Chicago Festival Videos: Feb. 21/2020 Event.

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: SATURDAY
BEST DOC FILM: BALLHAWKS
BEST PERFORMANCES: WELL DONE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: RED THREAD
BEST MUSIC: LACUNA

Theme of night: Passions and Trajedy

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLET THE BLONDE SING, 13min., USA Documentary
festival posterWE WERE HARDLY MORE THAN CHILDREN, 9min., USA, Documentary
festival posterSEX + ICE CREAM, 6min., USA, Documentary
festival posterBALLHAWKS, 10min., USA, Documentary
festival posterSATURDAY, 9min., USA/Iran, Drama
festival posterLACUNA, 7min., USA, Drama
festival posterRED THREAD, 3min., USA, Experimental
festival posterHONOR AMONG THIEVES, 10min., USA, Sci-Fi/Western
festival posterWELL DONE, 3min., USA, Comedy

The 1st festival in Chicago in 2020.
3 more festival events in 2020.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Well Done Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from CHICAGO Festival Feb. 2020


WELL DONE, 3min., USA, Comedy

Directed by Brian Ernst

Neil needs his co-worker BBQ to go off without a hitch in order for his boss to entrust him with the warehouse club membership. Then he will choose the SNACKS!

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We Were Hardly More Than Children Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from CHICAGO Festival Feb. 2020


WE WERE HARDLY MORE THAN CHILDREN, 9min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Cecelia Condit

“We Were Hardly More Than Children” is an epic tale of a friend’s traumatic abortion; a deep hurt not remembered, but poignantly visible in her paintings.

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Sex + Ice Cream Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from CHICAGO Festival Feb. 2020


SEX + ICE CREAM, 6min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Melissa Lane

A short documentary about a young woman finding her identity through art.

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Saturday Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from CHICAGO Festival Feb. 2020


SECOND ACT PROGRAM – Best of CHICAGO 


SATURDAY, 9min., USA/Iran, Drama

Directed by Pegah Pasalar

As the viewer follows a joyful trip to the beach by a family with three young children, innocence and happiness give way to the unthinkable. While the day unfolds on-screen, the audience comes to realize, through subtle audiovisual cues, that a tragedy has occurred: one of the three children has drowned. Decisions are made in a state of shock, and the blurred lines between the rational and irrational interrupt and fragment the journey back home. The parents opt to bring their dead son back in the same car with the two other children pretending as if he is sleeping.

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Let The Blonde Sing Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from CHICAGO Festival Feb. 2020

LET THE BLONDE SING, 13min., USA Documentary

Directed by Rachel Knoll

An intimate look into a small community in Alaska through the eyes of Beverly Sue Waltz, the bartender of the only bar open all-year-round.

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Lacuna Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from CHICAGO Festival Feb. 2020


LACUNA, 7min., USA, Drama

Directed by Ryan Matthew Jolly

A man finds himself in a strange world, in a strange form. He cant remember anything and must journey to find himself.

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