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

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

FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday September 13th (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.

CUBICLE, 3min., USA, Drama/Comedy
Directed by Mischa Livingstone

Becky Schyster is the best salesperson at BSHR Solutions, with phone skills that are second to none. But as she zeros in on the latest sale, her integrity is questioned by the office around her.

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PERFECTION, 3min., Italy, Drama/Family 
Directed by Riccardo Di Gerlando

A young girl tries to draw a very difficult work ..

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GREY, 4min., Canada, Dance/Experimental 
Directed by S.J. van Breda

A woman and man from opposing worlds have the veil between them lifted. Through experimental editing and dance, they are able to experience each other’s worlds and create a realm of their own.

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HALLOWSTIDE, 4min., Animation/Experimental 
Directed by Steve Socki

Dreamy, haunting forms transform, then ascend into a new spiritual world.

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NOVAA – MELODY OF NEED, 3min., Germany Animation/Music Video
Directed by Niels Reinhard

A narrated short film music video.] As a massive lightning suddenly hits the grey skyscraper NOVAA wakes up in her dark apartment. She notices a bright light shining out of her wardrobe.

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BUT…SOMETIMES, 5min., UK, Experimental/Drama 
Directed by Robyn Cooper

Kate’s anxiety is overwhelming and to ask for help feels impossible. An exploration into this often overlooked mood disorder and the courage needed to begin to tackle it.

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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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SUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance 
Directed by Jessica Chung

A well-awarded sushi man is conflicted with his profession after falling in love with a mermaid.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday September 13, 2018

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 every single Thursday in Toronto in 2018! 

Short Film: MAMMA, 5min., Italy, Crime/Thriller

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A young woman finds herself trapped in the middle of a gang turf war when she witnesses a cold blooded murder.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 26, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Film Language:
    Italian, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2.39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • “A conversation with Gonzalo Cotelo”

    Primavera do Cine Festival Blog

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2017 Under 5min. Short Films at Festival (January to June – 30 films)

List of Under 5 Minute Short Films that were showcased at the festival for the first half of 2017. Click the links and watch the Audience FEEDBACK videos, plus learn more about the films.

festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterCHARITY CASE, 3min, UK, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterSUNDAY AFTERNOON, 3min. Canada, Romance/Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
BLOSSOM OF MY HEART, 4min, Canada, Experimental/Anti-Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMISSION: APO11O, 4min, France, History/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMOUNT ROYAL 2017-09, 2min, Canada, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE FINAL FAIRYTALE, 1min, UK, Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterI & MYSELF, 5min, Japan, Drama/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPROCLAMATION PUNCTUATION, 4min, USA, Dance/Fashion
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
FUCK THE BITCH !?, 5min, France, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterNOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE 3RD TRY, 5min, USA, LGBT, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMOUNT ROYAL 2017-09, 2min, Canada, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE FINAL FAIRYTALE, 1min, UK, Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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

Audience FEEDBACK: THE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation

THE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation
Directed by Jeff Draheim

A stop motion snowman adventure.

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