Tag Archives: documentary short film

Today’s FilmFreeway: DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival

Watching the reactions of (German Shepherd) at the FEEDBACK Festival does not become more meaningful than that. When your film reaches and audience that respond in such way, it´s pure joy.
– Nils Bergendal, Director “German Shepherd”

Next Festival Dates:
November 24th
March 30th

Festival takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada.

FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience! SUBMIT ANYTIME!
Submissions take 3-7 weeks for evaluation.

Why the this is the fastest growing Documentary Film Festival in the world today:

– Your film will get screened in front of a large, broad audience.

– We are a feedback festival and you will actually hear what people and action/adventure film lovers think of your film.

– Your film is screened and then talked about with the audience, lead by a Professional Industry moderator.

Even if your film is not selected, you will receive the full feedback from the viewing committee. The goal of the Film Festival is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer some kind of constructive criticism whether or not we accept your entry for the formal festival. If your film is not accepted, you are allowed to re-submit (sans any entry fee) using the suggested changes the committee made.

Read more testimonials of recent filmmakers who had their short documentary film showcased at the festival:

Hearing the audience’s responses compelled me to raise the bar of what I should have expected from myself in making this film. The feedback video is a great concept and I cannot express how important it was to have it as a record of the viewing experience at time when I could not be present for the screening.
– Vinit Parmar, Director “Quest for Energy”

I’ve had my work shown in festivals before but I’ve never had the experience of being in a room with 100 people all engaging in a discussion about a film I made. The coolest part of it was seeing that people in audience who I didn’t think would enjoy the film giving positive feedback about it. I always pictured that you would need to have some sort of understanding of death-metal music to enjoy the film but I couldn’t be more pleased to discover that wasn’t the case.
– Sean Singh, Director of “Suburban Deathcore”

I was thrilled with the audience response to the film. Some people in particular really “got” it, pointing to the words “and yet” in the opening haiku as the hint of hopefulness in the film. The shot of the school of fish shifting direction connotes that hope of a shift in consciousness.
– Elizabeth Thompson, Director of “This Dewdrop World”

Watching the audience feedback on my film made me so happy. I wish I could have been there. I love people who are open minded and ready to see with their heart. And I love cinema. As most of the people there love movies too.
– Laura Lehmus, Director of “Alienation”

It’s always nice to hear feedback. I am glad that a lot of the audience saw Jeff as an inspiration to be yourself no matter what others might think of you.
– March Mercanti, Director of “Toy Boy”

I was very grateful for the feedback video and the audience comments. It was wonderful to hear what the audience thought of the film. Out of the nearly 300 film festivals that have screened Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, none have ever provided me a feedback video and it was greatly appreciated.
– Matthew Van Dyke, Director of “NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF REVOLUTION”

Submit via FilmFreeway:

FilmFreeway Special: Submit to the DOCUMENTARY Film Festival

Watching the reactions of (German Shepherd) at the FEEDBACK Festival does not become more meaningful than that. When your film reaches and audience that respond in such way, it´s pure joy.
– Nils Bergendal, Director “German Shepherd”

Next Festival Dates:
November 24 2016
February 23 2016

Festival takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada.

FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience! SUBMIT ANYTIME!
Submissions take 3-7 weeks for evaluation.

SUBMIT via FILMFREEWAY: 

Why the this is the fastest growing Documentary Film Festival in the world today:

– Your film will get screened in front of a large, broad audience.

– We are a feedback festival and you will actually hear what people and action/adventure film lovers think of your film.

– Your film is screened and then talked about with the audience, lead by a Professional Industry moderator.

Even if your film is not selected, you will receive the full feedback from the viewing committee. The goal of the Film Festival is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer some kind of constructive criticism whether or not we accept your entry for the formal festival. If your film is not accepted, you are allowed to re-submit (sans any entry fee) using the suggested changes the committee made.

Read more testimonials of recent filmmakers who had their short documentary film showcased at the festival:

Hearing the audience’s responses compelled me to raise the bar of what I should have expected from myself in making this film. The feedback video is a great concept and I cannot express how important it was to have it as a record of the viewing experience at time when I could not be present for the screening.
– Vinit Parmar, Director “Quest for Energy”

I’ve had my work shown in festivals before but I’ve never had the experience of being in a room with 100 people all engaging in a discussion about a film I made. The coolest part of it was seeing that people in audience who I didn’t think would enjoy the film giving positive feedback about it. I always pictured that you would need to have some sort of understanding of death-metal music to enjoy the film but I couldn’t be more pleased to discover that wasn’t the case.
– Sean Singh, Director of “Suburban Deathcore”

I was thrilled with the audience response to the film. Some people in particular really “got” it, pointing to the words “and yet” in the opening haiku as the hint of hopefulness in the film. The shot of the school of fish shifting direction connotes that hope of a shift in consciousness.
– Elizabeth Thompson, Director of “This Dewdrop World”

Press Release – FREE (or PWYL) Comedy/Documentary Toronto Film Festival. Thur. Sept 29nd. 7pm. Carlton

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday September 29th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas. Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Films from all over the world.

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

This is easily the best lineup of Comedy/Documentary short films in the world.

RSVP your FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival seats. FREE or make a donation to the festival. See full details of every film being played. Discover the best of NEW short films from around the world:
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

We have a terrific lineup of films for our special 2016 event. Amazing sci-fi/fantasy short films from Cuba, Iraq, USA, France, Kenya, and Canada.

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

Due to the popularity of the festival, we will now be doing 2 events a month. So if you can't make one, you can make the other. Or, for example, if you don't like Family Films - you can attend the Horror Festival! Or, you can attend both festivals as we love to have you.


Documentary Short Film Fest Thur. May 26th. Get to know each film.

SPECIAL EVENT: Featuring the best of Documentary Short Films from around the world. Films from USA, Canada, Netherlands, Jordan, UK, Italy, and Argentina.

Thursday May 26th event. Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton Street.

First Screening - 7pm to 9pm - Best of Foreign Documentary Shorts:
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

Second Screening - 9:10pm to 11pm - Best of North American Documentary
Shorts:
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontodocumentaryfilmfestival.html

You can RSVP for either event, or both. Plus, see full details of every
film being played.

SHADOW OF A GIANT:
SHADOW OF A GIANT Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

THE LAST TEAR:
THE LAST TEAR Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

CASTE A WAVE:
CASTE A WAVE Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

PLANE SPOTTING:
PLANE SPOTTING Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

WRESTLING ZA'ATARI:
WRESTLING ZA’ATARI Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

#UNITED WE WIN: 
#UNITED WE WIN Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

1MINUTE NATURE:
1MINUTE NATURE Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

LIKE A STAR:
LIKE A STAR Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

EVERYBODY FALLS DOWN:
EVERYBODY FALLS DOWN Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

CHAMPION:
CHAMPION Short Film – Playing at the May 26th Doc Short Film Fest

Fifth event of 2016. Festival all 12 months this year! RSVP your
FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival seats.

FREE OR MAKE A DONATION TO THE FESTIVAL via the program page.

This month's festival is a packed lineup of the greatest documentary short films from the last year.

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats. And there is a theme that ties all the films together. You pick the theme on the night and you win free movie tickets! Last month's theme was "Twist Endings".

Last Chance to RSVP Feedback Film Fest – Thursday May 26th. 7pm. Free or PWYL — Double Festival! (Best of Documentary)

SPECIAL EVENT: Featuring the best of Documentary Short Films from around the world. Films from USA, Canada, Netherlands, Jordan, UK, Italy, and Argentina.

Due to the surplus of the amazing documentary shorts made in the last year, we are doing a double festival night.

Thursday May 26th event. Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton Street.

First Screening – 7pm to 9pm – Best of Foreign Documentary Shorts:
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

Second Screening – 9:10pm to 11pm – Best of North American Documentary Shorts:
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontodocumentaryfilmfestival.html

You can RSVP for either event, or both. Plus, see full details of every film being played.

Fifth event of 2016. Festival all 12 months this year! RSVP your FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival seats.

FREE OR MAKE A DONATION TO THE FESTIVAL via the program page.

This month’s festival is a packed lineup of the greatest documentary short films from the last year.

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats. And there is a theme that ties all the films together. You pick the theme on the night and you win free movie tickets! Last month’s theme was “Twist Endings”.

Best of Instagram Posts for this week:

Best of the upcoming Documentary Film Festival PICS. Cookies for actors at Writing Festival

Get to know the short film: CAST A WAVE, 22min, USA, Documentary

  MOVIE POSTERCAST A WAVE, 22min, USA, Documentary
Directed by Fancy Fechser

The word “surf” originated in India in 1599, yet surfing has only existed there for the past ten years. In this groundbreaking short film we take audiences to the small fishing village of Mahabalipuram on the Indian east coast, where we meet local and visiting surfers, relatives of surfers and locals. We see firsthand how surf culture is impacting the community and how a new wave of connectivity between Indians and their once-feared ocean has given birth to a model for global environmental transformation.

Brad Gerlach, professional surfer and world-renowned surf instructor, who’s appeared in over 50 surf films and videos including Step Into Liquid (2003) and Thicker Than Water (2000) partners with Mumu’s Surf School in Mahabalipuram. Brad coaches the Indian surfers in a two-day workshop using his innovative method WaveKi, an on-land mind and body movement system he created. WaveKi is designed to help surfers improve their surfing while quieting their minds and tuning into and harmonizing with the power of the ocean.

Inspiring characters illustrate how surfing breaks down caste barriers, transcends social constructs and replaces them with a common ground where surfers can meet eye-to-eye and build community. Despite surfing not having Indian origins, the film shows how it does share common values inherently found in India’s many philosophies and religions. Finally, the surfers in the training partner with WaveKi’s philanthropic organization Ocean Alliance Project and the children of the village to clean up trash on the beach.

This will be the beginning of an ongoing program, overseen by Mumu, where children keep the beach clean in exchange for using donated surf equipment to foster the next generation of environmentally conscious surfers.

Runtime: 22 minutes 26 seconds

Completion Date: July 1, 2015

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: India

Film Language: English

Film Color: Color