FREE Event – SHORT Film (Romance & Comedy) Festival. Thur. Sept 7th. LA Regal Cinemas. 7pm

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SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday September 7th. 7pm. Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas. 1000 W Olympic Blvd.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

1st ACT – Showcase of the best of ROMANCE Short Films.
2nd ACT – Showcase of the best of COMEDY Short Films.

8 multiple award winning short films in total. The best films from around the world in the last year!

Must see festival for fans of either or both films and filmmakers, while maintaining our audience feedback format. This is the festival where the audience is the main character.

Check out the program page and to RSVP your tickets. Or, simply reply to this email and request the # of tickets you require.

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

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Watch Highlights & Videos from the May 2017 EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: CARGO

Best Performances: STATE OF EMERGENCY

Best Cinematography: SEEDS

Best Music: The music from EAT ME!

WATCH Videos from each short that played at the festival:

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterEAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical
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festival posterFAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy
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festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterfestival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterCARGO, 25min, Netherlands, Documentary/Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The EUROPEAN MAY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short movies from Europe.

The theme of the festival was “FOOD”.

Every film showcased has a key scene where food was involved.

This was our first official lineup of strickly films from Europe. It was an excellent curated showcase of movies in different genres and budgets from six different countries in Europe.

Long ago in late 2016 we decided to do a double festival night in May where we had a lineup of the best of European shorts one night, and a lineup of the best of Canadian shorts (both held in Toronto) on the other night. We assumed that the Canadian shorts night would sell out quickly and then we would have to work on the other night to make sure it was a full crowd.

Well the opposite happened. People eagerly RSVP’d their seats to the European Festival right away and we sold out completely (including the standby tickets) three days before the festival. While we really had a hard time getting people to come to the Canadian festival despite it being filled with local films and filmmakers.

Why is this the case? I really have no idea. I can only come to my own conclusions on the matter. My biggest assumption is that European shorts have a great reputation. They always do well at the biggest festivals and always pick up the Oscars for Best Shorts (live action, documentary, animation) every year. It is true that many countries in Europe do have a lot of grants and government incentives happening for short filmmakers, whereas in Canada that is nonexistent.

Plus, there many great film schools in Europe and the United States, which really “school” those new filmmakers into greatness. Whereas, I have to admit this, many Canadian film schools are not so good as they only teach wannabe filmmakers and not the other necessary film crew specialties like Cinematography, Editing, and Production Design.

So people in Toronto wanted to attend the European shorts twice as much as they wanted to attend shorts being showcased from their own country.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

FREE LA Best Of SHORTS Film Festival. Thur. April 6th. 7pm. Regal LA LIVE

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday April 6th. 7pm. Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas. 1000 W Olympic Blvd.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

1st ACT - Showcase of the best of FEMALE Directors
2nd ACT - Showcase of the best of DOCUMENTARY Short Films.

Must see festival for fans of either or both films and filmmakers. Showcasing the best of short films from the United States, while maintaining our audience feedback format. This is the festival where the audience is the main character.

Check out the program page and to RSVP your tickets. Or, simply reply to this email and request the # of tickets you require.

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

2016 Film Festival Videos

18 Film Festivals. 2 cities (Toronto, Los Angeles). 131 Films. 32 Countries. 3 Moderators (Matthew Toffolo, Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier) Watch all of the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film presented at the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festivals.

WATCH the best of Film Festival Videos
ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December 29th event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November 24th event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October 27th event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October 20th event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 DOC/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 29, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS Aug. 2016 FAMILY/ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the August 25, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS Aug. 2016 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the August 18, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS July 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the July 28, 2016 Fest.
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from January 28th event

FEEDBACK TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL 2017 FESTIVAL DATES – 20 Dates

We are proud to announce our 20 Toronto Film Festival dates for 2017. We will showcase 100s of the best short films from around the world. Each festival will be a special best of night. Examples are best of Comedy, Documentary, Family, Animation, Drama, LGBT, Female Directors, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Under 5min. shorts etc…

BUY your festival pass today for only $40. That’s only $2 per festival and it guarantees you a seat in the cinema. You do not have to RSVP in advance and if the festival is sold out (which happens most of the time), you are still guaranteed a seat as we will hold it for you until the start of the festival.

Buy your festival pass here. You will be directed to page to receive your pass after you have made your payment:
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Here are the festival dates for 2017:

1 – Thursday January 26th

2 – Monday February 13th (NOTE: Monday Festival)

3 – Thursday February 23rd

4 – Thursday March 23rd

5 – Thursday March 30th

6 – Thursday April 20th

7 – Thursday April 27th

8 – Thursday May 18th

9 – Thursday May 25th

10 – Thursday June 22nd

11 – Thursday June 29th

12 – Thursday July 20th

13 – Thursday July 27th

14 – Thursday August 24th

15 – Thursday August 31st

16 – Thursday September 28th

17 – Thursday October 19th

18 – Thursday October 26th

19 – Thursday November 30th

20 – Thursday December 28th

Watch all the Videos from the Oct. 2016 ACTION/CRIME Film Festival

Highlights from the Thursday October 20, 2016 event.

The October 2016 ACTION/CRIME Festival was a major success. The sold out crowd loved every single film.

The theme of the festival was “Remember the Red Herring”.

In these genres (action, crime, mystery) especially, the “red herring” element always appears, like they did in all the movies presented this month. The audience thinks it’s one thing who is doing bad, but it is never is the case.

Definition of a Red Herring: Something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting in a novel, TV episode, story, or movie.

All 6 films this month were standouts as every movie received multiple votes for “Best Film,” and 4 out of the 6 films received an award. That never happens at our festival as usually there is 1-2 films that receive all of the votes and win all of the awards.

To open the festival this month, I spoke to the audience about how these genres (Action/Crime) don’t garner enough attention in the short film market. How all of the films we’re presenting tonight don’t get a fair shake at festivals around the world because festivals don’t know how to program them. And it’s too bad because all six of these films deserve to be shown at every single festival in the world today. They are all that great and the audience at the festival agrees.

Click the posters, learn about the films, and watch the Audience Feedback Videos.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: BARROW

Best Performances: THE TRAP

Best Cinematography: MOTEL MOTEL

Best Music: The music from BLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY

festival posterMOTEL MOTEL, 20min., Belgium, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
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festival posterTENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterBARROW, 15min., Australia, Crime/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY, 12min., USA, Action/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE TRAP, 16min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK