HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental/Music Video Festival – April 16, 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ALL FALLS DOWN

BEST PERFORMANCES: EPINEPHRINE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE NIGHT SKY

BEST MUSIC: VOICES

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterJOY! BLUE MOON, 3min., USA, Animation/Music

festival posterWHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterNIGHT LIVE, 7min., China, Experimental/New Media

festival posterVOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTHE NIGHT SKY, 3min., Sweden, Experimental

festival posterCALO MESA – TECHNO HIPPIE, 3min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterSAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS, 2min., UK, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterEPINEPHRINE, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTRAINS – RADIO CUT, 3min., UK, Music Video

festival posterBLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy

festival posterTHE LONGING RITUAL, 4min., USA, Experimental/Animation

festival posterYOU’RE DEAD WRONG, 6min., Canada, Music Video

festival posterALL FALLS DOWN, 6min., USA, Experimental/Documentary

festival posterSAINT ETIENNE – MAGPIE EYES, 3min., Music Video

This was a showcase of 14 of the best Experimental Films in the world today. The theme of the April 2018 Experimental Film Festival was “Attachment”

Funny story about this festival event. It was the first non-sellout in over 50 FEEDBACK Film Festival events in Toronto. A very bad ice storm hit most of Eastern Canada and the United States the day before and navigating through it to get to a destination was…let’s just say, very hard. Not to mention many people were without power.

The show had to go on and the festival took place with an audience of over half the capacity. A grand achievement. This was an audience who LOVES experimental films and it was an honor to have them all.

For the filmmakers that films were showcased at this festival – your audience feedback is from your core audience. These people came to this festival during one of the biggest storms Toronto has seen in years. Even the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game had to be cancelled this night – and they play in a dome stadium!

The show went on and it turned out to be the best event so far in 2018.

The MVP of the night was the entire FEEDBACK Film Festival team. All the camera operators. Volunteers. And Festival Directors Mary Cox & Kierston Drier (who also served as the moderator of the evening). Bravo!

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental/Music Video Festival – July 20, 2017

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: STRANGE BEASTS

Best Performances: ICARO

Best Cinematography: REQUEMBARREN

Best Music: The music from A SPACE GOD APPEARS

Watch the FEEDBACK Videos for each film: 

BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
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festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
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festival posterHOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental
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festival posterICARO, 11min, Brazil, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival poster65.5 WOMEN, 6min, Norway, Experimental
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festival posterSTRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterREQUEMBARREN, 16min, Spain, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterGOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterA SPACE GOD APPEARS, 10min, USA, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The EXPERIMENTAL JULY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “IMAGINATION”.

Okay….so this was copout of a theme! We always have an emotional or plot connection in all of our festival themes. For this festival it was simply imagination.

This was our first ever EXPERIMENTAL & MUSIC VIDEO Festival. And it will be the first of many. We plan on doing one more festival in 2017 (November), and then have 4 planned for 2018. By 2019, we plan on doing one every single month.

The quality of experimental and music videos submitted to this festival is truly remarkable. There is so much amazing talent out there in the world and we were lucky to show 11 films at our inaugural event.

The crowd was as chatty as ever too. They were really into it as we had a lot of original voices contribute to the feedback of each short film video. It was so great to see 70% of our audiences who were first time attendees to the FEEDBACK Film Festival.

I have to thank Mary Cox for her amazing job programming the festival. This was Mary’s first time as a programmer for the festival and it sure won’t be her last. She started off as a volunteer for the festival and is now one of our main employees. She also happens to be an artist on the rise and we couldn’t be happier to have her on our team.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo