Experimental Festival – Thur. November 29th. 7pm (Toronto)

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 Matthew Toffolo. Showcasing a festival three times a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are FREE or 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 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

ONCE A CHEATER, 4min., Belgium, Music Video

Directed by Guillaume Simonin

Music Video of the singer Carla Stark.

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THEY TOLD ME, 6min., Russia, Experimental

Directed by Anna Efimova

The movie is based on a contemporary poem by Feodor Svarovsky They told me that you still love me. Poetic voiceover answers all the unspoken questions of the film. Young musician and composer from Saint-Petersburg Grisha Levchenko and director of photography Ksenia Sereda became fool-blooded co-authors of the film in the process of work. At the time of shooting Ksenia was still a final year student of Gerasimov State University of Cinematography.

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LITEFEET TOKYO, 3min., Japan, Music Video

Directed by Stephane Benini

I discover litefeet with Waffle Crew in NYC in 2015, that was an amazing and beautiful meet, i wanted to see what litefeet was in Japan and i had just two hours for that. This is a non commercial project, i film dancers around the world for the beauty of the art of motion, the smiles and the good memories.

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JEAN-PIERRE, 5min., France, Music Video

Directed by Vanony Sacha

Music Video generated using Artificial Intelligence.

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KCPK – THE END, 6min., France, Music Video

Directed by Loic Andrieu

The cinematic video is capturing a teenage girl’s worst nightmare through adolescent angst, bathed in underlying sexual tension, and depicts the inevitable end of youth and purity.

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COOK – EL MANIJAZO, 6min., Argentina, Music Video

Directed by Xiomara Wissocq

Music Video of the argentinian band “El Manijazo”. The narrative is about a cook of a fishing vessel who doesn’t want to be a sailor neither a captain.

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SILENT SCREAMS, 8min., Costa Rica, Experimental

Directed by Susana Sanchez Carballo

The social mechanisms of control and surveillance govern how we view things and our bodies. In the same way, they have functioned as a method of exclusion, which for years has systematically silenced the voice of populations that have been victims of violence.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


MAURA, 13min., Cuba, Dance

Directed by Manfred Borsch

Dancer and choreographer Maura Morales fled from Cuba at the age of 17. In this short documentary / dance film, she explores her own history, the concept of home as well as the current socio-cultural situation in her former homeland.

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BOOKANIMA: DANCE, 7min., South Korea, Dance

Directed by Shon Kim

BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation to give book new cinematic life. It aims ‘Watching Book’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema through Locomotion based on Chronophotography. It consists of 4 chapters: Martial Arts, Dance, Ball Games, Leports.

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FRICKE-TICKE, 7min., Germany, Dance

Directed by Patrick Waldmann

Half terriyfying, half amusing daydream of a young teacher at work. A class of 12 year old students start a revolte of dancing.

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STOPGAP IN STOP MOTION, 5min., UK, Dance

Directed by Stephen Featherstone

Photographs of performers in a disabled and non-disabled dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison. Completed in 2016, this is a promotional film for Stopgap Dance Company.

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FORMS, 3min., South Africa, Dance

Directed by Alex Fynn

Three art forms: dance, music and film combined on a single canvas in an audiovisual explosion!

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GREY MATTER, 3min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Patricia Alllison

A film by choreographer Patricia Allison made shortly after being diagnosed with MS. Grey Matter is a short exploration into the struggles of self identity and a yearning for a more simple time.

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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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Director BIO: Patricia Allison (GREY MATTER)

Director Biography – Patricia Allison

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Dora Award winning choreographer Patricia Allison is a Toronto based artist. She’s currently doing her MFA in Dance at York University.

 

Director Statement

 

This is a very personal work for me. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis making art was one of the ways that I processed this big news. Learning a new way of working through my physical ability was an important step for me. I spent more hours than I should have on it but enjoyed every minute.

Short Film: SILENT SCREAMS, 8min., Costa Rica, Experimental

5d3ee1f3c8 posterThe social mechanisms of control and surveillance govern how we view things and our bodies. In the same way, they have functioned as a method of exclusion, which for years has systematically silenced the voice of populations that have been victims of violence.
With this video art I seek to achieve a transgression and a rejection to those impositions through my active and non-passive perspective as an artist and a woman in a patriarchal society. The above can lead to questioning that viewing in public space and how the role played by the representation of women in the sexual construction of this society is examined.
At the beginning of the audiovisual, private space that appears and disappears is presented through the elements that shape still life art, which refers to contexts that could be interpreted from domesticity and, therefore, as a metaphor of oppression, and seclusion.
But, as the video art moves forward, the bodies transcend those limits and build public territories; spaces in which they unfold, sometimes mutating to amorphous brushstrokes that allow another view to serve as resistance.
In short, they are bodies of women who reject submission and impositions within the parameters in which they do not wish to live.
A question that is always in my work and with which I wish to conclude, is the one that Patricia Mayayo (2011) establishes when she enunciated: ¨What happens when the female character is viewed frankly and openly? What does the image of a woman who views mean in a patriarchal society? (p.208)

Music Video: COOK – EL MANIJAZO, 6min., Argentina, Music Video

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Music Video of the Argentinian band “El Manijazo”. The narrative is about a cook of a fishing vessel who doesn’t want to be a sailor neither a captain.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cocinero – El Manijazo
  • Film Type:
    Music Video, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    990 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Film Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 25fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

Music Video: KCPK – THE END, 6min., France, Music Video

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The cinematic video is capturing a teenage girl’s worst nightmare through adolescent angst, bathed in underlying sexual tension, and depicts the inevitable end of youth and purity.

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Music Video: JEAN-PIERRE, 5min., France, Music Video

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Music Vidéo generated using Artificial Intelligence.

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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Jean-Pierre
  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Anna Efimova (THEY TOLD ME)

Director Biography – Anna Efimova

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ANNA EFIMOVA. BIOGRAPHY.
Born on march 6, 1981. Since spring 2017 is a creative executive of one of the major Russian  film companies ART PICTURES.

She started her career in Russian film industry as scriptwriter's agent and head of «Scripts»  program of Contemporary Film and Theatre festival “Textura” (2010 – 2014). The most  successful project of Anna as an agent has become feature film “Spitak” (2017), directed by  famous Russian director Alexander Kott and dedicated to Armenian earthquake of 1988.

For  the next five years she worked as a script consultant for several TV channels and film  companies. The most significant work for “SAGA film” company turned to be a participant of  main program in Rotterdam Film Festival 2018 – this is a film “Anna’s war”, directed by 67  Venice Film Festival prize winner Alexey Fedorchenko.
“They told me” is Anna’s debut as a director and a scriptwriter.