Read Poem: How are you doing? / No, but for real, by #warpoetpaky

Actually I feel quite bad,
I know it sounds rather sad.

But I swear I’m doing fine,
My body’s healthy, nothing wrong with the spine.

Just the chemical soup in the brain,
Signalling unbearable pain.

Promise I’ll recover very soon,
Turn harsh December back into June.

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POETRY Reading: Ruins of Memories by Badradeen Mohammed

Performed by Val Cole

Ruins of Memories by Badradeen Mohammed

On a sunny autumn day

I was leaning on a plastic chair in front of my house

With sweat dripping from my body

Caused by the high temperature

And resentment for the intensity of my anger

Suddenly, without realising I found myself standing up

So fascinated by the landscape

The breathtaking beauty and charm

This was magnificence and harmony which I had not found in any instance of my life

A cluster of white clouds and in just moments fantastic coloured

Were formed in red-dark and others were black and grey

Added to the sky was like a page, draped in lothario blue

Like a masterful painting, fine

Drawn by skilled artist

Which did not leave any room for error

Everyone was running down looking for a shelter to escape the heavy rain

I did not move a finger

Amused by the romance that took me to mazes of straying and day-dreams

And with each drop of water I felt recovery

As it was cleansing me from dirty days

At the peak of my happiness

I relaxed to the rhythms of memories which revived my soul

And made me see the world in its most beautiful

And in the most wonderful moments I lived

Sitting on the ruins of memories

Suddenly, I found myself shouting and swearing at a driver

Who drove his car through the water in front of me

So that water splashed full of dirt and filth

Spread over my body and my clothes

Marking the end of the dream and those moments

Only then I realised

Life does not give us all we wish for

Even in our dreams

Unless it wanted to

Watch Today’s Film: THE ORIGINAL Richard McMahan short film, 21min., USA, Documentary

WILDsound Festival

Watch the Award Winning Film:

https://www.wildsound.ca/documentary-short-films/videos/the-original-richard-mcmahan-short-film

Sign up for the free 7 day trial at http://www.wildsound.ca to watch this and 100s of award winning Indy films.

The multi-talented outsider artist Richard McMahan is on a quest to painstakingly re-create thousands of famous and not-so-famous paintings and artifacts– in miniature. From well-loved Picasso and Frida Kahlo paintings to more obscure intricate Maori canoes, McMahan has mastered dozens of genres over 30 years of creating, and he’s made most of it on a cluttered kitchen counter using recycled materials. McMahan is also the curator of a mini-museum with a collection that surveys the scope of humanity’s visual record. Olympia Stone directs this surprising portrait of a most unusual artist.

Directed by Olympia Stone

Cast: Richard McMahan

Music: Lullatone

Cinematography: Simone Telles Keith

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Director Statement
Last fall, I screened Curious Worlds at the Halsey Institute in Charleston, SC…

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Deadline Today: STUDENT FEEDBACK Film Festival

Student & Young Filmmakers FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

Submit exclusively via FilmFreeway:

This festival is designed to showcase the best of student short films and screenplays. Over the last 4 years, the FEEDBACK Festival has noticed a dramatic increase of quality in student projects. So the time has come for a distinct showcase of the many amazing student films and screenplays from around the world.

Every SINGLE month, the festival will host a student screenplay reading series that will be performed by professional actors in Los Angeles and Toronto.

And every 3 months, the festival will host a “Best of Short Film” lineup using the popular FEEDBACK Festival format. The audience reaction video the student filmmaking team receives will help the film get into other festivals around the world.

Festivals take place the Revue LA LIVE Cinemas in downtown Toronto, and the Carlton cinemas in downtown Toronto.

(NOTE: Screenplay Festival occurs every single month.)

This festival wants to…

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Watch the CLIMATE DOC SHORTS Festival today – Nov. 17/18 event

Festival Reviews

Go tohttp://www.wildsound.caand sign up for the free 7 day trial to watch.

Go to the main page to watch and sign up too:

https://www.wildsound.ca/videos/jan-17-fest

See the Full Lineup of Films:

CLIMATE DIARIES: HEATHER’S STORY, 8min., USA, Documentary
Directed Ali Scattergood, Berit Anderson
Go underwater with one of the only female geoduck divers in the Suquamish tribe as she explores the personal, spiritual and economic impacts of the climate emergency on the Salish Sea.

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CLEANING SHIPWRECKS, 5min., Netherlands, Documentary/Environment
Directed by Maarten Slooves
In the night of 1st and 2nd of January 2019, the ship MSCZoe lost 342 cargo containers in the North Sea. Plastics in the sea accumulates around shipwrecks and threatens the water quality of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A team of experienced North Sea wreck divers voluntarily heads out to salvage the waste around wreck sites.

SUNNYSIDE, 23min., Japan, Skiing
Directed by Daisuke Kurata

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Deadline Today: Toronto COMEDY Film Festival

Comedy FESTIVAL

Since 2016, the FEEDBACK Film Festival has been showcasing the best of COMEDY Directors, Producers, Writers, and Actors at the festival in Toronto.

The Toronto Comedy Festival occurs every single month.

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.
– Offers filmmakers to get their works showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Then the filmmaker will receive and audience reaction video on their film.

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Comedy Festival.
– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS.

Awards & Prizes

Accepted Films get their short films showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Then you’ll garner an Audience Video on your film which is a great promotional vehicle, which will set you up to get submitted to future festivals.

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SCREENPLAY MOVIE: The Darwin Protocol, by Shane McCabe

Submit your story logline and showcase it on this network. Or, submit to get your story made into a Video Pitch

In a desperate effort to prove his innocence a wrongly convicted death-row inmate volunteers for a covert genetics experiment to produce super soldiers. But when the experiment goes horribly wrong he is forced to team up with the very man who deliberately withheld evidence which would have exonerated him to take down two serial killers wreaking havoc across Europe.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Julie Sheppard
Nadja: Val Cole
Scar Thug/The Jogger: Steve Rizzo
Little Thug): Allan Michael Brunet
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Deadline Today: ROMANCE Film Festival

Romance & Relationships Festival - Submit your screenplay and film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival

Submit your ROMANCE or RELATIONSHIP Film or Screenplay to the festival today.

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Get your short or feature film showcased at the festival in downtown Toronto.
– 6 Film Festival events a year.
– Filmmaker also receives a chance to talk about their film on the Film Festival ITunes Podcast and also do a blog interview.
– All accepted films receive an audience reaction video of how they felt about your film. Then you can use that video to promote your film to get into more festivals and obtain a distribution deal.

Romance Screenplay Festival happens monthly.
– Full feedback given on all submissions by industry professionals.
– Winners get their script performed by professional actors and made into a video for them.
– Winners also get to talk about their work and script on the Film Festival ITunes Podcast.

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Watch the EXPERIMENTAL LONG FORM SHORTS Film Festival Today – Jan. 16/17 event

Festival Reviews

Go tohttp://www.wildsound.caand sign up for the free 7 day trial to watch.

Go to the main page to watch and sign up too:

https://www.wildsound.ca/videos/jan-16-fest

See the Full Lineup of Films:

LEXI, 22min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Chloe Chen
Lexi, a desperate actress, can’t perform well in front of the camera because of her tragic past and introverted and manic-depressive personality. She can only release herself when she is alone. When she was hesitating whether to give up her acting career, the director who cooperated with her ten years ago talked about his SINS……

ZEPHYR, 33min., UK, Musical
Directed by Jack Tierney
Following the journey of a young boy into old age, this 30 minute visual poem is about finding balance – a dynamic exploration into the unconscious processes that shape our everyday lives. From the playfulness of childhood to the complexities of adult life, we join the film…

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