HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: May 2018 THRILLER Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: BREAK ROOM

BEST PERFORMANCES: CROSSROADS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CONSURGO

BEST MUSIC: 9 SECONDS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama festival poster9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi
festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror
festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense
festival posterCROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama

The theme of the May 2018 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Hidden Truths”. Every single film was about a world or characters dealing with underlying truths that are always playing conflict to the surface of the story.

I love when we showcase these genres at the festival. What filmmakers are coming up these days with when using these genres are their template tone is truly remarkable. Our audiences in Los Angeles and Toronto love when we show them too as you can see in the FEEDBACK Videos that there isn’t an empty seat inside the cinema.

One of the issues on the Festival circuit is that these types of films also do not get the acceptances that they should. A lot of festivals don’t want to program these films because they don’t know where to put them on their schedule. That is the #1 reason why we started doing a special event for JUST these types of films.

There is a great social commentary happening too with all 7 films we programmed at this festival. There is great action taking place, but they are also stories about important issues.

Great festival event. Can’t wait to program the next one.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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TUESDAY 10:08AM Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the May 2018 Crime Festival

Crime/Mystery Film & Writing Festival

TUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery
Directed by Jane Tattersall & Thomas Pepper

A homeless man is shot dead by police and a junior inspector with the Special Investigation Unit is caught in the incident. Unsure of the validity of the official police report, the junior inspector decides to do her own analysis of the many different video recording of the shooting.

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CROSSROADS Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER May 2018 Festival

CROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Marvin Nuecklaus

Karen, a young, traumatized and abused woman is interrogated after she was found unconscious in a desolate desert. According to her, she witnessed a murder and is forced to relive the traumatic events in order to bring light to this case. A case that first seems straightforward but the story has holes due to her memory loss, the evidence doesn’t quite match, and a non-processed childhood trauma seems to hold the key to crack the case.

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CONSURGO Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER May 2018 Festival

CONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense
Directed by Luigi Comandatore

Shows us that when the need to be something other than what we are, becomes too much to bare, sometimes we choose the extreme solution to our problem. The result can change us forever, but leave us with conflicted feelings that are still too much to bare.

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CHÉRI Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER May 2018 Festival

CHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense 
Directed by Laure Bagnaud

A woman thinks that the man she covets is going to ask for it in marriage, but an imponderable one disturbs her expectations and nothing happens as she imagined.

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PREY Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER May 2018 Festival

 

PREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror 
Directed by James Millar

After being pursued by a supernatural force John must do everything he can to protect what means the most to him.

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