HIGHLIGHTS – April 2019 Under 5 Minute Festival




Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterRETRIEVER, 5min., Australia, Drama

festival posterMARTA – I NEED A LOVE STORY, 4min., Poland, Music Video/Romance

festival posterBOY RACER, 4min., Ireland, Drama/Family

festival posterMALKA, 4min., UK, Animation/Documentary

festival posterTHE SPECTER OF THE OTHER, 4min., Action/Experimental

festival poster#METONIGHT, 1min., USA., Music

festival posterI HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU, 1min., USA, Drama/Thriller

festival posterSOCIAL, 2min., USA, Drama

The theme of the April 2019 ANIMATION & DANCE Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”.

Each film was about something or someone being at the exact right time for something.

The 8th event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.

22 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo


Short Film: RETRIEVER, 5min., Australia, Drama

Da345160a9 posterRetriever explores the hardships of semi-rural Western Australia. Young farmer Michael receives some disturbing news; there’s been an incident, and he is unwittingly responsible. A six minute short, the film also functions as a cinematographic enquiry into the unconventional aspect ratio of 3.55:1, and investigates its ability to augment the perception of space in film.

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    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 AUD
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Short Film: MARTA – I NEED A LOVE STORY, 4min., USA, Music Video/Romance

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Video to singiel I need a love story from album The Story by Marta.
The story of video shows how women is looking for perfect love which is more imagination of looking for perfect guy, who is like a ghost. Its a combination of two words, normal and dreamed one. It’s a story about woman being loved, touched, respected and admired. The story shows how the women imagines her emotional world full of beauty surrounded by amazing architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, with dreamed gentleman and beloved animals – the reindeer and the owl. I need a love story it’s a vision of perfect love created in Marta’s dreams.

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Director Biography – Barry Fahy (BOY RACER)

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Over the past decade, Barry Fahy has proven himself to be one of the most capable, talented and Driven cinematographers in Ireland. Barry has shot two feature film, Blue Dawn and The Three Don’ts as well as over two dozen Short films and Music Videos. Barry has also directed Several Short films including “Please Forgive Me”, “Doors” and “IRIS” which won 2 awards at the 48hr film competition in Dublin.

Director Statement

Boy Racer is a very personal film for me. I have always loved Imagination, and its part of the reason I got into making films. My Childhood was the last generation of playing with Sword Sticks and cardboard race cars. Thats what I wanted to capture and re ignite with this film.

Short Film: BOY RACER, 4min., Ireland, Drama/Family

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Evan Murphy sneaks away into his grandfathers shed and discovers a world of trinkets to play with including his grandfathers rally car.

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Short Film: THE SPECTER OF THE OTHER, 4min., Action/Experimental

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Investigating what is seen as human touch using martial arts and dance as vocabulary, but taking them out of context and bias as aggressive, decorative or kind.

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Director Bio: Joey Katches (SOCIAL)

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Joseph is a Sacramento based film director, writer, editor, cinematographer, and actor. He specializes in narrative, documentary, promotional, instructional, and creative films. As seen in his work, Joey has the ability to tell powerful stories through cinema. Having worked in the theater and film industry, he’s able to direct both the creative and the technical side of the production, creating impactful stories that connect with and inspires audiences.

When Joseph isn’t filming, he enjoys spending time with his best friend, his wife Amanda, and three boys Vincent, Julien and Jeremiah.