July 13 2018 – Today’s Experimental Festival TESTIMONIAL

Tim Ballard
Tim Ballard

I’m honored to have had my animation selected for this festival. No other festival I know of provides an audience feedback video and the communication was excellent. I wasn’t able to attend in person, but hope to some day, looked like a great turnout.

5 Star Review
OH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video 
Directed by Tim BallardMusic Video for the song “Oh My’ by Bodhi’s Wish. A post-apocalyptic dream journey and promise of rebirth through imagination.

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July 11 2018 – Today’s Experimental Festival TESTIMONIAL

Produzione Atzgeria
Produzione Atzgeria

Great Festival, especially the audience-feedback is really outstanding and useful! Thanks a lot!

5 Star Review
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TROUBLE, 3min., Austria, Music Video 
Directed by Michael Tripolt, Gero Dennig, Peter Schonhardt Music Video for “The Weight”, a journey through 60s and 70s Vinyl-Covers.

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July 9 2018 – Today’s Experimental Festival TESTIMONIAL

Gregor Errath
Gregor Errath

We could not participate at the festival, but they made video on feedback on our Music Video screening, and this was really interesting.
Highly recommended!

5 Star Review
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WHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video
Directed by Michael Durr & Mathias FellnerMusic video for track ‘Where Am I’ of Colacoaster’s Debut Album. Shot on location in Sicily.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

JUNE 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films

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festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video

festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

festival posterLAND OF MINE, 4min., Germany, Experimental

festival posterWHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video

festival posterTROUBLE, 3min., Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental

festival posterHAUL, 5min., Czech Republic, Music Video

festival posterBURIED, 14min., UK, Thriller/War

festival posterAINHOA, 19min, Spain, Drama/Thriller

festival posterSTREAM OF DOUBTS, 11min., France, Drama/Fantasy

festival posterMEASURE, 2min, UK, Horror/Drama

festival posterLIFE ON MARS, 16min., Spain, Drama

festival posterVINDICTE, 26min., Germany, Drama/Family

 

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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 – June 28, 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: SUPPLE HEARTS

BEST ANIMATION: 01

BEST PERFORMANCES: SUPPLE HEARTS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: LAND OF MINE

BEST MUSIC: SUNFLOWER SUTRA

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video

festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

festival posterLAND OF MINE, 4min., Germany, Experimental

festival posterWHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video

festival posterTROUBLE, 3min., Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental

festival posterHAUL, 5min., Czech Republic, Music Video

The theme of the June 2018 ANIMATION & EXPERIMENTAL FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Innocence Lost”. Every single film was about characters who lost their idealism.

These types of festivals bring on a whole new crowd and with that an entirely new conversation in the feedback section. These are divisive films that many times attempt to make a social or political commentary on the world.

In the other festivals, the conversation is more about the storytelling – the plots and characters in the films we present. With the Animation & Experimental Festival the discussions lean more towards the thematics and overall points of the film. The subtext and emotions. How is makes us feel!

So if an audience member would go to our Comedy Festival for example on week, an then this festival the next week, they would think we are at a different venue or city.

I like these festivals. The event and films always makes me think days afterward. It stays with me for a long time. I keep going back to the films and what was said.

There is SO much talent out there. It’s amazing actually. Whatever we can do to help get more people to see these films.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

HAUL Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Experimental Festival 2018

HAUL, 5min., Czech Republic, Music Video 
Directed by Marek Partys

The music video is a testament to the resilient nature of children and their ability to overcome the biggest of pitfalls, though the most dangerous things in their paths are often people themselves. The depicted uniformity after death signifies that we are all equal in the face of death, regardless

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SUNFLOWER SUTRA Short Film – Audience Feedback from the Experimental Festival 2018

SUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video
Directed by Ayla Spaans

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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