FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival – Thursday July 27th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas

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 Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

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 attickets@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 58 out of its last 60 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


ECSTASY BOULEVARD, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Directed by Benjamin Allen

When an illegal alien lands his spacecraft on Earth, the assassin known as Kn1ght powers up to hunt the reptile down.

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A MONSTER CALLED CHARLES, 15min, UK, Fantasy/Drama
Directed by Richard Paris Wilson

The story of a Boy who lives in a caravan park with his Mother, and a Monster who lives in a nearby woods…

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SUICIDE NOTE, 5min, UK, Fantasy/Thriller
Directed by Marina Waltz

A surrealist meditation on the many self-inflicted deaths of identity we must courageously endure in order to attain a more complete understanding of who we are.

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REAL ARTISTS, 12min, USA, Fantasy/Drama
Directed by Cameo Wood

Real Artists, a dark tale set in the near future, is based on Ken Liu’s short story of the same name. Sophia just scored every animator’s dream interview at world famous Semaphore Animation Studios. But when the Creative Director, Anne Palladon, reveals that she knows about Sophia’s fan-edit of Semaphore’s hit film Mythos, Sophia sees her dreams begin to slip away.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


TYSVAER WARS – A STAR WARS STORY, 4min, Norway, Comedy/Action
Directed by Erlend Bjelland

A heartbroken Star Wars fan escapes into his own fairy tale.

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STAR WARS: TRIALS, 5min, USA, Action/Adventure
Directed by Jeremy Garcia

Rowan awakes in the dark depths of a cave with nothing but her lightsaber. As she navigates the dark environment she learns she may not be alone.

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PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER, 27min, France, Fantasy/Romance
Directed by Holy Fatma

In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother Claudie (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab, while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. But scared by so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away. Devastated, she decides to operate his heart to understand why he doesn’t love her…

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday July 27, 2017

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Director BIO: Holy Fatma

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director of the short film PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER

Director Biography

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With a Masters of Cinema Studies in hand, Holy Fatma traveled the world before settling down as a set dresser in Hollywood. It was there that she created her own visual brand and made the transition to director. Back in Paris, Holy Fatma is the winning director of the Cinétalents 2014 by 1000 VISAGES under the supervision of director Houda Benyamina. It is at the end of this experience that she meets Romain Compingt with whom she writes her script Please Love Me Forever. Her brand looks just like her : extravagant, disturbing and populated by strange and endearing characters. Holy Fatma lives in a world influenced by Fellini, Burton, and Browning.

Please Love Me Forever is her first movie.

Director Statement

Please Love Me Forever was born after years of exploring a contrasted yet fas- cinating Hollywood. A place where out- casts wear glitter jackets and beauty often irts with monstrosity. Neo-romantic fan- tasy, Please Love Me Forever is set in a world of innocence and dementia. Between botanical garden of organs and tree hearts, this dark tale will lead our heroine towards an inevitably tragic ending… much more realistic than it looks.

Get to know the short film: PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER, 27min, France, Fantasy/Romance

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

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In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother Claudie (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab, while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. But scared by so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away. Devastated, she decides to operate his heart to understand why he doesn’t love her…

HOLY FATMA
Director
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    fantastic, drama, romance
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    190,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes

Director BIO: Jeremy Garcia

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

Get to know the short film STAR WARS: TRIALS

Director Biography

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Jeremy Garcia moved to Augusta GA after earning his Bachelors Degree in Digital Film and Video production in 2011. Through college and into today Jeremy has had the opportunity to work on feature films, shorts, documentaries and music videos. He has experience is just about every crew position that a film set has to offer and has had the opportunity to write and direct several of his own shorts and music videos.

Director Statement

Every artistic medium is interesting and has the potential to tell a story. To evoke an emotion. In the most basic terms “to feel”. I consider myself very lucky to work within a medium (film) that can bring nearly every other medium together with the possibility to create that “symphony of emotion”. The placement of the camera, the subtlety of that sound effect or musical hit, or the range and expressions of an actor. One film can change the course of someones life. It did for me. If I can inspire others or just one person to realize or confirm their passion then I can say that I’m pretty happy.

Get to know the short film: STAR WARS: TRIALS, 5min, USA, Action/Adventure

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

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Rowan awakes in the dark depths of a cave with nothing but her lightsaber. As she navigates the dark environment she learns she may not be alone.

  • Jeremy Garcia
    Director
    • Film Type:
      Short
    • Genres:
      Sci-fi, horror, fantasy
    • Runtime:
      5 minutes 20 seconds
    • Completion Date:
      April 20, 2017
    • Production Budget:
      600 USD
    • Country of Origin:
      United States
    • Country of Filming:
      United States
    • Film Language:
      English
    • Shooting Format:
      Digital
    • Aspect Ratio:
      16:9
    • Film Color:
      Color

Director BIO: Cameo Wood

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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“Real Artists” is her first narrative film. Cameo had a long career in technology, working in voice over IP and computer security, and then studied artificial intelligence and neuroscience in university. She also opened up the first urban beekeeping store in America. Filmmaking has been her lifelong desire, and she is thrilled to have the chance to make movies.

Director Statement

What might it be like to have your main creative collaborator be an Artificial Intelligence? Already, biometric data is used for neuromarketing in many different contexts. Film plots are influenced by how test audiences respond during key points in the film. The creation of entertainment is no longer passed on guesswork. Enjoyment is quantitatively measured.

We are envisioning a near future when its more efficient to have an artificial intelligence create a film and test it on a human audience than it is to support artistic invention from concept through execution. Where ‘taste’ is not yet captured by code and still has to be measured by a human’s reactions. This is a story of what it means to be human. It is a question posed of what humanity is when creativity is in the realm of an artificial intelligence, leaving us to consume and react. Through science-fiction, we focus on rapidly-approaching question of ethics in neuromarketing and the power of corporations to craft products in response to our biometric responses. We are also telling a story of a young woman’s dream, and how she might hold the key to the future of storytelling.

Sophia seems closer to a superhero; she’s a genius editor, hard working, beautiful and cries at the sight of her favorite cartoon. She is confident in her artistic taste, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to make the best movies the world has ever seen. But young people are rebellious – and Sophia was willing to risk her career and reputation in order to create what she knew was a superior edit to her favorite film. Sophia is on fire with her youth: and this is how she resists Palladon’s enticements toward an artistic life of being merely a barometer of taste.

We all love products designed especially for us. We willingly forgo our privacy for sake of being a part of the new, the trendy, what’s hot. But when young people like Sophia are confronted with ultimatums, their actions — sometimes heroic, sometimes tragic — can rewrite many stories, not just their own.

Cameo Wood, San Francisco, September 2016

Get to know the short film: REAL ARTISTS, 12min, USA, Fantasy/Drama

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

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Real Artists, a dark tale set in the near future, is based on Ken Liu’s short story of the same name. Sophia just scored every animator’s dream interview at world famous Semaphore Animation Studios. But when the Creative Director, Anne Palladon, reveals that she knows about Sophia’s fan-edit of Semaphore’s hit film Mythos, Sophia sees her dreams begin to slip away.

Was it Sophia’s rebel ethos and creative instincts that landed her the invitation? Or is everything not quite as it seems at Semaphore? To maintain her artistic integrity, it’s going to take all of Sophia’s instincts and nerve.

Cameo Wood
Director
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes