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

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST ANIMATION FILM: ONE SMALL STEP

BEST MUSIC: ONE LAST TIME

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLOVE ON THE BALCONY, 4min., USA, Animation/Romance

festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, Animation/LGBT

festival posterONE SMALL STEP, 8min., USA, Animation

festival posterBROKEN DREAMS, 3min., UK, Animation

festival posterONE LAST TIME, 5min., Spain, Animation

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

The theme of the April 2019 ANIMATION & DANCE Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “TIMING”.

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

The 7th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

23 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: June 2018 ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER:

BEST ANIMATION: 01

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video

festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

The theme of the June 2018 ANIMATION & EXPERIMENTAL FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Innocence Lost”. Every single film was about characters who lost their idealism.

These types of festivals bring on a whole new crowd and with that an entirely new conversation in the feedback section. These are divisive films that many times attempt to make a social or political commentary on the world.

In the other festivals, the conversation is more about the storytelling – the plots and characters in the films we present. With the Animation & Experimental Festival the discussions lean more towards the thematics and overall points of the film. The subtext and emotions. How is makes us feel!

So if an audience member would go to our Comedy Festival for example on week, an then this festival the next week, they would think we are at a different venue or city.

I like these festivals. The event and films always makes me think days afterward. It stays with me for a long time. I keep going back to the films and what was said.

There is SO much talent out there. It’s amazing actually. Whatever we can do to help get more people to see these films.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo