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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterOLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
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

Audience Feedback Video: STILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO from the April 2017 Film Festival:

  MOVIE POSTERSTILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Oliver Park

A woman is plagued by a masked, statuesque figure that never moves.

Director Statement: I have been writing horror since I was old enough to pick up a pen. I love the genre and am truly passionate about getting back to its terrifying roots in the vein of Hitchcock, Polanski and other masters. I want to focus on bringing back the haunting nature of ‘folk-tale’ and legend, and letting the audience use their own imagination as much as possible.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:7 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:July 12, 2016

Production Budget:6,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:2:35:1

Film Color:Color

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Audience Feedback Videos: KLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO from the April 2017 Film Festival:

  MOVIE POSTERKLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Paul Rowland

A young woman’s repressed childhood fear is about to come back on her ten fold for being forgotten.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:3 minutes 18 seconds

Completion Date:August 12, 2016

Production Budget:797 EUR

Country of Origin:Ireland

Country of Filming:Ireland

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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Audience Feedback Video: OTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO from the April 2017 Film Festival:

  MOVIE POSTEROTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Eugenio Villani

Ester is a woman who has a strong longing to get pregnant. Following a surgical procedure, though, Greta – her family doctor and long-standing friend – diagnoses her with total sterility.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:16 minutes 34 seconds

Completion Date:November 17, 2016

Production Budget:40,000 EUR

Country of Origin:Italy

Country of Filming:Italy

Film Language:Italian

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:2.35

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM 

Get to know the short film: KLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller

Playing at the April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival.

KLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Paul Rowland

A young woman’s repressed childhood fear is about to come back on her ten fold for being forgotten.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:3 minutes 18 seconds

Completion Date:August 12, 2016

Production Budget:797 EUR

Country of Origin:Ireland

Country of Filming:Ireland

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Get to know the short film: STILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller

Playing at the April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival.

  MOVIE POSTERSTILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Oliver Park

A woman is plagued by a masked, statuesque figure that never moves.

Director Statement: I have been writing horror since I was old enough to pick up a pen. I love the genre and am truly passionate about getting back to its terrifying roots in the vein of Hitchcock, Polanski and other masters. I want to focus on bringing back the haunting nature of ‘folk-tale’ and legend, and letting the audience use their own imagination as much as possible.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:7 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:July 12, 2016

Production Budget:6,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:2:35:1

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Get to know the short film: OTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller

Playing at the April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival.

OTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Eugenio Villani

Ester is a woman who has a strong longing to get pregnant. Following a surgical procedure, though, Greta – her family doctor and long-standing friend – diagnoses her with total sterility.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:16 minutes 34 seconds

Completion Date:November 17, 2016

Production Budget:40,000 EUR

Country of Origin:Italy

Country of Filming:Italy

Film Language:Italian

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:2.35

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

2016 Horror Short Films from the Festival

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festival posterO, 29min, Norway, Horror/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterBURNT, 13min., UK, Thriller/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterGILT, 22min, UK, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


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LE PARDON, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSAVE, 4min, Germany, Horror/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


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DRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK



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KADDISH!, 6min, France

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterDON’T LET THEM IN, 13min, USA
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterPREFERENTIAL OPERATION, 20min, Spain
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterA FILM BY VERA VAUGHN, 10min, USA
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterDO NOT DISTURB, 13min, UK
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORHOWELL, 4min, UK, Horror/Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORMINE, 29min, Canada, Drama/Thriller
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival

ACTORBLACK BALLOON, 12min, Israel, Drama/Horror
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival

festival posterTHE ART OF GESTURE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


16min, France, Horror/Thriller


festival posterVICIOUS
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


12min, UK, Horror


festival posterCHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


13min, USA, Horror/Family


festival posterSILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video


14min, UK, Horror/Thriller


festival posterBALLERINA
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


5min, USA, Horror/Thriller


festival posterCANTATA IN C MAJOR
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


7min, USA, Horror/Musical


festival posterTIME TO EAT
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video


4min, USA, Horror/Comedy

2016 November Horror Films, Screenplays & Stories

Submit your Horror Screenplay to the Festival Today: https://festivalforhorror.com/

ACTORNovel Transcript – GUARDIAN
November 2016 Reading
Written by Marc W Johnson
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – GILLIGAN’S ISLAND OF THE DEAD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Kokich
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eve Noel
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EXORCISE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Holland

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival for HORROR – Submit via FilmFreeway

I just wanted to write to say how much I appreciated your notes on my script. These notes were clear, precise and objective. They will be of great help to me in improving the script. It is so rare that a competition sends something like this that I wanted to say thank you. A few times I have received notes from other competitions that so obviously didn’t even read the script that these were shocking at how amazing they were. Alright, I’m gushing at how great you guys are so I’ll stop. But seriously, very helpful and thank you.
– Joe Ferrante (Feature Screenplay, Killer App.)

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Horror Festival. Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

Next Festival Date:
March 25 2017

Screenplay Readings take place every single month. Watch the 2016 Monthly Winners:

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Watch the Highlight Videos from the February 2016 Film Festival: https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/03/01/february-2016-short-film-festival-highlights/

April 2016:
https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/05/02/2016-april-horror-films-screenplays-stories/

May 2016:
https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/05/23/2016-may-horror-films-screenplays-stories/

June 2016:
https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/06/24/2016-june-horror-films-screenplays-stories/

July 2016:
https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/07/26/2016-july-horror-films-screenplays-stories/

August 2016:
https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/09/08/2016-august-horror-films-screenplays-stories/

September 2016:
https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/09/28/2016-september-horror-films-screenplays-stories/

October 2016:
https://festivalforhorror.com/2016/11/04/2016-october-horror-films-screenplays-stories/

Read reactions from recent writers and filmmakers who have had their work showcased at the Horror Festival.

I was delighted watching the feedback video! Short movies may be shown at several festivals, but it’s not every day that the creators of those shorts get real-time feedback from a live audience. It made me really happy. Thanks for that!
– Oliver A. Dubois (Short Film, 1500 Ninos)

Thank you for getting back to me and thank you for your comments. I have just finished a re-edit of the film to tighten the timings throughout the film and remove a few of the shots that should have gone at the first edit.
– Pete Tomkies (Short Film, TEAM)

The experience at the Horror Festival is always a great one! The feedback videos are a great tool to study and learn from and actually sitting in the audience during the screening gives alot of great perspective. Our upcoming short HEIR is Co-Produced by RED SNEAKERS MEDIA, a great Toronto Film team we had the pleasure of meeting at an event during the Festival run of our previous short WORM. I’ll always remember and credit WILDsound for that opportunity to meet new collaborators!
– Richard Powell (Short Film, Familiar)

Was influenced by a random tweet from the Horror Twitter account to join the contest. After putting off contests for years (I’m very self-critical) I decided to take a chance and enter the contest. I’m happy I did!
– Kyle Jenkins (Feature Screenplay, The Fix Factor)

The audience seemed to really like the film and that validates all the effort and creativity and sacrifices you make to bring something like this into reality. You hope what you create will connect with people and it seemed like my film did that. I also appreciate how smart the comments were. Folks really got into the spirit of what “The Blood Of Love,” is about, which is: How far would you go to hold onto the person you love?
– Jeff Meyers (Short Film, The Blood of Love)

I loved how professionally other scripts were performed at the festival WILDsound and wanted to have my script read as well.
– Alison C Hall (Short Script, Walk With the Devil)

I felt very honored and then curious to hear people’e reactions.
– Gina Lee Ronhovde (Short Film, Boudoir)