Short Film: NOMADIC CLOUD, 5min., Sci-Fi/Animation

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From the point of view of a small robot, this video seeks to tell the story starting from the launch of SLS to the future city of Mars.

This video showcases our attempt to develop the fundamental designs and technological ideas necessary to manufacture an off-world habitat using mission recycled materials and local indigenous materials. Our habitat will accommodate a NASA crew of four, who will be the first humans ever to step foot on Mars.

The Nomadic cloud is a movable lightweight structure that can be used as an exploration equipment as well as a living space. The structures and the skin of the habitat will be made with either 3D-Printed aerographite or graphene membrane, which can be produced from Mars directly using tools brought from Earth (copper), combined with water, methane and hydrogen that can be either found or produced on Mars. The habitat will use water as the fundamental material to change the stiffness of our structure depending on its state – from ice to gas.

The video commenced with a glimpse of the Mar’s future populated with habitat. After the SLS launched, the manned and retrofitted Orion spacecraft will begin its extensive journey to Mars. During the journey, the robot will oversee the construction of the Nomadic Cloud using tools that were brought to Mars prior to this manned launch. The habitat will be ready when the astronauts arrived after a year-long voyage.

Nomadic Cloud can change its form and function based on its needs – Settle Mode, Exploration Mode and Moving Mode.

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Short Film: NOW, 16min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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A computer scientist in the near future analyzes his girlfriends memories only to discover a haunting truth that he’s desperate to cover up.

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Director BIO – Roth Rind (THIS IS FINE)

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Director Statement

Life is a movie made up of a million narratives. It’s genre defined by the dramatic interactions we encounter, wrapped in adventure, fear, heartbreak, love, crisis, success and failure. It’s theme is forever constant, and yet fluid. It’s a journey where the only guide is a faded map and ‘x’ marks the ever-shifting spot. It’s penned in black with a mantle of red notes where the character seeks the knowledge of what matters most.

The call sheet varies from day-to-day where some characters play the featured and others support the play. They span the spectrum of color, age and physique, but their role is not defined. They are the masters of sentiment both for self and patrons, unpredictable but clear. The cast list welcomes new faces seeking a purpose, and inevitably says farewell to favorites that have reached ‘The End.’

In a flash the movie is over with a final image of the lead riding off the edge of the setting sun… but when the credits roll and the lights come up to the remnants of popcorn seeds and candy wrappers, a mark remains. A mark of warmth, of sadness, of absolution, and of understanding. This mark is carried by the players who brought it to the silver screen and the audience who dared to pay the ticket price.

So let’s make a movie with a story of life in hopes that together we leave a mark that lasts.

May 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: PAST PRESENCE, by Kevin Mongelli
May 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: SPACE TRUCKERS, by Mike D’Ambrosi
May 2019 Winner

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: PERSEVERANCE, by Josh Brushett
May 2019 Winner

ACTORFAN FICTION 1ST SCENE: STAR TREK: QUICKSILVER, by Mary Blakney
May 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: EARTHING, by Llewellyn Michael Bates
May 2019 Winner

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: COSMOSIS OF WORLDS, by Richard Trask
May 2019 Winner

festival posterTHE NOISE OF THE LIGHT, 23min., France, Sci-Fi

festival posterLIFE OR DEATH DEBATES, 6min., USA, Sci-Fi

festival posterANTENNA, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi

festival posterIT’S A MESS, 30min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterSONGBIRD, 14min., UK, Fantasy

 

 

 

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SCI-FI Winning Short Screenplay: Earthing, by Llewellyn Michael Bates

Women become responsible uprising in a cult

CAST LIST:

Jans: Tiera Watts
Floral: Rebecca Whitby
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
George: Brodie Nichols
Nathaniel: David Rowan

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: May 2019 Sci-Fi FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ANTENNA

BEST PERFORMANCES: IT’S A MESS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE NOISE OF THE LIGHT

BEST MUSIC: SONGBIRD

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE NOISE OF THE LIGHT, 23min., France, Sci-Fi

festival posterLIFE OR DEATH DEBATES, 6min., USA, Sci-Fi

festival posterANTENNA, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi

festival posterIT’S A MESS, 30min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterSONGBIRD, 14min., UK, Fantasy

The theme of the May 2019 SCI-FI Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Karma”.

Each film was about a character looking at the past in a nostalgic way.

The 10th event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.

20 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo