ANIMUS PER MACHINA Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2019 Festival

ANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

Directed by Danja Politis

What if everyone looks the same but still a distinction is being made? The protagonists, black balls, are transported into a factory. They make their way through the selection process, that seems completely random. What will happen to them in the end?

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

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Female Festival Testimonial – January 16 2018

Liz Lachman

I LOVED getting the feedback from the audience. It was so interesting to hear what different people responded to and the different cross sections of people who I never would have thought would love the film. Very valuable for me to hear- so THANK YOU to the festival! AND the film looked and sounded awesome on the big screen! Great job there!
Liz Lachman -writer/director of PIN-UP

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcased the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place six times a year!

Screenplay Festival takes place every single month.

Festival takes place at the Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, and the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

DECEMBER 2018 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

 

Löffel, 21min., Germany, Drama
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

A VOICE FOR CHANGE: THE LAURA HILLIER STORY, 7min., Canada, Documentary
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

EULOGY FOR DENIS K., 12min., Russia, Comedy
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

MAXWELL’S DEMON, 21min., Brazil, Drama/Family
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

LOLA, 25min., USA, Drama, Coming of Age
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

festival posterGREY MATTER, 3min., Canada, Dance

JASPER, 21min., USA, Sci-Fi
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

festival posterSILENT SCREAMS, 8min., Costa Rica, Experimental

JASPER, 21min., USA, Sci-Fi
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

FAEW, 7min., Canada, Animation, Sci-Fi
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

TABULA RASA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

festival posterCASEY, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterMURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE, 4min., USA, Comedy

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: THE GOLDBERGS by Elizabeth Shum
December 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: GIRLS by Anna Milun Walsh
December 2018

STORY1pg. SHORT Screenplay: THE CLICHE by Eileen Wilson
December 2018

STORYANIMATION SHORT Screenplay: A STITCH IN TIME by Rita Pomade
December 2018

STORYFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay: ALICE THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE by Helen Marsh
December 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST scene Screenplay: SALACIOUS by Mona Fuller
December 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST scene Screenplay: FAMILY TREE by Andrea N. Carr
December 2018

ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading: APEX FIVE
December 2018 Reading
by Sarah Katz
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading: CATLIPS INCORPORATED
December 2018 Reading
by Sharon Bennett Gandy

 

 

 

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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

Female Film Festival: Thursday January 17th (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2019.. 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 Female Film Festival every single month!

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 toronto@femalefilmfestival.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 PROGRAM


THE DOLLHOUSE, 7min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Kyra Gardner

A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.

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

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OLD HABITS, 13min., USA, Drama

Directed by Sophie Ellsberg

Two women are reunited at the scene of the hunting accident that left one of them disabled.

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

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PAGEANT PERFECT, 12min., USA, Drama

Directed by Samantha McDanel

Vivian will do whatever it takes to make sure her daughter Desiree, a young pageant girl, is perfect so she will win the big annual pageant.

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

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ANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

Directed by Danja Politis

What if everyone looks the same but still a distinction is being made? The protagonists, black balls, are transported into a factory. They make their way through the selection process, that seems completely random. What will happen to them in the end?

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

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


GOODBYE BABY LADY, 13min., UK, Drama

Directed by Emilia Kinderman

Rose is 24 years old. She lives with her eccentric mother. Together they fill their lives with mundane often pointless tasks that are rigidly timetabled. The house is nothing but a trap with a vast collection of clutter that stops them from moving forward.

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

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ITSY, 12min., UK, Drama

Directed by Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri

ITSY is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond.

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

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THE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

Directed by Roisin Kearney

A family is thrown into turmoil when a positive pregnancy test is found in the bathroom drawer.

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

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The event runs from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday January 17, 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 2019!

 

Short Film: THE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

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Mother and daughter Julia and Ruth get their pregnancy tests mixed up when they both hide them in the bathroom. They set out to discreetly buy pregnancy tests in their small Irish suburban town, but are thwarted at every turn, bumping into people they know. Word spreads and friends and neighbors turn up at their home to find out the ‘news’ from distressed dad Robert.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Biography – Kyra Gardner (THE DOLLHOUSE)

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With a dad as a special effects makeup artist, blood and guts became a normality for Kyra. Combat nursing became her prime focus, but she soon discovered that real blood is more intense than the fake goop. Since high school she’s been pursuing a career in directing and hopes to create quirky fantastical films with the help of her forever scared childhood.

Director Statement

“I remember being oddly different from other kids in elementary school. I thought blood, monsters, and aliens were something all children came home to see after walking home from school. I was known as, “The girl who grew up with Chucky.” As I grew older I realized how much more bizarre that sounded, and how my childhood was distinctly different from anyone I knew. No one else grew up with a killer doll they referred to as a brother or celebrated Halloween like a religion. That was until I met the other families surrounding the Chucky franchise. I wanted to make, “The Dollhouse,” to show what life was truly like for the families who grew up around the Chucky doll and how it all connected us in the oddest of ways.”

-Kyra Gardner, director, “The Dollhouse” (2017)