HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: June 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: FAMILY SHADOWS

Best Performances: I & MYSELF

Best Cinematography: EYE OF INDIA

Best Music: The music from BLURRY

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film: 

festival posterMISSION: APO11O, 4min, France, History/Comedy
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festival posterMORE THAN LOVE, 3min, USA, Drama/Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBLURRY, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterLAST CHANCE, 3min, Hungary, Drama/Sport
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterEYE OF INDIA, 3min, India, Experimental/Adventure
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDAN, 1min, UK, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDATE TO THE CINEMA, 4min, USA, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterVOICING SILENCE, 3min, UK, Animation
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festival posterWOW, 4min, France, Drama/Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBEYOND, 4min, Italy, Drama/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFAMILY SHADOWS, 4min, USA, Family/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation
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festival posterMOUNT ROYAL 2017-09, 2min, Canada, Experimental
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festival posterTHE FINAL FAIRYTALE, 1min, UK, Family
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festival posterI & MYSELF, 5min, Japan, Drama/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPROCLAMATION PUNCTUATION, 4min, USA, Dance/Fashion
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The UNDER 5 MINUTE JUNE 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short movies from this community.

The theme of the festival was “OUTSIDE FORCES”.

Every film showcased was about a character(s) or situation that was getting in the way of success.

The UNDER 5 MINUTE FEEDBACK Film Festival is becoming one of our most popular events. It is definitely a festival that stirs the conversation and gets people talking.

For the June 2017 Festival we showcased the best 16 films from around the world in different styles, genres, and budgets. It still amazes me, after all these years doing the festival, the amount of talent that is out there in the world. And the clever things that people come up with to tell a story in less than 5 minutes. In fact, most films presented at this festival were less than 3 minutes.

There’s a cliche in storytelling that you enter each scene late and leave each scene early. The meaning behind that is you don’t want to waste the audience’s time. The classic example is that you don’t have to show a character driving to their destination, parking their car, getting out, knocking on the door etc… They can simply arrive at the next scene already inside the home having a conversation with the person they need to talk to further the story. Trimming the fat and only showing what is needed!

That’s the art of these 5 Minute Short Films. There is a story in all of these films. Setup. Conflict. Resolution – the three steps of any story. And the art is to tell your story within the context of your plot, themes, characters and uniqueness of your idea.

It’s no secret that all of these 16 films succeeded. When you have a tight race of 12 films vying for title of “BEST FILM” of the night, you know you’ve hit a jackpot of a film festival.

Hope to see you at our next Under 5 Minute Film Festival in December.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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Audience FEEDBACK: MISSION: APO11O, 4min, France, History/Comedy

 

MISSION: APO11O, 4min, France, History/Comedy
Directed by Daniel Jenny

Three men are flying to the moon, one of them should have stayed home….

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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Audience FEEDBACK Video: LUNCH, 2min, UK, Experimental/Music Video

Played at the November 2016 Film Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Amanda Lomonaco:

  MOVIE POSTERLUNCH, 2min, UK, Experimental/Music Video
Directed by Matthew Fletcher

From the dawn of Homo Sapiens we’ve been eating it, and we will continue to eat it… until it’s redundant. Take a journey through space-time and be aware of the 3D spatially dynamic soundtrack.

Film Type: Experimental, Music Video, Short

Runtime: 2 minutes 25 seconds

Completion Date: January 18, 2016

Production Budget: 200 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: XAVC-S 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Film Color: Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event

 

Get to know the short film: MIDNIGHT WALK, 4min., Australia, Thriller

Playing at the Thur. Nov. 24th Film Festival

  MOVIE POSTERMIDNIGHT WALK, 4min., Australia, Thriller
Directed by Mathilde Nocquet

Midnight, hidden by sunglasses and a badass vinyl disguise, a mysterious brunette is looking for her victim. Plunged into darkness, a car park is the stage of her next murder.

Film Type:Short, Web / New Media

Runtime:3 minutes 41 seconds

Completion Date:May 20, 2016

Production Budget:10,000 AUD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital red dragon

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 18th event
ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 28th event
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event

 

Get to know the short film: DEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery

Playing at the Thur. Nov. 24th Film Festival

  MOVIE POSTERDEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery
Directed by Malcolm Willis

Just before dawn, a dark suspicious man drives to a desolate location where he carries a large black bag containing an unknown object, together with a spade, from the boot.

Film Type:Short

Genres:Drama

Runtime:3 minutes 3 seconds

Completion Date:January 31, 2016

Production Budget:0 USD

Country of Origin:Ireland

Country of Filming:Ireland

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Raw dng

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

 

 

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 18th event
ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 28th event
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event

Audience FEEDBACK: STEPHEN THE TIME TRAVELLING DOG, 3min, UK, Comedy/Fantasy

Watch the best of the July 2016 Film Festival

STEPHEN THE TIME TRAVELLING DOG
Info on the Short Film!

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERSTEPHEN THE TIME TRAVELLING DOG, 3min, UK, Comedy/Fantasy
Directed by Kyran Davies

Where’s Stephen?

Film Type: Short

Genres: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Comedy

Runtime: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Completion Date: September 30, 2015

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital

Film Color: Color

First-time Filmmaker: No

Student Project: No

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LOREN THE ROBOT BUTLER: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE!, 3min, USA, Puppetry/Comedy

Short Film Playing at the best of Under 5min. Film Festival. Thursday July 28, 2016. Get your FREE Tickets: http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

  MOVIE POSTERLOREN THE ROBOT BUTLER: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE!, 3min, USA, Puppetry/Comedy
Directed by Paul McGinnis

Loren, a proper British robot and formally the head butler for a very wealthy family, has been replaced with a Roomba and stored in the basement. Now the kids program him to teach them stuff.

Film Type: Short, Web / New Media, Other

Genres: Puppetry, Bunraku, Tabletop, Instructional, Dance

Runtime: 3 minutes 13 seconds

Completion Date: February 6, 2016

Production Budget: 9,000 USD

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Panasonic 3700

Film Color: Color