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
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festival poster65.5 WOMEN, 6min, Norway, Experimental
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festival posterSTRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterREQUEMBARREN, 16min, Spain, Experimental
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festival posterDIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
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festival posterDON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterGOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video
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festival posterA SPACE GOD APPEARS, 10min, USA, Experimental
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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

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Experimental/Music Video Festival – Thursday July 20th. 7pm.

The Experimental FEEDBACK Film Festival 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.

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT 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 festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
Directed by Mark Franz

Explores the mystical singularity of the body in terms of its separate functioning parts. Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari use this term to refer to the “cosmic egg” of life.

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NOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
Directed by Camille Laloux

November under ashes is a cri du coeur, a song, an hymn in which personal and national mournings are melted, a heartbeat of fear, of strength and an ode to life. Under the ashes of a dear person and of scores of innocent people killed in Paris attacks, on the 13th of November, a young woman retraces her subway route and thoughts details which leads her to see the death by singing the life.

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HOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental
Directed by Knutur Haukstein Olafsson

The apocalypse is coming. A lonely and bitter nun seeks for help to let go of her past and finally be free. The lights go out. The lights are turned on. And suddenly there is a change.

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ICARO, 11min, Brazil, Experimental
Directed by Carla Jay Shah Laroche

Based on the Greek tragedy, Icaro is a Brazilian modern adaptation of the iconic struggle; a man who seeks liberation from an environment in which he feels caged and powerless. Where myths tell us that our fate is determined by a greater force than our own, Icaro is a poetic film which illustrates how our fate is also determined by choice. Icaro must reach his own decisions on how his profession as an elevator operator will ultimately affect him, a profession which is still widely in use in Brazil. The film touches multiple aspects of Brazil’s complex society.

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65.5 WOMEN, 6min, Norway, Experimental
Directed by Liv Mari Mortensen

To understand a recent failure, a young man writes a statistic of all the women he ever slept with. As he tries to simplify all of his affairs into simple characteristics the memories start to take over, leaving him to face the only one he truly wanted.

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STRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
Directed by Magali Barbe

‘Strange Beasts’ is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own ‘pet’. How far can it go?

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


REQUEMBARREN, 16min, Spain, Experimental
Directed by Roman Rubert Bernat

Beatrice is a young woman who leaves home to look for Requembarren. After listening to the sad man, to the profaner, and to the incestuous man, she reflects on what happens to her on the journey.

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DIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
Directed by Mimi Cave

Music Video for Sylvan Esso.

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DON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
Directed by Michelle Bailey

A young girl girl searches for a safe haven in an urban landscape and finds solace in her own creative expression.

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GOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video
Directed by Virgilio Villoresi

Music Video for Blonde Redhead’s latest single “Golden Light”

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A SPACE GOD APPEARS, 10min, USA, Experimental
Directed by Grayson Converse

Careening through the universe, pistols blazing, neutron drive pulsing, Spooky Mansion and Tino Drima spread their Space Rock. Follow these bands in this short film about Space, God, Hope and Music. One of the most important stories ever told.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday July 20 2017