Next Festival Event

FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – April 16th. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2020.. 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 Matthew Toffolo. Showcasing a festival two times a month in Toronto in 2020!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.

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 at festival@under5minutefilmfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can always make a tiny donation to the festival to guarantee your seats on the next and skip the lines:

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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 76 out of its last 78 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!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM – UNDER 5 MINUTE


CREATURES, 4min., USA, Dance

Directed by Summa Cilem

Capturing the tale of mysterious creatures living on earth. Pure in their emotions and expressions.

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THE ATTEMPT, 5min., USA, Satire

Directed by Dakota Holmes-Dodge

Carlos makes his attempt at living in the lower east side of New York.

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AFRAID, 3min., USA, Thriller

Directed by Lisbet Byler & Grace Wagner

AFRAID tells the story of Anna, a young 20-something coffee shop manager, as she closes up for the night and heads to her car in a nearby parking garage. Will Anna make it? Or will her worst fears become reality?

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THE TALK, 3min., Australia, Drama

Directed by Marni Little

We all have to have the talk at some point, but how soon is too soon?

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OPPOSITION, 4min., USA, Thriller

Directed by Justin Jahn

The opposing forces between good and evil have always existed throughout time, whether it be in Cinema or Society.

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GODSPEED, 2min., USA, Animation

Directed by Sunny Wai Yan Chan

“Godspeed” is a story about a mother saying goodbye to her son at the airport. The son wants a hug, but the reserved mother is reluctant to do so. The seemingly small conflict between the two is amplified by the close-ups of their faces, visualizing the weight of struggle each of them is experiencing.

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COLOUR ME FREE, 5min., 5min., Singapore, Animation

Directed by Gray Hodgkinson

The animated movie “Colour Me Free” is a symbolised narrative influenced by the plight of civilians caught up in war. Through no fault of their own, these people are trapped in their cities, targeted by both sides as acceptable collateral damage, or even as human shields. This movie explores how these survivors are forced to question their allegiances, as expressed by colour, as their base human need to survive takes precedence. While no specific location is depicted, the use of coloured tiled patterns and a desert setting depicts a middle eastern reference. The visual medium used is a cross-over between animation and computer game, which makes an ironic reference to the repeated game-play of senseless war. The symbolic references in this movie are intended to raise questions in the viewer’s mind, and remind them that with some empathy and assistance, the human spirit can survive and grow.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM – ANIMATION

HESAR (GATE), 5min., Canada, Animation/Music Video

Directed by Nomadic Alternative & Farnaz Ohadi

The video is the backdrop for the song “Hesar” from Farnaz Ohadi’s Persian Flamenco debut album. It focuses on themes of Iranian women’s struggles, immigration, mental health and the artist’s journey when she arrived in Canada in 1990. The movie traces the journey of the artist from her home land, Iran to Canada, the angst and confusion and pain of immigration and finally choosing to put down roots in a new land.

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ARTIST’S BLOCK, 3min., USA, Live Action/Animation

Directed by Diego Lacámara

A long abandoned animated project comes to life to antagonize the artist into completing it.

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WINTER’S BLIGHT, 13min., New Zealand, Animation

Directed by Claire Campbell

Winter’s Blight tells the story of an elderly man called Bill who lives alone in an isolated hut in Central Otago, New Zealand. Spring should have arrived but the winter will not relent. It is freezing and Bill has run out of firewood which he relies on for all his heating and cooking.

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ONE DAY ONE FLY, 6min., Greece, Animation

Directed by Petros Niamonitakis

Our hero is the most adorable 3D fly in the world!
Τhe camera follows him from his very first moment of birth.
His life is impressively exciting!

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AN IDEA, 6min., Mexico, Animation

Directed by Juan Paulín

All sorts of things can happen in the search of an idea.

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SERPENDIPITY, 7min., USA, Animation

Directed by Carlos Mejia & Kevin Barwick

Gordon does not want to freeze during his dinner date. Not only is Gordon nervous, but he has a secret- he has snakes for hair with a bad habit of turning people into stone. Will he find love or is this a date with disaster?

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UNIFIED THEORY, 5min., USA, Animation

Directed by Christina Hibner

Unified Theory is an experimental animation that follows two cosmic entities. The main character, Junior, is trying her best to learn about the nature of the universe from her teacher, Senior, who is a master of the universe.

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WATERS OF MARCH, 3min., Canada, Animation

Directed by Elizabeth Lewis

Waters of March is the classic written by Tom Jobim and performed by jazz singer Stacey Kent. The delicately rendered animated drawings move at a rollicking pace transitioning back and forth from real to abstract images telling the everchanging story of loss and hope.

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