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Feel Good Film Festival

The FGFF encourages the development and distribution of independent films with positive themes that capture the beauty of our world.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2007
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

The FGFF, a California nonprofit, focuses on development of films that make the world a better place capturing the beauty of our world. In 2012 the FGFF celebrated its 5th Hollywood, CA anniversary bringing together over 300 independent filmmakers and screenwriters who have created feel-good projects with positive views on life for over 50,000 ticket holders looking for positive entertainment. FGFF films offer innocence, hope, and change.


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    Kristen Ridgway Flores
    Founder and CEO

    In 2006, Kristen founded the Hollywood FGFF ( that brings in film content, audiences, and media coverage from around the world. Kristen also has worked as a Publicist, as an Associate Producer, and on Nickelodeon’s highest grossing cartoon, SpongeBob SquarePants, managing a creative crew of 50 people. Lastly, she coordinated production for West Bank Story, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.

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    Karyn Jones
    Festival Director

    Karyn has taught for the
    Capistrano Unified School District
    for over 27 years. She also directs the highly successful non-profit Hollywood FGFF by reviewing film content and managing all aspects of the Festival including communications with the media, with filmmakers, producers, and directors around the world, celebrity hosts, Festival volunteers, sponsors, and vendors as required and handling all aspects of venue decisionmaking.

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    Chandler Poling
    Marketing and PR

    Chandler is the Company Owner and Senior Publicist at White Bear PR and also handles marketing and public relations duties for the FGFF. His specialties include Personal Publicity, Media Training, Digital Content PR, Press Releases, Pitching, Event PR, Social Media Support, Talent Procurement, Film Festival/Premiere Planning, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Press Kits, Electronic Press Kits (EPKs), BiographiesNewsletter Creation/Managemen

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    Dorene Henning Ridgway
    Director of Guest Relations

    Dorene has been the FGFF Director of Guest Relations since 2007 assisting with strategic consulting and development. In addition she performed as a Legal Professional for several law firms including Lane Powell, PC, October 1975 through October 2006 handling a variety of special projects while working with numerous attorneys, the public, and staff at all levels. Her legal career required a high degree of professionalism and independent judgment.

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    Stacey Giffin
    Sponsorship Director

    Change a Life Foundation
    April 2012 – Present ; Irvine, CA
    Assist partner organizations to prepare grant application for submission to Change a Life Foundation.
    Feel Good Film Festival
    Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Entertainment industry:
    Contact past sponsor to secure donations for festival; work with Festival Director and Filmmaker Director to coordinate festival details; attend festival and offer support to sponsors


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    John Nelson, Esq.
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    Karyn Jones

Previous Investors

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    Sponsors as detailed in website -