Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival – Thursday May 31, 2018 – 9PM (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 9pm to 11pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 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 at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com 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 70 out of its last 72 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 9pm sharp!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM


THE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy
Directed by Kristin Gorell

‘The Flower Gate’ is a magical realist and feminist short film metaphorically exploring oppression and destruction by telling the story of an Israeli-expatriate woman returning to Jerusalem for a visit, only to be confronted by the impact of her choices. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, ‘The Shadow’.

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RENDEZ-VOUS, 2min., Canada, Fantasy
Directed by Jimmy Boutry

In a manor out of time, a man begins to paint a canevas.

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PHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy
Directed by Joseph David Bowes

A training video gone wrong for the government’s new pharmaceutical testing facility!

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TRUMPETS IN THE SKY, 12min., Belguim, Sci-Fi
Directed by Robin De Cock

In a near, dystopian future an earshattering sound has plagued the world for six months. Gabrielle and her deaf son Raphael struggle to survive in a a society on the brink of collapsing since the start of “The Horn”.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


METTA VIA, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi
Directed by Warren Flanagan

Set in the future It tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a mysterious ‘temple like’ room and must figure out what her purpose is there. This in turn leads to her memories being unlocked and the true purpose of the temple, the strange sentient machines that surround her, and ultimately her final destination.

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THE SUPER RECOGNISER, 11min., UK, Sci-Fi
Directed by Jennifer Sheridan

It tells the story of Scott (Jacob Anderson), a seemingly normal young man with a very special talent. Thanks to his exceptional skills of 90% facial recognition, Scott has been recruited to work in a secret government initiative. Under the watchful eye of his tough-talking supervisor Agent Williams (Ritu Arya), this Super Recogniser is over-worked and under pressure as he spends hours seeking terrorists and criminals captured on CCTV cameras. However, Scott starts to question everything after he believes he sees ‘himself’ on the monitors.

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SOLUK (BREATH), 5min., Turkey, Sci-Fi
Directed by H. Yagmur Kartal

In a dystopic future, there is a shortage of oxygen. People are breathing with gas masks. A thief sneaks into an old man’s house. The thief finds a plant in the house he enters. The old man realizes that he can get maskless oxygen at home thanks to this plant and special fan. The film deals with the struggle of two people for the sake of having this plant that supplies oxygen.

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AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES, 8min., UK, Sci-Fi
Directed by Marc Adamson

Under a dictatorship that has banned music, a man hides a recording until he is caught and imprisoned. Whilst paying for his crimes he stumbles across a repository of confiscated items, leading to a series of events that will forever change the city.

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The event runs from 9pm to 11pm on Thursday May 31, 2018

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

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Short Film: SOLUK (BREATH), 5min., Turkey, Sci-Fi

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In a dystopic future, there is a shortage of oxygen. People are breathing with gas masks. A thief sneaks into an old man’s house. The thief finds a plant in the house he enters. The old man realizes that he can get maskless oxygen at home thanks to this plant and special fan. The film deals with the struggle of two people for the sake of having this plant that supplies oxygen.

 

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci_Fi, Post-Apocaliptic, Distopic, Shortfilm, Environment, Nature
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Film Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

March 2018 Winning Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films, Screenplays & Stories

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterTHE SURVIVOR, 12min., UK, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE CASSETTE, 5min., USA, Drama
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ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
March 2018 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORFAN FICTION SHORT Screenplay – FALLEN: A STAR WARS STORY
March 2018 Reading
by George Deihl Jr.

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by Jade S. Bokhari
ACTORFANTASY 1st SCENE Screenplay – ENTANGLED
March 2018 Reading
by Sharon Powers

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by J. David Thayer
ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay – BIOS
March 2018 Reading
by Michael Clohesy

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – ODE TO THE DARKEST DAYS
March 2018 Reading
by M. Ryan Hollows
ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – NOOKMIS
March 2018 Reading
by Athena Wisenrich

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – KIEL
March 2018 Reading
by Keith Brandon

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

February 2018 Winning Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films, Screenplays & Stories

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE TIME JOB
February 2018 Reading
by Thomas Tinnerello
ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING WHITE INFINITY
February 2018 Reading
by Claudia Marinellil
ACTOREXPERIMENTAL Short Screenplay – MOTORIST
February 2018 Reading
by Julie Thor Fryd
ACTORFAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – CHRISTMAS WINGS
February 2018 Reading
by Lily Rose
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – FAT VS EVIL
February 2018 Reading
by Alex Sheldon
ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE TV Screenplay – MORPH
February 2018 Reading
by Christine Davis
ACTOR NOVEL TRANSCRIPT Reading – LOST UNIVERSE
February 2018 Reading
by Keith Brandon

festival posterBREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
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festival posterSKIN DEEP, 20min., UK, Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMONSIEUR HERNST, 15min., France, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLILITH, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterBACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMAN-AT-ARMS, 10min, UK, Fan Fiction//Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTEARS IN THE RAIN, 11min., South Africa, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: February 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: Monsieur Hernst
BEST PERFORMANCES: Monsieur Hernst
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Monsieur Hernst
BEST MUSIC: Tears in the Rain

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:


festival posterBREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSKIN DEEP, 20min., UK, Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMONSIEUR HERNST, 15min., France, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLILITH, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterBACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMAN-AT-ARMS, 10min, UK, Fan Fiction//Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTEARS IN THE RAIN, 11min., South Africa, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The 1st Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Festival event of 2018 was a great success.
The theme of the event was “Saving or Being Saved”.

Every film was about seeing a situation or person was being saved. Or someone saving someone else.

I have to say that the short film showcase of Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies is always a great success. It sells out quickly and a whole new crowd of film fans appear to cheer on and talk about their favorite genre.

The art of programming a Sci-Fi/Fantasy festival is a tricky one because you want to showcase a mix type of the genre and make sure the tone is never the same throughout. For example, you don’t want to showcase all films with a dystopian future and really bring down the entire crowd. You also don’t want to strictly pander to just the sci-fi fans because there are always going to be people in the audience who are simply fans of films and not super-fan of sci-fi.

I got in trouble with some of my team for showing a film that they perhaps didn’t feel fit into this lineup. I took a chance with this film and it perhaps didn’t succeed. I tend to do this now and then to see what the audience will respond to. You have to do things like this in order to not get stagnant with your programming. I always try to find the edge of the line. My editor John Johnson feels that I perhaps cross the line too much and retreat backwards. It’s the only way I can be.

This is definitely a genre that we need to showcase more of as there are always fantastic films being made all over the world.

– Matthew Toffolo, CEO, FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto & Los Angeles)

BACK PAGE RIPPER Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

BACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery 
Directed by Stephen Rutterford

A girl must solve the mystery of who ripped the last page out of her mystery novel.

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BREAKER Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

BREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
Directed by Philippe McKie

In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

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