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Watch Highlights & Videos from the May 2017 EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: CARGO

Best Performances: STATE OF EMERGENCY

Best Cinematography: SEEDS

Best Music: The music from EAT ME!

WATCH Videos from each short that played at the festival:

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
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festival posterEAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical
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festival posterFAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy
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festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterfestival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterCARGO, 25min, Netherlands, Documentary/Romance
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The EUROPEAN MAY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short movies from Europe.

The theme of the festival was “FOOD”.

Every film showcased has a key scene where food was involved.

This was our first official lineup of strickly films from Europe. It was an excellent curated showcase of movies in different genres and budgets from six different countries in Europe.

Long ago in late 2016 we decided to do a double festival night in May where we had a lineup of the best of European shorts one night, and a lineup of the best of Canadian shorts (both held in Toronto) on the other night. We assumed that the Canadian shorts night would sell out quickly and then we would have to work on the other night to make sure it was a full crowd.

Well the opposite happened. People eagerly RSVP’d their seats to the European Festival right away and we sold out completely (including the standby tickets) three days before the festival. While we really had a hard time getting people to come to the Canadian festival despite it being filled with local films and filmmakers.

Why is this the case? I really have no idea. I can only come to my own conclusions on the matter. My biggest assumption is that European shorts have a great reputation. They always do well at the biggest festivals and always pick up the Oscars for Best Shorts (live action, documentary, animation) every year. It is true that many countries in Europe do have a lot of grants and government incentives happening for short filmmakers, whereas in Canada that is nonexistent.

Plus, there many great film schools in Europe and the United States, which really “school” those new filmmakers into greatness. Whereas, I have to admit this, many Canadian film schools are not so good as they only teach wannabe filmmakers and not the other necessary film crew specialties like Cinematography, Editing, and Production Design.

So people in Toronto wanted to attend the European shorts twice as much as they wanted to attend shorts being showcased from their own country.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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RSVP to the Best of EUROPEAN Short Film Festival. Thur. May 18th. 7pm. Carlton (Free or PWYL)

RSVP the Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival – Thursday May 18th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

Excellent lineup of films from Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, UK, France, Netherlands. In the Comedy, Animation, Documentary, Sci-Fi, Musical, Drama genres

See the full lineup: http://www.wildsound.ca/european_toronto_film_festival.html

RSVP your tickets at tickets@wildsound.ca

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.

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

RSVP Today the May (18th and 25th) FEEDBACK Film Festival Events.

We are proud to announce the lineups for our 2 May 2017 Toronto FEEDBACK Film Festival events. Featuring the best of short films from around the world.

Perhaps the best lineup of films we’ve ever programmed in a month!

Tickets are always FREE or Pay what you like (donation to pay cinema costs).

RSVP the Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival – Thursday May 18th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

See the full lineup: http://www.wildsound.ca/european_toronto_film_festival.html

RSVP your tickets at tickets@wildsound.ca

(Excellent lineup of films from Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, UK, France, Netherlands. In the Comedy, Animation, Documentary, Sci-Fi, Musical, Drama genres)

RSVP the Best of CANADIAN Shorts Festival – Thursday May 25th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

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RSVP your tickets at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com

(Excellent lineup of Canadian cinema. Multiple award winning films.)

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.
Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

RSVP your Festival passes for the 2017 season for only $40. 20 festival dates scheduled in Toronto.
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Get to know the short film: EAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical

Film playing at the Best of EUROPEAN Cinema FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thursday May 18th. 7pm. Downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets

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Glittering socialite Laura starts slipping from the daily reality of a weight obsessed rich man’s mistress. While on a fancy dinner with her gluttonous lover she enters a strange world where food dances and sings. The whirlwind of dance blows the air out of Laura’s head and she becomes a different type of girl…

How people treat each other is mirrored in the way we treat our environment and our food. That’s why “Eat me” focuses on our attitude to food, its dubious contents and food waste through the prism of a skewed relationship.

“Interview with Director Ilina Perianova”

Moving stories for Awareness Film Festival

Film Type: Short, Student
Runtime: 20 minutes
Completion Date: January 1, 2016
Production Budget: 42,000 EUR
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Country of Filming: Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Red
Aspect Ratio: 2:1
Film Color: Black & White and Color

KEY CREW:

Ilina Perianova – Director
Ilina Perianova – Writer
Ilina Perianova – Producer
Yagama aka Marianna Perianova – Producer
Alexander Krumov – Producer
Yancho Mihailov – Producer
Deyan Bararev – Producer
Nigel Barber – Key Cast
Luiza Grigorova – Key Cast

Get to know the short film: STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire

Film playing at the Best of EUROPEAN Cinema FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thursday May 18th. 7pm. Downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets

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This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw »
without being disturbed.« State of Emergency motherfucker» is a surrealistic comedy
that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine,
normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police is used to it!
Every day, they get back at it. Samy and Mehdi aren’t even paying attention to it
anymore… the viewer neither. The real question of the movie is to finally discover if
Samy did get some on the night of Valentine’s…

Film Type: Short

Runtime: 5 minutes 34 seconds

Completion Date: March 15, 2016

Country of Origin: Belgium

Film Language: French

Shooting Format: Alexa 2 K

Film Color: Color

KEY CREW:

Sébastien Petretti – Director
Sébastien Petretti – Writer
Lovo films , Abyssal Process, WFA Pictures Sqarefish – Producer
Yassine Fadel, Ilias Bouanane – Key Cast
Piet Deyaert – DOP
Christophe Loerke – Sound Design

Sébastien Petretti – Director’s BIO. Short Film “STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!”

Film playing at the Best of EUROPEAN Cinema FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thursday May 18th. 7pm. Downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets

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Sebastien is a Belgian director who started his career as a 1st AD
before directing himself. Director for 3 years, he has already made
many commercials, music videos and shorts films and has an
international career. His short films Family for Sale in 2015 and Pink
Velvet Valley in 2016 have been nominated in various festivals (Palm
Springs, BFI London, etc). Most recently he has finished up a new
short film called « State of emergency motherfucker ! », a satire
about the state of emergency.


festival posterSTATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire

Jean-Baptiste Aziere – Director’s BIO. Short film “THE ARK”

Film playing at the Best of EUROPEAN Cinema FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thursday May 18th. 7pm. Downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets

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I’m a 23 years old student at Supinfocom Valenciennes (a french animation school). I wrote, directed and edited this film during my 4th year of study.

Find more details about my projects at : http://www.jbaziere.com


festival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental