Best Film: REBIRTH

Best Performances: THE NINGYO

Best Cinematography: PARADIGME

Best Music: REBIRTH

CALL COHO, 16min, South Korea, Drama/Mystery
festival posterREBIRTH, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Thriller
festival posterPARADIGME, 6min, Poland, Sci-Fi/Experimental
festival posterTHE NINGYO, 27min, USA, Fantasy/Mystery

The LOS ANGELES DECEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of romance short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “FINDING ONE-SELF”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that was about a character(s) looking to find who they really are before it’s too late.

The 2nd part of the DECEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Los Angeles Film Festival featured a showcase of the best SCI-FI/FANTASY short films from around the world.

The crowd was very responsive to the films in our 5th venture to Los Angeles in the FEEDBACK Film Festival format. The crowd really enjoyed the screening and it was a nice start to the beginning of doing the festival every single month (first Thursday of every month) at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.

We attempted to give the audience seven different types of drama and sci-fi shorts from all around the world.

We are proud to announce our new moderator, Shesput Wilson, who will be taking over the reigns full time starting in January. She will do an outstanding job in the months, and hopefully years ahead.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Director BIO: Jill Von D (REBIRTH)

Playing at the December 2017 FANTASY/SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles

Director Biography

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Jill is a 22 year old filmmaker born and raised in Hong Kong, who at the age of 10 began her ever-growing passion and involvement with film. Being a painter since birth, her love for the visual arts soon translated onto her first camera, in which still images began her voice of storytelling. It was shortly after that she discovered her ability to render marriage between these images and audio elements that her love for filmmaking and motion pictures began. After moving to the United States by herself at 18, she took on every filmmaking and photography society at the University of Texas at Austin as well as interning at South by Southwest Music and Film Festival where her first screening of short films there made her fall in love with the film festival scene. Visual creation is her biggest passion and language in this world, as she continues to strive in filmmaking after relocating to Los Angeles last year.

Director Statement

Rebirth came into my head on a dusty brown couch on a cold evening in Washington DC last December. I was reading an article about how a young “social media queen” who had made millions of dollars posting posed photos of food and clothing on her page, broke down and decidedly came clean about the dangers and psychological pressures of the social-media-fame realm. It occurred to me that there is a very toxic and absolutely terrifying perspective to our attachments with a handheld screen and digital personalities. It frightened me that we as a collective society now spend half our lives as ourselves whilst simultaneously maintaining an online presence. It jarred me when I thought, what would happen if we lost all that? If something we spent hours on suddenly turned on us, how much of yourself would you lose? This is where Rebirth was born, and where I began my journey of telling this story of a relationship between person and screen. I chose to shoot the film as a silent, non-dialogue film as the main character of the film is debatably a balance between her and the phone. The attention we give to our pocket screens send us into a silent, lonely, isolated trance that no other object has been able to impose on us.