RSVP Experimental Film Festival – Thursday August 16, 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 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 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


GLENDALE, 6min, USA, Dance 
Directed by Sean Wehrli

A portrait of Detroit and the passion its people share. The same passion fueled by love and joy can be flipped to motivate crime and destruction.

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FOR REST, 16min., Japan, Experimental
Directed by Shinya Isobe

A feast is laid out on a table nestled among the roots of a tree in a forest. In a 16mm time-lapse the food gradually rots. Watching this time pass, our imagination conjures images of various things, including death, and spins its own tales until eventually, as the table becomes a mound of grass and new shoots begin to grow, while being struck and shaken by the mystical nature of time we come to embrace the rebirth of hope.

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SARAVA, 3min., Brazil, Music Video 
Directed by Luma Oquendo & Mauricio Pisani

A music video for music SARAVA from Funk Buia & Arcanjo Ras feat. Paula Pretta. Produced by Pitcho Z’Africa Brazil.

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SEPARATE SENTENCES, 15min., USA, Experimental 
Directed by Amie Dowling and Austin Forbord

Incarceration is not a single or discrete event, but a dynamic process that unfolds over time and affects families for generations. Separate Sentence (2016) is a 15-minute dance/theater film that draws upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast comprised of Bay Area artists – some of whom are fathers or sons who have experienced incarceration. The film was shot throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


DUEL CITIZEN, 9min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Marcel Giwargis

An Iranian immigrant confronts his American self.

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SILHOUETTE OF A STORM – BENT TREET, USA, 4min., Dance
Directed by Nick Zoulek

In Silhouette of a Storm-Bent Tree, saxophonist and multimedia artist Nick Zoulek fuses all of his creative endeavors, serving as performer (bass saxophone), composer, producer, director, cine- matographer, and engineer, in order to fulfill his artistic vision.

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THE POET, 6min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Adam Cushman

After the Second World War, an inspired poet takes the stage.

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WAITING, 5min., Canada, Experimental/Comedy 
Directed by Hans Grossmann

Waiting for the inevitable is all that’s left for many of the folks at this retirement home, but one of these feisty grandmas has found her passion in the weekly Bingo game! Never winning has become a frustrating problem though, especially with the popular grandma always taking home the winnings! But enough is enough! When the taunting boils over, this little old lady has had more than enough, and decides to throw the first punch – or pie, rather!

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SOLARIS, 5min., Australia, Music Videov
Directed by Stephanie Peters

The clips journey into the twisted and depraved mind of a psychopath is inspired by none other than the Crawford Family murders whose deaths rocked Australia’s Great Ocean Road community in the 1970’s and to date whose killer has never been found.

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FUERZA, 4min., Australia, Dance
Directed by Grace Moore

Dancer Cameron McCormack takes us on a journey of strength and space in this short ballet film.

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AUGENBLICKE – A BLINK OF AN EYE, 4min., Animation/Drama
Directed by Kiana Naghshineh

Three perceptions of only one truth – hers, his and ours.

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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.

Short Film: SAINT ETIENNE – MAGPIE EYES, 3min., Music Video

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Magpie Eyes reimagines the 90s band as teenagers in the modern day and follows them around the sleepy market suburb of Stevenage, UK – the first of the government’s post-war Utopias. The film celebrates a distinct sense place and what it’s like to grow up in a British suburb, mixing stills and moving images of the local kids in and around the New Town architecture.

  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm & 120 stills
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Craig Lobo (YOU’RE DEAD WRONG)

Born in North Hampton England, and raised in Toronto Canada filmmaker Craig Lobo landed his first job as a video store clerk at age fifteen. Twelve years later his passion lead him from watching to making films. Known for his dark suspense driven films the writer/ producer/ director is currently wrapping production on Dangerous Rumors (releasing 2018) and will begin production on his fourth film The Hit List in May 2018.

Short Film: EPINEPHRINE, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

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A millennial girl influenced by internet age is absorbed in queer beauty, but experiences a visceral response to addiction. After crumbling, she is liberated by various social movements as a source of independence. Tumblr has been a source for young girls to understand themselves, being a negative influence for issues like body image, addiction, and self-harm but a positive resource for queer theory, sexuality, black female spectatorship or “black girl magic”, and various social movements. Thus the dance moves us through the experience of adolescence through tumblr, largely influenced by tumblr aesthetic and culture.

 

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    LGBTQ+, Dance
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED & Advanced RED
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

Short Film: Samfælni: Busby Berkeley’s Dream Aberrations, 2min., UK, Experimental/Music Video

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Samfælni: Busby Berkeley’s Dream Aberrations explores different phobias in the form of early Hollywood’s extravaganzza, where rejection and attraction for mystery will dance in harmony unveiling a coordinated series of familiar shapes performing the abstract. It could be seen as an undesired tribute to the great choreographer Busby Berkeley.

Music: Benny Goodman – Sing Sing Sing (Public Domain)

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Color:
    Black & White

Short Film: CALO MESA – TECHNO HIPPIE, 3min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

Music video using nothing but old school video feedback manipulation with two dancers.

  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital + analogue
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: VOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video

Voices web posterSeventh short film of the Body & Sound series by Alberto Nacci on the relationship between musicians and their musical instruments. A b/w film on the relationship between body and voice with the collaboration of the vocal quartet Leg’gio with Paola Milzani, Caterina Comeglio, Elena Biagioni and Simona Zambetti.

WINNER
• The Acccolade International Film Competition (Los Angeles USA, Winner, Best music video) 2017
• European Cinematography Awards (Winner, Best music video) 2017
• Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, best musical video) 2017
• Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, best editing) 2017
• American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017 (Best Experimental Video Art)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
• International Music Video Underground (Los Angeles – USA)
• WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame) (New York – USA)
• Lake View International Film Festival (Punjab , India)
• Berlin International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema (Berlin,Germany)
• GOLDEN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Moscow, Russia)
• Experimental Film & Music Video Festival (Toronto, Canada)
• 2017 Music Shorts Film Festival (Missoula, USA)
• Orlando Film Festival (Orlando, USA)
• California Independent Film Festival (Danville, USA)
• Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival (Jerome, USA)
• I Imagine” Film Festival – New York (USA)
• American Filmatic Arts Awards (USA)
• Experimental Film & Music Video Festival (USA)
• MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
• Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival
• WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame) New York – USA
• VIVA FILM FESTIVALA 2017 (Sarajevo)
• Chicago AMARCORD ARTHOUSE TELEVISION & VIDEO FEST AWARDS
• Indie Fest USA International Film Festival
• Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Director Biography