Short Film: INSIDE OUT TERRAIN, 4min., USA, Experimental

Ec87eb416c posterA global collaboration between artists in quarantine. The poem written by London based poet, musician, and actor Shay Khan and the performance art by Najah Rizvi of Amman, Jordan were a reflection from each artist and their respective places within South Asian diaspora. The composition by Turkish musician and composer Duygu Demir was written with the idea that though many are familiar with the idea of inequality, no one acts against it. The archival research and edit was conducted by South Asian-American filmmaker and artist Samia Zaidi based in Los Angeles. The piece is predominantly constructed from newsreels filmed by the British military during their occupation in South Asia as well as capitalist propaganda pieces, all of which were available in the public domain.

Poem written and recited by Shay Khan
Cello Comp and Performance by Duygu Demir
Performance Art by Najah Rizvi
Archival Research and Edit by Samia Zaidi

Detailed article available here: https://www.weirdozine.com/blog/inside-out-terrain-premier

  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Genres:
    History, Queer Filmmakers, POC Filmmakers, Female Filmmakers, Poetry Film, Visual Poem, Archival Footage
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color

The Next Stop Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

THE NEXT STOP, 5min., UK, Dance
Directed by Jonathan Pearson

‘The Next Stop’ is the story of Rochelle Roy, AKA ‘Mo The Dancer’, and her journey through the male-dominated world of New York street dance. Growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mo has always been surrounded by, and had a connection to dance. The Next Stop traces this passion to date and tells the tale of a spirit against the odds.

Dojo Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

DOJO, 4min., France, Music
Directed by Nikodem
During a judo tournament, two young boys face each other, under the gaze of their parents. The pressure rises in the room.

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental, Music & Dance Festival – August 4, 2020

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: GO BANANAS
BEST DANCE FILM: HALF A MAN
BEST MUSIC FILM: IN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: WHILE SHE WAITS
BEST PERFORMANCES: LIKE HOLY WINE
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: SMOKE FOR THE CLOUDS

Theme of night: Unique surroundings

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterWHILE SHE WAITS, 10min. Netherlands, Dance

festival posterHALF LIGHT, 8min., USA, Dance

festival posterLIKE HOLY WINE, 11min., USA, Dance

festival posterKATIE GATELY: WALTZ, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterIN SEARCH OF LOST TIME, 7min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE NEXT STOP, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterHALF A MAN, 3min., UK, Dance

festival posterGOLDEN, 8min., USA, Dance

festival posterGO BANANAS, 3min., Russia, Music

festival posterDOJO, 4min., France, Music

festival posterUNEXPLAINABLE SUBSTANCE, 5min., Ukraine, Music

festival posterTHE FIDDLE PLAYER, 10min., USA, Music/Drama

festival posterLOST, 3min., USA, Music/Dance

festival posterIN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL, 17min., USA, Music

festival posterAVOIDANCE, 7min., USA, Dance/Music

festival posterSMOKE FOR THE CLOUDS, 6min., Belgium, Music

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental, Music & Dance Festival – July 7, 2020

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: BLACK STAINS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SEARCHING FOR WONDER
BEST DANCE FILM: UNDER THE WATERFALL – THE AVENGER
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: AGORIA – CALL OF THE WILD
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: WHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH

Theme of night: Coming to terms.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterPLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama

festival posterOKAY, 3min., USA, Drama

festival posterWEEP NOT, 13min., USA, Drama

festival posterSPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY, 10min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

festival posterTERRA BEACH, 20min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Drama

festival posterBLACK STAINS, 14min, USA, Experimental/Dance

festival posterWHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH, 5min., USA, Music

festival posterMONOH – With Attitude, 4min., Germany, Music

festival posterSTRUT – 1980s, 5min., Australia, Music

festival posterAMERICAN QUARTET, 9min., USA, Music

festival posterAgoria – Call of the Wild, 5min., France, Music

festival posterSEARCHING FOR WONDER, 6min., USA, Music

festival posterUNDER THE WATERFALL – THE AVENGER, 3min., France, Music

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental, Music & Dance Festival – June 4, 2020

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: THE IDENTITY PAS DE DEUX
BEST DANCE FILM: MAKING MEN
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: ADAM & STEVE
BEST STUDENT FILM: HELLO BABY
BEST PERFORMERS: MOTEL -X
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: UPWELL
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME BUS

Theme of night: Expression of confusion and determination

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterGORILLA IN THE WASHING MACHINE, 8min., Estonia Animation/Experimental

festival posterBEHOLD THE MAN, 4min., Italy, Music Short

festival posterSANKOFA, 3min., USA, Experimental

festival posterTARAH WHO? – HURT, 4min., USA, Music Video

festival posterTHE NEXT GIRL, 6min., USA, Experimental/Drama

festival posterWE ARE ALL ON THE SAME BUS, 2min., Portugal, Experimental

festival posterUPWELL, 6min., USA, Dance

festival posterMOTEL-X, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterHOME 23.20, 5min., France, Dance

festival posterMAKING MEN (10′), 10min., Belgium, Dance

festival posterADAM & STEVE, 3min, USA, Music

festival posterTHE IDENTITY PAS DE DEUX, 7min., USA, Music

festival posterONE STEP APART, 4min., Canada, Dance

festival posterHELLO BABY, 24min., Hong Kong, Thriller/Suspense

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Experimental, Dance & Music Festival Testimonial – June 8 2020

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Elias Djemil

Wow! It’s absolutely incredible to receive a video of the audience commenting on our movie! We as artists are so much looking for these feedbacks and here, you have them! I think all festivals must have this wonderful thing! Thannk you so much guys! And thanks for the prize of Best Performance for our short film FRANCISZKA 🙂 Superb experience!

5 Star Review

Submit via FilmFreeway:

The Experimental Film, Dance and Music Festival now runs 9 times year! Due to the popularity of the genre, films and festival screening. So submit your work and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Festival.

Festival occurs in two cities: At the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada, and at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, USA.

The goal of this festival is to showcase the best of new experimental short films and independent music videos from around the world. Films that don’t get a fair shake from other film festivals because programmers don’t know where to “categorize” these films. There isn’t a typical linear story occurring so most festivals can’t truly understand the talent and beauty around these films.

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental, Music & Dance Festival – May 28, 2020

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: THE EMBRACE OF THE VALKRIES
BEST DANCE FILM: TEARS
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: A SYMPHONY OF SPARKS
BEST PERFORMERS: A MOTHER’S SOLILOQUY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: MARIANNE
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: TRISKELION

Theme of night: Expression of unfairness and sorrow

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterMARIANNE, 3min., Mexico, Dance

festival posterNEW LIFE, 3min., France, Dance

festival posterTEARS, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterBRETON AFTERNOON, 7min., USA, Dance

festival posterBAD FEELING, 4min., French Polynesia, Dance

festival posterTHE EMBRACE OF THE VALKRIES, 17min., Canada, Dance

festival posterA MOTHER’S SOLILOQUY, 6min., USA, Dance

festival posterGRAB TWIST PULL – HUSBANDRY 4min., USA, Music

festival posterLINOLEUM – Alain Chamfort / Cie Niki Noves, 6min., France, Music

festival posterTRISKELION, 13min., UK, Experimental/Thriller

festival posterSTAY IN YOUR POWER, 5min., Australia, Musical

festival posterA SYMPHONY OF SPARKS, 4min., Canada, Music

festival posterPAIN(FUL) PERCEPTION, 4min., Canada, Music

festival posterIN MY ROOM, 7min., Canada, Music

festival posterSOLITARY, 3min., USA, Dance

festival posterLOVELY, 3min., USA, Experimental

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Short Film: SANKOFA, 3min., USA, Experimental

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Filmed in San Cipriano, Colombia
August, 2018

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “go back and get it.” This 16mm film interprets an exorcism of social repression. Humanity’s passion, pain, and love are revealed through movement, light, and nature. The song “Tonada de Luna” was performed synchronously with the improvisational dance.

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Short Film: WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME BUS, 2min., Portugal, Experimental

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We are all on the same bus, but some of us are more awake than others.

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital