BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: COSMOSIS OF WORLDS, by Richard Trask

Adam Chapman, 1.4 million years ago, on planet Longon, gets hurt in a rock climb and dies during a hernia surgery. His (random) exact replica self, Mark Meyhee, born on Earth in 1989, is also a rock climber. Mark is married to Mary; both are young attractive academic nonscientists. Like Adam Chapman, Mark gets hurt and has a hernia surgery, but he doesn’t die. In anesthesia, he experiences a three-hour time lapse, in effect a time-travel into the future. By this he discovers the phenomenon of Consciousness Everpresent (his term). Mary calls it the Eternal Life of Here and Now: that is, we have continual successive births as ourselves, with a seamless awareness but only of the current life.

CAST LIST:

Narration – Carrie Schiffler
Mary – 21 – Barbara Bergeron
Mark – 20 – Michael Ruhs

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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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SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Hart Bloomfield, Space Detective, by Daniel Fishbayn

Hart Bloomfield is a young university graduate, living with his parents in the suburbs of Toronto and working as a fraud investigator. Everything changes for him after a chance encounter with his favorite sci-fi comic book artist, who hires Bloomfield for a mysterious job… on an alien planet halfway across the galaxy.

CAST LIST:

Frenda – 7 – ETHEL ABRAY
NARRATION – OLIVIA BARRETT
Bloomfield – 5 – JUSTIN DESOUZA
Crawley – 6 – CASSANDRA GUTHRIE

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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

Winning Sci-fi SHORT Screenplay Reading of STUCK by Katy Erin


CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Brian Carleton
Angelica (20s black) – 100 – Bree Ali
Grant (f 30s) – 92 – Stephanie Herrera

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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

SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay Reading of THE SEVEN CIRCLES, by Eylem Cagla Sayman

 

After the “Big Star Explosion”, Human race and Gongardium people who are living in the same planet, have reached a compromise, seeing the war consumed the planet and split it into two separate part by making a border agreement. The seven clan leader of Gongardium, gathered together to preserve the grand union and to avoid possible internal conflicts, setting up the “Stone Council”. One of the members of the Stone Council; Fire Guardians, Death Rippers and Dream Travelers who are greedy for eternal power and unhappy with the agreement made with the human race, have built a stone arch called “Seramentus”, making a secret alliance. Their aim was to consume the life energy of other tribes and gathering in their kingdoms to reach eternal power by the way of this stone arch. Tristan the chosen one, who is born with hope in an unpredictable moment, will do a great job to change the course of the growing civil war among the tribes and reunite the Stone Council, whose energy is exhausted by the broken oath.

CAST LIST:

Whippet – 2 – Jolly Amaoko
Lynora – 1 – Stephanie Herrera
NARRATION – Bree Ali
Griyan – 9 – Brian Carleton
Calcidius – 5 – Russell Batcher

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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

Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Jonny Quest: The Terror of Dr. Zin by Alan Rosenfeld

When a madman attempts to destroy Apollo 11, a courageous clever young man and his family must outwit their old nemesis to save the rocket and heal family wounds.

CAST LIST:

Jade – KAT SMILEY
Dr Quest – STEVE SWITZMAN
NARRATION – JESSICA BOWMER

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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

Sci-Fi Best Scene Readings of WOMEN OF STEEL by Marilyn Lee

3 PART Best Scene Readings:

Short feature: Memoir of a childhood remembered as one of energy vampired away through routine rapes and sexual abuse until the age of nine. The child takes a stand for herself against her parents that provide relief of sorts.

PART 1:

CAST LIST;

Anna – JESSICA BOWMER
Dennis – STEPHEN SANDQUIST
NARRATION – STEVE SWITZMAN
Rachel – JULIE SHEPPARD
Mary – KAT SMILEY

PART 2:

CAST LIST:

Ma – JESSICA BOWMER
Rachel – JULIE SHEPPARD
NARRATION – SARAH-HAZEN BASK
Mary – KAT SMILEY
Jerry – STEPHEN SANDQUIST
Dad – STEVE SWITZMAN

PART 3:

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – STEVE SWITZMAN
Mary – KAT SMILEY
Ron – STEPHEN SANDQUIST

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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

Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay Reading of AMARIS by Ian White

Earth has been decimated by climate change. When a cynical environmental scientist and his crew aboard the International Space Station make contact with a lush and resourceful alien planet, Earth’s warring nations fight to stake a claim.

CAST LIST:

Sarah – KAT SMILEY
NARRATION – JESSICA BOWMER
James – STEVE SWITZMAN
Nate – STEPHEN SANDQUIST

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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