Short Film played at the November 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival Missing Peace follows Chloe Jennings-White and Jeremy as they struggle with Body Integrity Identity Disorder. Chloe wishes to be paraplegic, and Jeremy wants to cut off his hands. Chloe is open and public with her disorder, but Jeremy strives to remain anonymous, fearful of… Continue reading Get to know the short film: MISSING PEACE, 17min., USA, Documentary/Drama
The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. 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.… Continue reading Toronto DOC Fest: Thursday March 23, 2017
RIVER & OAK, 13min, Canada Directed by James Malekzadeh As Toronto’s Regent Park Housing project is demolished and rebuilt for the second time in its history, two women reflect on the complicated past of their neighbourhood. Through archival footage, the past is brought to the present and the audience is left to decide whether the… Continue reading Get to know the short film: RIVER & OAK, 13min, Canada
BEING SEEN, 15min, USA Directed by Paul Zehrer A combination of funny, acerbic, and heart-wrenching, these people’s candid and articulate self-awareness quickly shatter preconceptions of the disabled. “Being Seen” explores the poorly understood subculture of people living with “developmental disabilities.” Bay Area filmmakers, Paul Zehrer and Chikara Motomura, spent over three years following individuals with… Continue reading Get to know the short film: BEING SEEN, 15min, USA
THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR, 16min, USA Directed by John Mollison Sometimes the old man next door turns out to also be a young man of a different, violent age. Director’s Statement: When an old man dies, a library burns. When I interview old combat pilots about their days, my aim is to capture the moment… Continue reading Get to know the short film: THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR, 16min, USA
Played at the November 2016 Film Festival AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Amanda Lomonaco: THE NINTH OVEN, 10min., Mexico, Documentary Directed by Erika Oregel A boy of 14 years is living his last years childhood before having 15 years; years in which is legal to work in Mexico. He has been working illegaly since 9… Continue reading Audience FEEDBACK Video: THE NINTH OVEN, 10min., Mexico, Documentary
Watch Moderation Video from the May 2016 FEEDBACK Documentary Short Film Festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.
CHAMPION, 8min, Argentina, Documentary/Anima
‘Whores’ Glory’ pulls in a triptych of stories from Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico to document the lives of those working in the sex trade – and the similarities and differences of their situations. The opening third, set in a Bangkok club where women are selected from a glass-panelled “fish tank” is the most coherent, and also the lightest (if anything in this film can be called “light”). The women titter and gossip, playing dress-up and comparing notes, all while being observed and chosen by leering male clients.