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

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: I’LL BE FINE

BEST COMEDY: WRITER’S WORKSHOP

BEST PERFORMANCES: CASEY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SEX BOMB

BEST MUSIC: THE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTOM IN COUCHLAND, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterTHE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY, 6min., USA, Comedy

festival posterI GOT A CALLBACK, 15min., USA, Comedy

festival posterWRITER’S WORKSHOP, 11min., USA, Comedy

festival posterMURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE, 4min., USA, Comedy

festival posterSEX BOMB, 3min., USA, Comedy

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the December 2018 Comedy/Drama Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Exposure”.

Each film was about someone or something being exposed – in a good and not so good way!

Great way to complete the 2018 season. 12 festival in Los Angeles in 2018 and 12 sucesses. Couldn’t be more happier with first official year in LA. Great city. Great people. Great films. Great cinema. This was the first year of many.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST COMEDY FILM: GET HOME SAFE

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE COLOR OF ME

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DISCLOSURE

BEST MUSIC: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLOOK, 10min., USA, Comedy

festival posterLOVE LEX, 7min., Australia, Comedy

festival posterWEIRD SHIT, 3min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBANANAS, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterGET HOME SAFE, 7min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy

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The theme of the August 2018 DRAMA/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “The Self”.

Each film was about an individual being themselves and the consequences and/or rewards that come with that.

Los Angeles just went VIRAL. We filled up a 250 seat cinema and had the entire crowd talking about the various films we showed this month. Lively crowd. Lots of conversation about the 1st half DRAMA shorts and the “sexy” 2nd half COMEDY shorts.

3 festivals left in 2018. Make sure you attend. Have some amazing films coming up.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – September 6, 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 Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets 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.

LOOK, 10min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Tamir Mostafa

An internally neurotic but externally charismatic lothario crosses paths with a lesbian who’s just as guilty of objectifying women as him.

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LOVE LEX, 7min., Australia, Comedy
Directed by Catherine Mack

This Valentine’s Day, Lex drops a bomb that Dave will never forget.

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WEIRD SHIT, 3min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Nathan Trumbull

A first time tryst goes awry.

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BANANAS, 5min., USA, Comedy 
Directed by Zack Arch

A documentary about eating bananas.

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GET HOME SAFE, 7min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Larissa Pruett

Joystick Games created 3rd person adventure game, ‘Get Home Safe.’ The object of the game is to walk home from the bar as a woman, and get home safe.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Bianca Armbruster

A slice of life, romantic comedy about a modern couple’s Saturday morning habits. Lana and Carter equally love being with each other as much as their alone time. Companionship is being comfortable being your whole selves, awkward, unkempt, imperfect and occasionally appalling; but sometimes there are just some things best left, alone.

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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.

Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated byShepsut Wilson

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.

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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

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