WILDsound FEEDBACK TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
Highlights from the Thursday October 20, 2016 event.

festival posterMOTEL MOTEL, 20min., Belgium, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
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festival posterTENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterBARROW, 15min., Australia, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterBLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY, 12min., USA, Action/Crime
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festival posterTHE TRAP, 16min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
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The October 2016 ACTION/CRIME Festival was a major success. The sold out crowd loved every single film.

The theme of the festival was "Remember the Red Herring".

In these genres (action, crime, mystery) especially, the "red herring" element always appears, like they did in all the movies presented this month. The audience thinks it's one thing who is doing bad, but it is never is the case.

Definition of a Red Herring: Something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting in a novel, TV episode, story, or movie.

All 6 films this month were standouts as every movie received multiple votes for "Best Film," and 4 out of the 6 films received an award. That never happens at our festival as usually there is 1-2 films that receive all of the votes and win all of the awards.

To open the festival this month, I spoke to the audience about how these genres (Action/Crime) don't garner enough attention in the short film market. How all of the films we're presenting tonight don't get a fair shake at festivals around the world because festivals don't know how to program them. And it's too bad because all six of these films deserve to be shown at every single festival in the world today. They are all that great and the audience at the festival agrees.

Click the posters, learn about the films, and watch the Audience Feedback Videos.

- Matthew Toffolo


Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: BARROW

Best Performances: THE TRAP

Best Cinematography: MOTEL MOTEL

Best Music: The music from BLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY

SEE over 300+ GENRES from STORIES from the FILM and WRITING FESTIVAL
GENRES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
#-B GENRE
18th Century
19th Century
Abortion
Action
Addiction
Adoption
Adultery
Adventure
Afghanistan
Africa
African American
Agent
AIDS
Airplane
Alcoholism
Angel
Animation
Antarctica
Apocalypse
Army
Artist
Baby
Balloon
Bank
Bankruptcy
Bar
Baseball
Based on a True Story
Beach
Bedroom
Before Christ
Bible
Biography
Bird
Birthday
Blackmail
Blood
Boat
Boss
Boxing
Bum
Burglar
California
C-D GENRE
Captain
Car Chase
Cave
CGI
Chase
Cheating
CIA
Circus
Civil War
Clown
Coffee
College
Colorado
Comedy
Comic Book
Computer
Con
Conspiracy
Corporation
Corruption
Court
Courtship
Crime
Dancing
Date
Daughter
Death
Debt
Deception
Depression
Desert
Desire
Detective
Devil
Divorce
Doctor
Documentary
Dog
Drama
Dream
Drinking
Drugs
Environmental
Erotica
E-H GENRE
Escape
Evolution
Experimental
Family
Fantasy
Farm
Fashion
Father/Daughter
Father/Son
Father
FBI
Femme Fatale
Fight
Film Noir
Fish
Fishing
Florida
Food
Forest
Friendship
Fugitive
Funeral
Future
Gambling
Gang
Gangster
Gay
Ghost
Global Warming
Gore
Grandparents
Guitar
Gun
Gypsy
Hawaii
Heist
High School
History
Holiday
Hollywood
Holocaust
Homeless
Horror
Horse
H-M GENRE
Hospital
Hostage
Hotel
Immigrant
Infidelity
Insanity
Internet
Jail
Jesus Christ
Jewish
Journalist
Jungle
Karate
Kidnapping
Killer
King
Kiss
Las Vegas
Lawyer
Lesbian
Letter
London
Loneliness
Los Angeles
Louisiana
Love
Love Triangle
Lust
Mafia
Magic
Marriage
Martial Arts
Mental Institution
Mentor/Protege
Middle Earth
Military
Militia
Minnesota
Mob
Model
Money
Monkey
Monster
M-P GENRE
Mother/Daughter
Mother/Son
Mother
Movies about Movies
Murder
Musical
Musician
Mystery
Myth
Native American
Nazi
Nerd
Nevada
New York City
Nightclub
North Carolina
Obsession
Ocean
Office
Orphan
Outlaw
Parent
Paris
Party
Penguin
Photographer
Pigeon
Pilot
Poet
Poker
Police
Political
Poverty
Pregnancy
Prejudice
President
Priest
Prince
Princess
Prison
Prostitute
Psychiatrist
Psychic
P-S GENRE
Psychopath
Queen
Quest
Racism
Refugee
Reincarnation
Relationship
Religion
Reporter
Rescue
Restaurant
Revenge
Rio de Janeiro
Road Trip
Robbery
Robot
Romance
Russia
School
Sci-Fi
Scientist
Sea
Seduction
Serial Killer
Sheriff
Ship
Shipwreck
Shooting
Siblings
Singer
Slapstick
Slave
Slum
Small Town
Soccer
Society
Soldier
Son
Space
Spaceship
Sports
Spy
St. Louis
Stereotype
S-Z GENRE
Storm
Strip Club
Stripper
Submarine
Suburbia
Subway
Suicide
Summer
Supernatural
Survivor
Sword
Teacher
Teen
Terrorism
Theatre
Thief
Thriller
Time Travel
Toilet
Tornado
Toronto
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Twist
Union
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Village
Villain
Violent
War
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Weather
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West Virginia
Western
White House
Winter
Worker
Writer
WWII
Zoo
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