Next Festival Event: Thursday May 21st, 2020. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back.. 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.

Tickets for 2020 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 toronto@documentaryshortfilmfestival.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!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION, 11min., Turkey, Documentary

Directed by Kurtulus Ozgen

8 Poems of Emigration is a non-fiction film which focuses on the immigration crisis of the world. Reasons of immigration (and the troubles of immigrants) have become the crucial and controversial issue for humanity. Caused by the wild global capitalism (wars, climate change, authoritarian regimes, income disparity etc.) that dominates the globe, this social-political crisis evolves to be the one of the deepest moral issues that humanity faces.

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KNITTED BELIEFS, 15min., Pakistan, Documentary

Directed by Salman Alam Khan

It’s the story of Narayanpura, a minorities compound in Karachi, Pakistan where Hindus, Sikhs and Christians are living in harmony and peace with Muslims.
In Pakistan over the last ten years more than 4000 people have been killed in different incidents of violence against minorities including sectarian violence but Narayanpura has not seen such an incident over many years.

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24, 2min., Philippines, Animation/Documentary

Directed by Brian Yulo Ng

24 is an experimental documentary and animated retrospective of a young man born between different cultures, it depicts moments of memory through short vignettes of the past; Alongside an evolving abstracted animation that grows in complexity. The film tackles issues of culture, memory and trauma through the lens of a person born between identities. The entire film has a strong theoretical base around the number 24.

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500+ THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME, 12min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Ben Richey & Tony Vescio

How far would you push your limits to help find the cure for cancer?
The Empire State Ride is 500+ miles of cycling from New York City to Niagara Falls. Hear two cyclists amazing stories about pushing themselves to the limit in the name of honoring those they’ve lost to cancer.

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A VOICE FOR WHALES, 22min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Selket Kaufman

In 2018, Pacific Whale Foundation’s founder Greg Kaufman passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. ‘A Voice for Whales’ was created to tell the story of his fight to save humpback whales from extinction by educating the public, from a scientific perspective, about whales and their ocean habitat.

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A ROLL OF THE DIE, 8min., Canada, Documentary

Directed by Andrew Fullerton

After losing faith in the world, I confront a childhood trauma in order to find meaning again.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM

SIMPLER. BIGGER. FREER, 15min., Canada

Directed by Tanguy Locqueneux

Portrait of a discipline that is often taboo : free soloing.
Five climbers confess on their motivation for going rope-less. They talk about the risk that everyone seeing them think about, but most of all, they explain their search for freedom.

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REMOTE, 6min., USA, Ireland

Directed by Edouard Paquet

Fascinated by remote, isolated places and why people live there, I set off to Bardsey Island; home to just 4 permanent residents.

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MURDER IN MOBILE, 23min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Adam Fischer

In 1948, in Mobile, Alabama, a black man named Rayfield Davis is beaten to death by a white man who is not prosecuted. The crime is forgotten until 2012, when the investigation is revived by a Northeastern law student. Her discoveries lead to a shocking conclusion.
Murder in Mobile is a film about race, murder, and one family’s search for the truth 70 years later.

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FORGED IN FLINT, 8min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Bradley Tangonan

Flint is far from hopeless. It’s mounting a comeback because after decades of hoping for a silver bullet from a large corporation or the government, people here have decided to start making the future they want to see. And it’s working. Today, 81% of businesses in Flint have fewer than 10 employees.

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SANCTUARIES: A NEW LIFE, 9min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Paula Castro

Short documentary on Sanctuaries dedicated to the rescue of farm animals in the south east of the United States.

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