Audience FEEDBACK: NOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy

Played at the June 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

NOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Tom Skowronski

What happens when stand up comedy becomes the ultimate interrogation tool.

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Film Type: Short
Runtime: 5 minutes 45 seconds
Completion Date: February 17, 2016
Production Budget: 3,700 USD
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: RED
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color

Audience FEEDBACK: SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy

Played at the June 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

 

Weinstein, Aaron – Director
Weinstein, Aaron – Writer
Weinstein, Aaron – Producer
Weinstein, Jeremy – Producer
Busch, Charles – Key Cast

Film Type: Animation, Short
Genres: Comedy, Animation
Runtime: 5 minutes 31 seconds
Completion Date: December 12, 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color

Audience FEEDBACK: FUCK THE BITCH !?, 5min, France, Comedy

Played at the June 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

FUCK THE BITCH !?, 5min, France, Comedy
Directed by Daniel Jenny

In which a light and unfaithful woman, interested in money easily earned in a somewhat doubtful manner, suddenly sees her hopes flying away.

Film Type: Short
Runtime: 5 minutes 23 seconds
Completion Date: January 1, 2017
Production Budget: 6,000 EUR
Country of Origin: France
Country of Filming: France
Film Language: French
Shooting Format: HD 4K
Aspect Ratio: 1,85
Film Color: Color

Audience FEEDBACK: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12min, USA, Comedy

Played at the June 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Don Downie

Maribeth just needs some help to finish a big project but ends up with much more than she expected! Sometimes more is less. This is the story of what happens when overachiever Maribeth tries to ease her work pressures and interviews potential assistants, one wackier than the other.

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Producers Statement:

Great Expectations was born out of a conversation I had with a good friend and fellow actor Gillien Goll about my desire to produce my own work. She introduced me to Dorothy Marcic, a writer friend and suggested there might be some synergies. As we explored ideas and got to know each other we landed on the topic of the insane things people say at work during hiring and exit interviews. I have long worked in the corporate world and it’s truly astonishing sometimes sad and sometimes hilarious! I had the good fortune to be involved with a group of like-minded artists through the Actors Green Room who also wanted to create something special that would showcase their unique abilities as actors. Dorothy was game to help us and wrote each of these wacky characters for each of these lovely actors. She even gave us her apartment to film in! Don Downie, our gifted director also came to us through Dorothy and within three weeks of that first conversation we spent a full day filming this little gem of a film Great Expectations. We were blessed with an expert crew led by Paul Lewis Anderson, our Director of Photography. It is a memory I will cherish forever and have the joy to re-live every time we screen the film.

 

Highlights of the March 2017 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Performances: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Cinematography: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Music: The music from A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK of the short film: 

A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE, 7min, Australia, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The COMEDY MARCH 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “DECEPTION”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that had someone else deceiving another person for their own gain.

NOTE: Our 4th and best comedy festival!

Of all the festivals we do, the most rejections come from the comedy genre submissions. A lot of films made simply do not work in this genre for various reasons. Actor David Garrick is first credited with the quote: “Comedy is a serious business.” You don’t execute a comedy by simply being goofy on set. It’s actually quite the opposite.

After doing over 100 festivals to date and watching over 7000 short films in the last 10 years, I can honesty say that executing a comedy is the most difficult task to do over any other genre. You need to make the audience laugh, while also giving us a plot where we need to know what happens next. Most importantly, comedies are almost always about character. If you do not have characters that the audiences aren’t interested in, then they won’t laugh. If they don’t laugh, then they won’t care about the film.

Programming a comedy festival lineup is also the most difficult genre to do. You want to balance the emotion with each selection and type of “funny” movie you’re showing. You don’t want to program 6 films for example that are the same type of comedy.

So in conclusion…what I’m saying is that the COMEDY Festival is the hardest one to execute out of all our festivals. And it’s also the festival that makes me the most nervous. The programmers hit their mark 95% of the time. Meaning, the films they pick are always a success for the general audience that attends the festival. We’ve programmed 130 short films last year and had 4 films that were not successful. Out of those four films, 3 were comedies.

I think we finally got it right with this festival. In fact, I know we got it right. This was an amazing lineup of comedy shorts. Phew!!

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Audience Feedback – WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy

Played at the March 2017 Best of Comedy.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERWHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy
Directed by Charlie Francis

Amanda is pulled away from a one-night stand to rescue her best friend Nick. The young gay man’s mother is on her way. Will out-and-proud gay women Amanda bury her pride and act as girlfriend?

Film Type:Short

Genres:Comedy

Runtime:9 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:January 30, 2016

Production Budget:600 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:2:35

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

Audience Feedback – POKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy

Played at the March 2017 Best of Comedy.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
Directed by David Metcalfe

A fun, comedic short film about a group of twenty-somethings living in Toronto; poking fun at stereotypes, and breaking expectations.

Film Type:Short

Genres:Comedy, Romance, Drama

Runtime:11 minutes 12 seconds

Completion Date:August 14, 2016

Production Budget:7,000 USD

Country of Origin:Canada

Country of Filming:Canada

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:4:3

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event