ANIMATION Feedback Film Festival – Monday September 18, 2017 (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. 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 and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Tickets are first come first serve.


OR, if you like 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 atfestivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 50 out of its last 52 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

PEPITA & MAX, 6min, Family/Animation 
Directed by Rahel Ilona Eisenring

Pepita and Max have all sorts of adventures. Monsieur Raf, Max’ toy giraffe, is always with them. When Max loses Monsieur Raf while hiking, the little boy can’t find sleep. Not even the Alpsegen, the lullaby of the mountains, which is meant to protect animals and people on the alp, helps. The peculiar tradition gives Pepita an idea: what works for Swiss alp-cows could also save a giraffe through the night.

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SHORT FILM

UKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
Directed by Valle Comba Canales

Uka is a little girl who lives in a grey abandoned factory. While she’s painting of of her canvas, she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.

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SHORT FILM

KARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
Directed by Peter Zhaoyu Zhou

A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

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SHORT FILM

PERFECT TOWN, 4min., Switzerland, Animation/Fantastic
Directed by Anais Voirol

In search of perfection a whole city obeys to selection. A constant struggle. Trying and trying again. Where is the difference between endurance and madness?

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SHORT FILM

ONE PER PERSON, 10min., Canada, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Nasheet Zaman 

An awkward fast food worker gains a new perspective on life while competing for customers against an excessively happy-go-lucky rival.

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SHORT FILM

FRUIT, 7min., Germany, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Gerhard Funk

Rise into being, mature, perish – Fruit tells a creation story. As the animated short film unfolds, it brings forth a play of shapes illustrating the dialog between two mythological forces – the West and the East. In it the vibrating entities of black and white are constantly being split apart and reconciled by red, in a playful and dramatic choreography of forms and figures.

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SHORT FILM

OUR CRAPPY TOWN, 8min, USA, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Andy & Carolyn London

In 1986, Andy London had a small, forgettable role in the Glen Cove High School production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. But what happened when the curtains closed….is the stuff of legend.

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SHORT FILM

The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday September 18, 2017

July 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

 

ACTORANIMATION TV PILOT Screenplay – CHICKEN COP
July 2017 Reading
by Bryan Cahill
festival posterSTRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

2017 CGI Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January to June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.


festival posterIM PERFEKT, 7min, Hungray, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMARIA FERNANDA IN TIME, 9min, Spain, Sci-Fi/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterREVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterARKHAM’S JOURNAL, 7min, Canada, Fan Fiction/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterQUESTIONS, 6min, USA, Fan Fiction/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE, 18min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Fan Fiction
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

June 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

 

ACTORANIMATION SHORT Screenplay – BATROOM
June 2017 Reading
by Crafty St. James
festival posterMISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterVOICING SILENCE, 3min, UK, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

May 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

BLOSSOM OF MY HEART, 4min, Canada, Experimental/Anti-Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – TRISKEL
May 2017 Reading
by Brian K. Palmer

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

March 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

 

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PEN & PENCIL
March 2017 Reading
Written by Devone Jones

festival posterKAROUMA, 12min, United Arab Emirates, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterHANGING, 6min, USA, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMY LIFE I DON’T WANT, 12min, Myanmar, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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

 

 

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterHANGING, 6min, USA, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMY LIFE I DON’T WANT, 12min, Myanmar, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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

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