Get to know the short film: PREFERENTIAL OPERATION, 20min, Spain, Thriller/Drama

Playing at the best of Horror/Thriller FEEDBACK Short Film Festival on Thursday Aug. 18th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets today

  MOVIE POSTERPREFERENTIAL OPERATION, 20min, Spain, Thrille/Drama
Directed by Roger Comella & Carles Velat

Four masked men kidnap the director of a bank branch in an unremarkable town. They put him in a van and ask him 90,000 euro from his own pocket.

Director’s Statement:

DIRECTORS’ NOTES

“Operacion Preferente” (Preference Operation) is a short film we like to classify as “Social Thriller”. That is, a story about a social reality with suspense, mystery and a touch of humor and action. We wish to reach the largest audience possible and be able to make them aware of this social conflict; preference shares.

The plot is inspired by a true story that happened in Germany a few years ago; three men kidnapped the director of a bank to make him return all their savings, which had been deposited in a fraudulent retirement plan. Based on this true story, we have created a fiction about the social drama caused by the preference shares in Spain.

“Operacion Preferente” takes place in an unremarkable town, pretty small, where everybody knows each other. A place where the “by word of mouth” and “I have something that may interest you” spread like the plague, no matter whether you are a stranger, a neighbour, the father of a friend or a relative: the temptation of money makes no distinction.

Film Type: Short

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Social

Runtime: 20 minutes

Completion Date:September 1, 2015

Production Budget:3,000 EUR

Country of Origin:Spain

Country of Filming:Spain

Film Language:Catalan

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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Watch THE ART OF GESTURE – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Feb. 25 2016 Film Festival

THE ART OF GESTURE, 16min, France, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Ivan Radkine

In a disused chapel, a man is being tortured in a strange way.

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Playing at Feb. 25th Thriller Film Festival – THE ART OF GESTURE, 16min, France, Horror/Thriller

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THE ART OF GESTURE, 16min, France, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Ivan Radkine

In a disused chapel, a man is being tortured in a strange way.

Film Type: Short

Genres: sci-fi, fantastique, horror, thriller

Runtime: 16 minutes

Completion Date: January 1, 2015

Production Budget: 20,000 EUR

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Shooting Format: red

Aspect Ratio: 2:35

Film Color:Color

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I had heard rumors the feedback was genuine, and it did NOT disappoint. It helped me get to what you are about to watch and enjoy!
– Marc W Johnson (Legacy, Feature Film)

I always thought that once a film is finished (or abandoned, as someone said once…), it no longer belongs to the filmmakers – it belongs to the audience. This festival is the perfect illustration of that. I very much appreciate the fact that your audience took the time to watch MEDIATION in the first place, and then chose to stay after the screening to discuss it. As a writer-director, I couldn’t ask for more – if there is an audience that cares enough to talk about a film I wrote and directed, then I’ve done my job.
– Francisco Lorite (Mediation Short Film)

I’ve always received insightful notes / a lot of love. You’re our brass ring!
– Monte Light (Little Professor, First Scene Screenpaly)

I think I saw the festival highlighted on FilmFreeway, if I remember correctly. I had just finished writing the script and wanted to kind of test the waters to see how it would be received. I’ve directed a number of film projects in the past and I may direct Gravel Heart this fall if I can raise the funds. And I think sending the script out for feedback is important before one spends a lot of time, money, and effort – yours and other peoples’ – shooting a script that isn’t working.
– Michael Curtis (Gravel Heart, Short Screenplay)

It was absolutely great and exciting (seeing the FEEDBACK Video on my film). Thank you and the audience a lot. I also watched feedbacks of other works that screened. I need to admit that the audience in Toronto is much more film literate, and has a greater sense than most audiences that I have ever seen. The comments and reactions to the film was really nice. Although it was screened in many festivals and events in various countries, that video is the only real feedback that I got from an audience except in my country and except from people working for festivals. It was great too see that the film is still meaningful, fun to watch and has a real reflection in different countries.
– Kagan Kerimoglu (The Wheel of Time, Short Film)

REDEMPTION – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK of the Short Film from the Oct. 2015 Film Festival

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Here’s what the audience had to say about REDEMPTION (moderated by Matthew Toffolo):

“This movie to so well structured. Every moment has a purpose and a plan. This is a very well made film.”

“There is a great use of foreshadowing in this film. Everything comes together.”

“One of the better thriller films shown at the festival. Well made film.”

“Vengeance isn’t a perfect thing. It effects everyone.”

“The actors are real. They were made for the jail!”

redemption_movie_posterREDEMPTION, Australia, 7min, Thriller/Prison
Directed by Tom Vogel

A man in jail finds God and asks his son for forgiveness but is karma about to catch up with him before he can seek redemption.

Writers
Tom Vogel

Producers
Tom Vogel

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Josh Geary
Jeremy Kewley
Don Bridges
Jamie Wilson
Richard La Velle
Danielle O’Malley

Film Type: Short

Runtime: 7 minutes

Completion Date: November 20, 2014

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Production Budget: 4,500 AUD

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: HD Sony F700

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Color

Get to know the Horror Short Film SUBMERGED, Playing at the Oct. 29th Film Festival

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One of the short films that’s playing at the festival is….

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SUBMERGED, 15min, UK, Haunting/Romance
Directed by Darren Mapletoft

When a teleportation experiment goes wrong, submariner Billy Bourne finds his crewmates have all disappeared. Determined to dance with his ‘Baby’ again, he faces a race against time to make his own escape.

Writers
Michael Holley Producers
Darren Mapletoft
Michael Holley

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Key Cast
Darren Bransford
Lucinda Kennard

Key Crew
Cliff Harden – Director of Photography
Tim Porter – Editor
Stephen Baysted – Composer
Ian D Fleming – 1st Assistant Director
Mark Lloyd – Colourist
Neil Bryant – Visual effects Supervisor

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Film Type: Short

Genres: Sci – Fi, Romance

Runtime: 15 minutes

Completion Date: May 30, 2014

Production Budget: 4,000 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

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Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Color