HIGHLIGHTS – September 2018 Under 5 Minute Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ALL THAT REMAINS

BEST UNDER 5 MINUTE FILM: 128

BEST PERFORMANCES: DNA OF WILD BEASTS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: GREY

BEST MUSIC: NOVAA – MELODY OF NEED

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterALL THAT REMAINS, 4min., Egypt, Drama/Experimental

festival posterCUBICLE, 3min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterPERFECTION, 3min., Italy, Drama/Family

festival posterGREY, 4min., Canada, Dance/Experimental

festival posterHALLOWSTIDE, 4min., Animation/Experimental

festival posterNOVAA – MELODY OF NEED, 3min., Germany Animation/Music Video

festival posterBUT…SOMETIMES, 5min., UK, Experimental/Drama

festival poster128., 4min., Turkey, Drama

festival posterSUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the September 2018 FEMALE/UNDER 5 MINUTE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Power Dynamics”.

Each film was about an individual(s) facing dynamics of power with another individual or external being.

This was a nice split festival of a showcase of Female Directors in the first half, and Under 5 Minute Films in the second half. Two of our most popular events that are showcased in Toronto. So why not start the Fall 2018 season off with a bang!?

This was the last festival for a while for moderator Kierston Drier who has taken a job that she couldn’t pass up that conflicts with the weekly events. Kierston is the ultimate professional who does an outstanding job. She will be missed, but most definitely will be coming back soon.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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128 Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2018 Under 5min. Festival

128., 4min., Turkey, Drama
Directed by Onur Atalay Senol

It’s 1990’s, countryside of Turkey… A boy and his friends are waiting for the start of class in a school.

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Under 5 Minute Short Screenplay: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

CAST LIST:

Adell: Katelyn Vanier
Amiyah: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Cassell: Twain Ward
Ibo: John Leung

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HIGHLIGHTS – August 2018 Under 5 Minute Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST UNDER 5MIN. FILM: KCLOC

BEST DRAMA FILM: THE GHOULIES

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BROTHERS

BEST MUSIC: NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE GHOULIES, 5min., Australia, Drama/Crime

festival posterPERSONA, 2min., UK, Animation/Experimental

festival posterGIRL IN YELLOW, 3min., USA, Drama/Family

festival posterBROTHERS, 5min., USA, Drama/Family

festival posterKCLOC, 3min., India, Documentary/Animation

festival posterTHE CORD, 5min., USA, Drama

festival posterIN THROUGH THE NIGHT, 4min., Drama/Experimental

festival posterNOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN, 4min., Animation/Experimental

festival posterFIREFLIES, 3min., UK, Drama

LISTEN to our Daily Podcast via iTunes, or go to www.wildsoundpodcast.com

There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the August 2018 DRAMA & UNDER 5 MINUTE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Defining Experiences”. Every character on all of these presented films were attempting to define the current or past moments that they are living in.

This was a lively crowd. Seemed more of an industry crowd than our usual crowd of film lovers. Everyone had lots to say which of oucrse makes for a great night.

Moderator Kierston Drier is really coming into her own. She is closing in doing 40 events and she has really hit her stride. No one works harder than Kierston. Easily the MVP of the festival night. And make sure to listen to our Festival Roundup podcast.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

1pg. Short Screenplay – REAL TIME DENIAL, by Linda Hullinger

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Matt Barnes
Jill: Lauren Kristina Maykut

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday August 9th (Toronto)

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!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.  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.

THE GHOULIES, 5min., Australia, Drama/Crime
Directed by Harrison Lane

Two brothers have their relationship tested when 11 year old Cooper wants to become a part of his older brother’s gang.

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PERSONA, 2min., UK, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Thomas Donnelly

Persona is a metaphorical film which uses masks in order to depict the destructive nature of Communism in pre-Soviet Russia

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GIRL IN YELLOW, 3min., USA, Drama/Family
Directed by Christopher Tjajadi

A switch in perspective reveals that nothing is as it seems.

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BROTHERS, 5min., USA, Drama/Family
Directed by Randy Kerr

Set in the Pacific Northwest, three brothers find refuge and redemption from a troubled home through their love of fly fishing for steelhead and the enduring relationships they forge on the river.

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KCLOC, 3min., India, Documentary/Animation
Directed by Ninaad Kulkarni

KCLOC is a 3D animated documentary on people’s perceptions of time. A selection of brief interviews provide the voices for ten meticulously designed CGI clock characters, in a variety of real-world settings, as they respond to a single question: “What does time mean to you?”

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THE CORD, 5min., USA, Drama
Directed by Catherine L. Allard

Adam and his friends enter the house. The mood is going to turn cold. He is about to do something that will change everything. His mind is made up. He is ready to cut the cord.

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IN THROUGH THE NIGHT, 4min., Drama/Experimental 
Directed by Josiah Cuneo

By recalling a childhood story, a world of daydreams and longing unfold against a quiet backdrop of the quotidian.

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NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN, 4min., Animation/Experimental
Directed by Michelle Brand

A fisherman takes his boat out on the river. While he and his surroundings are in a constant flow, the viewer observes the passing of time, watching everything go through movement and change. In an ever-flowing cycle, things come to be, change, evolve, and pass on….

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FIREFLIES, 3min., UK, Drama 
Directed by Aram Atkinson

Camping is a magical time for any child, but for this particular young girl and her father, it is an experience they’ll never forget. Fireflies is about the dedication and love of a father to his daughter, and the mysterious and magical things that can happen when you let your imagination run wild

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The event runs from 7pm to 9pm on Monday August 9, 2018

Under 5 Minute Short – MIRRORS, by R. Harris Smith

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Young Rachel is getting ready for bed, but as she sleeps, she worries her reflection might be watching her. Once her eyes are closed, her bedroom mirror reflection gets off the bed and presses itself against the mirror. Tapping to get out

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Rachel: Georgia Grant

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

‘Mirrors’ is about the fear of your reflection watching you as you sleep – almost an extension of fear of the dark, I suppose.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

As a short film, it is simple to make but can be particularly frightening at the same time.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Quite scary.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Probably ‘Shaun of The Dead’ or ‘Hot Fuzz’.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This screenplay took me a couple of hours, mainly just small fixes needing doing after the main idea was finished.

7. How many stories have you written?

‘Chloe’, ‘Mirrors’, ‘Out of Time’ and ‘Lucid Visionary’ so far.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

At the moment, I’m mainly listening to Royal Blood and Manic Street Preachers.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Luckily, I had no obstacles as it was such a short script.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m also a director and producer, plus a lecturer.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

I have found FilmFreeway pretty useful so far.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I liked the idea of a festival purely for scripts and films under 5 minutes so I had a look. I was happy with the feedback I received about my script, as it was mainly positive with a couple of suggestions on how to improve it.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox