LA CHAMBRE DE MOTEL
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Despite the WINTER STORM in Toronto, the DECEMBER 2008 WILDsound short film festival was a well attended event! After 20 festival nights using the FEEDBACK session after the films are screened, WILDsound has found the formula for that exact line between what makes a great festival night to what makes just an average festival night.
It's all about leaving JUDGMENT out of the cinema!
No one really wants to hear JUDGMENT. It comes from a negative place, plus it's so easy to do. Someone making bold judgments about someone else's work really isn't that productive. The filmmaker really doesn't gain anything from it and the audience and online watchers of these video don't either.
What we try to do is always give honest evaluations of the films that are screened. Mainly how the audience and moderator were emotionally effected by the films that were screened. Sometimes certain moments in a particular film doesn't work, which leads to a great discussion to why it didn't. Then creativity happens all around the cinema as people want to chime in on whether they agree or disagree. But the trick is for our HOST Matthew Toffolo to keep that creative line moving and for the evening to not go into that negative place.