Short Film: VOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video

Voices web posterSeventh 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.

WINNER
• The Acccolade International Film Competition (Los Angeles USA, Winner, Best music video) 2017
• European Cinematography Awards (Winner, Best music video) 2017
• Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, best musical video) 2017
• Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, best editing) 2017
• American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017 (Best Experimental Video Art)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
• International Music Video Underground (Los Angeles – USA)
• WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame) (New York – USA)
• Lake View International Film Festival (Punjab , India)
• Berlin International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema (Berlin,Germany)
• GOLDEN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Moscow, Russia)
• Experimental Film & Music Video Festival (Toronto, Canada)
• 2017 Music Shorts Film Festival (Missoula, USA)
• Orlando Film Festival (Orlando, USA)
• California Independent Film Festival (Danville, USA)
• Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival (Jerome, USA)
• I Imagine” Film Festival – New York (USA)
• American Filmatic Arts Awards (USA)
• Experimental Film & Music Video Festival (USA)
• MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
• Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival
• WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame) New York – USA
• VIVA FILM FESTIVALA 2017 (Sarajevo)
• Chicago AMARCORD ARTHOUSE TELEVISION & VIDEO FEST AWARDS
• Indie Fest USA International Film Festival
• Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Director Biography

Short Film: NIGHT LIVE, 7min., China, Experimental/New Media

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A young gay man starts an online livestream with someone he just met on the gay social app, and of course, it leads to unexpected consequences.

Project Links
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    普天同庆
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China, United States
  • Film Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

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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. The title alludes to the signals going back and forth between digital and analog manipulations before arriving at the final composition as well as the solar/planetary images that emerge from the abstractions. Music: DG13817 by Production Unit Xero

 

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Virtual Reality, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    n/a
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

January 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films


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


festival posterTHE WAVES, 4min., UK, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterOUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster21ST CENTURY HERMIT, 3min., UK, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterCITY OF MY HEART, 4min., Greece, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterREQUEMBARREN, 16min, Spain, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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!