HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: September 2017 Comedy Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: UNICORNLAND

Best Performances: SUITCASE

Best Cinematography: INGENUE-ISH

Best Music: BAGGAGE

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INGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterSUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
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MANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterLAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterBAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterUNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
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The COMEDY LOS ANGELES SEPTEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of comedic short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “RESET”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that was about a character(s) needing to start over again.

The first half of the SEPTEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Los Angeles Film Festival featured a showcase of the best COMEDY short films from around the world.

The crowd was very active for our 4th venture to Los Angeles in the FEEDBACK Film Festival format. The crowd of 182 people (and 1 dog) sure seemed to like the films too. It’s a great feeling when you see such a positive and insightful moderation that occurred when we discussed this COMEDY lineup of films.

We attempted to give the audience eight different types of romance and comedy shorts from all around the world. The topic of GENDER came up repeatedly during the discussions as these films all gave us a film that was simply about people attempting to connect with others – no matter what sex, age, race, or in the case of one film – cats, they were. It was refreshing to see such a diverse audience all connecting on the same films.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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UNICORNLAND Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK: Comedy Fest in Los Angeles

UNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
Directed by Nick Leavens

After her divorce, Annie dates couples to explore her sexuality.

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

BAGGAGE Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK: Comedy Fest in Los Angeles

BAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Andrea Behring

A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she’s not in Kansas anymore. She’s wide eyed about the high life of the big city – until she stumbles head first into the grip of it’s charming low life’s.

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

SUITCASE Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK: Comedy Fest in Los Angeles

SUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
Directed by Igor Gavva

Absentminded juggler ready to perform in the circus, but one member of the audience steals his suitcase with props.

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

COMEDY Short Film Festival – Thur. Sept. 7th (Los Angeles)

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 Matthew Toffolo.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.  

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 atlatickets@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 64 out of its last 66 events in Toronto. We can’t wait to do the festival in Los Angeles for the first time in 2017.

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

LAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Amanda Holland

Best friends, Alexa & Maya wanted stress free trip to Vegas away from their significant others. But when the ladies get too drunk and find themselves in a wedding chapel, they’ve got to face the feelings. In a short told completely backwards, the two prove that what happens in Vegas has lasting consequences.

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MANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Elaine Chu

A short film about cats, love, and moving on

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DEIGHTIES, 8min, Australia, Documentary/Romance
Directed by Mason Fleming

Having lost his wife 18 months earlier, octogenarian Phil decides that he no longer wishes to be alone anymore and to embark on a quest to find new love. Times have changed though, and Phil needs to navigate the complexities of the modern tools at his disposal for finding a mate, such as online match-making

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COUNTING, 10min, USA, LGBT, Romance
Directed by Dan Pal

In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.

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INGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
Directed by John Stamos

A kind of young, sort of ethnic, LA actress takes us through her daily struggle to make it in show-biz without knowing someone, having a famous last name, or sleeping her way to the top. (One of these is false)

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

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SUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
Directed by Igor Gavva

Absentminded juggler ready to perform in the circus, but one member of the audience steals his suitcase with props.

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

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BAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Andrea Behring

A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she’s not in Kansas anymore. She’s wide eyed about the high life of the big city – until she stumbles head first into the grip of it’s charming low life’s.

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

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UNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
Directed by Nick Leavens

After her divorce, Annie dates couples to explore her sexuality.

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.

 

Get to know the short film: NOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy

Short Film playing at the Los Angeles COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday June 1st. GET your FREE TICKETS

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

Get to know the short film: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12min, USA, Comedy

Short Film playing at the Los Angeles COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday June 1st. GET your FREE TICKETS

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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. Dismissively banishing each applicant, she starts getting threatening phone calls from her employer and becomes, in the end, as jobless and needy as the last candidate, who weeps at the suggestion of not getting hired. In disappointed resignation, they both share some butter pecan ice cream.

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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.