Highlights and Winners: January 2017 Sci-Fi Film Festival

The SCI-FI JANUARY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was a terrific way to start the new year.

The theme of the festival was “CGI”.

Every film showcased had a computer generated imagery of some kind. This is a sign of the future of short films as technology and post-production talent has caught up to the market.

NOTE: Usually our themes are story based as all of the films tie together in the plot or themes. This is our first “technical” theme. Perhaps a bit of a cop-out!

Before the festival, I and the director of “Arkham’s Journal” were interviewed on the Space Channel: WATCH HERE. The tie-in was this was our first official showcased of Fan Fiction Short Films. A gigantic market on the internet.

The first half of films was a selection of the best Sci-Fi short films from around the world. Then the Fan Fiction Festival began in the 2nd half with a showcase of shorts from the Star Wars, Batman, and Question universe. Plus, we showcased a famous short story by Sci-Fi writer Kurt Vonnegut.

I have to admit that I was very nervous about the Fan Fiction selections as people generally have strong opinions about their favorite franchises and/or works based on written material they have an emotional attachment too. In the end, it all worked out as they seemed to be really taken with the films.

More Sci-Fi and Fan Fiction films to come in the 2017 season.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: 2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE

Best Performances: INTO THE DARK

Best Cinematography: ARKHAM’S JOURNAL

Best Music: The music from QUESTIONS

festival posterINTO THE DARK, 14min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterIM PERFEKT, 7min, Hungray, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMARIA FERNANDA IN TIME, 9min, Spain, Sci-Fi/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterREVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterARKHAM’S JOURNAL, 7min, Canada, Fan Fiction/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterQUESTIONS, 6min, USA, Fan Fiction/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival poster2BR02B: TO BE OR NAUGHT TO BE, 18min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Fan Fiction
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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FEEDBACK SCI-FI/FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL -Thursday September 22, 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:

OR, 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 44 out of its last 46 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


A SHADOW OF DARA, 14min., Bulgaria, Sci-Fi
Directed by Kirill Proskura

A leader of a rebellion risks everything to find a powerful commander of an alien world who’s been captured by enemies and put into a fabricated reality for the extraction of valuable information.

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RED ROVER, 15min, Australia/USA, Fantasy/Action
Directed by Brooke Goldfinch

Two teenagers from a remote religious community travel to town in search of shelter after being told by their Evangelical parents that an asteroid will soon destroy the earth.

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UNCANNY VALLEY, 9min, Argentina, Sci-Fi/Experimental
Directed by Federico Heller

In the slums of the future, VR junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL WR, 17min, France, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Directed by Romain Quirot

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the great mission, Paul disappears.

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20:15, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi/Thriller
Directed by Marc-Andre Morissette

20:15 is a drama-mystery, sci-fi thriller in which we follow the lives of a mysterious man and a loving couple. Their lives will forever be changed once their two worlds collide.

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DARKNESS FALLS, 15min, Sweden, Sci-Fi/Thriller
Directed by Jarno Vinsencius

Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn’t what it supposed to be. Darkness Falls is the winner of best Sci-Fi Picture award at OutlantaCon Short Film Festival 2016 and nominated for best Sci-Fi picture at SCI-ON! Film Festival 2016. Darkness Falls is also the winner of Best Cinematography at Roswell Film Festival 2016.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday September 22 2016