Next Festival Event: December 12, 2019 7pm (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2019.. 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 Matthew Toffolo. Showcasing a festival two times a month in Toronto in 2019!

Tickets for 2019 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.

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 festival@experimentalfilmfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can always make a tiny donation to the festival to guarantee your seats on the next and skip the lines:

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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 76 out of its last 78 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!



FIRST ACT PROGRAM – MUSIC

R.A.W. TUBA, 28min., USA, Music Documentary

Directed by Darren Durlach

This film is about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Now in his 40s, he still has the scars across his abdomen. But despite enormous challenges, he went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance (D.M. not to be confused with the less rare D.M.A.), and not just from anywhere, from one of the most prestigious music programs in the US. Richard is now not only a tenured professor at the University of New Mexico, but he’s also the principal tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic, which is in and of itself an Olympian-level accomplishment.

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OPEN THE WINDOW, 3min., Italy, Music Video

Directed by Christian Frosio, Michele Bernardi

The room of a hospital, two women waiting. The invitation to the soul to let go, the invitation to react for who remains.

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CEMETERY SONG, 4min., USA, Music Video/Animation

Directed by Michelle Prebich

An animated reflection on mortality, “CEMETERY SONG” explores a day in the life of inhabitants of a cemetery as they explore the power of memories, existential dread and finally a peaceful acceptance.

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THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE, 5min., Music Documentary

Directed by David Kennedy

The Blessing and the Curse is the surprising and inspiring story of folk, Americana, and rockabilly musician Lance Canales, who rose from humble California Central Valley farmworker beginnings to prominence in the international music scene.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM – DANCE


DANCE WITH A DEMON, 13min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Mitch Bax

A Mother’s struggle with a debilitating disease, is brought to life inside the imagination of a young girl in the form of a haunting fantasy world of dance.

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TAKAKO VS NINE LIVES, 9min., USA, Dance

Directed by Lauren Wolkstein

Takako Vs. Nine Lives is screen dance that uses a hybrid dance language and multiple camera perspectives to create parodic feminist interpretation of a three act balletic pas de deux/ three round wrestling match. The choreography, performed to an original score, draws upon vocabulary and aesthetic imagery from professional wrestling, classical ballet, comic books and Japanese manga. The action follows a mythological narrative, with characters behaving according to codes employed in Greek mythology, fairy tales and commedia dell’ arte. A battle unfolds, reflecting the interconnectedness of love and violence, beauty and monstrosity, strength and vulnerability.

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FEEL REBORN HERE, 2min., France, Dance

Directed by Pierre-Marie CHARBONNIER & Simon PIERRAT

Imagine a place where landscapes and feelings make you want to discover yourself, explore your surroundings, a place where you wish to reveal your inner self, leave the world behind and where you could live according to your true nature . With their energy and their grace, dancers express this urge to imagine a different way to see the world.

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MONK, 15min., Shanghai, Dance

Directed by Aly Rose

A son is brought to a monastery by his parents and left there. He struggles to become a monk and on his journey inward finds protection and solace in three female immortals. This dance for camera is depicted through five sections: root, heart, will, mind and body.

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