Positive Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK From Feb. 2019 LA Film Festival


POSITIVE, 2min., France, ExperimentalDirected by Hadi Moussally

POSITIVE is a film and photo series starring three people with special skin conditions. Putting a spotlight on albinism and vitiligo through negative editing , the project aims to raise awareness of these skin conditions and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination those with albinism and vitiligo face. By allowing the negative to empower the positive, Hadi Moussally highlights our similarities, rather than our differences.

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Person(a) Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK From Feb. 2019 LA Film Festival

PERSON(A), 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Cameron Kostopoulos

Inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock, PERSON(a) explores themes of identity, character, and the human psyche while simultaneously questioning the boundaries between performance and art. Featuring a dance between flesh and plastic, PERSON(a) is at first playful and provocative, while also building its own uneasiness to mirror the dynamic of its waltz. The lines between the mask and the masquerade, the self and the psyche, and the person and persona are questioned, culminating in a transmission of identity that beckons audiences to ask: “What does it mean to be me?”

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Love Is Wild Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK From Feb. 2019 LA Film Festival

LOVE IS WILD, 2min, USA, Music

Directed by Michael McCallum

A music video for singer/songwriter, Jen Sygit, by award-winning writer/actor/director Michael McCallum about the different faces of love.

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Franciszka Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK From Feb. 2019 LA Film Festival

 FRANCISZKA, 8min., Canada, DanceDirected by Elias Djemil

1943, a revolt broke out at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Among the resistants, a famous polish ballerina.

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Dancers Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK From Feb. 2019 LA Film Festival

DANCERS, 2min., USA, Dance

Directed by Danqi Xie

Two dancers from two different parts of the world connect through the art of dance.

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Caught In The Chamber Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK From Feb. 2019 LA Film Festival

CAUGHT IN THE CHAMBER, 7min., USA, Dance

Directed by Nathan Johnson

Screendance with original score by composer Andrew Norman, performed by yMusic.

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Experimental Festival Testimonial – October 20 2018

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5 Star Review

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental Festival – August 16, 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: FOR REST

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE POET

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: AUGENBLICKE – A BLINK OF AN EYE

BEST MUSIC: SARAVA

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterGLENDALE, 6min, USA, Dance

festival posterFOR REST, 16min., Japan, Experimental

festival posterSARAVA, 3min., Brazil, Music Video

festival posterSEPARATE SENTENCES, 15min., USA, Experimental

festival posterDUEL CITIZEN, 9min., USA, Experimental

festival posterSILHOUETTE OF A STORM – BENT TREET, USA, 4min., Dance

festival posterTHE POET, 6min., USA, Experimental

festival posterWAITING, 5min., Canada, Experimental/Comedy

festival posterSOLARIS, 5min., Australia, Music Videov

festival posterFUERZA, 4min., Australia, Dance

festival posterAUGENBLICKE – A BLINK OF AN EYE, 4min., Animation/Drama

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the August 2018 EXPERIMENTAL/DANCE/MUSIC FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Beauty In Chaos”.

This was one of those festival that we got by with the skin of our teeth. Lots of shenanigans taking place behind the scenes where a small miscommunication between two cinema workers lead to us almost not being able to screen 3 of the programmed films.

That said, when the lights went on at 7pm, the audience got to watch 11 amazing short films and no one would have guessed that there was any issue at all. Like making a movie – there can be a lot of chaos and issues behind the scenes, but all that matters is what is shot by the camera in frame. If that is golden, then nothing else matters.

I loved this night. The films were all amazing and it was the perfect crowd in attendance to watch and talk about them.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

JUNE 2018 EXPERIMENTAL Short Films

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festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video

festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

festival posterLAND OF MINE, 4min., Germany, Experimental

festival posterWHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video

festival posterTROUBLE, 3min., Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental

festival posterHAUL, 5min., Czech Republic, Music Video

festival posterBURIED, 14min., UK, Thriller/War

festival posterAINHOA, 19min, Spain, Drama/Thriller

festival posterSTREAM OF DOUBTS, 11min., France, Drama/Fantasy

festival posterMEASURE, 2min, UK, Horror/Drama

festival posterLIFE ON MARS, 16min., Spain, Drama

festival posterVINDICTE, 26min., Germany, Drama/Family

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental Festival – June 28, 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: SUPPLE HEARTS

BEST ANIMATION: 01

BEST PERFORMANCES: SUPPLE HEARTS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: LAND OF MINE

BEST MUSIC: SUNFLOWER SUTRA

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video

festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

festival posterLAND OF MINE, 4min., Germany, Experimental

festival posterWHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video

festival posterTROUBLE, 3min., Austria, Music Video

festival posterSUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental

festival posterHAUL, 5min., Czech Republic, Music Video

The theme of the June 2018 ANIMATION & EXPERIMENTAL FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Innocence Lost”. Every single film was about characters who lost their idealism.

These types of festivals bring on a whole new crowd and with that an entirely new conversation in the feedback section. These are divisive films that many times attempt to make a social or political commentary on the world.

In the other festivals, the conversation is more about the storytelling – the plots and characters in the films we present. With the Animation & Experimental Festival the discussions lean more towards the thematics and overall points of the film. The subtext and emotions. How is makes us feel!

So if an audience member would go to our Comedy Festival for example on week, an then this festival the next week, they would think we are at a different venue or city.

I like these festivals. The event and films always makes me think days afterward. It stays with me for a long time. I keep going back to the films and what was said.

There is SO much talent out there. It’s amazing actually. Whatever we can do to help get more people to see these films.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo