January 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films


festival posterBE THE ONE, 5min., Switzerland, Crime/Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE WAVES, 4min., UK, Animation
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festival posterOUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster21ST CENTURY HERMIT, 3min., UK, Documentary
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festival posterCITY OF MY HEART, 4min., Greece, Documentary
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festival posterSTUPID SMARTPHONE THERAPY, 4min., Germany, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE FLOW, 3min., Belgium, Adventure
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

2017 Experimental Short Films at Festival (July to December)

List of EXPERIMENTAL Short Films that were showcased at the festival for the second half of 2017. Click the links and watch the Audience FEEDBACK videos, plus learn more about the films.


festival posterWE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterNO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterFIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterBEAUTIFUL, 4min, Iraq/USA, Drama/War
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTASTE OF LOVE, 4min, Austria, Romance/Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE SCULPTOR, 4min, USA, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTWO, 1min, USA, Fashion/Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterKARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFRUIT, 7min., Germany, Animation/Experimental

BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterHOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental
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festival posterICARO, 11min, Brazil, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival poster65.5 WOMEN, 6min, Norway, Experimental
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festival posterSTRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterREQUEMBARREN, 16min, Spain, Experimental
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festival posterDIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterGOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video
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festival posterDE GLACE, 6min, France, Drama/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterA SPACE GOD APPEARS, 10min, USA, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental/Music Video Festival – December 28, 2017

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: KILLING US SOFTLY

Best Performances: YOU

Best Cinematography: IN SEARCH OF REVERENCE

Best Music: The music from A FOREST

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterORACLE, 3min., USA, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterYOU, 10min., Portugal, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterKILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterIN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterA FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterCONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterCHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The EXPERIMENTAL/ANIMATION DECEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short movies from this community.

The theme of the festival was “STRUGGLE”.

Every film showcased was about a character(s) simply struggling in life in some sort of way. .

Showcasing the best 13 Experimental and Animation Short Films of 2017 was a terrific way to end the year 2017.

This is a festival without its controversy as some films pushed the limits of what is appropriate to screen – and perhaps 100% of our audience didn’t appreciate certain films as it didn’t fit into their idealogy. In my subjective opinion, this is what the Experimental night is all about. Stretch the boundaries of storytelling and film execution while still engaging and making the audience feel.

That said, there were a couple of films that the FEEDBACK Film Festival committee wanted us to show that I simply could not. They pushed things a bit TOO far.

I always like to imagine any film we program to see how it will play 10 years from now from a 2027 audience. Of course I can not predict the future, but sometimes you can see the patterns of convention and what is appropriate. So some films that we screen today might not stand the test of time in 10 years. So it’s my job to make sure we don’t screen a film that is a little cringe worthy in the future.

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Kierston Drier (who also moderated the event) was the main programmer for the DECEMBER 2017 Festival. She has worked for WILDsound for the last 2 years and is the driving force for future FEEDBACK Film Festival events.

You always know you had a great festival when all the films receive multiple votes for BEST FILM of the night from the audience – which was the case for all 13 films presented at this festival.

We are so proud of this festival. We can’t wait for 2018.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

YOU Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2017 Experimental Film Festival

YOU, 10min., Portugal, Experimental
Directed by Hugo Pinto

Y0U is a love story, that happens in a moment in wich the last thing you want to do is to fall in love, but falling in love is probally the only way you have to go on with your live.

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

 

ORACLE Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2017 Experimental Film Festival

ORACLE, 3min., USA, Music Video
Directed by Jessica Batson

An art collaboration between a film collective and band. A beautiful short, visually stimulating and emotionally conflicting. A woman being consumed by gold.

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

 

KILLING US SOFTLY Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2017 Experimental Film Festival

KILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
Directed by Emilie Boyard

A mirror held up to humanity – it points out our ugliest, greediest and most idiotic ways. It is a chant, a protest rally, a wake up call to the people, and a reminder that we still have the power to take back what they are taking from us

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

 

IN SEARCH OF REVERENCE Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2017 Experimental Film Festival

IN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental
Directed by Darryl Pace

An ambition to realize the uncomfortable truth that there has to be a greater connection to this world and life than how most people live it. Under the material, fast paced world urban based world, we had lost our connection with the land. This was a quest to re-discover that

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

 

A FOREST Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2017 Experimental Film Festival

A FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
Directed by Adriano Curci

The past and the present are intertwined in an old abandoned house in the middle of a forest. Into the trees, Martin walks. A tragedy. Into the trees, into the trees. Based on the song “A Forest” by The Cure.

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

 

GLORIOUS VICTORY Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2017 Experimental Film Festival

GLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
Directed by Will Kim

Glorious Victory is an animated short film about two beetles fighting over a fig fruit which leads both of the beetles to complete disaster. Will Kim uses watercolor to tell a story of ambition, greed, and selfishness with an original soundtrack composed and performed by Tatenori Hamasaka.

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

 

Get to know the short film: KILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video

Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Posterkus‘Killing US Softly’ is a mirror held up to humanity – it points out our ugliest, greediest and most idiotic ways.
It is a chant, a protest rally, a wake up call to the people, and a reminder that we still have the power to take back what they are taking from us.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI, Amira
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color