HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: February 2018 ROMANCE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: THE WEDDING SONG
BEST PERFORMANCES: THE WRITER’S WOMAN
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: VIOLENT AND JUNE
BEST MUSIC: THE WEDDING SONG

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:


festival posterVIOLET AND JUNE, 6min., Canada, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterWHAT IF…?, 14min., Hungary, Romance/Drama
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festival posterEASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY, 3min., USA, Romance/Drama
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festival posterTHE WEDDING SONG, 13min, USA, Romance/Drama
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festival posterGOD CAME ‘ROUND, 5min, Italy, Romance/Comedy
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festival poster116, 15min., USA, Experimental
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festival posterTHE WRITER’S WOMAN, 23min., Mexico, Romance/Drama
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The ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival event of 2018 was a giant success. Simply said: People want to watch romance films – especially on Valentine’s Day!
The theme of the event was “TEXTING”.

Every film had people texting each other in a way of connecting. The 21st century way of romance!

A funny story about this Valentine’s Day screening! The Toronto Star newspaper decided to add a blurb about our festival in their Saturday paper about “Things for couples to do on February 14th”. Problem was that they didn’t tell us that they were going to do this, and when they added the blurb in the paper, the festival was already sold out. We had people showing up who demanded to get in, and it became a bit of a situation to say the least. That said, the paper did say to RSVP the festival and many people did email the festival only to be told that we didn’t have any tickets left. It was interesting how certain people just assumed they were going to get a seat and showed up demanding just that.
It’s interesting how nasty certain people can be to others. One lady really screamed at Festival Director Mary Cox about not being allowed in. Like it was her right on the planet earth to be allowed to watch the films. That situation is not good for anyone.

This really saddened me because we of course want people to come and enjoy the show. We just happen to be limited by how many seats we have.

The irony of course is that the Romance Festival is all about fun, love, kindness, connection, and harmony. That’s why the crowd came to this event. That particular lady is everything this festival is NOT about.

Overall, this was a terrific night. Every single film received at least a few votes for BEST FILM of the evening and the audience really seemed to enjoy the best of ROMANCE shorts from 2018 event. We have to do this festival every single year on Valentine’s Day!

– Matthew Toffolo, CEO, FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto & Los Angeles)

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116 Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Feb. 2018 Romance Festival

116, 15min., USA, Romance/Experimental 
Directed by Julia Campanelli

Love – no bed of roses.
A woman wakes up in a hotel room with a younger man at her side. She insists he leave, he resists, and the struggle begins.

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EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Feb. 2018 Romance Festival

 

EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY, 3min., USA, Romance/Drama 
Directed by Robert Guthrie

Two high school guys are in love. One’s Christian. One’s Jewish. A father disapproves – the other’s parents are thrilled. Who cares that it’s not perfect? They got this.

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GOD CAME ‘ROUND Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Feb. 2018 Romance Festival

GOD CAME ‘ROUND, 5min, Italy, Romance/Comedy 
Directed by Derek Frey 

Down on his luck flower seller Sandeep (played by Deep Roy) pines to make a connection with the girl of his dreams.

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THE WEDDING SONG Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Feb. 2018 Romance Festival

THE WEDDING SONG, 13min, USA, Romance/Drama 
Directed by Thia Schuessler & Rex New

When bride-to-be Mae hits a wall writing a song for her future husband, she solicits the guidance of her musician friend Johnnie, who helps her find the inspiration she was lacking.

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THE WRITER’S WOMAN Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Feb. 2018 Romance Festival

THE WRITER’S WOMAN, 23min., Mexico, Romance/Drama
Directed by Leslie Aldana

At the end of the 1940s, the poetess Helena is the couple of acclaimed writer Martin. She constantly knows that Martin has had different lovers, before the anguish of losing him decides to seduce the one who could become the next lover. A game of power and jealousy is transformed into a new love story, which fades the search for a structured love imposed by society for a free love regardless of gender.

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VIOLET AND JUNE Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Feb. 2018 Romance Festival

VIOLET AND JUNE, 6min., Canada, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Linnea Ritland

Violet & June is a short film about falling in love, the terror of being alive in a cold heartless universe, and butts.

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