HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: WITHHELD

Best Performances: TWISTED SOBRIETY

Best Cinematography: NO WAVE

Best Sound Music: AMBER

Watch AUDIENCE FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos: 

TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterNO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
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festival posterAMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterDOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterFOREIGN SOUNDS, 8min, USA, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterPOND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
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festival posterWITHHELD, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The ACTION/CRIME/THRILLER SEPTEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was truly a great success.

The theme of the festival was “WHAT’S NOT SEEN”.

Every film showcased was about a protagonist or antagonist who is there but never seen.

NOTE: This was a showcase of the best ACTION/CRIME/THRILLER films from around the world.

This was an amazing night of watching films and then having an insightful conversation about the films and storytelling itself. This was easily one of the best audiences we had this year. The discussion was smart, and on point. Cheers to the city of Toronto.

We showcased seven films from the UK, United States, and Canada that all played to rave reviews. Every single film received a vote for best film of the night.

These are the types of genres that just don’t receive enough attention on on the film festival curcuit, especially short films. SUSPENSE is the key word. As an audience, to stay engaged, we simply need to know what’s going to happen next – while wanting to be surprised by it too. All of these films succeeded tremendously. There is an immense wealth of talent who worked on these shorts.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

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WITHHELD Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Action/Crime/Thriller 2017 Festival

WITHHELD, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by James Bowsher

A short psychological thriller about the power of performance between Stephanie (a phone sex worker) and an unknown caller.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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TWISTED SOBRIETY Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Action/Crime/Thriller 2017 Festival

TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by Steve Hally

A Dystopian backdrop collides two polar opposites in a search for change. Two men are brought together by despondent circumstances and are fragmented into desperation to console their hunt for clarity.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

August 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – EVERYONE HAS THEIR DEMONS
August 2017 Reading
by Dustin Prince
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – KEEP SMILING
August 2017 Reading
by Courtney Wallace
ACTOR1st SCENE CRIME Screenplay – THE BIRTHING FIELD
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Thorpe
ACTOR1st SCENE HORROR Screenplay – SILHOUETTE
August 2017 Reading
by Lukas Hassel


festival posterKAJAL, 20min, India, Drama
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festival posterGRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

RSVP THRILLER Short Film Festival – Thur. Sept. 28th. (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. 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 and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.  Tickets are first come first serve.

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.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 50 out of its last 52 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


TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by Steve Hally

A Dystopian backdrop collides two polar opposites in a search for change. Two men are brought together by despondent circumstances and are fragmented into desperation to console their hunt for clarity.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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NO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
Directed by Stephane Lapointe

Anxious Henry is having trouble sleeping. In an attempt to rest, he listens to the sounds of ocean waves on a relaxation radio station. But when he hears the screams of a drowning man in his calming sea, Henry’s life swirls into a downward spiral.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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AMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Andi Osho

A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


DOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

A bruised young woman takes her revenge

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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FOREIGN SOUNDS, 8min, USA, Crime/Thriller
Directed by Eric Shahinian

A young couple, who have just moved in together, has their relationship tested when they take opposing stances in response to the sounds of their neighbor’s domestic dispute.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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POND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
Directed by Tochi Osuji

In this martial arts drama set in 1800 Upper Canada, two slaves jeopardize their escape to baptize themselves.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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WITHHELD, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by James Bowsher

A short psychological thriller about the power of performance between Stephanie (a phone sex worker) and an unknown caller.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve. 

Director BIO: Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Statement on TWISTED SOBRIETY: 

We shot this film over a hectic 8 day shoot, in three major locations. From a beautiful Georgian flat in Clapham Common to the world business centre of London in Canary Wharf.  We had and have an amazing supportive crew that truly believed in our project and the ideals and concepts of our story.
We used top end film industry professionalism in crew but also top end film industry equipment. Two high spec 5k camera units were used to get the beautiful and mood sentric shots that build and wrap our story into the success it has become. The Sony F65 and the Red Pro 5.0 were the tools of our trade and the results speak for themselves.
steve hally

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: STILL

Best Performances: THE PROWLER

Best Cinematography: OTHERS LIKE YOU

Best Music: The music from SHELTERED

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Videos from each film:

festival posterKONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterOLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterOTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE PROWLER, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterKLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
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festival posterSTILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSHELTERED, 9min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The HORROR/THRILLER APRIL 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “ENTRAPMENT”.

Every film showcased was about a situation where the world was closing in on the characters.

The Horror/Thriller Festival is definitely a shift in tone in comparison to all of the other events we do. It’s a whole new crowd that shows up, as some of our regular attendees chose to skip the scary film night.

So the moderation Q&A with the audience is vastly different than the rest. Our resident “Horror/Thriller” moderator Amanda Lomonaco has a tough job – but she’s a fan first and LOVES this genre. Horror fans can get to the point quick and fast on their opinions of the films showcased.

There is the sense of ownership that goes on with the fans of horror. They are giving a piece of their lives (a major hobby) to this genre and in exchange they demand high quality in return. This is also true for the hardcore sports fan, wrestling fan, and comic book fan.

I can stack this lineup of terrific horror/thriller short films that we showcased at the April 2017 Festival with any other festival and short film lineup out there. These were 7 amazing shorts that the audience really loved. Just watch the feedback videos and hear what the crowd had to say about them.

Two more Horror/Thriller Festivals to come in 2017.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo