January 2019 Winning Films

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festival posterPENANCE, 4min., USA, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

 

 

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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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January 2019 Winning Films

Submit via FilmFreeway:

 

 

festival posterPENANCE, 4min., USA, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

 

 

 

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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

Experimental Festival – Thur. Feb. 7th. 7pm. (Los Angeles)

FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – February 7, 2019. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

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FIRST ACT PROGRAM

OF SILENCE, 6min., Belgium, Dance

Directed by Sam Asaert

A short dance film about the contrast between intimacy and vastness, conflict and freedom—and the individual yearning for a past long gone, in the face of a bleak collective future.

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“ROPPONGI BOYS” JET LAGZ, 2min., Poland, Music

Directed by Bartek Kalinowski

Visually stunning music video.

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POSITIVE, 2min., France, Experimental

Directed by Hadi Moussally

POSITIVE is a film and photo series starring three people with special skin conditions. Putting a spotlight on albinism and vitiligo through negative editing , the project aims to raise awareness of these skin conditions and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination those with albinism and vitiligo face. By allowing the negative to empower the positive, Hadi Moussally highlights our similarities, rather than our differences.

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ADORINE, 4min., Cyprus, Music

Directed by Savvas Stavrou

You wanna laugh in my face?
Cause when you do so
It’s in the mirror you see
You wanna crash at my place?
I have all the room that you need babe

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FRANCISZKA, 8min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Elias Djemil

1943, a revolt broke out at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Among the resistants, a famous polish ballerina.

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SOMEWHERE IN THEIR HEADS, 13min., UK, Musical/Documentary

Directed by Gregg Houston

About the recording of Curse Of Lono’s second album ‘As I Fell’. Shot and edited by acclaimed music film maker Gregg Houston (Noel Gallagher, Two Door Cinema Club, Michael Kiwanuka, Foy Vance), ‘Somewhere In Their Heads’ follows Curse Of Lono as they record between London and a remote, desert studio in Joshua Tree, California. The film offers a unique glimpse into the recording process and the stories behind the songs, including deeply personal conversations about heroin addiction and the death of family members.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


STAR IN THE EAST, 2min., USA, Musical

Directed by Katie Garibaldi & Marc Morgan

Folky songwriter Katie Garibaldi’s sweet and majestically produced original song “Star in the East” from her new album Home Sweet Christmas is the perfect match for such a creatively inspired music video. The claymation and stop motion video was made by artist Marc Morgan, which pays homage to the classic Christmas movies of the ’60s that we all know and love. Detailing the Biblical story of the three wise men’s journey following the Christmas star to Bethlehem, the video not only offers a fun spin on the traditional Christmas story, but also gives viewers a sense of nostalgia in the most enjoyable way. Garibaldi’s endearing and soulful vocals serenade, “Bright as can be, lead us to our king, star in the east,” as Morgan presents a unique personality to each character, including the magi’s devoted camel. This mini Christmas movie is a treat that participants watching of all ages can appreciate.

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DANCERS, 2min., USA, Dance

Directed by Danqi Xie

Two dancers from two different parts of the world connect through the art of dance.

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THE DUCHESS, 7min., USA, Experimental

Directed by Marco De Ornellas

A surrealistic horror film based on the latin urban legend “The woman in white” ( “A muller de Branco” ). When the clock hits midnight, a mysterious woman pays a visit to unfaithful man to revenge of her pain of the past.

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PERSON(A), 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Cameron Kostopoulos

Inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock, PERSON(a) explores themes of identity, character, and the human psyche while simultaneously questioning the boundaries between performance and art. Featuring a dance between flesh and plastic, PERSON(a) is at first playful and provocative, while also building its own uneasiness to mirror the dynamic of its waltz. The lines between the mask and the masquerade, the self and the psyche, and the person and persona are questioned, culminating in a transmission of identity that beckons audiences to ask: “What does it mean to be me?”

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CAUGHT IN THE CHAMBER, 7min., USA, Dance

Directed by Nathan Johnson

Screendance with original score by composer Andrew Norman, performed by yMusic.

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THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Jen Guy Metcalf

A traveler explores a places between reality and dreams, control and chaos, the known and unknown, as she comes to a realization about her existence.

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LOVE IS WILD, 2min, USA, Music

Directed by Michael McCallum

A music video for singer/songwriter, Jen Sygit, by award-winning writer/actor/director Michael McCallum about the different faces of love.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

 

DECEMBER 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films

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festival posterONCE A CHEATER, 4min., Belgium, Music Video

festival posterLITEFEET TOKYO, 3min., Japan, Music Video

festival posterJEAN-PIERRE, 5min., France, Music Video

festival posterKCPK – THE END, 6min., France, Music Video

festival posterCOOK – EL MANIJAZO, 6min., Argentina, Music Video

festival posterSILENT SCREAMS, 8min., Costa Rica, Experimental

festival posterMAURA, 13min., Cuba, Dance

festival posterBOOKANIMA: DANCE, 7min., South Korea, Dance

festival posterFRICKE-TICKE, 7min., Germany, Dance

festival posterSTOPGAP IN STOP MOTION, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterFORMS, 3min., South Africa, Dance

festival posterGREY MATTER, 3min., Canada, Dance

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental Festival – November 29, 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: MAURA

BEST PERFORMANCES: FORMS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: KCPK – THE END

BEST MUSIC: COOK – EL MANIJAZO

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterONCE A CHEATER, 4min., Belgium, Music Video

festival posterLITEFEET TOKYO, 3min., Japan, Music Video

festival posterJEAN-PIERRE, 5min., France, Music Video

festival posterKCPK – THE END, 6min., France, Music Video

festival posterCOOK – EL MANIJAZO, 6min., Argentina, Music Video

festival posterSILENT SCREAMS, 8min., Costa Rica, Experimental

festival posterMAURA, 13min., Cuba, Dance

festival posterBOOKANIMA: DANCE, 7min., South Korea, Dance

festival posterFRICKE-TICKE, 7min., Germany, Dance

festival posterSTOPGAP IN STOP MOTION, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterFORMS, 3min., South Africa, Dance

festival posterGREY MATTER, 3min., Canada, Dance

LISTEN to our Daily Podcast via iTunes, or go to www.wildsoundpodcast.com

There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the November 2018 Experimental/Music/Dance Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Confinement”.

Each film was about someone or something being confined to an area.

A great festival. Perhaps the best group of fans that have every atttended one of our events. People were simply into these films. They loved them and the artistic creations that all 12 of these shorts showcased.

We split the festival into two parts: First Half was all about Music. 2nd Half was all about Dance. It was a great blend of creation and we will continuing to do it this way.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

STOPGAP IN STOP MOTION Short Film. – Audience FEEDBACK from Nov. 2018 Experimental Festival

STOPGAP IN STOP MOTION, 5min., UK, Dance

Directed by Stephen Featherstone

Photographs of performers in a disabled and non-disabled dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison. Completed in 2016, this is a promotional film for Stopgap Dance Company.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

 

SILENT SCREAMS Short Film. – Audience FEEDBACK from Nov. 2018 Experimental Festival

SILENT SCREAMS, 8min., Costa Rica, Experimental

Directed by Susana Sanchez Carballo

The social mechanisms of control and surveillance govern how we view things and our bodies. In the same way, they have functioned as a method of exclusion, which for years has systematically silenced the voice of populations that have been victims of violence.

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