HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: JULY 2019 SCI-FI/FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: NOW

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE MONSTER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THIS IS FINE

BEST MUSIC: SLASHED!

THEME: Reborn

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLOST AT SEA, 16min., USA, Thriller/Mystery festival posterI’M SORRY, 4min., USA, Horror/Found Footage
festival posterTHIS IS FINE, 7min, USA, Sci-Fi/Drama festival posterSLASHED!, 8min., UK, Horror/Comedy
festival posterNOW, 16min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy festival posterTHE MONSTER, 11min., Horror/Thriller
festival posterNOMADIC CLOUD, 5min., Sci-Fi/Animation festival posterTHE DUMPSTER ROOM, 11min., USA, Horror/Thriller

The theme of the July 2019 LA Action/Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Deceiving Appearances”.

Each film was about a character or situation of nothing appearing what it seems.

The 7th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

5 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Screenplay Reading: Fata Morgana’s, by Anthony Catino

A dying man travels to the edge of the universe to visit a brothel staffed with alien sex workers who provide extraordinary services, both real and imaginary, so he can end his life with the help of his wife.

CAST LIST:

Nuralla: Christina Leonard
Commander: Aaron Maxwell
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Hogur: Carina Cojeen
Jaze: Aaron Williams
Dex: Geoff Mays

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Short Film: FLOATING, 8min., Spain, Sci-Fi

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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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Short Film: SIEGE, 15min., Canada, Sci-Fi

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In a futuristic universe, Aditya tries to commit suicide to escape the bloody violence orchestrated by his brother. He now has to choose between being eternally captive in the illusory world of coma pushing him on the edge between life and death, or facing the atrocities of reality, in order to accomplish his destiny by becoming a symbol of hope.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: DIVE ODYSSEY, 11min., Finland, Sci-Fi

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Dive Odyssey – A meditative journey into the depths of water – and mind

Dive Odyssey takes the viewers on a journey into crystal clear darkness where the only light ever is man-made. The film is an ode to thousands of years of mystical experience of water. It is also a tribute to science-fiction classics, some of which may be recognized in the film.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland, Norway
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital UHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Winning Sci-Fi Short Screenplay: A Trespasser on Rancho Rivera, by Douglas Harms, Joe D’Leon

 

Plans for a weekend of off-roading on a family ranch becomes a struggle of life and death when a young woman and her girlfriends encounter a mysterious trespasser.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – GENE ABELA
Sherriff Mack (50s) – 5 – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Sandy – 14 – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Tina – 10 – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Laura – 19 – DIANA FRANZ

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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