HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: August 2018 Sci-Fi FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST SCI-FI FILM: MARGARET AND THE MOON

BEST ROMANCE FILM: WHAT IF…

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE VOLUNTEER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: HOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN

BEST MUSIC: ZACKMAN

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterWHAT IF, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Romance festival posterHOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN, 12min., USA, Romance/Drama
festival posterTEMPORARY, 14min., USA, Drama/Romance festival posterTHE VOLUNTEER, 27min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance
festival posterMARGARET AND THE MOON, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation festival posterZACKMAN, 5min, Hong Kong, Sci-Fi

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The theme of the August 2018 ROMANCE & SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Human Connection”. Every character on all of these presented films were looking to connect with someone else. Sometimes our themes are riddled in complications and confusions – but this festival is as simple as people wanting to connect. And we used to distinct movie genres to do it in Sci-Fi and Romance.

Them MVP of our festival night was our editor/mic handler Kimberly Villaruel. We had some technical issues where the wireless mics stopped working. So we only had one working mic as the other 2 kept popping. Kimberly was able to fix it in post-production without much angst. A true talent and someone to watch out for. She has a bright future ahead of her.

Eight months into our monthly Los Angeles Festival experiment and we’re doing very well. Starting to obtain a nice regular crowd and people seem to really like what we’re doing.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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FANTASY/SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL Thur. Sept. 6th (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 7pm to 9:10pm.

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.

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 76 out of its last 78 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


STAR WARS: DRESCA, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
Directed by Jessica Champneys

When Dresca – an injured imperial pilot – is rescued by rebels after the Battle of Endor, she must choose between her loyalty to the Empire and the kindness of strangers she once thought of as monsters.

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BATMAN: INJUSTICE FOR ALL, 20min., USA, Fan Fiction/Horror
Directed by Danny Mooney

Reimagined origin story, steeped in darkness, for the Joker and Harlequin, two of comics most notorious villains.

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STRANGER THINGS: THE STORY OF HENRY AND DALE, 6min., USA, Fan Fiction/Crime
Directed by Brittany Joyner

Two friends go hunting in Hawkins Indiana. What they find in the woods will turn you upside down.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


BETWEEN THE PARALLEL, 6min., New Zealand, Sci-Fi
Directed by Yoson An

“Between The Parallel” is about a young girl, seeking to find freedom from her reality by depicting herself as a goddess like being. The film explores the battle for freedom of a goddess; running parallel to Elisa’s search for freedom of her internal struggles.

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TESTS 8: DISAPPEARED, 2min., Russia, Sci-Fi
Directed by Anton Sokolov

Two are in driving car. Stress and mystery is in the air during their trip. We can’t understand their goals and who they are to each other. They reach a final destination. Now they have to find out who continue go far.

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THE PASSING, 10min., India, Sci-Fi
Directed by Ankur Kapoor

The humans of the future have embraced an AI controlled utopia. ‘The Passing’ is a short documentary from that time.

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SO.CI3.TY, 27min., Martinique, Sci-Fi
Directed by Khris Burton

J0.hn an emotionless and regulated citizen of THE CITY awakes on a deserted island where he’ll have to embrace his own humanity to survive…

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday September 6, 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 every single Thursday in Toronto in 2018! 

Short Film: BETWEEN THE PARALLEL, 6min., New Zealand, Sci-Fi

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“Between The Parallel” is about a young girl, seeking to find freedom from her reality by depicting herself as a goddess like being. The film explores the battle for freedom of a goddess; running parallel to Elisa’s search for freedom of her internal struggles.

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Short Film: THE PASSING, 10min., India, Sci-Fi

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The humans of the future have embraced an AI controlled utopia. ‘The Passing’ is a short documentary from that time.

  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, documentary
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival Testimonial – August 8 2018

Stephen Rutterford
Stephen Rutterford

Fantastic festival. You get sent a feedback video from the audience. Very exciting!

4 Star Review

Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

BACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery 
Directed by Stephen RutterfordA girl must solve the mystery of who ripped the last page out of her mystery novel.

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

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

ACTORWinning FANTASY Short Screenplay – MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL SEE YOU by Steve N. Bradford

ACTORWinning SCI-FI Short Screenplay – BRAD ACTUALLY “Trial by Trial” by Caleb Quinn

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – THE HITLER PARADOX by James Hughes

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

 

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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