Interview with Filmmaker Dustin McGladrey (HOUSE AFTER)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

HOUSE AFTER, 16min,. Canada, Drama/Historical
Directed by Dustin McGladrey
House After is an Indigenous story that takes place in the 1940s in the middle of the second world war in a cabin on the west coast of Canada. We follow a grieving widow and her child as they experience the duality of living an Indigenous life and the pressures of conformity from the church.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

The film is my way of conceptualizing and dealing with my intergenerational trauma. I concluded that while at film school, I’d like to tackle my childhood and family trauma so that when I”m dealing with bigger budgets, I can deal with them in a good way. For instance, this film taught me that I must take care of myself in all aspects of pre, prod, and post. There were times on set when…

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Interview with Filmmaker Kimberly Cecchini (TOMARO)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

TOMARO, 17min., Nigeria, Documentary
Directed by Kimberly Cecchini
Bring out the voices and offer an honest, intimate glimpse into the complexities of life in a riverine community outside of the city in Nigeria.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

As a teacher, I believe in the power of education and, in getting to know the Tomaro community, I heard their desire to build their community’s leadership with that power.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

Five years.

3. How would you describe your film in two words!?

Future leadership.

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Cash flow!

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

I was grateful for the kind words and appreciate…

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Interview with Filmmaker Chris Cavener (BROCA)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

BROCA, 21min., Canada, Comedy
Directed Luis Oliva
BROCA is a psychological dark comedy about an anxiety ridden actor named Vernon. He is haunted by his negative self talk. After an audition, hope appears for the first time in his life and career. Will he keep it together for his callback or will things get out of hand?

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Get to know writer/actor Chris Cavener:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

A: To be honest it began with seeing if I can come up with a script in a week, and then, ultimately, it turned into a service to everyone who suffers from any sort of mental health challenges. There was also the thrill of being able to properly and safely shoot a short film in times where our group of artists weren’t getting much, if any, work, and everyone was feeling pretty shitty.

2. From the idea…

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Winning Screenplay Reading: Madness Jackson, by C.S. Talbott

Black and White Film Festival

Cut from his 1938 Oregon college team, pint-sized, teary-eyed basketball player takes the coach’s advice and sets a goal of proving him wrong. He returns to his parents’ California home and works exhaustively on getting stronger. He then painstakingly tries to secure the coach’s blessing by attempting a 600-mile bicycle journey and a 2,000-mile hitchhiking adventure encountering wildlife, thieves and a Miss America Pageant contestant.

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CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Ma: Kyana Teresa
Pop: Steve Rizzo
Jackson: Sean Ballantyne

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HIGHLIGHTS: Oct. 2022 Black & White Film Festival

Black and White Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Film: XPENDABLE
Best Documentary: THE LOVE SONGS OF OEDIPUS REX

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

THE LOVE SONGS OF OEDIPUS REX, 21min., Canada, Documentary

Directed by Luke Sargent
Documentary about musician Benjamin Hackman (The Holy Gasp) processing personal loss and heartbreak, through creating a massive concept album.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


XPENDABLE, 30min., USA, Crime

Directed by Walter Ernest Haussner
1957. Two crime organizations. Two people sent in to avert a war. Who will walk away?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


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HIGHLIGHTS: October 2022 ROMANCE/RELATIONSHIPS Film Festival

Romance & Relationships Festival - Submit your screenplay and film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Film: ATARAXIA
Best Cinematography: THE AFTERMATH
Best Direction: MISLEAD
Best Performances: WONDER WHEEL

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

THE AFTERMATH, 7min., USA, Poem

Directed by LaChelle Joy Hunt
LaChelle Hunt’s “The Aftermath”, is a moody Common Era drama atop the windy seaside hills of Point Reyes. Evelyn arrives in California in 1912 after traveling across America to pursue her dreams once shared with another. She deals with being alone on this journey and looks through her darkness to find a new light.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


WONDER WHEEL, 11min., USA, Drama

Directed by Caleb John Cushing
A couple goes on a date at an amusement park.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


MISLEAD, 18min., USA, Drama

Directed by Steven P. Perkins
Harry hit a…

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HIGHLIGHTS: October 2022 Film Festival

Comedy FESTIVAL

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Short Form Short Film: SPOONS
Best Long Form Short Film: THE HOUSE WITH ONE MAN
Best Slapsick: NIGHTMARE AT CAMP BLOODBATH

Best Dark Comedy: THE THIRD
Best Performances: NUCLEAR LA
Best Direction: FLEECED
Best Cinematography: BROCA
Best Sound & Music: VADGEVERTISING
Best Animation: HEY TOBY HEY OWEN: THIS IS NOT SPONSORED BY VALVOLINE

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

THE THIRD, 4min., USA, Comedy

Directed by Jonathan Kehoe
Making friends is hard.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


NIGHTMARE AT CAMP BLOODBATH, 6min., USA, Comedy

Directed by Dylan Arnow
After discovering their lodge totaled by a neighboring camp, two counselors are stalked and prayed upon by the local legend Terrance Fisher in his slapstick parody

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


BROCA, 21min., Canada, Comedy

Directed by…

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HIGHLIGHTS: October 2022 LA Documentary Film Festival

Documentary Film Festival. Los Angeles & Toronto

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: OUR VOICE NOW
Best Short Form Short Film: REFUGIO
Best Long Form Short Film: NEVER ASK WHY
Best Environmental Film: ISLE OF RUM
Best Sports Film: BLEED FOR ME: ART OF THE DEATHMATCH
Best Political Film: GRADUALLY, THEN SUDDENLY: THE BANKRUPTCY OF DETROIT
Best Sound & Music: TO SPEAK IS TO LIVE – FREED FROM STUTTERING
Best Cinematography: MAN FIRE CLAY
Best Human Interest Film: IN BLOOM
Best Direction: THE END OF BLINDNESS

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

GRADUALLY, THEN SUDDENLY: THE BANKRUPTCY OF DETROIT

Directed by Sam Katz, James McGovern
Once heralded as the spirit of American manufacturing, music and democracy, Detroit descended into disrepair and insolvency over five decades culminating in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in 2013. Gradually, Then Suddenly is the story of one city’s climb…

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HIGHLIGHTS: Toronto DOC Festival October 2022

Documentary Film Festival. Los Angeles & Toronto

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: HIDDEN WOUNDS
Best Short Form Short Film: RANGERS OF THE ULAAN TAIGA
Best Long Form Short Film: CONDUCTING LIFE
Best Student Film: UYGHUR DOLANS

Best Direction: SANCTUARY OF HER
Best Society Film: TOMARO
Best Cinematography: THE OTHER SIDE OF WRONG
Best Sound & Music: LIFE AFTER DEATH? – SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE
Best Adventure Film: RAISING GLOBAL CITIZENS
Best Environmental Film: ECRICC: ADDRESSING CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Best Nature Film: BUZZ Pollen Nation

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

THE OTHER SIDE OF WRONG, 1hr. 42min., Austria

Directed by Boštjan Slatenšek
1991 – A small battle of the Slovenian war of independence and the long quest for international justice.

Florence Hartmann, a French journalist, author and ex spokesperson to Carla Del Ponte, chief prosecutor of the International criminal court for the ex Yugoslavia, travels to Holmec…

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November 2022 Festival Lineup

WILDsound Festival

Daily Film Festival schedule for November 2022.

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Tuesday Nov. 1st – Adventure Feature
Wednesday Nov. 2nd – Black & White Shorts
Thursday Nov. 3rd – LGBTQ+ Festival Feature
Friday Nov. 4th – DOC Shorts – Community
Saturday Nov. 5th – Sports Festival Shorts
Sunday Nov. 6th – DOC Shorts – Society
Monday Nov. 7th – European Experimental Shorts
Tuesday Nov. 8th – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival Feature
Wednesday Nov. 9th – LGBTQ+ DOC Shorts
Thursday Nov. 10th – Documentary Feature – Blindness
Friday Nov. 11th – LGBTQ+ Drama Shorts
Saturday Nov. 12th – Diversity Drama Shorts
Sunday Nov. 13th – Dance Shorts
Monday Nov. 14th – RELATIONSHIP Drama Shorts
Tuesday Nov. 15th – Documentary Feature – Youth
Wednesday Nov. 16th…

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