ANIMATION Film Festival – Highlights March 30, 2017 Event

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: MY LIFE I DON’T WANT

Best Animation: HANGING

Best Music: The music from MY LIFE I DON’T WANT

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film:

festival posterKAROUMA, 12min, United Arab Emirates, Animation
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festival posterHANGING, 6min, USA, Animation
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festival posterMY LIFE I DON’T WANT, 12min, Myanmar, Animation
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festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
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festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The ANIMATION MARCH 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short animated movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “DIGGING YOURSELF OUT OF A HOLE”.

Every film showcased was about a character that was an attempting to get out of a very sad or do or die situation occuring. Some characters triumphed as others simply got to the surface and maintained.

NOTE: This was the 2nd festival where we moved to the largest theater at the Carlton cinemas. It seems to be working out!

The night gave us 7 animation short films made in the last 18 months from 6 different countries. It also gave us different animated styles and concepts. From hand drawn to computer to typography to classic vector based animation. It was a true showcase of some amazing talent from around the world

This wasn’t a night to bring the kids either. Three films in particular (Karouma, My Life I Don’t Want, Hanging) were very sad and dark, but also extremely important films about disability, female disparity in 3rd world countries, and suicide. Using the animated medium to tell these important stories was truly inspiring.

Of course we had to flip the emotions and showcase some great comedies (Wall, Baby and Grandma, Snoot in the City, Dirty Pool) that were all about battling a larger force through tenacity and intellect.

It was definitely my favourite festival night (so far) of the year, and I’m SO honored to showcase these amazing films at the festival.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Audience FEEDBACK – DIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
Directed by Brent Forrest

This film is a quick ode to the pool hall where we drunken animators used to spend our evenings.

Director’s Statement:

Animation is Real.

Film Type:Animation, Short

Runtime:1 minute 30 seconds

Completion Date:August 6, 2016

Production Budget:1,200 USD

Country of Origin:Japan

Country of Filming:Japan

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

Audience FEEDBACK – SNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
Directed by Stephanie Davidson

On the rooftops above a cold, ironclad city, Snoot lives in a nice, warm home. When an intruder invades, his territorial instincts kick in and it’s up to him to protect his home, even if it means going face to face with a giant house-crushing robot.

Director’s Statement: The most important part of any film is the quality of the story, and I’ll always try to improve my storytelling in inventive and innovative ways. The most enjoyable part of film making is spending time with the characters that have been bought to life and discovering quirks that make them unique.

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Genres:Adventure, Comedy

Runtime:1 minute 9 seconds

Completion Date:November 20, 2016

Production Budget:0 USD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

Audience FEEDBACK – WALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
Directed by Chia-Yin Chou

Their are evolutionary stories happened on ordinary street. The sight from the bottom can only see a huge foot wearing somethings nice , stepping on the poor for fun , giving leftover for handouts occasionally.

“Class” is a necessary element to maintain a society. But the positions of superiority implement their own power without the perspective of vulnerable people.

The step doesn’t seems high but with huge differences. Perhaps in somewhere not been seen, the distance between some people and this world is formed with accumulated hatred and become a huge invisible wall.

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Runtime:4 minutes 50 seconds

Production Budget:0 USD

Country of Origin:Taiwan

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:No

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

Audience FEEDBACK – KAROUMA, 12min, United Arab Emirates, Animation

Played at the March 2017 Best of Animation.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERKAROUMA, 12min, United Arab Emirates, Animation
Directed by Boubaker Boukhari

Karouma is a Unique gift striving to break through and to leave his parent’s nest to live pursue his dreams and live his life in its full potential.

Director Statement

Can talent become a burden especially if it makes us look different? Can it deprive us of the ability to interact normally and seamlessly with society?

That’s the centrepiece of Karouma – an animated short film that explores the concept of alienation – when you feel you’re so different and constantly judged by others just because you look different and placed into categories of disability that you never saw as applicable to yourself or even fair.

The story also tackles overprotective parenting and how excess love can cause pain rather than appreciation.

Do you have to stick to your own dreams or do you have to give them away just because your parents have other hopes and aspirations for you?

We’ve all met lots of young people who were torn between these two choices and ended up as static, frustrated individuals who never followed their dreams nor achieved their families’ aspirations.

Karouma is a story that addresses a pivotal moment that all youth experiences – whether in the Arab region or internationally. No matter where they are or what their circumstances are – youth faces the same challenges and share the same energy, dreams and aspirations. So how and when can they ever feel free to go on exciting journeys to follow their dreams?

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 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
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Audience FEEDBACK – BABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy

Played at the March 2017 Best of Comedy.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Zheng Kang

A 2D animated action-comedy about a baby and granny who share a common bond (Baby’s Mother is Granny’s Daughter) but who fight like crazy when left alone. The visuals are highly-influenced by the work of 60’s Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Genres:action, comedy

Runtime:2 minutes 4 seconds

Completion Date:May 13, 2016

Production Budget:0 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 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
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

February 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Animation Story to the Festival Today: https://feedbackanimationfestival.com

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff

festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
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ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati

 

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson