Director Biography – Richard E. Haywood (BOXING DAY)

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I grew up loving going to the movies. I liked the escape and learning about other places. My favorite genre is drama. I feel the power of films can change people and open minds.

Director Statement

I like my films to be about relationships, whether they are family, lovers or friends.

Short Film: BOXING DAY, 7min., USA, Family/Drama

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A father comes to terms with his daughter being gay.

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Short Film: RESHAPING BEAUTY: ROUND IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES, 8min., USA, Documentary

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But we live in a world that is obsessed with one specific, narrow type of beauty. How would our perceptions of beauty change if we dared to idealize other types of beauty?

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Short Film: OLD FLAMES, 7min., USA, Romance/Comedy

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Damian likes to daydream, especially about his ex-boyfriend, Jessie. And on one quiet night in a bar, we see his fantasies take shape and he meets face-to-face with the man of his dreams. As he journeys back to the “love of his life”, Damian gets the wake-up call that memory and desire don’t always match who we are in real life.

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: August 2019 LGBT FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: DOST
BEST PERFORMANCES: DOST
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CRUSH
BEST MUSIC: AB LIB
THEME: Choices

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTURN IT AROUND, 9min., Netherlands, LGBT/Drama

festival poster CRUSH, 16min., USA, LGBT/Thriller

festival poster AD LIB, 7min., USA, LGBT/Romance

festival posterGAMERS, 10min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterCHANDELIER, 9min., Greece, LGBT/Comedy

festival poster DOST, 41min., Netherlands, LGBT/Drama

The theme of the August 2019 LGBT Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Choices”.
Each film was about a character(s) who has a gigantic, life altering choice to make.
The 8th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.
4 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Turn It Around Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from LA LGBT August 2019 Festival

TURN IT AROUND, 9min., Netherlands, LGBT/Drama

Directed by Niels Bourgonje

At a house party fifteen year old Bram is surrounded by friends and draws the attention of many pretty girls. But he has no interest in them. He has fallen hopelessly in love with the pretty boy on the dance floor: seventeen year old Florian.

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Gamers Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from LA LGBT August 2019 Festival

GAMERS, 10min., USA, LGBT/Drama

Directed by Searit Huluf

An amateur female gamer is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for a pro league gaming team, only to be repressed by self-doubt.

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