Short Film: METTA VIA, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi

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‘Deliverance is initialized’.
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.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    SCI FI, DRAMA, Mature, Esoteric
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.44:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: TRUMPETS IN THE SKY, 12min., Belguim, Sci-Fi

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

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    800 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Film Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:40
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: PHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy

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

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  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Jimmy Boutry (RENDEZ-VOUS)

Director Biography – Jimmy Boutry, Thibaud Chaufourier

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Jimmy Boutry is a French director of photography since 2010. He’s working on feature films, commercials, music videos and short films. “Rendez-vous” is the third short film he directed seriously. The second one with Thibaud Chaufourier. Now (since january 2017), he has moved in Québec to give to his career a new path.

Thibaud Chaufourier is a French actor. You can see him in the recent commercial for the game “Call of Duty”. “Rendez-vous” is the second short film he directed with Jimmy Boutry.

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Short Film: RENDEZ-VOUS, 2min., Canada, Fantasy

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

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, Fantastic
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: THE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy

‘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’.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
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FANTASY/SCI-FI Festival Best Scene Reading of HYPNOS, by Alexandra Dyranis-Maounis & Athanasia Michopoulou

Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Year 2056. A quantum machine named “Phobetor” controls society. Above other measures, dreaming is forbidden and there is absolute control of the allowed limit of sleep to 3-hours per day. Those who rebel by entering REM or a self-induced dream state, most are arrested and punished as traitors. Their penalty, essentially entering their own mind prisons where each individual’s Nightmare is personalized.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Hypnos: Katelyn Varadi
Daniel: Charles Gordon

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Get to know the writers:

1. What is your screenplay about?

In the world of 2056, in which dreaming is outlawed by an authoritarian state and sleep strictly controlled by the machine “Phobetor”,
a scientist enlists the help of an ancient Greek goddess to destroy it.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sc-Fi, Fantasy

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Athanasia: The intention of the film is to be an exciting story with various references and interpretations of elements deriving from Greek mythology,
using pioneering scientific theories that will be entwined together and presented under a new and original prism. I want to try at a very symbolic level to make a statement about the world today but make a film that has a feel good factor, bringing hope and making light of some of the darker worries that are brewing in this time of socioeconomic crisis and uncertainty.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

A dystopian nightmare with a happy end.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Athanasia: The English Patient

Alexandra: Lord of the Rings

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years.

7. How many stories have you written?

Athanasia: This is the first script Alexandra and myself have written together,
but we plan on writing more female-led fantasy stories!

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Athanasia: The National – Start a war & Empire line.

Alexandra: Faith No More – Epic

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Alexandra: Well… we built a huge world that simply didn’t fit in the short screenplay formatbut it would be more difficult for us to make a fantasy feature film in Greece(due to budget reasons), so we had to edit and adapt a few times
trying to find the right balance between world-building and character development.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Athanasia: Watching films, listening to music & dancing

Alexandra: Watching films, listening to music, going to live Jazz and Blues concerts

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

So far so good! It’s been super helpful.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox