Tears Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the May 2020 Experimental/Dance/Music Festival

TEARS, 4min., USA, Dance

Directed by Jonathan Nelson

An original dance performance based on a poem by Walt Whitman.
Performed by Chalvar Monteiro
Produced by Max Rothman & JY Chun

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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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

Dance & Music Festival Testimonial – May 28 2020

jamillah van der Hulst
jamillah van der Hulst

We loved to receive the feedback video of the audience! Gives a great insight of what the audience think of your film (and you feel you are a little bit there as well with the audience).

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.

Experimental Festival Testimonial – May 27 2020

Christian Frosio
Christian Frosio

It was great to participate to this festival, having honest feedback from an attentive audience.

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.

Dance & Music Festival Testimonial – May 26 2020

Sam Asaert
Sam Asaert

What a wonderful festival! A great selection of films. And the filmmakers are provided with feedback videos from the audience. Truly unique in their commitment to the filmmakers.

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.

Experimental Festival Testimonial – May 25 2020

Vasco Diogo
Vasco Diogo

Great Festival. Loved to watch the audience Feedback to my film “Walkscape”!

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.

Director Biography – Huei Jen, Hung (GORILLA IN THE WASHING MACHINE)

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Red, Hung Huei Jen is an animation filmmaker who is especially interested in stop-motion animation, but also specialized in cell animation. She creates weird stories and characters with a tint of sarcasm and humor.

Short Film: GORILLA IN THE WASHING MACHINE, 8min., Estonia Animation/Experimental

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Late at night, there are animals minding their own business beside a lake. Some of them meet at the end, and then they drink tea and making sticky rice happily together ever since.
NB: This is a film built entirely on sex metaphors, view with caution.

Project Links

Director Biography – Marco Molinelli, Sic Est (BEHOLD THE MAN)

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Filmmaker and video artist.
In 2002 founded Postodellefragole, a collective of italian artists and filmmakers, and started focussing on independent film’s language.
Friendly also with the music’s language, starts to collect many awards as music video’s director: Best video of the year (PVI 2005), Antville music awards (best cinema section on 2007), Best italian director (PIVI 2007).
The music video REMEMBER SAMMY JENKINS was published in the Inside Fly magazine (NY) beside of Ryan McGinness and John Malkovich. In 2009 he direct BEAUTIFUL LOSER Documentary, a film about the contemporary art scene in america.
He did several important commercial for brand like FENDI, NIKE, DUCATI, BEATS, GRAFF, PINKO and for tv groups like FOX, HISTORY CHANNEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
He won the GOLD PROMAX WORLD AWARD for co-directing Italian Souvenir, a small series of spot for HISTORY CHANNEL.
He lives and works in Italy.

Director Statement

We imagined representing the limits that life impose you as a clash between human bodies that bumping themselves making happen weird reactions. it really amused us.
Plus we imagined a grand finale, in which we chose to dress our human beings with a shining metal, a sort of a suit of armor, like an evolution of the species and an even stronger movement in search of freedom. But isn’t that already happened?

Short Film: BEHOLD THE MAN, 4min., Italy, Music Short

C120b0ae40 posterTaking inspiration from a science fiction novel from 1969 by Michael Moorcock, the story is about a modern version of the first human being, who appears on earth as an adult child, being enthusiastic for discovering the great inebriation that freedom can give, the liberation of the body using the metaphor of dance. Something that makes you lose the brakes, make you sweat and feel good. Then it happens that when you come into contact with other human beings who are learning like you to manage their freedom, you stumble on the concept of limit.