April 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: BIOS
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ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE EMERGENCE, by James Greasley
April 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: DR. NEVES, by Julia Sauder
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ACTORFANTASY 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: BEYOND THEIR YEARS, by Patrick Langille
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ACTORFANTASY Best Scene SCREENPLAY: HART BLOOMFIELD: SPACE DETECTIVE, by Daniel Fishbayn
April 2019 Winner

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: CETACEANS, by Paul Nurkowski
April 2019 Winner

festival posterWATERMELON: A CAUTIONARY TALE, 3min., USA, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterANDROMEDA, 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

 

 

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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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Director BIO: Sophie Black (SONGBIRD)

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Sophie graduated from the University of Creative Arts in 2010, then spent the next few years working in the art department of independent productions.

She produced subtle sci-fi Stop/Eject (which screened at Raindance 2014, before making it onto the long list for Best British Short at BAFTA), and directed Night Owls, (which screened at London Short Film Festival in 2016 and won 17 awards at smaller festivals), as well as building a career as a producer and editor of corporate films. She was recently selected as a participant of the 2018 BAFTA crew.

Short Film: SONGBIRD, 14min., UK, Fantasy

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Shy singer Jennifer thinks her dreams are coming true when a music producer approaches her at an open mic night. But her hopes are dashed after an encounter with a mysterious old woman leaves Jennifer without a voice.

After some research, Jennifer discovers the presence of magic in the world, and sets off on a journey to retrieve her stolen voice from a foreboding place known as ‘Blackmoor Woods’. Can Jennifer find her courage as well as her voice before her future is taken from her forever?

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Short Film: LIFE OR DEATH DEBATES, 6min., USA, Sci-Fi

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The future’s greatest gameshow: two convicts, 120 seconds, and one chance to debate for their lives – all on live television. Tune into this weeks episode, and prepare for a wild ride. Today’s debate topic will have you reeling.

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February 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE ALGORITHM by George Deighl Jr.

ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: THE SWITCH by Thomas Clary

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: ASHPODEL by Giselle Damier

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: MOON OVER THE HILL by Stan Barton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: WOMEN OF STEEL by Marilyn Lee

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: AMARIS by Ian White

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld

festival posterUNEXPECTED ITEM, 10min., UK, Romance/Fantasy

 

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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

January 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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festival posterTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: The Immortal King Jesus by Justin Lamar Petty

festival posterTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: The Portal by Farook Qais
festival posterEUROPEAN 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Starfarers by David Hearne

festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Beast by Michael Meade
festival posterNOVEL READING: Omie 17 by G. Michael Smith

 

 

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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