HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: October 2017 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: MILK MAN

Best Performances: LIZ DRIVES

Best Cinematography: MY BODY

Best Music: SPEECHLESS

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Videos of the Short Films:


festival posterGIRL #2, 9min, USA, Horror/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSPEECHLESS, 7min, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterANTICA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLIZ DRIVES, 8min, Australia, Horror
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMILK MAN, 10min., UK, Horror/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMY BODY, 6min, Germany, Horror
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSTUDDED NIGHTMARE, 9min., Canada, Horror
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE DARKNESS KEEPER, 18min, Spain, Thriller/Suspense
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The HORROR OCTOBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was truly a great success.

The theme of the festival was “DOORS”.

Every film showcased had a “DOOR” part of the plot of the film!

NOTE: This was a showcase of the best HORROR films from around the world. Our 2nd HORROR Film Festival for the 2017 season.

There is a lady who attends almost every single film festival event we do in Toronto. She is in her 60s, and has worked full time as a real estate agent for many years, while seeing her city change drastically through her job.

She lives in a condo building across the street from the cinema we’ve been doing the festival for the last 4+ years and happened to come across us after seeing a “WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival” on the marquee from her window. She wondered what that was and hopped across the street to find out. 34 out of the last 37 festivals later, she attends and usually brings a new assortment of people along with her.

She hates horror. Or at least she tells me that, eventhough every single time we do a horror festival she attends.

“I don’t like being scared, but I come for two reasons.” she told me after watching this festival.

“#1: The films are great from an artistic standpoint. There is such originality in the filmmaking. I am shocked how talented these people are and the things they come up with, but also the execution and genius photography that is always in the selected films.”

“#2: The audience feedback, especially for the horror/scary festivals. I learn so much and appreciate how and why people love horror so much. I was small minded in my thinking that horror was stupid, but this festival and the people have taught me so much. It got me out of my ideological bubble.”

I found her comments very interesting and a nice metaphor of thinking in today’s political climate. Always expand your bubble and watch HORROR while you’re at it!

See you at the festivals!

– Matthew Toffolo

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ANTICA Short Film – Audience Video from Oct. 2017 HORROR Festival

ANTICA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Vasili Manikas

A aging labourer loses control of his warehouse.

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

GIRL #2 Short Film – Audience Video from Oct. 2017 HORROR Festival

GIRL #2, 9min, USA, Horror/Comedy
Directed by David Jeffrey

When a deranged killer sets his sights on an unsuspecting sorority, he realizes he’s not the craziest one in the house.

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LIZ DRIVES Short Film – Audience Video from Oct. 2017 HORROR Festival

LIZ DRIVES, 8min, Australia, Horror
Directed by Mia’kate Russell

For estranged sisters Liz and Ellie being a family has never been easy – but there are some horrors you create yourself.

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

MILK MAN Short Film – Audience Video from Oct. 2017 HORROR Festival

MILK MAN, 10min., UK, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Jonathan Brooks

On the verge of his day getting really out of hand, Richard tells the wrong milk man to fuck off. A misunderstanding which ultimately leads to paranoiac terror and lactose based bloodshed.

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MY BODY Short Film – Audience Video from Oct. 2017 HORROR Festival

MY BODY, 6min, Germany, Horror
Directed by Daniel Mohle

A dead girl is lies on the floor of a man’s living room and a spider crawls through the shadows of his house. Grief and guilt grow in the eyes of the man while he gets more and more paranoid.

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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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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.

 

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)

FEEDBACK HORROR Short Film Festival – Thursday October 27, 2016

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2016.. 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 Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival every single month in 2016!

Tickets for 2016 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:

OR, 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 atfestivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com 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 48 out of its last 50 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!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM


MAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
Directed by Sebastien Vanicek
Michel, subject to violent hallucinations, must overcome the imminence of death during his extradition flight towards United States. He will face head-front his delusions, the other passengers’ judgment, the firmness of US-law enforcement and the stress of an imminent crash. Way too much for this weak, aging and disturbed man…

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LE PARDON, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
Directed by Margarethe Baillou
Set in late 19th century New Orleans, LE PARDON portrays an unusual dialog between a man and a woman: he is heard but not seen, and she is seen but never speaks. A ghostly fictional short film, it is a tale of forgiveness and the art of listening, a poem about an almost encounter and an hommage to the Crescent City. French with English subtitles.

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SAVE, 4min, Germany, Horror/Drama
Directed by Ivan Sainz-Pardo
A baby breaks the silence.

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BURNT, 13min., UK, Thriller/Crime
Directed by Robert Vassie
A surveillance team get inadvertently caught up in a hostage situation when the man they are following, a charismatic sociopath, takes his own lawyer captive and threatens to kill him. It is down to the leader of the team, located miles from the scene, to engage in a dangerous battle of wits with the target in effort to talk him out of harming anyone. .

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


GILT, 22min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Julian Stevens
Searching for a legendary hoard of gold coins, a man is goaded to unearth the darkness buried within.

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O, 29min, Norway, Horror/Mystery
Directed by Frank Aron Gardso
Four friends are on a hiking trip into the deep midst of a forest. While filming the trip they accidentally lose one of their cell phones. In search of the lost phone they discover a mysterious black hole in the ground. Curious and puzzled by this newly discovered hole, they decide to explore it, which leads to a dramatic chain of events.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday October 27 2016