HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: AUGUST 2020 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: JUICY GIRL
BEST ACTION/CRIME FILM: THE EMPIRE’S SURGEON
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DOWN DELORO RIVER
BEST PERFORMANCES: AQUARIUM
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: THE BODY

Theme of night: Unique surroundings

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterJANUARY 14TH, 15min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BODY, 12min., Australia, Crime/Comedy

festival posterTHE EMPIRE’S SURGEON, 9min., Switzerland, Action/War

festival posterJUICY GIRL, 15min., USA, Crime/Drama

festival posterAGHATIT/ UNBECOMING, 19min., India, Crime/Drama

festival posterDOWN DELORO RIVER, 13min., Canada, Action/Crime

festival posterAQUARIUM, 15min., Italy, Crime/Thriller

festival posterLIVING IN CRIME ALLEY, 8min., USA, Fan Fiction

festival posterTHE CONFESSIONS OF THE BAT, 10min., UK, Fan Fiction

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Aquarium Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Crime/Thriller Festival Aug. 2020

AQUARIUM, 15min., Italy, Crime/Thriller

Directed by Juri Fantigrossi

Two human beings, far one from the other, meet: the first and carefree day at the swimming pool, the last and dramatic step of a massacre’s plan.

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Down Deloro River Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Crime/Thriller Festival Aug. 2020

DOWN DELORO RIVER, 13min., Canada, Action/Crime

Directed by Josh Wood

On the run after looting a prospector, William makes his way down a river to Deloro Ontario where a man will trade gold for cash. After taking cover in this mysterious man’s cabin, William soon realizes he isn’t so much interested in his gold, but something much more valuable.

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Unbecoming Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Crime/Thriller Festival Aug. 2020

AGHATIT/UNBECOMING, 19min., India, Crime/Drama

Directed by AMRITANSHU

After the death of her mother, Aashi falls victim to her megalomaniac father. She suffers intense abuse and violence at his hands in silence. But, Aashi has a little secret. Late in the night she talks to her dead mother, Bahni. While Shashi’s business is slipping through his hands, the situation in the house is more volatile for Aashi as the beatings get more rampant and extreme.

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Will To Live: The Gary Edinger Story Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from WILDsound Festival June 2020

WILL TO LIVE: THE GARY EDINGER STORY, 17min., Canada, Documentary/Thriller
Directed by Adam Foss

In 2007, on a fateful February day, in the remote Northern Wisconsin woods, a solo independent logger named Gary Edinger severed his left leg off while felling a tree. Twenty miles from help, alone, and in forty below temperatures, Gary summoned a remarkable willpower and crawled to his pickup, then drove to safety. Gary’s struggle for survival, however, didn’t begin on that frigid winter day in the hardwoods. His whole life had been forged from adversity, rising above a meager upbringing and brushes with death as he learned to hunt, trap and fish alone, on his own terms.

Wake Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Thriller/Suspense Festival June 2020

WAKE, 6min., USA, Thriller/Horror
Directed by Brandon Bacall Tehrani

Divorce can be a costly and tiresome process. After receiving a mysterious visitor in the middle of the night, one woman discovers alternate ways to get rid of her husband…

Near Kepler Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Thriller/Suspense Festival June 2020

NEAR KEPLER, 18min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Thriller
Directed by Laura Matt

After a one year job on a far away planet space traveller Jo experiences a bumpy incident during his flight back to Earth. His board computer Deborah claims she has everything under control. But is that true?

Windows Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Thriller/Suspense Festival June 2020

WINDOWS, 9min., USA, Thriller
Directed by Timmy Walczak

Upon arriving at his destination, a passenger doesn’t want to get out of the car. Instead, he recounts his troubles to his driver with hopes of getting some guidance for his ever-growing problem. Unfortunately, this driver isn’t the best person for advice.

HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: JUNE 2020 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST THRILLER FILM: NEAR KEPLER
BEST CRIME/MYSTERY FILM: LYCANTHROPHY
BEST ACTION FILM: ROLL PIN PUNCH
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DEEP WATER
BEST PERFORMANCESS: MARRAS
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: WILL TO LIVE: THE GARY EDINGER STORY

Theme of night: Trapped and getting out.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE COMPANY SLAVE ZOMBIE, 16min., Mexico, Action

festival posterLYCANTHROPHY, 16min., UK, Thriller/Crime

festival posterROLL PIN PUNCH, 12min., Drama/Action

festival posterDEEP WATER, 18min., USA, Adventure

festival posterMARRAS, 23min., Finland, Fantasy/Horror

festival posterWINDOWS, 9min., USA, Thriller

festival posterNEAR KEPLER, 18min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Thriller

festival posterWAKE, 6min., USA, Thriller/Horror

festival posterWILL TO LIVE: THE GARY EDINGER STORY, 17min., Canada, Documentary/Thriller

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo