.com/

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SID
August 2017 Reading
by Auriga Ifill

ACTOR1st SCENE ADVENTURE Screenplay – THE GATE
August 2017 Reading
by Della Vance Greenwalt
ACTORLGBT TV PILOT Screenplay – THE DISAPPEARANCE
August 2017 Reading
by Jess Harris Distefano

ACTOR1PG. SHORT Screenplay – DAB A DUCK TAPE
August 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Annis
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – KEEP SMILING
August 2017 Reading
by Courtney Wallace

festival posterUNTIL DEATH DO US PART, 8min, USA, LGBT, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMY NAME IS JOAN, 30min, USA, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterGRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterWE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
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festival posterTHE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterNO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterKAJAL, 20min, India, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Toronto August 2017 Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: KAJAL

Best Performances: THE SESSION

Best Cinematography: WE WERE SWIMMING

Best Music: The music from KAJAL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos from each film: 


festival posterMAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterGRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterWE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterNO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterKAJAL, 20min, India, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The FEMALE AUGUST 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best NEW films by women directors from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “SELF DISCOVERY”.

Every film showcased was about a setting where a character finds out who they are deep inside of themselves.

NOTE: Our 4th Female Director’s festival!

The Female FEEDBACK Film Festival has been an incredible learning experience. The success it has acheived so far in less than a year and four festival nights (3 in Toronto. 1 in Los Angeles) has been nothing short of amazing. The quality of films presented is top notch.

There will be one more Female Festival in 2017 occuring and 6 festivals set for 2018 in Toronto & Los Angeles.

I really have nothing to do with this festival. I don’t program a single film. I don’t moderate. I don’t program any of the accepted screenplays. My job is to simply make sure the excellent team (lead by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco) have a cinema and audience to showcase the accepted works.

The amazing succcess of Kierston and Amanda’s programming of this festival can’t be overlooked.

See you at the festivals in 2017 and beyond.

– Matthew Toffolo

Audience FEEDBACK Video: WE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal

WE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal
Directed by Jesse May Fisher

We Were Swimming explores intimacies and tensions between two teenage girls. As the protagonist’s dreams and memories interweave with one another certain intricacies of girlhood and female friendship come to light.

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Audience FEEDBACK Video: THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy

THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Molly Maguire

Amanda arrives early for her first therapy session a bit eager, nervous, and open to her Dr.’s professional words of wisdom. Dr. Franklin uses all of this to her advantage. Turning those fateful minutes in which Amanda arrived early into ones Amanda will never forget.

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Audience FEEDBACK Video: NO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video

NO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
Directed by Lindsay Penn

Fans or dollars? A surreal exploration of the inner conflict of the independent artist.

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