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

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2018 SCI-FI/FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplays (17)

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ACTORHORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – RED LIGHT
January 2018 Reading
by Dempsey Tillman & Ted Dewberry
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – FAT VS EVIL
February 2018 Reading
by Alex Sheldon
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
March 2018 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORFANTASY 1st SCENE Screenplay – ENTANGLED
March 2018 Reading
by Sharon Powers
ACTORTRIGGERS – 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Robert J. Sawyer

ACTORTHE PAPER PRINCESS – ANIMATION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Barnes

ACTORTHE FIRST A.I. PRESIDENT – FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bernard S. Smith

ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: APHELION by Karl Van Allen
August 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: JUBILATION by Meghan Fitzmartin
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1ST SCENE Screenplay: CHASING MONSTERS by Daniel Katz
October 2018

STORYFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay: ALICE THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE by Helen Marsh
December 2018

STORYLGBT 1ST SCENE Screenplay: FLUIDITY by Taylor Carter
October 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: CASE UNSOLVED by CJ Arellano
December 2018

Winning Fantasy Short Screenplay Reading of The Dance of the Desert Mermaids by Colleen Asbury

A weary traveler enlists the help of Desert Mermaids that help guide soften his passing into the next phase of his life, which is being a cactus.

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SCI-FI TV 1st Scene Reading of Jubilation by Meghan Fitzmartin

After an unfortunate incident, depressed 16-year-old Amanda Gerhardt’s concerned parents move the entire family to Florida, desperately hoping that “the most magical town in the world” will get Amanda’s life back on track. But little does she realize that it’s not just marketing. The town truly is magic.

CAST LIST:

Eliot:  Geoff Mays

Amanda:  Elizabeth Morriss
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Linda: Katelyn Vanier
Martin: Ted Powers
Beau: Jolly Amoako

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of Xightfall by Julian Blondell

XIGHTFALL is a Futuristic Intelligence Agency that protects the universe from all species. When suspicious events transpire throughout the agency, Eli, a young black Xightfall Officer, takes matters into his own hands to uncover the true intentions of the Xightfall Program.

CAST LIST:

Clarice – Katelyn Varadi
Tito – Geoff Mays
Narration – Salma Dharsee
Eli – Omar Aufi
Tom – Sean Ballantyne

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning SCI-FI Short Screenplay – MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL SEE YOU, by Steve N Bradford

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Two telescopes are constructed side by side at NASA and grow close, only to be ripped apart when their construction is completed.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Cap: Zena Driver
Obs: Alicia Payne

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: May 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: TRUMPETS IN THE SKY

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE SUPER RECOGNIZER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: METTA VIA

BEST MUSIC: AFTER WE LEFT OUR HOMES

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy

festival posterRENDEZ-VOUS, 2min., Canada, Fantasy

festival posterPHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterTRUMPETS IN THE SKY, 12min., Belguim, Sci-Fi

festival posterMETTA VIA, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi

festival posterTHE SUPER RECOGNISER, 11min., UK, Sci-Fi

festival posterSOLUK (BREATH), 5min., Turkey, Sci-Fi

festival posterAFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES, 8min., UK, Sci-Fi

The theme of the May 2018 FANTASY/SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Being Controlled”. Every single film was about a world or characters being controlled by an outside force.

There was a different vibe at this festival because we changed the start time from 7pm to 9pm just as a test to see if we would get a new audience. It was definitely a success as we got more hard core Sci-Fi fans, which lead to some great discussions with the films as you can watch in the feedback videos.

The trick though is to not have an audience that is 100% Sci-Fi fans. To have the casual viewer watch this genre so there is a different perspective. The hard core fan of any hobby (sports, comic books etc..) can be either too apologetic or too critical of the product that is given to them. There seems to be nothing in between a love or a hate of something. They sometimes feel that they are the most important members of the audience. They are the vocal minority that’s for sure as an average fan of Batman for example isn’t going to set up a blog to talk about it.

I always look at things from a 20%/60%/20% perspective on any mmainstream entertainment product:

20% – People who won’t watch it no matter what. Example would be the Super Bowl or the new Avengers movie.

60% – The average crowd. They might watch or might not. It’s all up to how they feel that day, how much an advertisement influences them, and/or what their family/friends are up to. If they are watching, then they will too.

20% – The hard core fan. They are watching most of the pre-game show of the Super Bowl, and have pre-bought their Avengers tickets and will be writing about their thoughts afterwards.

For me, you have to remove the two 20%s from the equation. They don’t matter as their minds are already made up. So the art of getting your film viewed and liked is from the 60% base. Football or Comic Book films can’t be what they are today if only the hard core 20% is watching. They are popular because they have trickled into the 60% and have gotten many of them to watch.

You can also use the same analogy for politics. In the United States you’re going to have 20% who will never vote. 20% who are going to vote Red or Blue no matter what. And 60% who will either vote or not vote, and it depends on what party they vote for election to election.

So in conclusion, the 9pm start time did work but we missed the average fan by doing it.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo