Female Film Festival: Thursday September 13th at 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 9pm.

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. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

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 festivalevent@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 70 out of its last 72 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 a 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT – FEMALE DIRECTORS


WHALES, 20min, USA, Drama
Directed by Nora Jaenicke 

Margot and her estranged sister Louise spend a week at their recently deceased mother’s house on an Italian Island. There are mysterious circumstances surrounding Louise being sent away at a very young age, which make it difficult for Margot to remember…Separated by the passing of time and different upbringings the two women unexpectedly find their lives linked back together by the forces and remembrance and forgiveness.

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DNA OF WILD BEASTS, 18min., France, Drama/Comedy 
Directed by Delphine Montaigne 

Along her team, the “36′, Lea, commander of operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is one the top on the French police force. Protected and connected by their invisible bonds weaknesses and solidarity is in their DNA

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ALL THAT REMAINS, 4min., Egypt, Drama/Experimental 
Directed by Zena AbdelBaky

The art of saying what’s on your mind without saying it.

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SECOND ACT – UNDER 5MIN. FILMS


CUBICLE, 3min., USA, Drama/Comedy
Directed by Mischa Livingstone

Becky Schyster is the best salesperson at BSHR Solutions, with phone skills that are second to none. But as she zeros in on the latest sale, her integrity is questioned by the office around her.

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PERFECTION, 3min., Italy, Drama/Family 
Directed by Riccardo Di Gerlando

A young girl tries to draw a very difficult work ..

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GREY, 4min., Canada, Dance/Experimental 
Directed by S.J. van Breda

A woman and man from opposing worlds have the veil between them lifted. Through experimental editing and dance, they are able to experience each other’s worlds and create a realm of their own.

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HALLOWSTIDE, 4min., Animation/Experimental 
Directed by Steve Socki

Dreamy, haunting forms transform, then ascend into a new spiritual world.

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NOVAA – MELODY OF NEED, 3min., Germany Animation/Music Video
Directed by Niels Reinhard

A narrated short film music video.] As a massive lightning suddenly hits the grey skyscraper NOVAA wakes up in her dark apartment. She notices a bright light shining out of her wardrobe.

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BUT…SOMETIMES, 5min., UK, Experimental/Drama 
Directed by Robyn Cooper

Kate’s anxiety is overwhelming and to ask for help feels impossible. An exploration into this often overlooked mood disorder and the courage needed to begin to tackle it.

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128., 4min., Turkey, Drama
Directed by Onur Atalay Senol

It’s 1990’s, countryside of Turkey… A boy and his friends are waiting for the start of class in a school.

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SUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance 
Directed by Jessica Chung

A well-awarded sushi man is conflicted with his profession after falling in love with a mermaid.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday September 13, 2018

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 every single Thursday in Toronto in 2018! 

Short Film: ALL THAT REMAINS, 4min., Egypt, Drama/Experimental

The art of saying what’s on your mind without saying it.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    drama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    28 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Egypt
  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: WHALES, 20min, USA, Drama

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Margot and her estranged sister Louise spend a week at their recently deceased mother’s house on an Italian Island. There are mysterious circumstances surrounding Louise being sent away at a very young age, which make it difficult for Margot to remember…Separated by the passing of time and different upbringings the two women unexpectedly find their lives linked back together by the forces and remembrance and forgiveness.

News & Reviews

Director BIO: Nora Jaenicke (WHALES)

Director Biography – Nora Jaenicke

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Nora Jaenicke is an award winning film maker currently residing between Cambridge and New York City.

She grew up in Italy with German parents and studied Film at the European Institute of Design in Rome and Screenwriting at Vancouver Film School. Later on she was able to get a full scholarship to deepen her studies in Psychology and Creative Writing at Harvard University. She is an avid traveler, continuing to explore the world and telling stories about it, whenever she gets a chance.

She has worked in Cologne, Germany for the Documentary Film Production Company Taglichtmedia and as a Set Designer in Los Angeles, before starting to write and direct her own films. Among other films she has worked as a Set Designer on Chronenbergs Film “A Dangerous Method”. Her feature length screenplay Whales was selected to be a part of the Kitzbuehl Writing Residency August 2017. Her most recent film Between Seconds has won 33 Awards all over the world.

 

Director Statement

 

Whales is a film about a family’s secluded, twisted world. A homage to sisterhood and the impact that lies can have on our lives.

A film with an ending that sheds light onto a dark secret that has been haunting the family members for most of their lives.  It is a challenge to describe each character in their complexity, and reveal the effects that the interweaving of past events has left upon each one of them, and most importantly, upon their relationships to one another.

The story is about an attempt to reconnect. Family members confronting their biggest fears, by trying to communicate clumsily, and perhaps for the first time. Getting together in the house that saw them united in the first place.

I wanted to tell a story that is both painful and yet, strangely beautiful and touching in its resolve, as it leaves us with Margot and Louise confronting the truth, after years of living a lie.  At the end, however, the message isn’t of peace and calm after the storm. As a matter of fact, there is no message at all. My intention is to share their lives and struggles and allow the audience to make their own conclusions.

Separated by the passing of time and different upbringings, the two sisters unexpectedly find their lives linked back together by the forces of remembrance and forgiveness. How do we forgive and forget, are the main themes that the audience is left with at the end. Is it actually possible to forgive?

Director BIO: Delphine Montaigne (DNA OF WILD BEASTS)

Director Biography – Delphine Montaigne

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Born in Lyons. Trained in drama arts in Nice and Paris, France. Delphine Montaigne has been a comedian since age 13.
Commercials, documentaries, she has spoken a thousand voices and has incarnated just as many characters. She enjoys the subtle reassurance and tranquillity of backstage and dubbing studios.
She switches universes, from stages, to sets, to mikes, and has always done so. She never stopped working, in other words, never stopped playing.
Encounters and opportunities have progressively drawn new projects. One of which was all about exploring human beings’ relationships dynamics. An obvious focus for an artist.
Her growing interest for strange and fascinating reactions of her peers led to another venture in her life. In 2016 directing movies just happened, or so it seemed.
Since then the actress directed two films and is now writing two more.

Short Film: DNA OF WILD BEASTS, 18min., France, Drama/Comedy

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Along her team, the “36′, Lea, commander of operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is one the top on the French police force.Protected and connected by their invisible bonds weaknesses and solidarity is in their DNA.

Project Links

Female Film Festival Testimonial – August 7 2018

 

Leslie Aldana
Leslie Aldana

I’m very happy to participate in the Female Feedback film Festival, and I keep the feedbacks on my heart. Thank You.

5 Star Review

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

THE WRITER’S WOMAN, 23min., Mexico, Romance/Drama
Directed by Leslie Aldana

At the end of the 1940s, the poetess Helena is the couple of acclaimed writer Martin. She constantly knows that Martin has had different lovers, before the anguish of losing him decides to seduce the one who could become the next lover. A game of power and jealousy is transformed into a new love story, which fades the search for a structured love imposed by society for a free love regardless of gender.

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