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

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: SHORT BURST
BEST PERFORMANCES: BUCKETHEADS – A STAR WARS FILM
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: FLOATING
BEST MUSIC: TRANSMISSION

Them of night: “What is not seen”

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSATURN THROUGH THE TELESCOPE, 11min., Spain, Sci-Fi

festival posterTRANSMISSION, 15min., Australia, Sci-Fi

festival posterECHOES, 20min., UK, Sci-Fi

festival posterSHORT BURST, 9min., Canada, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

festival posterFLOATING, 8min., Spain, Sci-Fi

festival posterBUCKETHEADS – A STAR WARS STORY, 13min., Canada, Fan Fiction

festival posterSTAR WARS: THE TOYS AWAKEN, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction

The 17th event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.
15 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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TRANSMISSION Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival August 2019

TRANSMISSION, 15min., Australia, Sci-Fi

Directed by Rebecca Gardiner

Earth is dying, humanity is on the brink of extinction, and now mankind’s final hope has all but disappeared. In an effort to source a new life for planet earth, a research team ventured through the stars, only to go missing on an unknown planet. Desperate to find them, Commander Madison Sterling and her crew venture in pursuit. As her crew go missing one by one, the entire fate of humanity rests on her shoulders.
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SHORT BURST Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival August 2019

SHORT BURST, 9min., Canada, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Directed by Adrian Munro
Chad is a lonely programmer at a massive tech company, and he has been selected as the first person to beta test the company’s new app. The app, called ’Short Burst’, is an incredible feat of technology. It allows its user to send voice memos to themselves in the near past. Forget to bring your lunch to work? Take a wrong turn on the highway? Regret not talking to that cute stranger on the subway? Chad’s future self is there to correct life’s little mistakes. The ease and convenience of the Short Burst app changes Chad’s life for the better, but also for the worse — much worse. Chad’s past, present, and future selves are affected by Short Burst in ways no one could’ve predicted.

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FLOATING Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival August 2019

FLOATING, 8min., Spain, Sci-Fi

Directed by Frankie De Leonardis
A Russian astronaut awakes on an ISS space module after an accident. His attention is caught by outside knockings . Someone has come to welcome him, although it might all be just his Imagination, or maybe not.

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ECHOES Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival August 2019

 

ECHOES, 20min., UK, Sci-Fi

Directed by John Carlin
On a distant planet two blue collar workers transport a prisoner across a remote mining colony, only to discover she is not the real danger onboard.

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July 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: MIND FORCE, by James Zeankowski
July 2019 Winner

ACTORTV SPEC SCREENPLAY: WESTWORLD, by Brenda Holiday
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st Scene TV SCREENPLAY: VAPOR, by Eric White
July 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: THE LAST BREATH OF WINTER, by Thom Holland
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE TERRAN CHRONICLES, by Lisa Kirkwood
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: CETACEANS, by Paul Nurkowski
July 2019 Winner

ACTORNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: CANDELJACK BOOK ONE, by Jeffrey Anthony Campos
July 2019 Winner

festival posterRED & THE KINGDOM OF SOUND, UK, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterNOMADIC CLOUD, 5min., Sci-Fi/Animation

festival posterNOW, 16min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

festival posterTHIS IS FINE, 7min, USA, Sci-Fi/Drama

 

 

 

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

Director Biography – Frankie De Leonardis (FLOATING)

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Frankie De Leonardis is an Italian/Argentine director living in Barcelona. He’s been on the industry since 1997, mainly on tv title design and advertising direction. He’s won several awards including NY Advertising Festival (2011), European BDA Promax, ADCE, Laus for his work in advertising and title design.

Director Statement

This is my first ever cinematic project. It’s been a lifetime dream to become a director but life went some other way. I decided it was time to follow one’s dream and invested everything into this shortfilm.

The film talks about acceptance, denial with a bit of humor. It also talks about things being different than what you expect. A russian astronaut being gay with a loving husband and a child to return to is a small detail that is unthinkable in the current policies of Russia. Sometimes things are just not what you expect and that does not mean they are wrong.

The production and post production was extremelly hard. Most space films, and series, do not make their characters float for a long period of time or they just don’t do it at all. That’s because it is a huge challenge, expensive and hard. We achieved these goals in just two days of shoothing, and four months of post production.

All the Best,
Frankie De Leonardis