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

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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SATURN THROUGH THE TELESCOPE Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival August 2019

SATURN THROUGH THE TELESCOPE, 11min., Spain, Sci-Fi

Directed by Didac Gimeno
Max is a ten-year-old boy obsessed with insects, telescopes and monsters. One night he decides to escape from his bed to watch a terror film in the TV. Surprised by his mother, he is returned to his bedroom. However, he is fascinated by the images he has seen, but they will give him nightmares.

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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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