THE TRANSACTION 3min., France, Romance Directed by Matthieu VINEL In the heart of the Ardèche mountains, an elegant young man drives a 1965 Triumph TR4. On the winding road, he’s having a great time. He looks great behind the wheel of the gleaming car! That’s what this beautiful hitchhiker, picked up on the road, thinks…
LIT, 5min., USA, Romance Directed by Sarah Schuessler Two childhood friends agree to “get lit” and sleep together on New Year’s Eve.
FLORENCE, 16min., USA, Romance Directed by Emanuele Daga Florence goes through her days without letting anyone into her world. When someone slips a love letter into her pocket, she decides to branch out, remembering what it is to feel hopeful.
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST FILM: LE COUP BEST PERFORMERS: LIT BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: FLORENCE BEST SOUND & MUSIC: THE TRANSACTION Theme of night: Unique Courtships NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private. Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos: EPHEMERA, 20min., USA, Drama JILBAB, 4min., USA, Bahrain, Drama/Family LE… Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: June 2020 ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival
Lee Manansala FEEDBACK was great to work with. I was actually in attendance for the screening and I can confirm that the night was well run, and the feedback portions of the night were really helpful (I remained anonymous, so feedback was not biased). I would definitely recommend. FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:
Suzy Stein Very encouraging festival goers. True romance lovers ! The festival staff was very communicative and easy to work with. FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:
Brenden Dannaher I was fortunate enough to have my film selected for this festival. The filmed audience feedback is presented extremely professionally and will be great for promoting my film, and Matthew and the team do a fantastic job promoting the films and filmmakers that have been selected. I couldn’t be happier with the timing… Continue reading ROMANCE Festival Testimonial – May 25 2020
This is Sarah Schuessler’s first credit as a narrative film director, though in college she created a number of non-fiction pieces through NYU’s documentary filmmaking program in Paris. She also produced her own fictional stage work through the student-run company Brand New Theatre, for which she was artistic director. Since earning a B.A. in theatre… Continue reading Director Biography – Sarah Schuessler (LIT)
Two childhood friends agree to “get lit” and sleep together on New Year’s Eve. Project Type: Short Genres: Rom Com, Romance, Comedy Runtime: 4 minutes 39 seconds Completion Date: December 30, 2019 Production Budget: 500 USD Country of Origin: United States Country of Filming: United States Language: English Shooting Format: Digital Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Emanuele Daga is an italian film director and a recent graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory. His passion for humanistic studies has inspired him to dig deep into the human condition and highlight the importance of love, surrender and acceptance in life. He has directed more than a dozen short movies, among which “Una… Continue reading Director Biography – Emanuele Daga (FLORENCE)