AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: BREAK ROOM
BEST PERFORMANCES: CROSSROADS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CONSURGO
BEST MUSIC: 9 SECONDS
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:
|BREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama||9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi|
|TUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery||PREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror|
|CHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense||CONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense|
|CROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama|
The theme of the May 2018 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Hidden Truths”. Every single film was about a world or characters dealing with underlying truths that are always playing conflict to the surface of the story.
I love when we showcase these genres at the festival. What filmmakers are coming up these days with when using these genres are their template tone is truly remarkable. Our audiences in Los Angeles and Toronto love when we show them too as you can see in the FEEDBACK Videos that there isn’t an empty seat inside the cinema.
One of the issues on the Festival circuit is that these types of films also do not get the acceptances that they should. A lot of festivals don’t want to program these films because they don’t know where to put them on their schedule. That is the #1 reason why we started doing a special event for JUST these types of films.
There is a great social commentary happening too with all 7 films we programmed at this festival. There is great action taking place, but they are also stories about important issues.
Great festival event. Can’t wait to program the next one.
See you at the festivals.
– Matthew Toffolo