FEEDBACK FAMILY TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday August 25, 2016

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2016.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm. Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Matthew Toffolo. Showcasing a festival every single month in 2016!

Tickets for 2016 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event. If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at tickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.
You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 40 out of its last 42 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM – Family Festival


101 CUPCAKES, 13min, Australia, Family/Drama
Directed by Jane Eakin

Healing comes in many flavours. An uplifting story about love, death and the healing power of cooking.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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LUCY, 16min, Greece, Family/Drama
Directed by Stamatis Giannoulis

Myrto and Kimonas, an elderly childless couple have just lost their pet dog Lucy of natural causes. The events that will unfold the day they take their beloved pet to the vet will make them reconsider their relations and give them the opportunity to realise that nothing can substitute their love which, they now put to the test for whatever they have left…

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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GHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Jonathan Brooks

An exciting tale of mystery, mayhem and friendship, ‘Ghostboy’ teaches the very important lesson to not judge a book by it’s cover…

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM – Under 5min. FAMILY Film Festival


AWESOME BEETLE’S COLORS, 3min, Latvia, Animation/Musical
Directed by Indra Sproge

The story goes : Awesome Beetles Color Dirty Elephant. Five Gorgeous Hippopotamuses Inspire the Jaguar. Kangaroos Like Marmelade. Naughty Octopusses Photograph the Queen. The Royal Spider Teaches an Unhappy Vampire. Wariors X-ray a Yellow Zebra. A nearly impossible story, supported by a catchy melody, guides us through the ABCs.

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INSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Pepijn Claus

A story about a worm, a beetle and a very hungry bird…

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5476 Miles, 4min, UK, Animation/Music Video
Directed by Terry Thomas

A handmade paper stop motion music video that tells the story of a lonely starling waiting for love.

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SPARROW DUET, 4min, USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Steve Socki

Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together playfully with bird-like motion. The original music score was composed and performed by Gary Chang

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A SMALL VOICE, 2min, UK, Animation/Drama
Directed by Michelle Brand

A shy young boy is confronted with the relentless demands of an overbearing adult forcing him to sing in front of a crowd. Vivid imagery conveys the child’s trauma as it helplessly stands facing the expectant onlookers, unable to sing through fear. Overwhelmed by the ordeal, the only alternative is to run away.

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BOTTOMLESS, 2min, USA, Animation/Biography
Directed by Veronique Vanblaere

A Belgian woman seeks citizenship in the United States, and finds that her experiences are bottomless.

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SEA OF INK, 3min, USA, Animation/Drama
Directed by Chenxin Yang

Sea of Ink is a two-minute animation about an artist struggling with his creative block and his journey under the sea.

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1916, 4min, UK, Animation/Drama
Directed by Oscar Lewis

An old man remembers the last time he saw his father, walking with him to the train station in rural England. This short film was made to mark the centenary of men with families being conscripted to the army in 1916 during WW1.

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TIME SMASH, 2min., USA, Animation/Sci-Fi
Directed by Benjamin Reicher

A time traveler goes back 2 weeks to stop himself from going to Cynthia’s new years party. Unfortunately, he brings his cat along and forgets to let him back into the machine when he returns to the present. The cat grabs onto the machine last second, becomes radioactive, and ends up in ancient Egypt. What the time traveler finds when he returns to the present is pretty messed up….

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JAILBREAK, 1min., USA, Animation/Crime
Directed by Alise Munson

Shot in black and white, “Jailbreak” follows the daring escape of a prisoner fleeing his cell and his quest for sweet punishment. The animated short from HouseSpecial Director Aaron Sorenson is a German Expressionist-inspired design mash-up of stop-motion and illustration � with a decidedly adult twist.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday August 25, 2016

Get to know the short film: INSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy

Playing at the best of Family/Animation FEEDBACK Short Film Festival on Thursday Aug. 25th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets today

INSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Pepijn Claus

A story about a worm, a beetle and a very hungry bird…

Director’s Statement:

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Genres:Comedy, Cartoon, Animals

Runtime:3 minutes 19 seconds

Completion Date:September 10, 2015

Production Budget:1,200 EUR

Country of Origin:Belgium

Country of Filming:Belgium

Aspect Ratio:16:4

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:Yes

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ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
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ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

Get to know the short film: GHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy

Playing at the best of Family/Animation FEEDBACK Short Film Festival on Thursday Aug. 25th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets today

GHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Jonathan Brooks

An exciting tale of mystery, mayhem and friendship, ‘Ghostboy’ teaches the very important lesson to not judge a book by it’s cover…

Director’s Statement:

DIRECTORS’ NOTES

Nearly 10 years had passed since I first sketched the character of Ghostboy. I felt it was something that would never materialise into anything and become a wasted idea like so many other ideas. After wrapping on a previous short film, I was looking for my next challenge. That’s when Ghostboy came about, though all I had was a few sketches and a short poem, I still had the basic structure of the story. It wasn’t until much later that the character of Alfie was introduced as well as his family, but the essence of Ghostboy was still there.

This would be my first animated film to direct and aimed at an entirely different audience that I hadn’t attempted to reach before. Being made for kids was in fact one of the main aspects which convinced me in to making Ghostboy. It opened up a new way of storytelling and filmmaking I hadn’t been able to try in my previous films. I knew this was going to be a fun project to direct but at the same time my most challenging.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Film Type:Animation

Runtime:9 minutes 10 seconds

Completion Date:December 17, 2015

Production Budget:6,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 26th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

Get to know the short film: LUCY, 16min, Greece, Family/Drama

Playing at the best of Family/Animation FEEDBACK Short Film Festival on Thursday Aug. 25th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets today

LUCY, 16min, Greece, Family/Drama
Directed by Stamatis Giannoulis

Myrto and Kimonas, an elderly childless couple have just lost their pet dog Lucy of natural causes. The events that will unfold the day they take their beloved pet to the vet will make them reconsider their relations and give them the opportunity to realise that nothing can substitute their love which, they now put to the test for whatever they have left…

Director’s Statement:

After decades of servicing cinematography and having an experience from various posts and productions both domestic and international, I decided to direct the short film “Lucy”, the writing debut of Alexis Giannoulis. Although family, the approach was a strictly professional one right from the beginning and whilst I worked with Alexis on polishing up the shooting script, I respected all the major initial points of the story and had a smooth, effortless cooperation.

Having had a fair amount of experience as a DoP, always close to the directors of the films I’ve worked in, the direction of Lucy, a sentimental film was both a small challenge and pleasure for me since most of the crew was made up by highly skilled professionals, many with international experience, and a veteran casting which, despite any objective difficulties or shortcomings, cooperated with me in a very professional way contributing the most to the making of the film.

Being a personal story touching on more than one major, universal and deeply humane issues (such as the relationship between an elderly couple, childlessness and the sacrifices that had to be made), the challenge was first for the starring actors to find their way together and look as they should on the screen and then to be able to achieve a result that wouldn’t be too mellow yet neither too cold for both the actors and the audience. Managing the actors and achieving the right dose of sentimentality were the main challenges I, as the DIR and all the rest of the creative crew had to come up against.

I hope both the festival committees and the wider audience to have a joyful viewing of Lucy and that we have at least achieved a respectable outcome and film.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:16 minutes 27 seconds

Completion Date:November 24, 2015

Production Budget:9,800 EUR

Country of Origin:Greece

Country of Filming:Greece

Film Language:Modern Greek (1453-)

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

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Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 26th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

Get to know the short film: 101 CUPCAKES, 13min, Australia, Family/Drama

Playing at the best of Family/Animation FEEDBACK Short Film Festival on Thursday Aug. 25th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets today

101 CUPCAKES, 13min, Australia, Family/Drama
Directed by Jane Eakin

Healing comes in many flavours. An uplifting story about love, death and the healing power of cooking.

Director’s Statement:

101 Cupcakes is a story that is very close to my heart. It is a gentle and affecting women’s story, that connects with everyone who watches it. This film is a cutdown of the original, and hasn’t lost any of it’s power to transport you.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:13 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:January 17, 2016

Production Budget:37,000 AUD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital – cannon

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 26th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

June 2016 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival:http://festivalforfamily.com

Watch the best of Family from June 2016:

ACTORShort Story Reading – MAMA’S PURFECT DAY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Richard Marra
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – SEED OF THE WOMAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gary R. Billings
ACTORJACK IS PRETTY, 26min, USA, Fantasy/Family
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols
ACTORShort Story Reading – DESTINY OF JOY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Eastham
ACTORShort Story Reading – CULT FAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Lee Ronhovde

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

April 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival:http://festivalforfamily.com

Watch the best of Family from April 2016:

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – LE CHAT NOIR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Paula Sewell

ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MARRIAGE EQUALITY
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jamie Pierce

ACTORShort Story Reading – COUNT WILLIAM
April 2016 Reading
Written by Tegon Maus

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Get to know the Short Film: FROG

Playing at the Thursday March 31st FEEDBACK Family Film Festival. Get your FREE Tickets: www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

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FROG, 17min, USA, Family/Drama
Directed by Tyler Wallach

After school, Danny, an innocent 11 year old, retreats to his refuge, the frog pond. After catching a frog, he steps outside his comfort zone and ventures further upstream. It is here, in dark woods, that he comes face to face with the neighborhood bullies.

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Film Type: Short

Genres: Coming-of-Age, Family, Drama

Runtime: 17 minutes 15 seconds

Completion Date: March 1, 2015

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Super 16mm

Aspect Ratio: 1:78

Film Color: Color

Key Cast:

Gabriel Rush
Cayce Kolodney
Liam Foley
Claire Foley

February 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival:http://festivalforfamily.com

Watch the best of Family from February 2016:

ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger
ACTORFan Fiction – DOCTOR WHO “The Time Cuckoo”
February 2016 Reading
Written by David Gilbank & Paul Renhard

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13min, USA, Horror/Family

ACTORFeature Screenplay – FOUR FOR THE BORDER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Toby Roberts

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Family Short Film Festival – Thursday March 31st

Here is the Film Festival line-up  for the Family Short Film Festival on Thursday March 31 2016. Part of the best of family from 2016. Event will take place at the Carlton Cinemas, in downtown Toronto at 7pm.

A WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival showcase:

FROG, 17min, USA, Family/Drama
Director: Jonathan Bucari

After school, Danny, an innocent 11 year old, retreats to his refuge, the frog pond. After catching a frog, he steps outside his comfort zone and ventures further upstream. It is here, in dark woods, that he comes face to face with the neighborhood bullies. They proceed to teach him a cruel lesson on the penalties of trespassing and kill his frog. Frog is a story of innocence, cruelty and triumph that focuses on Danny’s quest to seek justice.

ACE, 6min, UK, Family/Kids
Director: AD Cooper

Two bored boys repeatedly harass an old man in a mobility scooter by cycling up to him on their bikes and yelling in his face. His response is anything but predictable.

FISH, 10min, USA, Family/Drama
Director: Andrew Ruiz

A young boy puts his father in a difficult position when he tries to smuggle his pet Betta fish past airport security.

Films will also play with the Best of Comedy Short Films:

MORE THAN GOD, 9min, Ireland, Comedy
Director: Kev Cahill

A pious Doctor is forced to deal with a family matter whilst hiding under the bed of a stranger.

HERE’S JANE, 12min, USA, Comedy
Director: JoLane Lentz

Jane, a free spirit in her mid 30’s, working as a sales girl in the mall at Forever 21, comes up with a scheming plan on how to avoid being evicted from her dumpy apartment she shares with her best friend Heather. Who’s also in her mid 30’s, waiting tables at Hooters while in her 9th year of community college.

BEHIND TIME, 1min, Sweden, Comedy/Animation
Director: Carina Henriksson

What are humans good at? Yes. At being late! This is an everyday struggle that we face and that are testing our patience. What happens, if we take it to Cartoon level?

JEWISH BLIND DATE, 16min, Switzerland, Comedy/Romance
Director: Anaelle Morf

Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.