HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: October 2018 Horror FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: She Came From The Woods

BEST PERFORMANCES: She Came From The Woods

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: She Came From The Woods

BEST MUSIC: She Came From The Woods

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation

festival poster{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental

festival posterLOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance

festival posterTHE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterHORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic

festival posterSHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, 12min., USA, Thriller

festival posterPLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation

LISTEN to our Daily Podcast via iTunes, or go to www.wildsoundpodcast.com

There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the October 2018 HORROR/HALLOWEEN Film Festival in Toronto was “Desire vs Reality”.

All films were about someone wanting to create or be a part of something so they can get away from reality.

A lot of firsts are our 7th annual Horror/Halloween showcase of the best shorts film festival.

– Mary Cox, a veteran programmer of the festival moderated the event for the first time. And she did a fantastic job.

– This was the first time in over 100 events that one film swept all of the festival winner categories. All great films but it was just one of those nights where there was an overall winner.

– All horror films were presented, but each film had a secondary genre attached to each film: Animation, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller. So it was definitely a Horror Festival, but is was a lineup loaded with much more.

Baby #2 is coming any day now for the Toffolo household, so I’ll be off from the day to day of the festival. No worries as we have a fantastic team.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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ATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

ATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation
Directed by Victoria Lopez, Ji young Na

Set in an 80’s elementary school, our film tells the story about a mutated potato clock that rises from death in a stormy day to get revenge on the cafeteria’s lunch lady who is chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind.

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

September 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

You can also submit your film exclusively via Film Freeway: 

 

festival posterPEREGRINO – “O’DEATH”, 4min., Spain, Music Video

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HORROR Festival Testimonial – September 24 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback for my script. There were many great suggestions that are getting the gears in my head turning. I am going to take everything into deep consideration to make the next draft just as great as this current one. I am extremely excited to hear that you will like to make my script a winner, and to perform the first few scenes and ultimately the entire script once a new draft is completed! Please let me know if there’s anything that you need from me before the festival and I am more than happy to assist.

– S. Elwood

Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

WATCH Winning Horror Screenplay and Story Readings:

 

 

 

Short Film: {APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental

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A woman’s suffering may bring about monstrous consequences for humanity.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Horror
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: PLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller

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Young dreamer desperately in need of a better image for her addiction in social media and is willing to sacrifice anything for followers and likes.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Horror
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: THE WHISTLER, 11min., Canada, Horror/Paranormal

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Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well…

Horror Festival – Thur. October 25th. 7pm. Toronto

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. 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. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.

If you like 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 attickets@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 76 out of its last 78 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!

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1st ACT PROGRAM


BLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation
Directed by Andre Gustavo

When a mother punishes her child for no apparent reason, revenge comes from the most unexpected places.

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

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{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental
Directed by Matt Burkett

A woman’s suffering may bring about monstrous consequences for humanity.

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

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LOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance
Directed by Eli Weinstein

Two lovers must test the limits of their relationship after waking up as zombies in the middle of the woods.

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

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THE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Katherine Oostman

Blake left home years ago. Now, she is returning to make amends with her mom, but finds a stranger claiming to be her sister living in the house. As Blake begins to investigate, she realizes this stranger is turning people against her. Blake must prove she’s changed or lose everyone she loves.

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

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2nd ACT PROGRAM


HORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic
Directed by Gabriel Galand

In the end of the 19th century, an isolated aristocrat becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

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

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THE WHISTLER, 11min., Canada, Horror/Paranormal
Directed by Jennifer Nicole Stang

Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well…

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

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PLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Valerio Mazzarella

Young dreamer desperately in need of a better image for her addiction in social media and is willing to sacrifice anything for followers and likes.

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

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ATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation
Directed by Victoria Lopez, Ji young Na

Set in an 80’s elementary school, our film tells the story about a mutated potato clock that rises from death in a stormy day to get revenge on the cafeteria’s lunch lady who is chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind.

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

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. 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. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

August 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

You can also submit your film exclusively via Film Freeway: 

 

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: REFLECTION by Jac Brennan
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Mike Meade
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead & Esha Khan
August 2018

festival posterTHE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch