January 2019 European Festival Videos

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: BREAKDOWN

BEST PERFORMANCES: SHOT FIRED

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: GAMES WE PLAY

BEST MUSIC: THE BOY WITH THE TEDDY

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTEA & COFFEE, 9min., UK, Drama/Family

festival posterGAMES WE PLAY, 9min., Denmark, Drama

festival posterSHOT FIRED, 7min, France, Drama/Family

festival posterSOCKS, 9min., Czech Republic, Comedy

festival posterTHE SON OF A MATADOR, 11min., Belgium, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE BOY WITH THE TEDDY, 14min., Germany, Drama/Family

festival posterBREAKDOWN, 10min., France, Comedy/Crime

The theme of the January 2019 FEMALE Directors Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Childhood Experiences”.

Each film was about children living the experience, adults remembering their childhood experiences, or an adult being a child in adhulthood.

The 2nd event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.

28 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

THE SON OF A MATADOR Short Film – Audience Feedback European Festival Jan. 2019

THE SON OF A MATADOR, 11min., Belgium, Drama/Family

Directed by Francisco Palomar Custance

Rodrigo, 10 years old, son of Spanish immigrants, endowed with an artist’s soul, lacks landmarks. His only certainty is to be the son of a great matador.

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THE BOY WITH THE TEDDY Short Film – Audience Feedback European Festival Jan. 2019

THE BOY WITH THE TEDDY, 14min., Germany, Drama/Family

Directed by Alessandro Schuster

A young boy runs scared through the mean city with his teddy in his arms and meets a young man who takes him under his wing until secrets are revealed…

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TEA & COFFEE Short Film – Audience Feedback European Festival Jan. 2019

TEA & COFFEE, 9min., UK, Drama/Family

Directed by Maaya Modha, Adam Patel

Tea & Coffee explores how a young British Indian woman struggles to come to terms with the deteriorating health of her strict Hindu father, and the difficult choices she has to make along the way.

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SHOT FIRED Short Film – Audience Feedback European Festival Jan. 2019

SHOT FIRED, 7min, France, Drama/Family

Directed by Gilard Pierre-André

At the end of a lunch in a big restaurant, a father talks to his son about education but this son does not agree with his father.

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Short Film: TIGER STYLE, 10min, UK, Documentary/Music

Raj and his brother, Pops, make up the popular music duo Tigerstyle. Based in Glasgow, the brothers work as DJs and music producers, creating hip-hop bhangra fusion music. While Western music is centered around a partying culture, Tigerstyle aims to promote Sikh values in their music. Raj prioritizes his family and his faith above all else but it is often challenging to find a balance between these aspects of his life and his career.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 56 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Director BIO: Alessandro Schuster (THE BOY WITH THE TEDDY)

Director Biography – Alessandro Schuster

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Born in 2002 in Berlin, Alessandro Schuster is a German actor and young filmmaker. He has appeared in a variety of films and TV productions since 2015, including the short film “Hardships of a Youth”, which has been shown at many festivals, but also in guest roles in series as “Der Lehrer”, “Magda macht das schon”, “SOKO Leipzig”, “Letzte Spur Berlin” or “In aller Freundschaft”. Mainly, he is known for “Tatort Dresden”, in which he is playing the son of Commissioner Gorniak since the first episode. He also produces his own short films. His first was nominated for the Camgaroo Award in 2016. In 2017, he produced his latest short film, “Der Junge mit dem Teddy”, writing the screenplay, directing and appearing in a guest role all himself.