WILDsound FEEDBACK LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
Highlights from the Wednesday December 7, 2016 event.

festival posterTHE LOT, 15min., USA, Drama
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festival posterA FEW RUBBER BANDS MORE, 5min., USA, Comedy/Western
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festival posterATOMIC COUPLE!, 15min., USA, Comedy/History
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festival poster MUD SLINGERS, 7min., USA, Documentary
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festival posterTWO GIRLS, ONE CUP: A STORY OF CHRISTMAS, 5min., USA, Comedy
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festival poster A SENSE OF SOUND, 25min., USA, Drama
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The LOS ANGELES DECEMBER 7 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival was indeed a success. Our first venture to the West Coast had its internal conflicts, but all that mattered was the final product - showcasing the best of short films to a large audience and then doing our trademark audience feedback talk.

The theme of the festival was "Misguided Mentors".

This was a special festival because it was a showcase of the best of United States short films from the last year.

NOTE: In over 150 festival events, this was the first time ever that we showcased all films only from the United States.

I stated in my opening to the Los Angeles crowd that this was a festival that was programmed by two Canadians (myself, and Kierston Drier). Our goal on the first night was to show films that are about how we, "the outsider looking from above", see the United States today. We feel that we succeeded by showcasing 6 distinct short from the USA from every corner of the nation in the genres of Drama, Comedy, Documentary, History, Western, and Musical.

The Los Angeles audience was terrific. I could tell right away that this was a different crowd than our usual Toronto audience. These were people who respected the craft of independent filmmaking and every single comment was respectful to the filmmakers and the film itself. Perhaps the first festival I ever moderated that did not have one judgemental comment about any of the films.

I so appreciated this night and all of the work my Los Angeles crew of camera operators and volunteers put into it. This will be a festival that I'll remember for the rest of my life. The gamble of going to Los Angeles paid off and the reason for its success was the filmmakers and the amazing audience. As a former California Governor once said: "I'll be back!"

- 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: ATOMIC COUPLE!

Best Performances: THE LOT

Best Cinematography: A FEW RUBBER BANDS MORE

Best Music: The music from ATOMIC COUPLE!

SEE over 300+ GENRES from STORIES from the FILM and WRITING FESTIVAL
GENRES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
#-B GENRE
18th Century
19th Century
Abortion
Action
Addiction
Adoption
Adultery
Adventure
Afghanistan
Africa
African American
Agent
AIDS
Airplane
Alcoholism
Angel
Animation
Antarctica
Apocalypse
Army
Artist
Baby
Balloon
Bank
Bankruptcy
Bar
Baseball
Based on a True Story
Beach
Bedroom
Before Christ
Bible
Biography
Bird
Birthday
Blackmail
Blood
Boat
Boss
Boxing
Bum
Burglar
California
C-D GENRE
Captain
Car Chase
Cave
CGI
Chase
Cheating
CIA
Circus
Civil War
Clown
Coffee
College
Colorado
Comedy
Comic Book
Computer
Con
Conspiracy
Corporation
Corruption
Court
Courtship
Crime
Dancing
Date
Daughter
Death
Debt
Deception
Depression
Desert
Desire
Detective
Devil
Divorce
Doctor
Documentary
Dog
Drama
Dream
Drinking
Drugs
Environmental
Erotica
E-H GENRE
Escape
Evolution
Experimental
Family
Fantasy
Farm
Fashion
Father/Daughter
Father/Son
Father
FBI
Femme Fatale
Fight
Film Noir
Fish
Fishing
Florida
Food
Forest
Friendship
Fugitive
Funeral
Future
Gambling
Gang
Gangster
Gay
Ghost
Global Warming
Gore
Grandparents
Guitar
Gun
Gypsy
Hawaii
Heist
High School
History
Holiday
Hollywood
Holocaust
Homeless
Horror
Horse
H-M GENRE
Hospital
Hostage
Hotel
Immigrant
Infidelity
Insanity
Internet
Jail
Jesus Christ
Jewish
Journalist
Jungle
Karate
Kidnapping
Killer
King
Kiss
Las Vegas
Lawyer
Lesbian
Letter
London
Loneliness
Los Angeles
Louisiana
Love
Love Triangle
Lust
Mafia
Magic
Marriage
Martial Arts
Mental Institution
Mentor/Protege
Middle Earth
Military
Militia
Minnesota
Mob
Model
Money
Monkey
Monster
M-P GENRE
Mother/Daughter
Mother/Son
Mother
Movies about Movies
Murder
Musical
Musician
Mystery
Myth
Native American
Nazi
Nerd
Nevada
New York City
Nightclub
North Carolina
Obsession
Ocean
Office
Orphan
Outlaw
Parent
Paris
Party
Penguin
Photographer
Pigeon
Pilot
Poet
Poker
Police
Political
Poverty
Pregnancy
Prejudice
President
Priest
Prince
Princess
Prison
Prostitute
Psychiatrist
Psychic
P-S GENRE
Psychopath
Queen
Quest
Racism
Refugee
Reincarnation
Relationship
Religion
Reporter
Rescue
Restaurant
Revenge
Rio de Janeiro
Road Trip
Robbery
Robot
Romance
Russia
School
Sci-Fi
Scientist
Sea
Seduction
Serial Killer
Sheriff
Ship
Shipwreck
Shooting
Siblings
Singer
Slapstick
Slave
Slum
Small Town
Soccer
Society
Soldier
Son
Space
Spaceship
Sports
Spy
St. Louis
Stereotype
S-Z GENRE
Storm
Strip Club
Stripper
Submarine
Suburbia
Subway
Suicide
Summer
Supernatural
Survivor
Sword
Teacher
Teen
Terrorism
Theatre
Thief
Thriller
Time Travel
Toilet
Tornado
Toronto
Torture
Toy
Tragedy
Treasure
Twist
Union
University
Vacation
Village
Villain
Violent
War
Washington DC
Weather
Wedding
West Virginia
Western
White House
Winter
Worker
Writer
WWII
Zoo
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