SAINT ETIENNE: MAGPIE EYES Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

SAINT ETIENNE – MAGPIE EYES, 3min., Music Video
Directed by Tash Tung

Magpie Eyes reimagines the 90s band as teenagers in the modern day and follows them around the sleepy market suburb of Stevenage, UK – the first of the government’s post-war Utopias. The film celebrates a distinct sense place and what it’s like to grow up in a British suburb, mixing stills and moving images of the local kids in and around the New Town architecture.

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SAMFAELINI Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS, 2min., UK, Experimental/Music Video 
Directed by Ramon Blanquer

Explores different phobias in the form of early Hollywood’s extravaganzza, where rejection and attraction for mystery will dance in harmony unveiling a coordinated series of familiar shapes performing the abstract.

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THE NIGHT SKY Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

THE NIGHT SKY, 3min., Sweden, Experimental 
Directed by Leigh Bloomfield

A night looking up at the stars can reveal many surprises.

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TRAINS – RADIO CUT Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

 

TRAINS – RADIO CUT, 3min., UK, Music Video 
Directed by Jola Kudela

Everything is a form of vibration,
One needs to hear it and transform it into music
The world is a piano and the piano is the world
The musician becomes the creator of the world

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VOICES Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

VOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video 
Directed by Alberto Nacci

Seventh short film of the Body & Sound series by Alberto Nacci on the relationship between musicians and their musical instruments. A b/w film on the relationship between body and voice with the collaboration of the vocal quartet Leg’gio with Paola Milzani, Caterina Comeglio, Elena Biagioni and Simona Zambetti.

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WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video
Directed by Mike Celona

An experimental abstract piece cultivated from three different live production sessions in which synthesized video images produced with Paracosm’s Lumen software were transferred to VHS tape, remixed through a circuit-bent Tachyons+ analog video processor and then subsequently reremixed back into a computer using Arkaos GrandVJ software.

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THE LONGING RITUAL Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

 

THE LONGING RITUAL, 4min., USA, Experimental/Animation
Directed by Scott Turri

Most recently, in my latest series The Longing Ritual the focus has been on the nature/culture continuum, in particular the search for real experience and a connection to the natural world

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March 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films


festival posterTHROUGH THE SUPERMARKET IN FIVE EASY STEPS, 9min, Finland, Dance
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festival posterBREATHE, 4min., USA, Documentary
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festival posterTO QUIET MY MIND, 5min., USA, Experimental
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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

EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – May 3, 2018. 7pm.

 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.

SAM THE HAM, 1min., USA, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Michele Haines

A dark animated comedy about a sweet, naive piglet whose father sees him as a meal ticket

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WHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

Directed by Brian Giovanni

The local birdbath is empty, and the hot sun won’t let up. An ambitious bird gathers his flock to bring the rain down upon them. But how far will he go to get what he wants?

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PENTHOUSE SWEET, 9min., USA, Comedy/Drama
Directed by Marcus C. W. Chan 

A sit-com actress must decide whether to apply the lesson her character learns in the show to a real life crisis when she loses her phone on which she has stored some sensitive videos.

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ROSIE, OH, 8min, USA, Experimental/Family
Directed by Andy Koeger & Apple Xenos

An unsupervised little girl goes looking for her lost dog, only to find something else unexpectedly lost.

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THE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation
Directed by Sarah Gampel

Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.

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AFTER LOVE, 6min., Hungary, Experimental/Romance
Directed by Daniel Orosz

Pa says a prayer, takes a pill and sets out in a dreamlike quest to search for her lover, only to realize and come to terms with the fact that he is gone for good.

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MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation
Directed by Kris & Kurtis Theorin

Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent’s gothic mansion one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated ‘one shot’ film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness.

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HANDS, 6min., UK, Experimental/Dance
Directed by Michael Lane

Its subtitle is -‘A Dance: A Meditation: A Hope’ : We show hands moving rhythmically to our specially composed music to show our natural readiness to create, with flexibility and sensitivity. By contrast, slow sections allows contemplation about the variety, complexity and beauty of the natural human hand. Our hope is, in this fractured world, we can still blend together. While we remaining distinct in our gender, race and age, we may achieve by our sharing.

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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.

February 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films


festival poster116, 15min., USA, Experimental
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festival posterTHE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES, 7min., USA, Animation/Drama
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ACTOREXPERIMENTAL Short Screenplay – MOTORIST
February 2018 Reading
by Julie Thor Fryd