Short Film: SEASAPIEN, 8min., Australia, Sci-FI/Fantasy

44f622d6bb posterIn a world encapsulated by an ocean sky, falling fish cause concussions and boats are unusual alien artifacts. When a recently discovered sea vessel is looted, a government investigator fishes for the culprits. With no leads, he works his way up the local scavenger food chain. He learns of two slackers who are in possession of an item from the ship. Our hero discovers the object they’re holding is organic; not just an it but also a she…a mermaid! But where did she come from, how does the abandoned genetic research facility TETSOP fit into all of this, and will she reciprocate his feelings for her? This is one fishy, fish tale that our hero must unravel before it’s too late!

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Short Film: ANIMAL HEADS – 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Eight year old RONNIE lives in a dystopian society where it’s inhabitants wear government issued animal masks to keep the peace. When a new neighbor moves in next door, their mutual curiosity for discovering true appearance is piqued despite strict surveillance and the world’s unwavering requirement to keep oneself hidden. Their childlike advances into this unknown moves them closer to danger and to discovering the true meaning of human connection.

Short Film: THE SECRET BOX, 10min., 10min., Austria, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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As part of THE SECRET BOX Trilogy, THE RISE OF PAPERBOY comes to us as a stand-alone motion picture short, introducing us to a 7-year-old Paperboy and letting us witness his first encounter with ancient paranormal forces in 1885. An abandoned street-kid in the docks of New England, Codie ‘Paperboy’ Basket is present when old adventurer Abe T. Huxley and his bunch of henchmen fail to open a lost wooden box. Facing this group of shady giants, Codie needs to pluck up all his courage and put his mind to the test, being the only one capable of unlocking the box. A path opens in front of Codie, that will lead him to become the true ringmaster of moving pictures, and the founder of the quirky Entertainment Network KTC® in 1964.

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: November 2019 Sci-Fi FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST SCI-FI FILM: DIVE ODYSSEY
BEST PERFORMANCES: HIDEOUS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DIVE ODYSSEY
BEST MUSIC: SOLITAIRE

Theme of night: Claustrophobia (Or enclosed with no where to go.)

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE DISCOVERY, 16min., USA, Sci-Fi festival posterTHE SLEEP OF THE RIGHTEOUS, 16min., Mexico, Thiller/Action
festival posterSOLITAIRE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama festival posterSIEGE, 15min., Canada, Sci-Fi
festival posterA NIGHT WITHOUT, 6min., Isreal, Thriller festival posterHIDEOUS, 16min., UK, Thriller
festival posterDIVE ODYSSEY, 11min., Finland, Sci-Fi

The 27th event in Toronto in 2019.
4 more festival events in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading: Starleague, by Zach Kalinyak

The starcraft Intrepid sets out, premature to save one star, and begins an isolated journey to unite the galaxy.

 

CAST LIST:

Veltin: Ron Boyd

Kilo: Michael Ruhs

Narration: Shawn Devlin

Bihong: Hannah Ehman

Klevar: Bree Ali

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: SHORT BURST, 9min., Canada, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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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.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival Testimonial – November 29 2018

I was very surprised! There is no other festival that offers this, it’s great! To see the public reaction and to take part in the festival. There was a little debate about the fact that the film was shot in French while the atmosphere is American, it was interesting. This has pleased all the film crew, Sylvain Ott, composer joins me in thanking you for the price of the best music.

– Jordan Inconstant (YO SOY PEDRO)

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WATCH Winning Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay and Story Readings:

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SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of A Brief Word on Hypersleep Studies: Chiliagon by Joshua Ashburn

The French Toast Scene

Two gifted young scientists must build a computer capable of creating believable dreams in hypersleep as part of a top secret colonization plan before their former friend now nemesis squashes their chances. Almost 400 years later, Captain Martin must escape a nightmare of her own.

CAST LIST:

Babs: Norma Dunphy
Narrator: Esther Thibault
Pierce: Dan Cristofori
James : Isaiah Kolundzic

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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

Short Film: TABULA RASA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Desperate to escape from the mysterious house she’s trapped in, a young woman learns that her only way out is by feeding a young, innocent girl to the house.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Proress 4444
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.40:1
  • Film Color:
    Color