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

THE NINGYO Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Dec. 2017 LA Film Festival

THE NINGYO, 27min, USA, Fantasy/Mystery
Directed by Miguel Ortega

A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals. Episode One: Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.

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Director BIO: Miguel Ortega (THE NINGYO)

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

Director Biography


Miguel is a Colombian Film Director, creature designer and cinematographer with over 15 years experience working in some of the industries most awarded VFX studios. Miguel has brought to life characters and creatures in many Hollywood blockbusters including: Jack the Giant Slayer, Avatar, Thor, Harry Potter, A Night at the Museum, Godzilla 2, and Krampus. Working with his partner Tran Ma, he had his own directorial debut with the wondrous Short film “The Green Ruby Pumpkin” and is soon to release the Faustian tale of exploration and mythical creature hunting “The Ningyo”.

Director Statement

The Ningyo is guerrilla indie film-making. This was done almost entirely in our living room with a crew of 4.