April 2019 Winning Films

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festival posterMALKA, 4min., UK, Animation/Documentary

festival posterMARTA – I NEED A LOVE STORY, 4min., Poland, Music Video/Romance

festival posterONE LAST TIME, 5min., Spain, Animation

festival posterDON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT, 7min., UK, Animation

festival posterSIRENS TANGO, 11min., USA, Dance

festival posterI’M A FIREFIGHTER, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterBODY OF YOUR DREAMS, 10min., USA, Dance

festival posterOPEN, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE MIND MADE BODY, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterIN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA, 6min., Italy, Dance

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Animation & Dance Festival – April 11, 2019

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST ANIMATION FILM: ONE SMALL STEP

BEST DANCE FILM: BODY OF YOUR DREAMS

BEST CHARACTERS: I’M A FIREFIGHTER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: IN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA

BEST MUSIC: ONE LAST TIME

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLOVE ON THE BALCONY, 4min., USA, Animation/Romance

festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, Animation/LGBT

festival posterONE SMALL STEP, 8min., USA, Animation

festival posterBROKEN DREAMS, 3min., UK, Animation

festival posterONE LAST TIME, 5min., Spain, Animation

festival posterDON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT, 7min., UK, Animation

festival posterSIRENS TANGO, 11min., USA, Dance

festival posterI’M A FIREFIGHTER, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterBODY OF YOUR DREAMS, 10min., USA, Dance

festival posterOPEN, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE MIND MADE BODY, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterIN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA, 6min., Italy, Dance

The theme of the April 2019 ANIMATION & DANCE Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “TIMING”.

Each film was about something or someone being at the exact right time for something.

The 7th event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.

23 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

THE MIND MADE BODY Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from April 2018 DANCE Festival

THE MIND MADE BODY, 4min., USA, Dance

Directed by Katherine Helen Fisher

A visual & filmic exploration of Salvador Dali’s 1937 painting “The Burning Giraffe,” The Mind Made Body draws from Dali’s own curiosity with the “secret drawers” existing within all people and explores the physical manifestation of repressed thoughts, memories, & secrets. A Safety Third Productions collaboration with Butoh dancer & performance artist Caroline Haydon, DP Talon McKee, and sound designer Michael Quinn. Directed by Katherine Fisher with cinematography by Shimmy Boyle.

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SIRENS TANGO Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from April 2018 DANCE Festival

SIRENS TANGO, 11min., USA, Dance

Directed by Lisa Le Lievre

The Tango is a dance of seductive moves and rhythm changes. “Sirens Tango” is a film that uses the Tango as a metaphor for life and its tempting interruptions.

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OPEN Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from April 2018 DANCE Festival

OPEN, 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Lindsay Gauthier

An intricate duet bathed in light.

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IN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from April 2018 DANCE Festival

IN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA, 6min., Italy, Dance

Directed by Michele Manzini

In her Notebooks, Simone Weil wrote that “Each true statement is an error if its opposite is not thought of at the same time, and it cannot be thought of at the same time”.

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I’M A FIREFIGHTER Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from April 2018 DANCE Festival

I’M A FIREFIGHTER, 5min., UK, Dance

Directed by Victoria Hanna

Baby I’m a firefighter trapped in a burning house in a silent picture & there is no way out except to watch the love between us die.

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