May 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films

festival posterROSIE, OH, 8min, USA, Experimental/Family

festival posterTHE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation

festival posterAFTER LOVE, 6min., Hungary, Experimental/Romance

festival posterMARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

festival posterTHE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy

festival posterHANDS, 6min., UK, Experimental/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

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Short Film: 01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

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Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat’s stranded on the coast. His mother didn’t survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare.

Second Truth
An international short film concert series by julian friedrich

illustrators, photographers, painters, choreographs, artists and film makers from all over the world confront the hot spots of our time silent films accompanied only by music

This is one of the films from the international short film initiative ‘Second Truth’. The initiative features more then 10 silent films in which illustrators, photographers, painters, choreographers, artists and film-makers from all over the world confront the hotspots of our time accompanied only by music.

These silent films are meant to be freely accessible on social media and are released by press offices, at festivals and on CD. Behind this is an open publication strategy as well as an international ‘Second Truth’ concert series.

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Short Film: OH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video

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Music Video for the song “Oh My’ by Bodhi’s Wish. A post-apocalyptic dream journey and promise of rebirth through imagination.

See more about the Musician here:
http://www.bodhiswish.com
https://www.facebook.com/BodhisWish/
http://www.michaelpickard.net

More about the Animator here:
http://timballardcreations.com
https://www.facebook.com/timballardcreations/

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Short Film: WHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video

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Music video for track ‘Where Am I’ of Colacoaster’s Debut Album. Shot on location in Sicily.

Mathias Fellner – Art Director
Michael Dürr – Director of Photography
Philipp Melchers – Editor
Marco Colombo – Drone Operator
Nicoló Stabile – Local Guide

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Short Film: SUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video

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The music video Sunflower Sutra is about finding your totem in the animal kingdom. The rooster, hare and pig; that stand for the constellations of My Baby’s band members, go through different phases where they discover their self during the totem ceremony. The video is divided into three sections: birth, ceremony and rebirth, each represented by a new twist in the track’s pacey sense of snaking momentum. The spiritual animals eventually breaking apart after finding their personal totem and feeling stronger than before. All handmade masks, outfits, and magic settings come together in a new surrealistic prehistoric dance world where it’s about finding your spiritual animal.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Student
  • Genres:
    Tribal, experimental, video art, abstract
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Shooting Format:
    sony a7sII
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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April 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films

festival posterTRAIN, 3min., Israel, Animation/Music Video

festival posterWINE AND EGGS, 5min., Turkey, Drama

festival posterORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy

festival posterJOY! BLUE MOON, 3min., USA, Animation/Music

festival posterWHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video</a

festival posterNIGHT LIVE, 7min., China, Experimental/New Media

festival posterVOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTHE NIGHT SKY, 3min., Sweden, Experimental

festival posterCALO MESA – TECHNO HIPPIE, 3min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterSAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS, 2min., UK, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterEPINEPHRINE, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTRAINS – RADIO CUT, 3min., UK, Music Video

festival posterBLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy

festival posterTHE LONGING RITUAL, 4min., USA, Experimental/Animation

festival posterYOU’RE DEAD WRONG, 6min., Canada, Music Video

festival posterALL FALLS DOWN, 6min., USA, Experimental/Documentary

festival posterSAINT ETIENNE – MAGPIE EYES, 3min., Music Video

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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/Music Video Festival – April 16, 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ALL FALLS DOWN

BEST PERFORMANCES: EPINEPHRINE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE NIGHT SKY

BEST MUSIC: VOICES

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterJOY! BLUE MOON, 3min., USA, Animation/Music

festival posterWHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterNIGHT LIVE, 7min., China, Experimental/New Media

festival posterVOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTHE NIGHT SKY, 3min., Sweden, Experimental

festival posterCALO MESA – TECHNO HIPPIE, 3min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterSAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS, 2min., UK, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterEPINEPHRINE, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTRAINS – RADIO CUT, 3min., UK, Music Video

festival posterBLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy

festival posterTHE LONGING RITUAL, 4min., USA, Experimental/Animation

festival posterYOU’RE DEAD WRONG, 6min., Canada, Music Video

festival posterALL FALLS DOWN, 6min., USA, Experimental/Documentary

festival posterSAINT ETIENNE – MAGPIE EYES, 3min., Music Video

This was a showcase of 14 of the best Experimental Films in the world today. The theme of the April 2018 Experimental Film Festival was “Attachment”

Funny story about this festival event. It was the first non-sellout in over 50 FEEDBACK Film Festival events in Toronto. A very bad ice storm hit most of Eastern Canada and the United States the day before and navigating through it to get to a destination was…let’s just say, very hard. Not to mention many people were without power.

The show had to go on and the festival took place with an audience of over half the capacity. A grand achievement. This was an audience who LOVES experimental films and it was an honor to have them all.

For the filmmakers that films were showcased at this festival – your audience feedback is from your core audience. These people came to this festival during one of the biggest storms Toronto has seen in years. Even the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game had to be cancelled this night – and they play in a dome stadium!

The show went on and it turned out to be the best event so far in 2018.

The MVP of the night was the entire FEEDBACK Film Festival team. All the camera operators. Volunteers. And Festival Directors Mary Cox & Kierston Drier (who also served as the moderator of the evening). Bravo!

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo