HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: May 2018 Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ROSIE, OH

BEST COMEDY: THE FINAL SHOW

BEST PERFORMANCES: AFTER LOVE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ROSIE, OH

BEST MUSIC: HANDS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterNAMCAR NIGHT RACE, 17min., USA, Comedy/Mockumentary festival poster(A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION, 6min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi
festival posterSAM THE HAM, 1min., USA, Animation/Comedy festival posterWHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy
festival posterTHE FINAL SHOW, 9min., USA, Comedy/Romance festival posterPENTHOUSE SWEET, 9min., USA, Comedy/Drama
festival posterROSIE, OH, 8min, USA, Experimental/Family festival posterTHE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation
festival posterAFTER LOVE, 6min., Hungary, Experimental/Romance festival posterMARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation
festival posterHANDS, 6min., UK, Experimental/Dance

The theme of the May 2018 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Dreams and Reality”. Every single film was about a world that wasn’t totally real. No film was grounded in reality.

This was our 6th straight month showcasing the best of short films from around the world on the 1st Thursday at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. The experiment of doing these festivals here has worked. Slowly we are building a solid crowd of regulars to go with the new people entering our festival world month by month.

I am still trying to master the understanding of the LA audience. This city is the center of storytelling and filmmaking, so generally our audience is going to be a part of that industry. People move to Los Angeles to work in the movies and television. So it’s different than our Toronto festival where we have mostly film fans than film people in the audience. With that you’re going to get a new type of moderation.

The MVP of the festival is our former volunteer and now resident editor Kimberly Villarruel. She travels the longest to get to the festival and has to handle the LA highway grind. She’s always positive and the audience loves her (she’s in the video handing the mic to the audience). She’s doesn’t need to work the festival anymore because she has a job with us editing the screenplay festival readings. But each month though she ventures to help out willing to do anything to make the festival better. This type of personality will serve her well and I’m certain there is a bright future ahead of her.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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COMEDY Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

From directors Natalie Neagle & Sally Samad (TOO SOON?)

We were really grateful to be included in the line-up and delighted that the feedback was so generous. We were really pleased that the audience seemed very much to interpret the film from the perspective from which it was written.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

HIGHLIGHTS: January 2018 COMEDY Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: EDEN HOSTEL

BEST PERFORMANCES: JAKE & JULIA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: EDEN HOSTEL

BEST MUSIC: EDEN HOSTEL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:


festival posterTOO SOON?, 3min., UK, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterJAKE & JULIA, 12min, USA, Comedy/Relationship
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterEDEN HOSTEL, 14min., Spain, Comedy/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

It was a great start to the 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival season in Toronto as event 1 of 24 was a giant success. The sold out crowd was really engaged in the moderation session lead by the talented Kierston Drier.

The theme of the event was “Misplaced People”.

Every film was about a person being in the wrong situation or place.
January 2018 brought the festival a new team of festival coordinators. Mary Cox & Kierston Drier will be managing the festival in Toronto from now on. They have been with the organization for over 2 years and have also programmed/curated many festival events. So now the keys to the festival were given to them and they are destined to take it to new heights.

This festival gave us 4 comedy films from around the world that had the audience laughing throughout. All funny films that also gave us a nice social commentary.
Then we ended the night by showcasing 2 epic short films. The term “epic short film” is defined by this festival as a film being longer than 20 minutes. You know you have made a great short when the audience is engaged throughout and want to stay and talk about it at length.

One festival down in Toronto with 23 more to go for 2018. If you’re in Toronto, make sure you attend the free events.

See you at the festivals.

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

COMEDY FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – February 1, 2018. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shesput Wilson.Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

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 latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

AN ACTOR PREPARES, 4min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Ani CohenAn ode to “An Actor Prepares” by Constantin Stanislavsky as a how-to instructional… Or more like a how-not-to.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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GF, 25min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Ross HarrisGF is the story of Anita, an LA Native who’s just lost her best friend (She didn’t die, they just don’t talk anymore). Looking to fill the void in her life, she struggles to search for a new BFF and finds more than she was looking for along the way in this feel-good, female driven comedy.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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THE CRYING CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Zack ArchA mockdoc about an extremely gifted chef who , at first glance, prepares what could be considered basic recipes. But what sets her apart is her tears. She cries over all of her dishes and her tears transform the otherwise pedestrian meals into works of art.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS, 16min, USA, Comedy/Time Travel
Directed by Gabriel Renfro25 year old Richard Denison encounters many future 45 year old versions of himself, all of whom have pursued different careers and women. These future Richard Denisons compete with one another for young Richard’s choice of one of them as his path in life.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival – Wednesday January 17, 2018 (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. 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. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve. 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 66 out of its last 68 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!

 Best of COMEDY


TOO SOON?, 3min., UK, Comedy
Directed by Natalie Neagle & Sally Samad
In this short, we see an awkward encounter in a supermarket car park as a new comedy duo take a satirical swipe at imperialism.

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

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JAKE & JULIA, 12min, USA, Comedy/Relationship
Directed by CJ Colando
During a one-night hotel stay, a young couple decide to pursue a spontaneous erotic fantasy.

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

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ALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min, USA, Comedy
Directed by David Maddox
A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.

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

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EDEN HOSTEL, 14min., Spain, Comedy/Drama
Directed by Gonzaga Manso
The Eden Hostel is a humble and dirty place run by an elderly couple. Hanging from the wall of one of its rooms there?s a statue of the Virgin Mary who narrates, from her peculiar point of view, the stories of the various guests who stayed there through the years. One of those stories, the one of Yolanda and Felix, will make a huge impact on her.

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

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Director BIO: David Maddox

Director Biography

David maddox

David Maddox produced the indie hit “A Ghost Story” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. He is the owner of Ideaman Studios in Dallas, TX.

Director Statement

Comedy has the unique ability to force us to confront the flaws of society in a palatable way, and hopefully, allow us to change.

Short Film: ALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min, USA, Comedy

Alternative math poster new

A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color