RSVP: Comedy Film Festival – Thur. August 30th (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.

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 tickets@wildsound.ca 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 76 out of its last 78 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


EAT JEREMY, 10min, UK, Comedy
Directed by Sam South

A couple in an early post apocalyptic world discuss whether to eat their dead best friend Jeremy or not.

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

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NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, 15min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Aaron Rudelson

When a lightning bolt tragically cuts short the life a Jewish plumber’s son, all appears lost for the Pinski family. But luckily for them, Dr. Vanderwal, a celebrated local baldness doctor is secretly a modern day Dr. Frankenstein. Once resurrected in the form of a classic horror film monster, Norman has another chance at finding himself….if his overbearing Jewish parents don’t get in the way.

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MR. NICE GIRLS, 11min., USA, Comedy/Web Series 
Directed by Hope Carew & Allison O’Conor

Hope and Allison are best friends, and, most importantly, business partners. The two girls make and sell fake ID’s to kids at their university in a desperate attempt to be cool. Told in 6 short episodes, Mr. Nice Girls is a comedy with heart, exploring themes of friendship, growth, and what it’s like being a young idiot.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, 21min., USA, Comedy
Directed by GH Ridpath & Noah Ferche

Every year, two best friends (GH and Noah) make an epic movie trailer to invite people to their birthday party (SAD!). This year, things have hit a snag as they can’t seem to agree on a new idea. With the help of their “elderly” friend Joe, the boys sit down at a local bar and hash out their plan. While each man presents his idea, we are taken on an epic journey of visualization as each idea comes to life through reenactment spanning multiple genres, themes, and locations.

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THE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural 
Directed by Eugene Lehnert

Dan and Pete move to New York City to start a new life. The two friends soon discover that the Outer Boroughs, while more affordable than Manhattan, are vastly haunted by all sorts of ghouls, ghosts and goblins. How can Dan and Pete handle power demons and the undead when they can barely pay the rent? Tune in to witness all the horrors that await this supernatural odd couple in…The Outer Boroughs.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday August 30, 2018

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Director BIOS: GH Ridpath, Noah Ferche (THE BIRTHDAY PARTY)

Director Biography – GH Ridpath, Noah Ferche

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GH Ridpath (left) and Noah Ferche (right) are the clown boys behind “White Jeans” and “The Birthday Party”. The two became best friends while working together in the NBA. Collaborating with their elderly friend Joe, they formed the production team “OKP Films”. They specialize in pretending to be cooler than they actually are, welcoming trolls.

 

Director Statement

 

We had a lot of fun making this…that is all.

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

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.

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

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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

Short Film: TOO SOON?, 3min., UK, Comedy

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In this short, we see an awkward encounter in a supermarket car park as a new comedy duo (winners of ‘The London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival 2017’ and shortlisted for ‘The Women in Comedy International Writing Award 2016’) take a satirical swipe at imperialism.

These girls have comedy backbones, with stage and screen experience including: ‘Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason’, ‘Alistair McGowan’s Big Impressions’ and the world’s longest-running live comedy show, ‘NewsRevue’.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 18, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color