RSVP Experimental Film Festival – Thursday June 28, 2018 – 7pm

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. 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. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 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 attickets@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 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 – ANIMATION

01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation
Directed by Julian Friedrich, Katharina Potratz

Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat’s stranded on the coast. His mother didn’t survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare.

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STAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Ran Sheng

From the Stone Age to the Information Age, from fire to steel, from the Stonehenge to the International Space Station, what is the motive power behind us? This experimental film illustrates what drove us went through the long road of human history, and the evolution of civilization and technology. It also encourages people to think about the future of our civilization – where are we heading?

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TWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy 
Directed by Vojin Vasovic

Twice Upon a Time, there was a king with split personality whose one half wants to become a poet and the other a fearless warrior. They share their conscience, but have opposing wishes and desperately want to get rid of each other.

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OH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video 
Directed by Tim Ballard

Music 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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OH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary
Directed by Luciana Ceccatto Farah

A short stop-motion animated history of Uganda’s presidential succession, based entirely on hearsay – yet supported by archival photography.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM – EUROPEAN EXPERIMENTAL


LAND OF MINE, 4min., Germany, Experimental 
Directed by Roman De Giuli

LAND OF MINE is an experimental macro short which is made with acrylic paint and ink on paper. The idea was to recreate the unique look on planet earth from space which sometimes rather appears like an abstract piece of art than a real photo. From far away, the surface of our planet shows the beauty of it’s landscapes, coasts and the sea in perfect order. It’s highly expressive visual aesthetics and it’s contextual narrative inspired me to create an artistic interpretation of what I’ll never see with my own eyes.

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WHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video
Directed by Michael Durr & Mathias Fellner

Music video for track ‘Where Am I’ of Colacoaster’s Debut Album. Shot on location in Sicily.

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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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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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SUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental
Directed by Samantha Casia Kaiza-Williams

Supple Hearts is a poetic journey into the mind of a troubled young woman, following her as she explores dark memories and recounts her lascivious escapades.

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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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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. 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

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EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – May 3, 2018. 7pm.

 Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

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 latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

SAM THE HAM, 1min., USA, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Michele Haines

A dark animated comedy about a sweet, naive piglet whose father sees him as a meal ticket

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WHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

Directed by Brian Giovanni

The local birdbath is empty, and the hot sun won’t let up. An ambitious bird gathers his flock to bring the rain down upon them. But how far will he go to get what he wants?

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PENTHOUSE SWEET, 9min., USA, Comedy/Drama
Directed by Marcus C. W. Chan 

A sit-com actress must decide whether to apply the lesson her character learns in the show to a real life crisis when she loses her phone on which she has stored some sensitive videos.

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ROSIE, OH, 8min, USA, Experimental/Family
Directed by Andy Koeger & Apple Xenos

An unsupervised little girl goes looking for her lost dog, only to find something else unexpectedly lost.

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THE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation
Directed by Sarah Gampel

Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.

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AFTER LOVE, 6min., Hungary, Experimental/Romance
Directed by Daniel Orosz

Pa says a prayer, takes a pill and sets out in a dreamlike quest to search for her lover, only to realize and come to terms with the fact that he is gone for good.

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MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation
Directed by Kris & Kurtis Theorin

Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent’s gothic mansion one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated ‘one shot’ film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness.

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HANDS, 6min., UK, Experimental/Dance
Directed by Michael Lane

Its subtitle is -‘A Dance: A Meditation: A Hope’ : We show hands moving rhythmically to our specially composed music to show our natural readiness to create, with flexibility and sensitivity. By contrast, slow sections allows contemplation about the variety, complexity and beauty of the natural human hand. Our hope is, in this fractured world, we can still blend together. While we remaining distinct in our gender, race and age, we may achieve by our sharing.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

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
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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

Audience FEEDBACK: BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental

BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
Directed by Mark Franz

Explores the mystical singularity of the body in terms of its separate functioning parts. Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari use this term to refer to the “cosmic egg” of life.

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