April 2018 Winning Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films, Screenplays & Stories

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterBLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy

festival posterCHRICKLE, 7min., Sweden, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy

ACTORESC(APE) ONLINE TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Christopher Kerr
ACTORDRAGONS AND WOLVES – TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Drew Henriksen
ACTORIN THE WOODS – Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Rachel Greenhoe
ACTORRAY IN SPACE – Sci-Fi Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by John Celona
ACTORTRANSIT – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Charles Lo Manto
ACTORTHE MUSHROOM KING – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Steve Trebilcock
ACTORWILD MIND – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Fujio Torikai
ACTORS.F.O – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Lawrence Whitener
ACTORTHE PARADOX MAN – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Larry Thomas
ACTORSPACE TRUCKERS – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Michael Dambrosio
ACTORUNEARTHLY – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by David Dalessandro
ACTORTHE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Royce Adkins
ACTOR2084 – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Virgo Velasquez
ACTORPLANET B346 – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Tom Thorpe
ACTORHYPNOS – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Alexandra Dyranis
ACTORCROWN AND STEEL Novel Reading
April 2018 Reading
by Anna L. Walls

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival – Thursday May 31, 2018 – 9PM (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 9pm to 11pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 70 out of its last 72 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 9pm sharp!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM


THE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy
Directed by Kristin Gorell

‘The Flower Gate’ is a magical realist and feminist short film metaphorically exploring oppression and destruction by telling the story of an Israeli-expatriate woman returning to Jerusalem for a visit, only to be confronted by the impact of her choices. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, ‘The Shadow’.

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RENDEZ-VOUS, 2min., Canada, Fantasy
Directed by Jimmy Boutry

In a manor out of time, a man begins to paint a canevas.

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PHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy
Directed by Joseph David Bowes

A training video gone wrong for the government’s new pharmaceutical testing facility!

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TRUMPETS IN THE SKY, 12min., Belguim, Sci-Fi
Directed by Robin De Cock

In a near, dystopian future an earshattering sound has plagued the world for six months. Gabrielle and her deaf son Raphael struggle to survive in a a society on the brink of collapsing since the start of “The Horn”.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


METTA VIA, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi
Directed by Warren Flanagan

Set in the future It tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a mysterious ‘temple like’ room and must figure out what her purpose is there. This in turn leads to her memories being unlocked and the true purpose of the temple, the strange sentient machines that surround her, and ultimately her final destination.

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THE SUPER RECOGNISER, 11min., UK, Sci-Fi
Directed by Jennifer Sheridan

It tells the story of Scott (Jacob Anderson), a seemingly normal young man with a very special talent. Thanks to his exceptional skills of 90% facial recognition, Scott has been recruited to work in a secret government initiative. Under the watchful eye of his tough-talking supervisor Agent Williams (Ritu Arya), this Super Recogniser is over-worked and under pressure as he spends hours seeking terrorists and criminals captured on CCTV cameras. However, Scott starts to question everything after he believes he sees ‘himself’ on the monitors.

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SOLUK (BREATH), 5min., Turkey, Sci-Fi
Directed by H. Yagmur Kartal

In a dystopic future, there is a shortage of oxygen. People are breathing with gas masks. A thief sneaks into an old man’s house. The thief finds a plant in the house he enters. The old man realizes that he can get maskless oxygen at home thanks to this plant and special fan. The film deals with the struggle of two people for the sake of having this plant that supplies oxygen.

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AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES, 8min., UK, Sci-Fi
Directed by Marc Adamson

Under a dictatorship that has banned music, a man hides a recording until he is caught and imprisoned. Whilst paying for his crimes he stumbles across a repository of confiscated items, leading to a series of events that will forever change the city.

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The event runs from 9pm to 11pm on Thursday May 31, 2018

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2017! 

Director BIO: Marc Adamson (AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES)

Director Biography – Marc Adamson

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After graduating from the BA animation production course at the Arts University at Bournemouth in 2010, Marc began working in the art department for Dredd (2012) as a pre production concept artist, right through to post production, completing many matte paintings to create the striking look of Mega City One. After the completion of Dredd, he has gone on to work as a VFX artist and concept artist on tent pole projects such as Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy as well as smaller indie films like Woman Walks Ahead and Kill Command.

Marc has also directed short form content for TV and web. He likes to regularly take time away from commercial work get involved in short film projects. His films have screened at festivals around the world and earned him a Royal Television Society award for best undergraduate animation, a finalist position at the Ciudat De Palma awards and a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Marc currently resides in Bournemouth, freelancing for various post production companies whilst developing a new short film & a feature.

Short Film: AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES, 8min., UK, Sci-Fi

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Under a dictatorship that has banned music, a man hides a recording until he is caught and imprisoned. Whilst paying for his crimes he stumbles across a repository of confiscated items, leading to a series of events that will forever change the city.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci Fi
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Cinemascope
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color

Director BIO: H. Yağmur Kartal (SOLUK)

Director Biography – H. Yağmur Kartal

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She was born in Istanbul in 1990. She started her career as a cinematographer at the age of 14 when she attended cinema. The experience he had with his short films there with his friends turned him into a passion for himself. He tried to test a lot of techniques as a practitioner who tends to curiously learn all the technical information in the cinema and wants to tell stories of all kinds. This interest in cinema has gained a new dimension in 2009 by winning the department of visual communication design at Kocaeli University. During his university years, he also received a lot of attention in his field and made double major in radio, television and cinema department, adding a lot of information such as telling a lot of things on a square, figurative graphic filling, color information, advertising and animation. In this way, he never tied his connection with the cinema in the academic field. In 2013, he began writing film critiques and analyzes for a while. These articles have been published in sites like Cinematic World, Kuledibi, Other Cinema. During this time, she gained experience by studying various post-production companies in summer. In Studio Piano he worked as a editing assistant, and in Visual Focus he created TV programs. In 2013 he was featured as a fiction assistant in the movie “The Rest Room” and was selected as the best short film in Cannes. In 2014, he completed the radio, television and cinema department, second place in the department, and visual communication design in the same department as the fifth. Shortly after his graduation, he started to work as an editing assistant in Sinegraf, the company of Osman Sınav. The Red Apple left his job with the end of his line. Soon after, Digiflame started to work as editor in the animation section. After working in the Animation Department for about 3 months, he switched to the VFX department where he worked as a supervisor assistant. He left his job in 2015 and started to work in the field of Communication Sciences in Kocaeli University. In 2016, VFX coordination group Genius Park for a period of about 5 months, even if the arch for the first time in the business life, gave the pause. Still continuing his graduate studies, he directed the film “Soluk” short film and the medium-length animated documentary Filmin named “Toy maker Hidden Hidigars”.

 

Director Statement

Yağmur Kartal Filmography
– İstirahat Odası / The Resting Room (editing assistant)
(Cannes Film festival / best short film award – 2013)
*Psişik Celil ve Kişisel Devrim Antolojisi / Psychic Celil and personal Revolution Anthology- Assistant director /
Editor / Colorist (2016)
* Recycled Plastics (Pagder) / Stopmotion – public spot –
Director (2014)
* Kenosis / Fiction short footage – Director (2014)
* Yuvaya Dönüşen Plastikler- Pale / fiction short footage – Director (2017)
* Oyuncakçı Saklı Yadigarlar / The Toymaker; Hidden Holies / animated Documentary film – Director (ongoing)

Director BIO: Jennifer Sheridan (THE SUPER RECOGNISER)

Director Biography – Jennifer Sheridan

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Jennifer Sheridan is a director, writer and editor from South London, England. She has honed her skills as a storyteller through her work as an editor for the last ten years. Earning herself a reputation as a respected editor of comedy. As well as editing Rose d’Or winning & BAFTA nominated television, Jen has also cut a number of award-winning low budget features and shorts. Her first voyage into directing was her short film ‘Rocket’ which went on to win the grand prize at the Virgin Media Shorts competition in 2012. Since then she has completed four more award-winning short films. She also directs branded content and music promos with her husband Matthew as a directing duo called AFLOAT. They are represented by Missing Link Films.

Director BIO: Warren Flanagan (METTA VIA)

Director Biography – warren flanagan

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Warren Flanagan works as a concept artist, illustrator and storyboard artist in the film industry.
Originally from Ireland, Warren studied classical animation at the Dun Laoghaire institute of Art and Design and worked in Dublin at various animation studios once he graduated.
He Moved to Canada in 1997 and is currently based in Vancouver, BC where he works as a Concept Artist on many feature films and tv shows which include: Godzilla, Man Of Steel, The Revenant, A Series Of Unfortunate Events for Netflix and the upcoming Godzilla sequel.

Warren created the short film ‘Metta Via’ with his brother Paul Flanagan, and his partner Milena Zdravkovic.
Together they Produced and funded it completely independently, including the creation of the visual effects shots.