EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Experimental Film & Music Video Festival

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.
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 tickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come…

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Watch Short Film: LONG RONG SONG

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Projected on a grid of particles that at times seem ordered, while sometimes chaotic and always in flux, Ormstad’s constructed language poetry is exposed and read by the author while performing to Mashtalirs pulsating music. Is everything connected to one another in the sphere that is shaping before the viewer’s eyes? How does language relate to the atmospheric scapes Vojjov creates of numbers, geometric forms and abstract shapes? LONG RONG SONG (2015) conveys Ormstad’s language research project that is based on AUDITION FOR FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE (Audition for Phenomena without a Name), his second book of concrete poetry (2004). In the video, Ormstad reads through a cycle of 5 poems that present combinations of four letters made of an artifical language system that he has created and which may, or may not result in words commonly used in latin languages.
LONG RONG SONG is the first work of a collection created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir) in collaboration with Russian video artist Alexander Vojjov. LONG RONG SONG exists in different versions made for screening and live performance. Raising awareness of electronic poetry and sonic ecology, attracting new audience to a potent yet to come genre is the inspiration for this collaboration.
The video is produced in HD 16:9 in color, stereo, duration 05:26
Animation: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, voice & production: Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015

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Watch Music Video Film: 100% – Lost Youth

 

100stillsLost Youth was the debut single from the 12” release “You are 100%” via Moontown Records.

Shoot was between 2 cameras to created a hall of mirrors effect in a washed colour glow across the band members. The video was the product of Helena’s direction to create a current nostalgia through lights, angles and smoke machines.

Director Biography

Helena papageorgiou

Helena Papageorgiou is a video producer, illustrator and animator. Helena’s music videos incorporate various stylistic mediums to convey a sense of visual immersement. Combining these allows for a visual metamorphosis, condensation of form and meaning.

Helena is interested in exploring this in her music video production and animation which integrates mu

 

Watch Short Film: Sequence/Orpheus

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Directed by Seth Grimgart

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Bacch2Orpheus is pursued by the followers of Bacchus, but they pause to sing the praises of the god of wine.

The centerpiece of this film is a live performance of a scene from the 1607 edition of the libretto for Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” (no music extant). It has been enhanced with studio and location video, archival performance art footage, a percussion track and old 78s of Greek tavern songs. Introducing this eventually evolved into a TV show which became part of the sequence. The clown at the beginning (demonstrating the “clown turn”) is from the live show. Clowning, transvestitism and crude humor appeared in Monteverdi’s works (pre-figuring Commedia dell’Arte) often extraneous to the plot. All of this is an attempt to capture the spirit of Venetian opera of the era,

Director Biography

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Born in town of “Two Egg” on the Florida panhandle; educated sporadically at Tulane and FSU before heading north during the great radical migration. In New York, worked as artist (storyboards for ad agencies), actor (Manhattan Theatre Club, La Mama,etc., NJ Shakespeare Festival, Judson Poets, PBS TV, WBAI radio, summer stock etc.) Original works at the Public Theatre and under the auspices of Composers Collaborative, Inc and The Genesius Guild. Long running Village variety series “Ave. A Conspiracy” which the Voice called “…a lower east side vaudevillian extravaganza…” and termed Grimgart “the prince of perversion himself.”

Director Statement

Creating video is a realization. Clips are objects to assemble in a design on the screen like a collage. Images overlap, sounds blend and the real story emerges. Of course, it takes real writing, real camerawork and real acting to get that all that started.

Watch Short Film: Possums in the Roof (dir. Deborah White)

Directed by Deborah White

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‘Possums in the Roof’ honours the possums that share my urban space. It gives cause to reflect on native animals, typically regarded as pests that cling to their habitat in the face of urban development. Surrendering to the notion of living harmoniously with the harmless animals, I have drawn inspiration from animism that reveres the spiritual essence of animals and regards their habitat as precious. The humour of the ritualized performance, highlights the eccentric position of humans in the natural world. The performance-as-possum serves to negate the assumption that holds humans in a superior, privileged position. Humans are not the owners of absolute knowledge and becoming-animal shows other ways of knowing beyond human language and logic.

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Watch Short Film: UNEASINESS (Dir. Viacheslav Pareniuk, Igor Pareniuk)

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Genre: experimental, atmospheric
Duration: 9`34 min.
 
Directed by: Viacheslav Pareniuk, Igor Pareniuk, 
Photography: Viacheslav Pareniuk, Igor Pareniuk, 
Film editing: Viacheslav Pareniuk, Igor Pareniuk, 
 
Uneasiness is a feeling of strain and pressure, can be external and related to the environment, but may also be created by internal perceptions that cause an individual to experience anxiety or other negative emotions surrounding a situation, such as stress, discomfort, which they then deem uneasiness.
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Director Biography

Viacheslav pareniuk

Cinematographer originally from Ukraine, Kyiv. Have graduated from the Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, from which received a Master Degree majoring in «Film and Television Arts». At this moment stading at Aristotle University in the Faculty of Cinematography (Greece, Thessaloniki).

EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.
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 tickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 58 out of its last 60 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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A FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
Directed by Adriano Curci

The past and the present are intertwined in an old abandoned house in the middle of a forest. Into the trees, Martin walks. A tragedy. Into the trees, into the trees. Based on the song “A Forest” by The Cure.

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CONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Shane Beam

An audition for a conditioner commercial becomes an otherworldly psychogenic experience.

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