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
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festival posterBLURRY, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
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festival posterLAST CHANCE, 3min, Hungary, Drama/Sport
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festival posterEYE OF INDIA, 3min, India, Experimental/Adventure
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festival posterDAN, 1min, UK, Comedy
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festival posterDATE TO THE CINEMA, 4min, USA, Romance/Drama
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festival posterVOICING SILENCE, 3min, UK, Animation
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festival posterWOW, 4min, France, Drama/Romance
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festival posterBEYOND, 4min, Italy, Drama/Mystery
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festival posterFAMILY SHADOWS, 4min, USA, Family/Drama
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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
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festival posterPROCLAMATION PUNCTUATION, 4min, USA, Dance/Fashion
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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 Video: MIDNIGHT WALK, 4min., Australia, Thriller

Played at the November 2016 Film Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Amanda Lomonaco:

  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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ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
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Audience FEEDBACK Video: DEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery

Played at the November 2016 Film Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Amanda Lomonaco:

  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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ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
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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
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ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event

 

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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ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
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ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
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Get to know the short film: PROVERBIAL LUCK, 5min, Austria, Romance/Comedy

Playing at the Thur. Nov. 24th Film Festival

  MOVIE POSTERPROVERBIAL LUCK, 5min, Austria, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Dave Lojek

Idioms garnish our language, but are often hard to translate. This comedy helps to illustrate them and tells the story of two neighbours, who become enamoured. The “foam-beater” (boaster) Hanspeter throws an eye after an addleheaded Annemarie, but she just “shows him the bird” (indicates that he is chuckoo). So he has to “jump over his shadow” (take the plunge) and get a foot in her door. Amusement for all proverb fans who love to make whoopee, gaze into the pale blue yonder, or get to the point.

Enjoy German idioms and learn how to translate them.

This is the first film of co-director Steffi Sixdorf, by the way.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

1. International Kino Cuntra KinoKabaret Graz, Austria
2. International Kino Mainz KinoKabaret Mayence, Germany
3. Open Air Summer Special Screening Kassiopeia Berlin, Germany
4. International KinoBerlino KinoKabaret Berlin, Germany
5. International Kino M KinoKabaret Munich, Germany
6. Golden Anteaters International Film Festival Lublin, Poland
7. International KinoEaters KinoKabaret Lublin, Poland
8. Biesdorfer Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmforum Berlin, Germany
9. Kurzfilmtag in Getersloh, Germany
10. Volkino Soiroe Courts-Motrages International Clermont-Ferrand, France
11. BEST FILM + BEST COMEDY + BEST SOUNDTRACK + AUDIENCE AWARD + 1st JURY PRIZE
@ Landesfilmfestival Berlin / Brandenburg, Germany
12. Kontrast – Bayreuther Kurzfilmfest, Germany
13. AUDIENCE AWARD @ Videonale Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany
14. BEST FANTASY SHORT + NOMINATION for BEST DIRECTOR @ Genre Celebration Festival
Los Angeles + Shanghai, USA
15. Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Germany
16. Gutersloher Kurzfilmfestival, Germany
17. ContraVision Film Festival Berlin, Germany
18. BEST DIRECTORS @ European Short Film Festival of Independent Authors Berlin, Germany
19. BEST COMEDY SHORT @ Florida Movie Festival Daytona Beach, USA
20. BRONZE MEDAL @ FANTEX – Bundesfilmfestival fur Fantasie- und Experimentalfilm
Waiblingen, Germany
21. International Kino Dramawas KinoKabaret Innsbruck, Austria
22. International Kinophilia KinoKabaret Linz, Austria
23. Senftenberger Kurzfilmtage, Germany
24. BeamStrip #2 Vienna, Austria
25. 3rd AUDIENCE AWARD of SHORT FILM NIGHT @ Filmkunstfest MV Schwerin, Germany
26. KuFiFe – Kurzfilmfestival Stuttgart, Germany
27. Festival of Nations Lenzing, Austria
28. Incorto Festival Mexico City, Mexico
29. World Festival of Emerging Cinema St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
30. Cine Pobre Film Festival La Paz, Mexico
31. Winner of OBELISK @ 74. Deutsche Filmfestspiele – German National Film Festival St. Ingbert
32. kinolog NAIVE BILDER Vienna, Austria
33. The Unprecedented Cinema – International Short Film Festival Tallinn & Maardu, Estonia
34. Kino Montpellier Screening of International Kino Shorts, France
35. International KinoKabaret Napoli, Italy
36. Russelsheimer Filmtage fur Satire, Germany
37. Ekurhuleni International Film Festival, South Africa
38. IndieCrete Film Festival Archanes, Greece
39. Silver International Film Festival Toronto, Canada
40. Newark International Film Festival, USA
41. City Crash 7 meets Artwalk Festival Leipzig, Germany
42. Ottawa Digital Film Festival, Canada
43. Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany
44. World Movie Contest of 78. UNICA – Union Internationale du Cinema in Suceava, Romania
45. Kurzfilmfestival IDEALE Borken, Germany
46. River Aire Ten Minute Film Festival Leeds, UK
47. Elche International Independent Film Festival Alicante, Spain
48. Maipu Cortos Festival de Cine de Humor, Argentina
49. Innkurzfilmfestival Braunau, Austria (Tribute Screening) 50. filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany
51. Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
52. SCHLINGEL Internationales Filmfestival fur Kinder und junges Publikum Chemnitz, Germany
53. Biberacher Filmfestspiele, Germany
54. White Nights International Filmfestival St. Petersburg, Russia
55. Bienal Internacional de Video y Cine Contemporoneo VIDEOFEST Mexicali, Mexico
56. Moving Pictures Festival Nieuwmoer, Belgium
57. INDIGO Filmfest Wadern-Bardenbach, Germany
58. Open Air Kiezkino Berlin, Germany
59. Nomination for Best Comedy @ Motion Picture Award of photokina Collogne, Germany
60. Best Independents International Film Festival Karlsruhe, Germany
61. Milano Film Festival – Special Screening, Italy
62. XXS Filmfestival Dortmund, Germany
63. Toronto Under 5 Minute Short Film Festival, Canada
64. Frame by Sound Festival Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
65. TIF Video Challenge Nicosia Cyprus, Greece
66. VISUALIZAME Festival AUDIOVISUAL & MUJER Aguadulce, Spain 67. Friedenale Berlin, Germany
68. YOUKI – International Youth Media Festival Wels, Austria 69. SHORT to the Point Bucharest, Romania

 

 

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ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
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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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ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
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Get to know the short film: HORSE PARADE, 1min., Puerto Rico, Romance/Experimental

  MOVIE POSTER

Playing at the Thur. Nov. 24th Film Festival

HORSE PARADE, 1min., Puerto Rico, Romance/Experimental
Directed by Otavio Pacheco

In a chess game the black horse and the white queen fall in love, and then the white horse starts a dispute for her love.

Film Type:Animation, Short

Runtime:1 minute 10 seconds

Completion Date:May 23, 2016

Production Budget:0 USD

Country of Origin:Brazil

Country of Filming:Brazil

Shooting Format:Digital

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
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ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
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