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

DOST, 41min., Netherlands, LGBT/Drama

Directed by Joren Molter

Alko, a youngster living in the Dutch countryside, is occupied with girls, carbide-shooting and his changing body. While he and his best friend Björn are struggling with their emerging sexuality, the villagers suspect Alko of being gay. This troubles him so much that he makes a decision he will learn to regret.

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

CRUSH, 16min., USA, LGBT/Thriller

Directed by Heather Harris

Crush is a psychological thriller that centers on a writer named Greyson Michelson who is trying to move forward from her past suicide attempt. When the Suicide Survivors Association reaches out to Greyson to ask her to write a speech about her past struggles, Greyson uses the opportunity to try to move beyond what happened. However, while doing so, she begins to be tormented by her mental illness. As Greyson becomes consumed by her writing, she discovers a new, darker side to her girlfriend and, ultimately, herself.

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

CHANDELIER, 9min., Greece, LGBT/Comedy

Directed by Antonis Glaros

Menis Nolakis, an army officer, is trapped in a dark box. Soon he will realize that it is his coffin, on his funeral day. He will inevitably come face to face with all the important people of his life for the final encounter… and the twists and turns are just around the corner … of Hades.

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AD LIB Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from LA LGBT August 2019 Festival

 


AD LIB, 7min., USA, LGBT/RomanceDirected by Leire Acha

Through dance and music, two people discover their love and face a world that wants to restrict it.

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: January 2019 LGBT FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: A GREAT RIDE

BEST CHARACTERS: A FRIEND OF DOROTHY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: UTOPIA

BEST MUSIC: YAMAN

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterYAMAN, 17min., Australia, LGBT/ Drama

festival posterPENANCE, 4min., USA, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterA FRIEND OF DOROTHY, 4min., Sweden, LGBT/Family

festival posterUTOPIA, 15min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterTHANK YOU COME AGAIN, USA, 21min, LGBT/Comedy Web Series

festival posterA GREAT RIDE, 33min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

The theme of the December 2018 LGBT Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles was “IDENTITY”.

Each film was about people discovering themselves and who they are.

What a great start to the 2019 season. The first of 12 guaranteed events in Los Angeles, held on the first Thursday of every single month at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown LA.

I couldn’t ask for a better festival night. I always aim for the perfect festival, but know that’s impossible to accomplish. But tonight was up there with the top 5 festivals we’ve ever had. Reason #1 is the crowd. They were FANTASTIC. 240 attended and I hope 240 left happy and satisfied with the films and with the audience moderation.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo