FREE EVENT – Best of Under 5 Minute Short Film Festival. Thur. June 29th. 7pm. Carlton

FREE EVENT: RSVP the Best of Under 5 Minute Shorts Festival – Thursday June 29th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

Excellent lineup of films from Canada, France, USA, Hungary, Japan, India, Italy, and UK. In the Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Musical Romance, Sports, and Thriller genres

See the full lineup: http://www.wildsound.ca/under_5_minute_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.

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RSVP – Best of LGBT Shorts Festival. Thur. June 22nd. 7pm. Carlton (Free or PWYL)

SPECIAL EVENT: Best of LGBT Short Films from around the world:

(This is a LGBT Festival but it is really a BEST OF Short Film Festival from films from all over the world. This is an excellent lineup of films that can top any other festival selection!)

RSVP your FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival seats. FREE or make a donation to the festival.

Thursday June 22nd event. 7pm to 9pm, Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton Street.

RSVP your seats now for the event. Plus, see full details of every film being played.

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


Or, simply reply to this email and RSVP your seats.

Amazing LGBT short films from the USA, Australia, UK, India, and Israel.

This month's festival is a pack lineup of LGBT comedy, drama, romance, dance and sci-fi.

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 a big prize!

RSVP Today the June (22nd and 29th) FEEDBACK Film Festival Events. Free or PWYL!

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

Easily 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 LGBT Shorts Festival – Thursday June 22nd. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

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

RSVP your tickets at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com

(Excellent lineup of the best LGBT films from all over the world: USA, Australia, Israel, India, and the UK)

RSVP the Best of UNDER 5 MINUTE Shorts Festival – Thursday June 29th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

See the full lineup: http://www.wildsound.ca/under_5_minute_film_festival.html

RSVP your tickets at tickets@wildsound.ca

(Excellent lineup 16 amazing films all under 5 minutes. Films from USA, France, Hungary, India, UK, Italy, Japan, and Canada.)

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.

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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterEAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterfestival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterCARGO, 25min, Netherlands, Documentary/Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

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

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: EAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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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

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: FAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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What happens if you want to say goodbye to a loved one but this suddenly no longer find ? The short film “Farewell” tells how want to accompany a group of friends with different characters their deceased friend and brother on a last trip and so much goes wrong.

In bizarre and comical way this short satire will pull you in its spell – and what, if such a thing happened once to me?

  • Urs Kälin
    Director
  • Urs Kälin
    Writer
  • Urs Kälin
    Producer
  • Katharina Linhart
    Key Cast
  • Sandro Howald
    Key Cast
  • Pauli Schmidig
    Key Cast
  • Jan A. Hiss
    Key Cast
  • Diane DelaCroix
    Key Cast
  • Nadine Martig
    Key Cast
  • Philippe Schuler
    Key Cast
  • Urs Kälin
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Abschied
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: SEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-FI

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

A young female astronaut trains for the first expedition to Mars.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Guillaume Fradin
    Director
  • Guillaume Fradin
    Writer
  • Noor Lawson
    Producer
  • Shanice Stewart-Jones
    Key Cast
    Director Statement

    Scientists are nowadays explorers. Whether they launch rockets in space, built submarines to explore the deepest oceans and work to understand how our brains and bodies work, they strive to break barriers.

    SEEDS is about one type of those scientists, the astronauts, whose curiosity to visit other planets leads them to make enormous sacrifices.