HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: November 2018 ACTION Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: The Rose Garden

BEST PERFORMANCES: The Hobbyist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: 2.5 Million

BEST MUSIC: The Door

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterINCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller

festival posterHOODYMAN, 6min., United Arab Emirates, Thriller

festival posterBOONDOGGLE, 11min, UK, Thriller

festival posterLIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy

festival posterGOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime

festival posterTHE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation

festival posterTHE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller

festival posterTHE HOBBYIST, 8min., USA, Thriller

festival poster2.5 MILLION, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary

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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 ACTION/THRILLER Film Festival in Toronto was “Self-Confrontation”.

All films were about someone having to confront themselves and who they are in order to get over an obstacle.

This is a personal response to this particular festival. Hours before a sold out crowd gathered together to watch the best of short films from around the world, I had a son. My wife gave birth to a 10LB baby boy, who was two weeks premature, down the street from the Carlton Cinemas at Princess Margaret hospital in downtown Toronto.

So for myself personally, this is a festival that I’m always going to remember. The day Daniel Ross Toffolo was born: November 1, 2018.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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2.5 MILLION Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK at the Action/Thriller Nov. 2018 Festival

2.5 MILLION, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary
Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-RayA short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.

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

Action/Adventure Festival – Thur. November 1, 2018 (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 Matthew Toffolo. Showcasing a festival three times a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are FREE or 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 at submission@thrillersuspensefestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can always make a tiny donation to the festival to guarantee your seats and skip the lines:

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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!

1st ACT PROGRAM


INCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller
Directed by Bevin Hamilton, Rachael Murphy

INCALL is a confrontational thriller about sexual power play, greed and deception explored from a female perspective. It examines issues that have traditionally been avoided by moviemakers because of a gender bias to stereotype women as softer and more compassionate. It portrays three women as confident, complex, sexually focused characters who represent the modern woman. This project hopes to raise awareness of these challenging yet critical concerns.

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MISCREANT, 10min., Crime/Thriller
Directed by Rocky Ramsey

Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.

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HOODYMAN, 6min., United Arab Emirates, Thriller
Directed by Philip Rachid

Sometimes, the one preventing you from moving forward is yourself.

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BOONDOGGLE, 11min, UK, Thriller
Directed by Dominic McCaffertyThree men discover a mysterious box, supposedly containing the product of their deepest desiresCLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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LIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Joffrey Saintrapt

After losing his wife and son, John became a recluse alcoholic haunted by his past. One night, a Monster pays him a visit.

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2nd ACT PROGRAM


GOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime
Directed by Tom Botchii Skowronksi

A homeless drifter with traces of pure gold in his blood, accidentally unleashes his secret while experimenting with extraction methods and everyone wants in on the fortune.

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THE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation
Directed by Nina Gerstenhaber, Jessica Stanley

The film follows Milo, a young adventurous boy who ventures into a mysterious rose garden in order to get his toy airplane back. As he wanders around, he discovers that this seemingly wondrous place is not quite what it seems.

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THE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller
Directed by Lola RùiA man’s past takes over his mind when he steps into an unexpected encounter.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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THE HOBBYIST, 8min., USA, Thriller
Directed by George VatistasA short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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2.5 MILLION, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary
Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray

A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.

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!

Short Film: 2.5 Million, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary

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“2.5 Million” follows American skier Aaron Rice as he sets out to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record. To be successful Aaron will have to ski over 330 days in the calendar year and chase snow around the world. The challenge is both physical and mental and injuries are not an option.

Production Photos
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    23,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Canada, Chile, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital. Variety of Cameras.
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16×9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Action/Adventure Festival – August 25 2018

The chance to hear actors read the word on the page is so helpful to refine dialogue. I also love feedback. So I read all the feedback and apply where I think it is appropriate.
A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Genre: Action, History

In an intertwining story based on true events, three very different men desperately save as many babies from war-torn Vietnam as they can.

CAST LIST:

Daly: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Jenkins: Bryan Kling
Ambassador: Ted Powers

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HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: May 2018 ACTION Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: BREAK ROOM

BEST PERFORMANCES: CROSSROADS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CONSURGO

BEST MUSIC: 9 SECONDS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama festival poster9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi
festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror
festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense
festival posterCROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama

The theme of the May 2018 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Hidden Truths”. Every single film was about a world or characters dealing with underlying truths that are always playing conflict to the surface of the story.

I love when we showcase these genres at the festival. What filmmakers are coming up these days with when using these genres are their template tone is truly remarkable. Our audiences in Los Angeles and Toronto love when we show them too as you can see in the FEEDBACK Videos that there isn’t an empty seat inside the cinema.

One of the issues on the Festival circuit is that these types of films also do not get the acceptances that they should. A lot of festivals don’t want to program these films because they don’t know where to put them on their schedule. That is the #1 reason why we started doing a special event for JUST these types of films.

There is a great social commentary happening too with all 7 films we programmed at this festival. There is great action taking place, but they are also stories about important issues.

Great festival event. Can’t wait to program the next one.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: January 2018 ACTION Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: MONDAY

Best Performances: MONDAY

Best Cinematography: FREEDOM OF THE WHEELS

Best Music: STORY TO TELL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:


festival posterSTORY TO TELL, 15min., Japan, Crime/Drama 
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMONDAY, 18min., USA, Crime/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterCONVERSATIONS, 8min., Ireland, Crime/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMIND GAME, 2min., China, Action/Experimental 
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterFREEDOM OF THE WHEELS, 17min., USA, Adventure/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterVIKING TOOTHACHE, 4min, USA, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterLILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The LOS ANGELES JANUARY 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of CRIME & ACTION/ADVENTURE short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “BREAKING EXPECTATIONS”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that was about a character(s) leaping out of their expected ideal.

January 2018 was the beginning of everything in Los Angeles for the FEEDBACK Film Festival. The first event of the monthly festival format. We plan on doing a festival every single month in LA from the rest of the existence of humanity!

There is a new management team for the FEEDBACK Festival in Los Angeles. One of our main workers fell sick with a stomach flu on the day, and one of our camera operators car broke down on the way to the cinema. So LA Feedback Coordinator Rachel Elder basically ran the festival all by herself – on her first time out at that. The Regal Cinemas manager said that what she pulled off was truly amazing. She was definitely the MVP of the night and we at WILDsound headquarters are truly grateful.

Shepsut Wilson was the moderator of the evening and did a fantastic job on her first time out. This will be the first of many for the talented performer who also puts in a lot of effort and research to make sure the best moderation for each film gets executed.

So we are on our way in Los Angeles. We showcased 7 shorts from all over the world on our first FEEDBACK Film Festival of 2018.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo