The Initiation Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from May 2020 LATINO Film Festival

THE INITIATION, 19min., USA, Drama

Directed by Amir Youssef

David a homeless man and a silent narrator follows the tags of a Latino Graffiti Writer named Pedro. Those tags are the only source of light in the homeless man’s empty world.
Pedro shares the same world which is not so bright. In search of protection and fellowship, he is lured to join the notorious Vessel gang lead by his cousin Miguel and must undergo a final vicious initiation ritual. Through the final hours, Pedro is reminded by Jen his one true companion that his art is his protection and fellowship.

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Cirqueros Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from May 2020 LATINO Film Festival

CIRQUEROS, 5min., USA, Drama

Directed by Alex Stanton Smith

A group of circus performers rush their injured fellow performer to the local ER where they’re mistaken for gang members.

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¡Come! (eat) Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from May 2020 LATINO Film Festival

¡Come! (eat), 12min., USA, Drama

Directed by Lizette Barrera

Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.

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May 2020 – LATINO Feedback Festival – Highlights and Videos

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST LATINO FILM: THE INITIATION


Theme of night: Feeling like an outsider.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:



festival posterTHE INITIATION, 19min., USA, Drama

festival posterCIRQUEROS, 5min., USA, Drama

festival poster¡Come! (eat), 12min., USA, Drama

festival posterDAFFODIL, 18min., Hong Kong, Drama



The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Female Festival 1st Scene Reading: Steal The Light, by Whitney Stewart — FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

After Hurricane Katrina destroys her home and career, a young journalist abandons everything to fulfill her German grandmother’s dying wish — to discover the fate of her brother who disappeared on the Russian Front of World War Two. CAST LIST: Narrator: Sean Ballantyne Charlotte: Hannah Ehman Anna: Nkasi Ogbonnah — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival […]

Female Festival 1st Scene Reading: Steal The Light, by Whitney Stewart — FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

Female Festival Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: For Better Or For Worse, by Clara BIJL — FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

An American-born woman who’s deemed to be an “illegal” attempts to avoid deportation at any cost, only to find that her seemingly fool-proof plan has backfired. CAST LIST: Various: Regan Brown Phil: Dale Samms Jane: Cassandra Guthrie Narration: Kat Smiley Edith: Melie Rondeau Brad: Hugh Ritchie Mike: Wayne Yuan — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival […]

Female Festival Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: For Better Or For Worse, by Clara BIJL — FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: February 2020 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Los Angeles) — FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST FILM: CYCLE BEST COMEDY FILM: LABOR RELATIONS BEST PERFORMANCES: LISTEN BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CIGARETTE LIPS BEST SOUND & MUSIC: JACKS Theme of night: Not really listening. NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private. Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos: TIME AT WOODPINE, 17min., USA, […]

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: February 2020 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Los Angeles) — FEEDBACK Female Film Festival