Director BIO: Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)

Director Biography

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Leigh Bloomfield is a writer, director, visual artist and a co-owner of Leap Productions based in London, England.

Leigh recently filmed and edited the BBC2 TV series “The Retreat with Nick Knowles”. The show was received with great reviews and high ratings, and will later this year be having it’s second run on Netflix.

Commercially Leigh has worked as editor on the UK Nintendo Switch campaign. It consists of adds showing the console being used by anyone, anywhere and at anytime.

Leigh’s other credits as camera man and producer include the short film “Box Therapy”, this won Best National Short’ at the Making Waves film festival.

With a strong background in painting and photography, Leigh uses mixed media, to tell stories.

Leigh grew up in the south west of England in Torbay, where he attended South Devon College of Art and Design. Then went onto higher education at Wolverhampton university where he studied BA in Electronic Media and a Masters in Media and Animation.

Director BIO: Alberto Nacci (VOICES)

Director Biography

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Born in 1957 at Trapani (Italy), lives and works in Bergamo since 1982. Former professor of Sound Design at Academies of Fine Arts in Bergamo and Brescia, after a long career musician with numerous musical productions and a rich concert activity, he dedicated himself to the production of art and culture documentaries, industrial films and video art works received numerous international awards. His works are appreciated in Italy and abroad and selected some of the most important festivals of film and video art in Europe, USA, Asia. He participated, representing Italy, to EURONIGHT08, an international video art proposed by the Italian Institute of Culture in Toronto.

With the short film THE COLOURS OF BLACK:
– Winner at the Chicago Short Film Festival (art direction)
– Mention Speciale du Jury at the Festival du Film de Paris.

With THE MOVING TOWN:
– Selected to 61 ° Festival du Film Locarno;
– Mention Speciale du Jury at the Festival du Film de Bruxelles;
– Winner at the Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival (for best directing);
– Winner at the Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona (Best Cinematography);
– Winner at the Alaska International Film Award (best music video), – Nominations (for best short film) at the International Filmmaker Festival (Kent, UK);
– Presented in the exhibition “Parallel Worlds “in the context of events taking place at the 53rd Venice Biennial Show.

With Quippe DANCE;
– Winner at the Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival (for best editing);
– Jury Special Mention of the Punta del Este International Film Festival (Uruguay) ;
Screened in the event The Best Short Film in the 6 World at Mar de La Plata International Film Festival.

The documentary BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH – Mario Botta, Church in Seriate was part of the exhibition of the exhibition Mario Botta, Architecture 1960-2010 at Mart in Rovereto and was successfully presented to GAMeC, the TRIENNALE Milan and on RAI 5 (Cooltour). He presented the film The Art of Calcografia the National Museum of Turin, the MAX Museum of Chiasso, the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (MI), the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts (BG). The Palazzo Ducale in Genoa presented video works Hands to Jill and Chris made Handmade by the American photographer Jill Mathis and the English sculptor Chris Gilmour.
He has made numerous video works for exhibitions of artists such as Mario Benedetti, Philip Corner, Viveka Assembergs, Chris Gilmour, Jill Mathis, Paolo Ghilardi, Dietelmo Pievani, Ciaccio, Maura Cantamessa, Trento Longaretti.
His movie The Garden of Peace was presented in the Italian Pavilion in the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.

With the movie A WHITE LIGHT:
– Winner the International Filmmaker Festival of the World 2015 (Best Editing for Foreign Language Film);
– Winner the International Film Festival for Family, Public Service Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking in Jakarta 2015 (International Award of Merit).

With the shorts BODY&SOUND:
– Winner at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2016 (Best Music Video)
– Winner (Award of Exellence) at INDIEFest Film Awards 2016
– Winner at BellinghamMusic Film Fest 2016 (Best Music Video)
– Winner at Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2016 (Best Music Video).
– Winner (Award of Excellence) 2017 The Accolade Global Film Competition (Los Angeles USA)
– Winner at European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA) 2017
– Winner at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2017 (Best Music Video)
– Winner at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2017 (Best Editing)
– Winner American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017 (Best Experimental Video Art).

Since 1996 is the holder of ajpstudios (sound & vision), specializing in the production of industrial films, arts and culture documentaries, videoart works.

Director BIO: Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)

Director Biography

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Dazhi Huang is a filmmaker interested in the moral struggles and personal choices in contemporary politics – and with mixing magical realism, fairy tales, and pop culture. He’s obsessed with films by Jean-Luc Godard, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Agnès Varda.

Director Statement

This film talks about the instant effects caused by internet communications, not just talking about how it violates our privacy and our choice of content, but it also fulfills our impulse toward destruction that we don’t really dare in our daily lives.

Film Director: Mike Celona (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)

Director Biography

Mike Celona is a Media Artist and VJ from Rochester, NY whose work has been shown around the world at festival, museum and gallery exhibitions over the past 15 years. In addition to exploring the unique textural and technical properties of the video medium itself through synthesis and live manipulation, he is also keen on remixing found footage as a form of media ecology that breathes new life into otherwise neglected, forgotten and/or discarded found images by constructing surreal improvised collage narratives that give them renewed context in the present.

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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
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festival posterNO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
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festival posterFIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterBEAUTIFUL, 4min, Iraq/USA, Drama/War
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festival posterTASTE OF LOVE, 4min, Austria, Romance/Experimental
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festival posterTHE SCULPTOR, 4min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterTWO, 1min, USA, Fashion/Experimental
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festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
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festival posterKARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
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festival posterFRUIT, 7min., Germany, Animation/Experimental

BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
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festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
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festival posterHOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental
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festival posterICARO, 11min, Brazil, Experimental
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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
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festival posterDON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterGOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video
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festival posterDE GLACE, 6min, France, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterA SPACE GOD APPEARS, 10min, USA, Experimental
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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
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festival posterYOU, 10min., Portugal, Experimental
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festival posterKILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
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festival posterIN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental
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festival posterA FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
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festival posterCONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterTHE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation
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festival posterCHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
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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!