FANTASY/SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday Dec. 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 three times 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 at tickets@wildsound.caand we’ll reserve seats for you.

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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 SERIES

UNCLE GRIOT, 5min., UK, Fantasy/Animation

Directed by Paul Charisse

A young girl takes her uncle for a walk.

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TABULA RASA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Directed by Rosita Lama Muvd

Desperate to escape from the mysterious house she’s trapped in, a young woman learns that her only way out is by feeding a young, innocent girl to the house.

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MR. E, P.I., 14min., USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery

Directed by George A. Velez

Two brothers investigate a possible alien abduction while struggling to understand each other.

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A P E X, 4min., UK, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Directed by Stuart T. Birchall

APEX explores the emergence of a higher life form, the convergence of intelligence and higher consciousness in the primordial void of infinite potential. A portal through which something greater has emerged.

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GALMI, 5min., USA, Sci-Fi

Directed by Daniel Robinette

A young boy (Jacob) is being bullied while the school administration seems slow to respond to the situation. Inspired by a simple poster, Jacob decides to fight back in an extraordinary way.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


FAEW, 7min., Canada, Animation, Sci-Fi

Directed by Robin Tremblay

In an epic journey that span thousands of years and millions of miles, we are witness to some of the greatest human achievements born out of the most intrinsic elements.

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PRENATAL, 10min., USA, Fantasy

Directed by Bears Fonte

Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels responsible, but her sister thinks differently.

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JASPER, 21min., USA, Sci-Fi

Directed by Scarlett Urbano

Jasper, a young, lovelorn inventor, strives to create a time machine in order to win back his ex-girlfriend. In the process, he meets Claire, a clever engineering student who takes interest in his work. When the machine fails and Jasper is out of ideas, he joins forces with Claire, who might just give him the chance he needs to invent time travel and fix his failed relationship.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday December 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!

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Director Biography – Rosita Lama Muvdi (TABULA RASA)

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Rosita is a Colombian directress who believes we all have a monster lurking deep inside us and, every now and then, an uncontrollable hunger forces us to surrender to the darkness and allow our inner monster to come out and play. The darkness in female sexuality, the perversion in the mundane, and viscerally penetrating emotional imagery are themes that are ever-present in Rosita’s work.

After pursuing her B.S. in Film and Television at Boston University, where her film SOMBRA AZUL won first place at the Redstone Film Festival, Rosita directed commercial and documentary work, which screened in Colombian theatres, and has had her fashion photography work featured in major publications like Vogue Mexico, among others. After directing CREEP DATE, a finalist at Miami International Film Festival’s REEL Music Video Art Competition, Rosita moved to Los Angeles to pursue her M.F.A. in Directing at AFI, where she wrote and directed her thesis film LA SIRENA (Grand Jury Winner at Dances with Films) , a psychosexual fairy tale about a woman who surrenders to her inner monster to avenge her broken heart.

 

Director Statement

 

Growing up is never easy. And as hard as we try to keep some of that childish innocence alive, we know eventually we have to let it go. Whether we want to or not, consciously or not, one thing is true: it comes at a price. There is something we inevitably, and sometimes painfully sacrifice as we come of age and become suddenly aware of everything we were too happy to remain oblivious to. And no matter how hard we try to resist that darkness, we know we have to feed our innocence to it. We have to grow up. Even if it hurts.

Short Film: MR. E, P.I., 14min., USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery

Two brothers investigate a possible alien abduction while struggling to understand each other.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 11, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

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Short Film: A P E X, 4min., UK, Sci-Fi/Fantas

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“Emergence of a hybrid human-alien consciousness from the void”

APEX explores the emergence of a higher life form, the convergence of intelligence and higher consciousness in the primordial void of infinite potential. A portal through which something greater and far more malevolent has emerged.

This conceptual film was inspired by a love of the ‘Alien’ franchise and the work of H.R Giger. I wanted to explore the Alien concept set in a future abstraction. We witness a genetic hybrid emerging from the void, composed of the alien and human DNA. The creature: a biological zenith represents the pinnacle in biological evolution and higher consciousness, the being represents balance, a queen and creator, the APEX of being.

I employed symbolism to build a subtext, using light (illumination) that symbolises the beginning or awareness or consciousness, the cube (structure) that represents the totality of human intelligence, alongside the blackness in both liquid and solid form to represent the void.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Experimental, Thriller, arthouse
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Biography – Daniel Robinette (GALMI)

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Daniel Robinette is an award-winning film director, writer and producer with a background in advertising and marketing. He is known for directing the short films Drawn to Fear (2016), The Time Will Come (2016), Tethered (2017) and most recently Galmi (2018).

Previously, Daniel worked in the advertising industry for 20+ years, serving as Creative Director for several agencies while amassing a range of industry creative awards in both broadcast and print advertising.

He is a founding member of 4 Leagues Media, LLC – a group formed to create and produce films. He serves as Director for the group, as well as a source for story development, creative development, writing and producing.

Director Statement

Galmi is a film that is close to my heart. My son (who plays the lead role in the short film) experienced bullying at his school. Part of our discussions during this time were centered around trying to be understanding and searching for peaceful resolutions. He mentioned that things would be easier if he had a big monster that could scare the bully away. It stuck with me and a few years later, I wrote Galmi.

The story addresses a few topics that could be encountered for parents of a bullied child and for the child itself (a parent’s frustration with the school system’s lack of response, the bullied child’s feeling of despair and isolation at times). My thought was why not bring to life a fantasy for a child – the ability for him to fight back by bringing a mythological creature to life that could protect him from the bully.

The word Galmi occurs once in the Bible, meaning “my golem” (the unfinished human being). I wove in the mysticism behind the golem as the creature the boy would summon having been inspired by the Golem of Prague (the rabbi constructs a Golem to defend and protect the Jewish community from persecution). In this case, the golem is summoned to protect and serve the boy. Whether or not the boy uses the golem for protection, intimidation or more sinister purposes is left up to the viewer.

Director Biography – Bears Fonte

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Bears Fonté founded Other Worlds Austin after two years as the Director of Programming for AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL. His last short film, ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, has been selected for 65+ festivals since October of 2015 including SciFi London, Lund International Fantastisk Filmfestival and Dances With Films. Bears also was one of the producers on the Sundance Jury-Award Winning short THE PROCEDURE. His short film, THE SECRET KEEPER, played 35 US Film Festivals 2012-14. His feature thriller iCRIME, which he wrote and directed, was released on DVD, VOD and streaming by Vicious Circle Films in 2011. Bears also self-produced two web-series which have been seen by a combined ten million viewers. Prior to arriving in Austin, Bears wrote coverage for independent producers and coverage services in LA and placed in nearly every single screenwriting contest out there including Screenwriter’s Expo, Final Draft Big Break, Page International, Story Pros and Austin Film Festival. Bears received his BA from Carleton College in British Studies and Theatre Studies and a MFA in Directing from Indiana University and has directed over forty plays.

 

Director Statement

 

Nothing brings a family to together like pregnancy, and nothing tears it apart like jealousy. This the foundation of PRENATAL, two sisters struggling to find the truth and someway to understand eachother, despite being seperated by mountains of beleif and resentment. Prenatal inspired by my friend (and lead actress)’s first pregnancy and the red state / blue state divide. Sara was actually 8 months pregnant when we shot the film!

Short Film: PRENATAL, 10min., USA, Fantasy

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Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels responsible, but her sister thinks differently.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    SciFi, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35.1
  • Film Color:
    Color