Deadline Today – LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival

LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival

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A very insightful experience! The Feedback video was a gift and the entire team was extremely professional and helpful throughout the process.

This festival is designed to showcase the best of LGBTQ+ stories from around the world today! We accept screenplays (short, TV Pilot, feature) and short & feature films.

Film Festivals:

Festivals occur every single month. We accept an assortment of shorts & feature films from around the world today monthly. We are proud to announce that we will be using the audience feedback format where all accepted films receive a video of people talking about their film at the festival. Excellent video to use for promotional purposes too.

Screenplay Festivals:

We are proud to showcase 2-5 winning LGBTQ+ screenplays at our festival every single month!! Go to the site and watch the winning readings each month.

All entries receive full feedback from the industry. Accepted…

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Watch Today’s Festival: MUSIC Shorts Film Festival (Films from 8 different countries)

Experimental Film & Music Video Festival

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A showcase of the best MUSIC based shorts from around the world today. Films from Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland.

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See the Full Lineup of Films:

FASTER, 5min., Russia, Music
Directed by Arina Rozova
The story is about a girl who is in the eternal pursuit of success and status. Work brings her money, sports – a beautiful body, parties – avoiding loneliness. Alcohol, drugs, strange men…All in a circle. Maybe it’s time to stop?

https://www.facebook.com/arina.rozova.3/
https://www.instagram.com/malinaarina

I DON’T SMOKE AND I DON’T DRINK, 3min., Hong Kong, Music Video
Directed by Tyson Yoshi
As a singer-songwriter, TYSON said that due to his appearance, style, and tattoos on his body, people generally…

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HIGHLIGHTS: March 2023 Female Film Festival Showcase

FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: RAILS, JAILS AND TROLLEYS
Best Short Form Short Film: MY FATHER
Best Long Form Short Film: THE CRY OF A SPARROW
Best Documentary Short: REMEMBERING SUDAN: THE LAST MALE
Best Performances: THE SERVICE
Best Cinematography: ZYKLUS XX
Best Sound & Music: EXTRA LARGE
Best Direction: YATRA: The Journey

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

REMEMBERING SUDAN: THE LAST MALE, 11min,. USA, Documentary
Directed by Ami Vitale
Zacharia Mutai was devastated the day he lost his best friend Sudan. Sudan was someone he spent years with, someone he knew better than his own children, someone he loved. This death was tragic, but not a surprise.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


RAILS, JAILS AND TROLLEYS, 71min,. Canada, Documentary
Directed by Henna Mann
Rails, Jails and Trolleys (August 2022) documents history’s…

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HIGHLIGHTS: March 2023 SCI-FI/FANTASY Film Festival

Fantasy/Sci-Fi FILM & WRITING FESTIVAL

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Sci-Fi Film: SPACE PARADOX
Best Fantasy Film:
Best Performances: LIFE REBORN
Best Cinematography: DARK CELL
Best Sound & Music: FEEL GOOD
Best Student Film: THE THINGS I FEEL
Best Direction: CROSS

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

LIFE REBORN, 12min., Panana
Directed by Marcel Barragan
LUCAS (Marcel Barragán) and his daughter CLARISA (María Alexandra Sanz), recreate a wonderful trip to space as NASA crew members. Clarisa is very ill at a terminal point. The objective of this trip is to connect with a Magical Universe for her salvation, and in a great adventure, they succeed!

https://marcelbarragan.com/life-reborn/
https://www.instagram.com/liferebornshort/

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


CROSS, 20min., South Korea
Directed by Minhye Zang

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


THE THINGS I FEEL, 12min., Australia
Directed by Jean Ngooi

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HIGHLIGHTS: March 2023 Toronto Documentary Festival

Documentary Film Festival. Los Angeles & Toronto

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: The Ones Left Behind: The Plight of Single Mothers in Japan
Best Long Form Short Film: SWIM THROUGH
Best Short Form Short Film: CNTRL
Best Spiritual Film: HOW TO THRIVE
Best Sound & Music: BEYOND THE BEAT
Best Editing: BRING BACK THE WHISTLE DOG
Best Cinematography: THE USELESS GLASSBLOWER
Best Human Interest Film: I CAN FLY
Best Direction: GEARHEADS
Best Culture Film: WE ARE GURUNG

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

HOW TO THRIVE, 96min., Australia, Documentary
Directed by Duy Huynh
Is there a secret formula to happiness? Positive psychotherapist Marie McLeod takes 7 people on a transformative journey to learn the secret formula to happiness The film’s premise is; if we offer the science of happiness to people experiencing struggle; what difference would it make? Is happiness a learnable skill and can…

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Watch Today’s Festival – BLACK & WHITE Shorts Film Festival

Watch Today’s Festival – BLACK & WHITE Shorts Film Festival

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A showcase of the best black & white films from around the world today !
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Check out a new and original film festival every single day. There is also a library of over 200 award winning films to watch anytime.

ALSO Watch today for the next 20 hours (then deleted forever):

STUDENT Shorts Film Festival
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Feature Film Review: The Ones Left Behind: The Plight of Single Mothers in Japan

A documentary that is not only informative, but also engaging and entertaining. “The Ones Left Behind: The Plight of Single Mothers in Japan” is a film about the contradictions in rich first world societies. Why is there so much poverty in such a rich country like Japan? Why does Japan have some of the highest levels of child poverty among developed nations? And why are the Japanese people themselves unaware of this? When you’re doing well in the world you tend to have your head in the sand, or are simply too selfish to even care.

Filmmaker Rionne McAvoy, is an Australian born martial artist who works as a professional wrestler living in Japan (no, we’re not making that up!) for the last 17 years. He comes from this film from an outsiders/insiders point of view. He understands the Japanese culture and ideology, but he’s also looking at it from the perspective of a foreigner. He sees the beauty of Japan, which is fitting because it makes him the right person to do a documentary about the ugliness of it.

The beginning moments of this excellent feature documentary sets the stage of perception vs reality. Told through excellent narration and images of Japan, the film talks about how most people perceive Japan to be – The acute business acumen. The progressive technological landscape. The perception of how Japanese people think, feel, and take in the world. Most look up to Japan if you bring it up in daily conversation. We are constantly influenced by their culture in the Western world. As I am writing this, my 4-year-old son is across from me playing Nintendo. Japan is in our everyday life.

Then Rionne spends the rest of the documentary contradicting that perception through various interviews with mothers, daughters, and sons living in Japan who feel “left behind” from that Japanese culture salesmanship of what they are selling to the rest of the world. And what amazing interviews he got. There is another perception, perhaps true, pure fiction, or something in between, that the Asian culture doesn’t share their feelings, especially feelings of frustration and/or a “poor me” attitude. They are too proud of that type of language. That is certainly NOT true with the interviews Rionne produced. In fact, there are so many amazing segments with the various families he showcased that this could be a TV series. An episode for each family.

I’m so curious how this film is being received in Japan and their thinking that a Caucasian Australian made it.

Of course this film has an easy parallel and thematic to the Western world, and of the USA especially. There is so much bullshit going on in these rich and powerful countries. And this film shows that it’s not just North America who has these problems.

Simply said, this is a well made film. Can’t wait to see what Rionne McAvoy does next. Perhaps an allegory of sportsmanship, façade, and pure entertainment seen through the lens of professional wrestling. The best story of the last year in film, TV, or the like has been the “The Bloodline / Samy Zayn” angle in the WWE. An ongoing conflict of what family and loyalty actually is, mixed with humor, difficult dilemmas, and of course great wrestling matches. I’m sure there is even better stories going on in the very popular Japanese wrestling circuit that we don’t even know about here in America!

By Eli Manning

Directed by Rionne McAvoy

Produced by F.J. Fox & Ayuri McAvoy

Watch the Audience Feedback Video of the Film:
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