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

Yaman Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2019 LA LGBT Festival

YAMAN, 17min., Australia, LGBT/ Drama

Directed by Raghuvir Joshi

Yaman follows a young couple Nitya and Vishal, at the most pivotal juncture of their lives. With a deep spiritual and empirical connection to classical Indian music the narrative disentangles the chronologies of the past and the present of their decade long relationship.

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Utopia Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2019 LA LGBT Festival

UTOPIA, 15min., USA, LGBT/Drama

Directed by Aimiende Negbenebor Sela

Utopia is a surreal drama about an aspirational, blond young lady who wakes up from a coma in Uganda. And, no — nothing is as it seems.

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Thank You Come Again Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2019 LA LGBT Festival

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

Directed by Chelsea Steiner

Uptight academic Riley starts a new job at the Pleasure Chest, where the colorful, queer team of misfits introduce her to the irreverent world of the sex toy industry. The employees work together to improve the sex lives of their diverse clientele – and their prudish new coworker.

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Penance Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2019 LA LGBT Festival

PENANCE, 4min., USA, LGBT/Experimental

Directed by Kayden Phoenix

Latinnials usurp their conversion therapy class and take their justice.

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A Great Ride Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2019 LA LGBT Festival

A GREAT RIDE, 33min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

Directed by Deborah Craig

“A Great Ride” is a documentary about older lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life. When they were young these women forged a social movement to come out as true to themselves. Now they are pioneers once again as they face the next daunting challenge: growing old, which can come with frailty, loneliness, and the death of dear friends. In this group portrait, these women are courageous role models for aging, which they do with determination, engagement, an independent and irreverent spirit and a heartening delight in living.

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A Friend Of Dorothy Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2019 LA LGBT Festival

 

A FRIEND OF DOROTHY, 4min., Sweden, LGBT/Family

Directed by Joakim S. Hammond

Gabrielle comes home and finds her two dads in distress, they want to have a serious talk.

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