HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Toronto April 2017 Film Festival

FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: RIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE

Best Performances: THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE

Best Cinematography: THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE

Best Music: The music from LE BELLE FOLIE

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NOSTOMANIA, 2min, Canada, Experimental
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festival posterIN A WARM DARK PLACE, 10min, USA, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterTHE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE, 15min, Brazil, Drama/Romance
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festival posterBENDED BONDS, 6min, Belgium, Drama
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festival posterRIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
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festival posterUNBIND, 5min, Australia, Dance/Experimental
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festival posterLE BELLE FOLIE, 14min, UK, Comedy
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The FEMALE 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 “HOW MEMORY SHAPES US”.

Every film showcased was about a setting where a…

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Watch Audience FEEDBACK: CHARITY CASE, 3min, UK, Romance/Comedy


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  MOVIE POSTERCHARITY CASE, 3min, UK, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Sam Tibi

A young man’s attempt to show a beautiful girl his charitable nature backfires…

Film Type:Short

Runtime:3 minutes 3 seconds

Completion Date:March 11, 2016

Production Budget:107 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: RUN FREE, 8min, Netherlands, Romance/War


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  MOVIE POSTERRUN FREE, 8min, Netherlands, Romance/War
Directed by Raynor Arkenbout

Escaping his execution at the hands of Nazi Soldiers, a rebelious Dutch teenager writes a brutally honest love letter to the girl who changed his life.

Film Type:Short, Student

Genres:Romance, War, Drama, Comedy

Runtime:8 minutes

Completion Date:June 15, 2016

Production Budget:5,600 EUR

Country of Origin:Netherlands

Country of Filming:Belgium

Film Language:Dutch

Shooting Format:16mm

Aspect Ratio:1,37:1

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:No

Student Project:Yes 

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: INDIGO, 19min, Sweden, Romance/Drama


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  MOVIE POSTERINDIGO, 19min, Sweden, Romance/Drama
Directed by Paul Jerndal

Two young, lost souls in New York City share a common struggle – they are stuck in lives they do not feel they belong. She is an adored actress and he, a bike messenger. On the outside they seem like each others opposite, but on the inside they are the same- dehumanized by an internal loneliness that alienates them from feeling alive.

Director’s Statement:

“With the Indigo project I wanted to encourage everyone feeling alienation on the inside. It’s all about that inside. And to make a choice. To choose to reflect, to try to get perspective of your own life to from within.”

I’m so proud and grateful of Indigo’s journey and everyone involved. To be a part of the awesome campaign #Otillrocklig was a perfect way for Indigo to play an important role in today’s society with all demands we have on our selves. For Cecilia and I to share our personal stories was of course scary – but we hope that doing this will encourage others to start talk about their inside, to start reflect and stand still for a moment.

This film did not have any sponsors or funding – it has all been a passion project. The dream that came trough would not have been possible without all of you guys who contributed in one way or another. LOVE to all of you!

Filled with new energy from this journey I’m right now working on new film projects with similar goals; It my belief that we all need have one eye looking outside and one eye focusing inside.” // PAUL JERNDAL

Film Type:Short

Runtime:19 minutes 20 seconds

Country of Origin:Sweden

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Arri Alexa

Aspect Ratio:2:35

Film Color:Color

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: WEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime


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  MOVIE POSTERWEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
Directed by Francesco Bovino

Once a month, a bunch of dirty cops has a guys’ Weekend in an isolated manor in the countryside. Usually they divide their monthly loot, they play cards and they drink too much. But this time there is a betrayer among them.

Film Type:Short

Genres:action, thriller

Runtime:14 minutes 10 seconds

Completion Date:September 1, 2016

Production Budget:30 USD

Country of Origin:Italy

Country of Filming:Italy

Film Language:Italian

Shooting Format:Red

Aspect Ratio:2:35

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:No

Student Project:No

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: APPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller


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  MOVIE POSTERAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
Directed by James Peaty

A corporate hitman returns home for his long overdue company appraisal…but the question soon arises: who’s appraising who?

Film Type:Short

Runtime:8 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:July 12, 2016

Production Budget:2,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Shooting Format:Digital

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:No

Student Project:No

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: LAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller


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  MOVIE POSTERLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
Directed by Aslak Danbolt

Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father for the first time, but first he goes on one last adventure with his best-friend Oyvind. When a storm approaches their friendship is put to the test; Oyvind want’s to turn back, but Joachim will apparently stop at nothing to pull off his very last jump.

Director Statement:

Making Last Base was about going back to finish something I started several years ago. In 2008 I made a documentary about a group of base-jumpers that failed because of bad weather. A year later, one of the jumpers died in a base-jumping accident, which came to inspire this film. I always wanted Last Base to be understated, realistic and to have a documentary feel. Having filmed base-jumpers through the years, I’ve felt the overwhelming silence right before they jump, and while waiting for the parachute to open far below in the valley. That silence is more suspenseful than any music I could have ever imagined, and that’s why I always intended the film to be without music.

Last Base was shot on a micro budget, which meant we had to carry the equipment all the way to the top of Mt. Katthammeren (1200 meters) in Western Norway and camp there for the 5 days of shooting. It already felt like a Fitzcarraldo-project when we were unexpectedly hit by an ice-cold blizzard that jeopardised the whole project. Trapped on top of the mountain without sufficient clothing, equipment or food, the bad weather nearly defeated me again. But thanks to an amazing effort by the whole cast and crew we pulled it off through something that at times was more resembling of a (poorly planned) polar expedition than a film shoot.

But although we pulled it off in the end, I don’t feel the circle has ended. Cause I know I’ll be back, now that I’m turning it into a feature.

Watch Audience Feedback: THE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller


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  MOVIE POSTERTHE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
Directed by Oldrich Antos

A young mafia member called the Turkish has a secret relationship with Lenka, an informant of this criminal group. The Turkish and Lenka plan to escape abroad. Their escape plans are accelerated by the information that Lenka became uncomfortable for the boss and he and his men are on their way to her apartment to kill her.

Film Type:Short, Student

Genres:Action, Thriller, Crime

Runtime:4 minutes 50 seconds

Completion Date:August 21, 2016

Production Budget:4,000 USD

Country of Origin:Czech Republic

Country of Filming:Czech Republic

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:Yes

Watch Audience Feedback: MIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation


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  MOVIE POSTERMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
Directed by Marino Guarnieri

In a small room overlooking the Bay of Naples, a young designer, suspended in time and in the night, faces the eternal struggle of the artist who tries to tame its instruments in order to use them as an extension of himself to express their imagination. In light of a magical moon, the conflict turns into a real battle, physical and symbolic.

Dream and reality mix with the black ink and the power of color, up to the realization that sign as a sign we approach more and more to become masters of our imagination.

In a dreamlike vision of enchanted moment in which today becomes tomorrow.

Project Title (Original Language):Mezzanotte di Segni

Film Type:Animation, Short

Genres:Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Runtime:3 minutes 40 seconds

Completion Date:May 29, 2015

Country of Origin:Italy

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color 

Watch Audience Feedback: REVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi


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  MOVIE POSTERREVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
Directed by Ferdinand Koerner

KYLO REN is on the HUNT for a ancient SITH HOLOCRON that the Resistance gathered on the planet DAHENDOR in the Outer Rim. Will KANE ALTIS be able to rescue himself before the HOLOCRON is found by KYLO REN and his REVENGANT?

Film Type:Short

Runtime:6 minutes 51 seconds

Completion Date:October 26, 2016

Production Budget:1,000 EUR

Country of Origin:Germany

Country of Filming:Germany

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital ProRes422

Aspect Ratio:2.35:1

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes