Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: BARRINGTON BUNNY, by Sandy Wolf

This Christian allegory is to be animated in a surreal style, suggesting religious pageantry and a supernatural presence. The story is embellished by John Luther Adams music suggesting the crystalline beauty of the arctic winter. The use of dialects and bits of costuming and props suggest an international significance to the plot.

CAST LIST:

Owl: Shawn Devlin
Wolf: Geoff Mays
Bear: Chris O’Bray
Narrator: Val Cole
Barrington: Biden Hall
Mother: Pascale Behrman
Mouse: Aliya Hamid

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: Is There Room In Your Tomb, by Chris Spitale

After a long night of Halloween, all of Ghoul’s monster friends try to squeeze into his tomb for a sleepover.

CAST LIST:

Count Dracula: Shawn Devlin
Werewolf/Mummy: Sean Ballantyne
Narration: Hannah Ehman
Narrator: Bree Ali
Ghoul: Michael Ruhs

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: November 2019 ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST ANIMATION FILM: SAND IN THE SKY
BEST UNDER 5min. FILM: IN AN EMPTY WOOD
BEST PERFORMANCES: ONCE TWICE A DAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: IN SEARCH OF A MOMENT
BEST MUSIC: THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

Theme of night: Quirks of the Human Condition

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE SPIRIT SEAM 15min., USA, Animation

festival posterDON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT, 7min., UK, Animation

festival posterTHE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING, 22min., Canada, Animation

festival posterMI DI WORM no. 10, 1min., Switzerland, Animation

festival posterIN AN EMPTY WOOD, 2min., USA, Animation

The 26th event in Toronto in 2019.
6 more festival events in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

The Most Magnificent Thing Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING, 22min., Canada, Animation

Directed by Arna Selznick

The Most Magnificent Thing is an inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together. When she receives her very own tool kit, the little girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend – but it’s not as easy as she thinks! The Most Magnificent Thing is a timeless tale about learning through perseverance and hard work, the power of love, and selflessness.

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Mi Di Worm no 10. Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

MI DI WORM no. 10, 1min., Switzerland, Animation

Directed by Barbara Peikert

The starting material is a frame-to-frame animation art of 2-Stop motion: A production with visual effects. Of the type related to a stereoscopic recording, the flickering wiggling-picture ramifications of the yellow color animate strokes on a red background.

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In An Empty Wood Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

IN AN EMPTY WOOD, 2min., USA, Animation

Directed by Chia-Hsin Lee

This is a poetic animation film on the jealousy of seeing someone succeed in a path you once considered.

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Don’t Think Of A Pink Elephant Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT, 7min., UK, Animation

Directed by Suraya Raja

We’ve all had thoughts of what might happen should we jump from a high place, drop the baby, or stab someone with a fork. Usually we can dismiss them without a care – but what if we couldn’t?

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