HIGHLIGHTS – March 2018 Under 5 Minute Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: TO QUIET THE MIND

BEST PERFORMANCES: CHINESE TAKEOUT FOR ONE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BREATHE

BEST MUSIC: I NEED YOU

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterCHINESE TAKEOUT FOR ONE, 3min., Drama/Romance
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festival posterI NEED YOU, 5min., USA, Thriller/Romance
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festival posterONE MAGAZINE AT A TIME, 4min., USA, Documentary
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festival posterRYKER, 4min., USA, Action/Drama
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festival posterBREATHE, 4min., USA, Documentary
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festival posterUNCANNY VALLEY, 4min., USA, Drama
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festival posterTO QUIET MY MIND, 5min., USA, Experimental
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festival posterTHE CASSETTE, 5min., USA, Drama
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“This was the best one yet!” – Said the two Festival Directors who wrote me (in separate texts) minutes after the 3rd Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival event of 2018 was completed.

It was definitely the best audience so far! Lots of engagement in the near sell out crowd of over 200 attendees.

The theme of the even was TRUTH VS LIES. Every film had situations where the truth was not happening and people venturing out to find it.

This was a night of the best of drama short from around the world in the first half (Japan, India, UK) and a selection of the best Under 5 minute short films from the United States in the 2nd half.

The MVP of this event was actually 2,200 miles away in Toronto while the event was happening: Our editor John Johnson. We was able to put together 11 feedback videos for each film in over 1 hour of conversations that moderator Shepsut Wilson had with the audience.

This was the first time we ever attempted the Under 5 Minute lineup in Los Angeles and it definitely won’t be the last. The crowd seemed to really like this concept.

Three festivals down in Los Angeles for 2018, and nine more to go. And LA has not even seen the best yet! Some amazing films coming this Spring and Summer.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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BREATHE Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the March 2018 Under 5min. Festival

BREATHE, 4min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jonathan Remple

Freediving tests the limits of human potential. For Rebecca Illing, this breathless “meditation with consequences” released her from addiction.

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I NEED YOU Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the March 2018 Under 5min. Festival

I NEED YOU, 5min., USA, Thriller/Romance
Directed by Gracie Bellissimo 

A short film viewed from two separate perspectives that focuses on true love versus excessive infatuation.

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ONE MAGAZINE AT A TIME Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the March 2018 Under 5min. Festival

ONE MAGAZINE AT A TIME, 4min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jeff Chow

Steven Riggs has always lived in poverty, and when he ended up in prison, he lost everything. Now Steven sells magazines for Streetwise, a nonprofit dedicated to helping impoverished people earn their own money.

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TO QUIET MY MIND Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the March 2018 Under 5min. Festival

TO QUIET MY MIND, 5min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Hollis Sherman-Pepe

This is a mixed media film examining a man coping with loss. Is there a difference in the value of imagined thoughts and perceived memory? Painting is the only salvation for the protagonist. He searches for meaning after the death of his wife, a war photojournalist. Art is therapy to quiet the mind.

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UNCANNY VALLEY Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the March 2018 Under 5min. Festival

 

UNCANNY VALLEY, 4min., USA, Drama
Directed by

Barry Galperin  After the mysterious disappearance of his mother, Elliot struggles to find a new family dynamic, while dealing with his grandpa’s crazy antics and theories.

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Under 5min. Film Festival – Thursday April 26, 2018

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!

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 attickets@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 68 out of its last 70 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!

YOURS FAITHFULLY EDNA WELTHORPE (MRS), UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Chris Shepherd

Joe Orton would write letters of complaint using the pseudonym of Edna Welthorpe. Using this persona Orton would wind up companies, vicars and even ridicule his own plays.

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VOWS, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation 
Directed by Mark McKinsey

Vows is the story of a man on one of the biggest days of his life – he is incredibly excited, but is suddenly reminded of a deep sadness that plagues this very happy day with the person he loves most.

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A LETTER FROM LETICIA, 3min., Argentina, Animation
Directed by Irene Blei

Argentina, 1976: Leticia Veraldi: was in her 4th year at Colegio Nacional de Vicente Lopez high school in Buenos Aires, when her parents decided to move her to their friend’s house in Cipolletti, Rio Negro, for protection. This letter is one from many the young girl mailed to her former school mates.

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DAUGHTER, 3min., Canada, Drama/Family
Directed by Lia Williamson

Created as a ‘Two Stories’ project, this film follows two single mothers trying to successfully raise their daughters. As the years progress, this task becomes more and more difficult.

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MILE, 1min., USA, Drama
Directed by Kevin Anton

A large man is determined to run his first mile, but has to overcome his own obstacles first.

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TRAIN, 3min., Israel, Animation/Music Video
Directed by Sari Eran Herskovitz

“Rakevet” (meaning train in Hebrew), is a music video describing the relationship between a mother and her young child. The stop motion animation combines watercolors and cutouts to express the emotions and the rhythms of their world, flowing between concrete images and abstract forms. The song was created and performed by Sari and Moshe Herskovitz, the animator and her husband, as part of their debut album released in 2016.

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WINE AND EGGS, 5min., Turkey, Drama
Directed by Sertac Bozkurt

A woman watches out the window of in the house. The excitement that she had when her husband’s knock the door shows us that days end would be different than other days.

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ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy
Directed by Andy Fortenbacher

A beautiful maiden is forced to confront the slanderous voices that torment her from the shadows.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday April 26, 2018