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WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival Screens LGBT Programming



The WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival (WFFF) is an opportunity for artists to filmmakers to showcase their work and get valuable feedback from a live audience. And for movie-goers this a great way to see some brilliant films for cheap. Held at the Carton Cinemas, WFFF latest screening of documentary shorts included a number of LGBT films. According to Matthew Toffolo, CEO of the festival, they put out a call for submissions last Pride and the response was so great they're continuing the programming.

One of the most exciting things about watching a collection of short films is being exposed to stories we may not otherwise experience. The evenings first indulgence is Until Death Do Us Part, an eight minute film by director Kristine Kirchmeier about a lesbian newlywed couple who have their vows put to the test after one of them is diagnosed with cancer. As touching as it is funny the film is a moving portrait of what it means to be human in face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Then there was part one of The March Sweater, a sweet and poignant doc about two gay seniors who share what they've learned about life and love in the wake of having to care for an ailing parent.

The programming was spit in two, each followed by a moderated commentary with the audience. Perspectives on the films ranged from technical comments, questions about the storylines and plot to displays of dislike, including one person who rightfully found the gender pronouns in a Disney-sponsored documentary to be offensive. This kind of discussion is not only helpful to the filmmakers, it allows an audience to reconsider a film they just saw based on hearing a new perspective. Often, filmmakers are the ones credited with how a film is received but the audience also plays a role in how they receive it. Knowing this, the moderators might be given questions to help frame the discussions and provide an access point for those who may be shy about contributing their views. 

The next short documentary program will be on Monday December 11th, 2017. It's PWYC and promises more great films, discussion and a chance to hob-knob with some of the filmmakers.

Full schedule can be found here.

- A Walk On The Wildside - Jan '18
- Annie Leibovitz: How To Give Good Picture - Jan '18
- Cineforum: Reg Hartt Talks Back - Jan '18
- Update On Chechnya: The Good, The Bad & The Banned - Dec '17
- One Giant Step for Government, One Small Step for HIV Criminalization - Dec '17
- Two Sopranos, a Mezzo and One Bitch Diva - Nov '17
- The Rainbow Lining In Pride's Deficit - Nov '17
- Gays Against Guns: Time For A Toronto Chapter? - Nov '17
- Veronica's Latest Single is on the Money - Nov '17
- Trans Artist Epiphany Mattel's New Single: #FIXYOFACE - Oct '17
- Irene Gandy: Love and Show Business - Oct '17
- SIZE DOES MATTER: New York's NewFest versus Toronto's Inside Out - Oct '17
- 7th Cousins: Truth, Love and the Search For Family - Sep '17
- BACK2SCHOOL: Gender, Sexuality and Support - Sep '17
- Nuit Blanche: Resistance, Revolution & Drag! - Sep '17
- YOUTH: How To Make An Allies From Your Straight and Cisgender Peers - Sep '17
- Werking Toronto's Halloween: Detox, Kim Chi and Alyssa - Sep '17
- Andre Gardens: Recipes From Your Favourite Drag Queens - Sep '17
- WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival - Sep '17
- AMANDA (Glen Paulin): Celebration of Life - Aug '17
- Black, Blue & gay All Over - Aug '17
- Daniel James - Aug '17
- Charlie Hides - Aug '17
- In A Heartbeat - Aug '17
- Quanah Style's New Single: Gives Me Life - Jul '17
- Make Mine A Virgin - Jul '17
- The Boy Who Brought Down a Bathhouse - Jul '17
- Toronto's silence surrounding Valery Gergiev - Jun '17
- Wild Women - Jun '17
- Cazwell Brings Femme back - Jun '17
- What Washington Gays Know About TO Gays - Jun '17
- Remington's Men of Steel - Jun '17
- Hot Wet And Full Of Pride - Jun '17
- In Your Pocket - Jun '17
- The Queen of Musical Theatre: ALLAN CARR - May '17
- In Your Pocket - May '17
- Scumbag - May '17
- To Be Gay and Asian - May '17
- The Bitch Is Back! - May '17
- Dishpan Hands and Heart, The Fab Columns - May '17
- Acoustic Boys & Funny Girls - May '17
- T.O. Chechnya with Love: WE EXSIST! - Apr '17
- Alaska Thunderfuck and Bianca Del Rio werq... - Apr '17
- Mixing it up at the Mocktail Mixer - Apr '17
- To Chechen, With Love - Apr '17
- Bringing Blyss To Church Street - Apr '17
- Double ginger beef - Mar '17
- Fak Yaass - Mar '17
- Ganja Queens: Get Your Drag On! - Mar '17
- Queer Things At Honest Ed's Farewell Art Party - Feb '17
- Headspace - Feb '17
- Tpronto Light Festival 2017 - Feb '17
- The End Of Please Like Me? Say It Isn't So! - Feb '17
- Bruno Billio - Feb '17
- Look Who's Running For Pride? - Jan '17
- The Sassy Side Of Siri - Jan '17
- 2016 Ups and Downs - Dec '16
- What NYC Gays Know About TO Gays - Dec '16