2018 JANUARY Short Films – 25 films

3 Festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto showcasing the best short films from around the world. Films from Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, USA, UK. 12 countries in total.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos of each:


festival posterBOLD GREEN, 28min., Germany, Romance/Drama
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festival posterMARTINA, OH MARTINA, 12min., Spain, Romance/Drama
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festival posterMAMMA, 5min., Italy, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterTHE FLOW, 3min., Belgium, Adventure
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festival posterCITY OF MY HEART, 4min., Greece, Documentary
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festival posterSTUPID SMARTPHONE THERAPY, 4min., Germany, Experimental
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festival posterHONEYMOON, 3min., Switzerland, Romance
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festival poster21ST CENTURY HERMIT, 3min., UK, Documentary
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festival posterTHE WAVES, 4min., UK, Animation
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festival posterOUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
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festival posterDEAR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, 4min., UK, Documentary/War
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festival posterBE THE ONE, 5min., Switzerland, Crime/Music Video
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festival posterTOO SOON?, 3min., UK, Comedy
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festival posterJAKE & JULIA, 12min, USA, Comedy/Relationship
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festival posterALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterEDEN HOSTEL, 14min., Spain, Comedy/Drama
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festival posterEGGS AND SOLDIERS, 20min., USA, Drama/Family
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festival posterEVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, 30min., Austria, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterSTORY TO TELL, 15min., Japan, Crime/Drama
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festival posterMONDAY, 18min., USA, Crime/Comedy
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festival posterCONVERSATIONS, 8min., Ireland, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterMIND GAME, 2min., China, Action/Experimental
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festival posterFREEDOM OF THE WHEELS, 17min., USA, Adventure/Comedy
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festival posterVIKING TOOTHACHE, 4min, USA, Action/Fantasy
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FEEDBACK TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL 2018 FESTIVAL DATES – 24 Dates

We are proud to announce our 24 Toronto Film Festival dates for 2018 – two events every single month. We will showcase 100s of the best short films from around the world. Each festival will be a special best of night. Examples are best of Comedy, Documentary, Family, Animation, Drama, LGBT, Female Directors, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Under 5min. shorts etc…

BUY your festival pass today for only $48. That’s only $2 per festival and it guarantees you a seat in the cinema. You do not have to RSVP in advance and if the festival is sold out (which happens most of the time), you are still guaranteed a seat as we will hold it for you until the start of the festival.

Buy your festival pass here. After you have made your payment, we will send you a confirmation email and then you can pick up your FESTIVAL PASS TICKET at any of our future festival events:

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Here are the festival 24 dates for 2018 (Genres are subject to change):

Wednesday January 17th – Best of COMEDY/FAMILY DRAMA Shorts – See FULL PROGRAM

Thursday January 25th – Best of EUROPEAN Shorts- See FULL PROGRAM

Wednesday February 14th – Best of ROMANCE Shorts

Thursday February 22nd – Best of FANTASY/SCI-FI Shorts

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Monday March 19th – Best of FEMALE DIRECTOR’S Shorts

Thursday March 29th – Best of DOCUMENTARY Shorts

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Monday April 16th – Best of EXPERIMENTAL Shorts

Thursday April 26th – Best of LGBT/Under 5min. Shorts

Monday May 21st – Best of THRILLER Shorts

Thursday May 31st – Best of HORROR/SCI-FI Shorts

Monday June 18th – Best of LGBT Shorts

Thursday June 28th – Best of COMEDY/DRAMA Shorts

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Monday July 16th – Best of FEMALE DIRECTOR’s Shorts

Thursday July 26th – Best of EXPERIMENTAL/ANIMATION Shorts

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Monday August 20th – Best of DOCUMENTARY Shorts

Thursday August 30th – Best of ACTION/ADVENTURE/CRIME Shorts

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Monday September 17th – Best of EUROPEAN Shorts

Thursday September 27th – Best of FANTASY/SCI-FI Shorts

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Monday October 15th – Best of THRILLER Shorts

Thursday October 25th – Best of HORROR Shorts

Monday November 19th – Best of EXPERIMENTAL Shorts

Thursday November 29th – Best of FEMALE DIRECTOR’s Shorts

Monday December 17th – Best of DOCUMENTARY Shorts

Thursday December 27th – Best of UNDER 5 MINUTE Shorts

DECEMBER 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

 26 short films, 56 screenplays, 15 novels & short stories = 97 winning videos to finish the year 2017 (record setting).

festival posterORACLE, 3min., USA, Music Video
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festival posterYOU, 10min., Portugal, Experimental
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festival posterKILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
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festival posterIN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental
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festival posterA FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
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festival posterCONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterTHE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation
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festival posterCHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
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festival posterCHRISTINE, 10min, USA, LGBT/Coming of Age
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festival posterSUNLIGHT OVER WATER, 15min., Canada, LGBT/Drama
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festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation
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festival posterMASQUERADING: TO HELL AND BACK, 13min., South Africa, LGBT/Documentary
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festival posterIT GETS BETTER?, 11min., USA, LGBT/Experimental
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festival posterWE DID NOT FALL FROM THE SKY, 26min., UK, Experimental/Relationship
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festival posterMORNING AFTER 15min, USA, Drama/Romance
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festival posterDE GLACE, 6min, France, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterLOSING CLAIRE, 6min, India, Drama/Relationship
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festival posterCALL COHO, 16min, South Korea, Drama/Mystery
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festival posterREBIRTH, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Thriller
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festival posterPARADIGME, 6min, Poland, Sci-Fi/Experimental
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festival posterTHE NINGYO, 27min, USA, Fantasy/Mystery
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ACTORNOWHERE MAN – TIME TRAVEL Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia
ACTOREYES OF DAWN – FEMALE Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sheri Davenport
ACTORPSI-COM 5 TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Ed Vela
ACTORMINNIE NOIR TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Katie Grotzinger
ACTORI WALK THE LINE – STUDENT Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Keagan Tan
ACTORI GOT YOU BABE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Roland Zistler
ACTORLIFE COACH – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sandy Basran
ACTORRENDERING ROME – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Peter L. Brown
ACTORTINDERELLA – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jane Henning
ACTORVENUS HATES MARS – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Ricky Mars
ACTORELIZABETH BENNET IS DEAD – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edith Woi
ACTORCOURTIN ANNIE – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Billie Harris
ACTORGUMMED UP IN GRIT LAND – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mike Hoberg
ACTORGIACOMO BONDAMENTE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST HERO – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jim Corona
ACTOROPPOSITES – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Akil Goin & Kareem Richardson
ACTORTRUCKER CHIX – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Susan Anlage
ACTORCARNATION – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Matthew W. Bertsch & Richard L. Nunez
ACTORFOR THE LOVE OF PETE – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by David Kurtz
ACTORSERAPHIM RISING – FAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Andy McQuire
ACTORREVAMPED MODELS – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joseph Killeen
PRIMORDIAL SILENCE – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Irene Leonardou
ACTORTHE ERRANTS WAR – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Tice
ACTORINKED IN BLOOD – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Paul Corricelli
ACTORCORNERSTONE WOODS – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mike Dowdrick
ACTORSPEAK NO EVIL – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Kurt Fischer
ACTORHAYRIDE – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORINFECTED ROMANCE – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sarah Kochan
ACTORTHE WORK OF ZOMBIES – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Patricia Semler
ACTORHOOKERS – ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Ron Herrsche
ACTORMIND OF A POLITICAL ASSASSIN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Stephen W. Lincoln & Steven Michael Farney
ACTORMARTYR – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Diamond Monique Washington
ACTORSINGLE SOUL – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Gunnar Halldorsson
ACTORTHE BREAK IN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Carole A. Parker
ACTORCHILLS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mark Wagner
ACTORTHE PSYCHONAUTS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORFOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Erik V. Wolter
ACTORKOPKILLER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Shane McCabe
ACTORSLEEPING PROPHETS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Alex Moreno
ACTORSOMETHING TO PROVE – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Nic Penrake
ACTORDOUBLE BLIND TEST – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Herb Schultz
ACTORRETIRE WITH A VIEW – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Behzad Sedghi
ACTORSHADOWS AND DEMONS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Dominique Mayfair
ACTORSLAVE CHILDREN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Michael Faunce Brown
ACTORGILGO – SHORT BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Anthony M. Dionisio
ACTORAMERICAN SNAKE PIT – CRIME 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Dan Tomasulo
ACTORDRAGONSONG – FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORFRAMER – THRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joann Hess
ACTORSWIPE – TV 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jeff D. Opdyke
ACTORLONG WAY HOME – COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Patrick McGrath
ACTORTOE TAG MURDERS – CRIME 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Carl F. Zimmerman
ACTORSOMETHING MISSING Short Story Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Lionel Walfish
ACTORAN UNCOMMON FAMILY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Christa Polkinhorn
ACTOREANIE MEANIE MINIE NO Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Sandra S. Kerns
ACTORSUPERHIGHWAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by James Oldman
ACTORJUST SHUT UP AND DRIVE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Chynna Laird
ACTORTHE SAFE WORD Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Karen Long
ACTORSWEET DREAMS: SEARCHING FOR ROY BUCHANAN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Tory Gates
ACTORLEMMONS JOURNEY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Oyok
ACTORTHREE BLACK BOYS Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Zangba Thomson
ACTORGHOST IN THE PORCELAIN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTORRIPPLE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Tui Allen
ACTORGETAWAY DAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Ken White
ACTORJUST ANOTHER DESERT SUNSET Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Nikki Broadwell
ACTORSKYMERGE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Deepak Menon
ACTORTHE VIRTUOSO Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Virginia Bures

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

November 2017 – Read the best of Interviews with Award Winning Short Filmmakers

Matthew Toffolo interviews the best of short filmmakers from around the world. 

Interview with Filmmaker Vasili Manikas (ANTICA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/04/interview-with-filmmaker-vasili-manikas-antica/

Interview with Filmmaker Jean-Claude Leblanc (STUDDED NIGHTMARE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/04/interview-with-filmmaker-jean-claude-leblanc-studded-nightmare/

Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Brooks (MILK MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/03/interview-with-filmmaker-jonathan-brooks-milk-man/

Interview with Filmmaker Paul Scheufler (TASTE OF LOVE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/03/interview-with-filmmaker-paul-scheufler-taste-of-love/

Interview with Filmmaker Tamara Hansen (TWO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/03/interview-with-filmmaker-tamara-hansen-two/

Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Amr Kamel (PROMETHEUS INDUSTRIES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/27/interview-with-filmmakeranimator-amr-kamel-prometheus-industries/

Interview with Filmmaker Navid Tavakolnia (BEAUTIFUL)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/27/interview-with-filmmaker-navid-tavakolnia-beautiful/

FREE Event: Best Shorts Films from around the world festival – Thur. Oct. 19th. 7pm.

BEST Short Films Festival – Thursday October 19th, 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

http://www.wildsound.ca/student_toronto_film_festival.html

– A special evening of the 8 BEST student short films made in the last year. 5 films from 8 different countries from around the world. These are NOT just student films. As our moderator Kierston Drier put it: “These are simply the best short films period in the last year!”

Don’t miss this opportunity! And come for free if you like.

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.
To start our FALL 2017 season of festivals in Toronto, we are introducing the best short films from around the world – guaranteed!
To RSVP, simply go to the festival program page and get your tickets there. Tickets are FREE or Pay What you Like to cover the cinema costs.

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October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Short Filmmakers

Interview with 15 winning short filmmakers from around the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo:

Interview with Director James Bowsher (WITHHELD)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-james-bowsher-withheld/

 

Interview with Director Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-director-steve-hally-twisted-sobriety/

 

Interview with Director Andi Osho (AMBER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-andi-osho-amber/

 

Interview with Directed Eric Shahinian (FOREIGN SOUNDS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-eric-shahinian-foreign-sounds/

 

Interview with Directed Elaine Chu (MANEKI-NEKO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-elaine-chu-maneki-neko/

 

 Interview with Director Jana Stackhouse (THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP) https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-jana-stackhouse-the-man-who-doesnt-sleep/

 

Interview with director Anthony Bennett (MY LITTLE BROTHER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-anthony-bennett-my-little-brother/

 

Interview with Animation Director Peter Zhaoyu Zhou (KARMA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-animation-director-peter-zhaoyu-zhou-karma/

 

Interview with Director Margaret Costa (MY NAME IS JOAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/24/interview-with-director-margaret-costa-my-name-is-joan/

 

Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-igor-gavva-suitcase/

 

Interview with Director Andrea Behring (BAGGAGE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrea-behring-baggage/

 

Interview with Director Dan Pal (COUNTING)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-dan-pal-counting/

 

Interview with Director Andrew Galloway (WALLY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrew-galloway-wally/

 

Interview with director Katie Maguire (THE SESSION)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-katie-maguire-the-session/

 

Interview with Director’s Blair Bomar & Olivia Applegate (GRACE & GRIT)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-directors-blair-bomar-olivia-applegate-grace-grit/

 

RSVP the FEMALE Feedback Film Festival – Thur. Aug. 24. 7pm. Carlton (Free or PWYC)

FEMALE Short Film Festival – Thursday August 24th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

http://www.wildsound.ca/female_film_festival.html

– 8 Films from 5 Countries (Brazil, Canada, India, UK, USA) of the best short films from Female Directors. Easily a lineup of the best films you’ll ever see in the world today!

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.

To RSVP, simply reply to this email and state the # of tickets you require. Come for FREE or donate on the night (or on the program page) to cover the cinema costs.

This is a really fun night of short films. We are giving you a mixed bag of genres. The first half is a lineup of films for all ages! The second half is a lineup of fun comedy and a serious film from India to finish off the night.

If you’re a fan of film, make sure you RSVP right away as tickets will go quickly.

Thanks!