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

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festival posterORACLE, 3min., USA, Music Video
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festival posterYOU, 10min., Portugal, Experimental
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festival posterKILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
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festival posterIN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental
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festival posterA FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
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festival posterCONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterTHE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation
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festival posterCHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
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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

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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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