The 2012 International Feel Good Film Festival is located in the heart of Hollywood August 3-5 at the Laemmle Noho 7 Theater . This year the festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary and is proud to have had over 25,000 attendees . Each year this three day festival receives glowing write-ups from well-known publications (including The Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, LA Times, LA Weekly and Variety) and celebrity hosts, including Rainn Wilson, Carlos Mencia, Hal Sparks, Cheryl Hines, Valente Rodriguez among others.
The Feel Good Film Festival is a film showcase encouraging the development, production, and distribution of short or feature length films with happy endings, that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world. Live-action or animation, comedy or romantic comedies, fiction or non-fiction, documentaries and films with happy endings are submitted to the Feel Good Film Festival. The winning projects will be entertaining, optimistic, humorous, or heartwarming and leave the audience feeling good.
Our goal at FGFF is to create a warm and happy association with the festival and every filmmaker, screenwriter, and sponsor attached to it. Distributors are invited from every major company. The department heads watch every accepted film so that they are able to speak with confidence and enthusiasm about the films to anyone who attends the festival. Those filmmakers that are accepted become part of the Feel Good family and our staff goes out of their way to make them feel appreciated.
There will be an area of focus for films produced, directed, or with contribution by children. Films that condone racism, drug use and cruelty will not find a place in this festival. Examples of previously produced "feel good" feature films include My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Finding Nemo, It's a Wonderful Life, Bend it Like Beckham, Princess Bride, and Rudy.
The Feel Good Film Festival showcases select family oriented feature-length, shorts and student films and screenplays. In the past, we have had competitions and awards for Best Feel Good Film (short and feature length, Student Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Original Score made for film or video. The student film category is awarded to the best filmmaker under 22 years of age. We have also had educational panels for pass holders to attend.