RSVP Experimental Film Festival – Thursday September 20, 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


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ARE YOU HOLDING ME, OR AM I HOLDING MYSELF?, 12min, LGBT/Experimental
Directed by Cesar Brodermann

This film is a self study examining the relationship between our minds and our bodies, our thoughts and our actions, and the sometimes insurmountable gaps between what we think we want to feel and what we actually experience.

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SOLA, 3min., Australia, Experimental
Directed by Jonathan Nix

As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles

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CLOUD COVER, 5min., Canada, Music Video
Directed by Nick Dolinski

Music video performed by Merganzer.

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MARMO, 7min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Nancy Allison, Laura Boato

High up on a ledge of a marble quarry a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it. Flesh and stone, sculptor and sculpture, dance around the question of who’s creating whom.

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GROUND FINE, 4min., USA, Dance
Directed by Sharon Leahy

Ground Fine is a screendance with original music that takes a light-hearted look at our obsession with food cravings and behaviors detrimental to our health. It was commissioned by Basin Arts and Runaway Dish for a collaboration between choreographers and chefs and premiered at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette Louisiana.

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MIRRORS, 3min., Germany, Music Video
Directed by Manfred Borsch

The music video for “Mirrors” unites the extraordinary sound of composer and multi-instrumentalist Julian Scherle with the magic, mysticism and magnitude of Iceland’s nature. Scherle’s cineastic sound, accompanied by alternating visual structures and breathtaking landscapes, evokes a wealth of overflowing emotions within the viewer.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


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SCANDAL, 4min., Reunion, Experimental/Animation
Directed by Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx

This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love… But the city is too strong and he can’t win. Sadly, he becomes a powerless witness of his own fall, just like a bee trapped in a spiderweb.

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PEREGRINO – “O’DEATH”, 4min., Spain, Music Video
Directed by Rafael Fabres

The video shows a journey through the conception of Death in Mexico through the eyes of the main character. During his journey, the figure of Death appears recurrently among Santeria ceremonies, cemeteries, indigent homes, churches or the border with the United States of America

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VACUUM, 5min, Switzerland, Dance
Directed by Philippe Saire

Based on the eponymous dance piece, Vacuum generates impossible images and fantastic paintings. An interplay of bodies appearing and disappearing between black holes and dazzling lights. This duo, third part in an ongoing series called Dispositifs (stage devices) in convergence with visual arts, explores further the visual perception of movement. The result is lyrical and inspiring, as it moves forward through the history of art, from Renaissance paintings to photographic development.

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COLLIDE – I AM FOUND, 4min., Australia, Music Video
Directed by Bruce Gil

This music video tells of a soul’s journey; fighting with inner demons and the desire to submit to fear, before finding courage, fighting back and emerging into the light. It also illustrates the journey of self discovery; the often anxious and obstacle-ridden task of finding one’s purpose in this life and the brilliant moment when one recognises their calling and aligns with it.

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LOCOMOTIVE 8 – ENCORE, 3min., Canada, Experimental
Directed by Sean Janisse

An astronaut travels deep into a black hole to find a way to save his dying love.

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PLUS MINUS, 1min., Germany, Music Video
Directed by Julian Ticona Cuba

In mathematics, plus minus indicates a choice of exactly two possible values, one of which is the negation of the other.

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EVE – INFINI DES FORMES, 13min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Filippo Tagliati

In this experimental non-narrative short movie, inspired by the creative universe of French sculptor August Rodin, an artist and a model go through a journey of renewal, transformation and self-discovering.

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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.

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! 

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Short Film: SOLA, 3min., Australia, Experimental

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As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles.

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Short Film: CLOUD COVER, 5min., Canada, Music Video

Music video performed by Merganzer

  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: MARMO, 7min., USA, Experimental

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High up on a ledge of a marble quarry a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it. Flesh and stone, sculptor and sculpture, dance around the question of who’s creating whom.

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Director BIO Sharon Leahy (GROUND FINE)

Director Biography – Sharon Leahy

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Sharon Leahy has spent a lifetime creating dance and theater for the stage, working with traditional forms to express/impress contemporary themes. As a choreographer she has been commissioned to create work by Jacob’s Pillow, the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, and many others. She was an artist in residence at the University of Dayton and has taught master classes at colleges across the country. As Artistic Director of Rhythm in Shoes, she led an ensemble of dancers and musicians, touring nationally and internationally, presenting original performance art that was both surprising and familiar. Carry it on…Sharon’s first dance for camera and has been seen at numerous dance film festivals including Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, The International ScreenDance Festival at the American Dance Festival and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. She has won the Blue Ribbon in the clogging contest at both the National Folk Festival at Wolftrap in Virginia and the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia.

Director Statement

“Union is the heart of my work. The rhythm of breath, the power of intention, practicing and teaching, seeking strength, flexibility, balance, the joy of connection, the authority of truth, this fuels each day of discovery and challenges me to reach for the heavens.
I am thankful for the many teachers that have shared their knowledge and wisdom and the numerous students who have challenged me to keep pressing forward. I am grateful especially to the generous laughers I have known, for they remind me not to take life too seriously”.

Short Film: MIRRORS, 3min., Germany, Music Video

041dec6c2e posterThe music video for “Mirrors” unites the extraordinary sound of composer and multi-instrumentalist Julian Scherle with the magic, mysticism and magnitude of Iceland’s nature. Scherle’s cineastic sound, accompanied by alternating visual structures and breathtaking landscapes, evokes a wealth of overflowing emotions within the viewer. Fantastic Iceland shots and fascinating visual effects create mesmerizing, dream-like sequences. The video was produced by Cologne-based agency GROSSE8 and filmed under the direction of Manfred Borsch. “It’s about chaos; about ugliness transforming itself into something positive,“ says Borsch. “Stress and anxiety dissolve through isolation, clearing the view for the beauty of everyday things.”

Julian, aka Són, is a German-raised, Los Angeles-based composer, music producer, multi-instrumentalist and artist. Scherle’s music has been featured on high profile and critically acclaimed projects such as “American Horror Story” and “Scream”. He helped shape the score of the hit show “Mr. Robot”, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series in 2016.

Són’s first release, “Rituals” was created over the course of 2016 and 2017 and combines organic electronica with driving rock elements. This work conceptually reflects an exploration of modern day rituals and their influence on mankind. After the completion of Rituals, Scherle passed along the concept to five befriended directors to visually explore this topic and gain different perspectives as a collective.

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Short Film: SCANDAL, 4min., Reunion, Experimental/Animation

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This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love… But the city is too strong and he can’t win. Sadly, he becomes a powerless witness of his own fall, just like a bee trapped in a spiderweb.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Réunion
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Réunion, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color